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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

2,158 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,158
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 265
Gots: 266 | FT: 13
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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jtingue

New York

4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2012 Batch, reviewed fresh. Poured into a tulip.

Appearance. Poured slowly to make for a crystal clear copper amber color. A finger of pure white head dissipates very little, but does leave some very sticky and beautiful lacing on the side of the glass. Great alcohol feet as well.

Smell. The nose is pounded with citrus and mango right up front. Some malty sweetness gives the allusion of a fruit syrup or extract. In the background there is both a subtle spice and that familiar smell of alcohol.

Taste. Starts out with mango and some piney hop resins. The hops start to reveal all of their flavors with some citrus and a lot of pineapple. This is balanced all the while with a candy like sweetness, again giving the impression of a sweet syrup. A little bit of bitterness balances out the sweetness and leads to a very balanced finish, with lingering tropical fruits.

Mouthfeel. Incredibly thick body and a moderate amount of carbonation that cleanses the palate, but doesn't attack it, nor does it bring out any of the hop resins too much.

I was incredibly surprised by this beer. The amount of balance that is achieved is quite amazing. It seems to belong in that small but distinguished triple IPA pseudo category.

*** After having this beer three times, I have started to notice the chive like hop character that this beer seems to have the reputation for. I, however would not change any of my scores for the beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 00:09:15 | More by jtingue
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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,158 ratings.