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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,156 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,156
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 265
Gots: 265 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
98 IBU

(Beer added by: putnam on 03-05-2005)
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granger10

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First thing first, the wax top is really cool to look at and the label on the bottle is awesome. But this beer was a bitch to open! My bottle opener kind of sucks so I really struggled. But it was well worth the struggle.

Pours a glowing copper/orange color. Very vibrant, illuminating with a bit of yeast or hops or something in there. I got a nice, large creamy head in this one. The head remarkably has held up well. I still have a little head atop the beer and I'm about halfway through. Oh, and the particles are finally settled to the bottom. Kick-ass appearance.

Aroma is a knockout. Damn, I could smell this from like 50 yards away. A little alcohol but very juicy and piney and syruppy. Just intense and complex.

Taste is really complex. Hops in full throttle at first but not really bitter. More like a pine resin taste at first. Then the malts come in with a sweet caramel, almost buttery flavor. Body is creamy and thick and holds the hops and malts together great. Then the hop assault finishes it off. High alpha acid bitterness kicks in along with a scotch like alcohol smoothness. My tongue is done. I might as well drink shit beer because I won't be able to taste anything else for two days. Great mix of flavor and bitterness in this beer.

This is a really cool, interesting, tasty beer. I think I need to take a break before finishing it off. But it's too good. It's almost up there with the top DIPA's, but not quite imho. Still, every B.A. needs to try this and see for themselves what Dark Horse can do.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2005 16:26:36 | More by granger10
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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,156 ratings.