Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
bottle stamp says dec 30th, 2009, so this is just over a year old. I've been restraining myself for the last month from drinking this, but finally gave in. Noticed the label says "ages well"...so yes, you can age DIPAs.
a - ruby brown with a tan head. pour is clear...nothing floating around in there.
s - this beer is a great example of the fine line between big DIPAs and barleywines. Fresh, the nose has big hops. A year later, after the hops subdue, it smells just like a barleywine. Sweet caramel.
t - There is still some hops bite, but after that is a creamy sweet flavor. Malt body comes up with almost a grainy taste. Oak woody flavor. Just some residual bitterness from the hops remains, not so much the flavor. If you tasted this blind, you would think it was a barleywine for sure.
m - medium body. chewy. nice carbonation.
overall - so glad I did this, and even happier that I have 3 more bottles to try down the road. 13.6% alcohol was hard to pick up on fresh, still the same in that regard.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2011 03:36:22 | More by levifunk
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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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