Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by malcontent:
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Into a tulip, pours a beautiful crystalline garnet. Head is thin but snow white, even and sturdy.
Mmm! Nose candy! Grapefruit, tangerine, and subtle spice (cinnamon).
Not just a huge hop bomb; the hops are in the palate-shredding category with major citrus peel, some juicy fruit and a little of the aforementioned spice hitting me from all directions. However, the malt body is so rich and sweet with an aftertaste like brandy and cake that the hops don't come off as aggressive at all. A fine balancing act here.
Carbonation is gentle and the oiliness from the hops is neutralized completely (how?). Should be a sipper but I'm having little trouble drinking it. This is skillful brewing on display and by far the best offering I've had from Dark Horse.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2009 22:38:19 | More by malcontent
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4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap, pours a cloudy amber with lots of lacing and a thin head that lasts and lasts.
Light smells of citrus hops, and grapefruit
Tastes hoppy but not overbearing with a good malt backbone, citrus hops with a little pine and just a hint of the high abv.
Light carbonation and medium bodied, not nearly as syrupy as you would expect
Overall, great easy drinking DIPA at 13.5% abv.
Serving type: on-tap
04-18-2014 18:29:41 | More by BradC
District of Columbia
4.34/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: orange, cloudy, good head sustained at half coverage, easily re-formed with a swirl of the glass
S: floral and citrus, but with a very earthy backbone
T: pretty much in line with other DIPAs, sweeter to start, a bit of alcohol burn (this might be a notch above others at temp). Sweetness is caramelly (making that up), but cast against a grapefruit back.
O: very enjoyable, and given it jumps the ABV even for a DIPA, might be well worth it.
Serving type: on-tap
04-15-2014 22:30:48 | More by cjgiant
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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