Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by jtingue:
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
More User Reviews:
3.78/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a rich, perfect amber, into a traditional pint glass. Head quickly dissipates, and there is little lacing. Usual IPA scents of pine, citrus, and a hint of honey, breadiness, and certainly detectable booziness. Taste is similarly citrusy, with a more heavy breadiness component that lends an overt sweetness to the citrus. Despite a heavier boozy note on the tongue, it is much less bitter than expected. This contributes to a heavy but balanced and not overpowering mouthfeel. Recommended, for a higher ABV, yet very drinkable, double IPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 18:36:31 | More by srv33
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,147 ratings.