Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by levifunk:
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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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 2,146 ratings.