Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Acquired via trade...thanks Josh! 12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. Comes in at 98 IBUs and 13.6%. No bottling info is given. Artwork on the bottle deserves a 5.
A-Pours a hazy dark amber that has a ton of red in the light. Has a one finger tan head that goes to a ring surrounding a filmy slick. Quite dark for a DIPA, but I like it.
S-Just a boatload of sweet caramel malt after being poured and it gets more pronounced as it warms. I pick up on some citrus and earth hop notes. Surprisingly not boozy smelling, even as it warms.
T-A lot like it smells. The caramel malt comes into play very quickly. There is a lot of it. In the middle I initially get pineapple and grapefruit, and as it warms orange becomes more pronounced. Piney hop flavors also come out as it warms. All of the citrus and piney flavors eventually bow down to the malt on the finish. Like the nose, this thing is not boozy tasting. Considering it is 13.6%, that is pretty remarkable. There is not much bitterness in this one. As I pause in between sips to write notes, the aftertaste reminds me a lot of what my mouth tastes like after having a glass of orange juice made from concetrate.
M-It is thick, but not over the top thick considering how big of a beer it is. It has a soft level of carbonation that works perfectly. It leaves a definite level of stickiness on the lips. I wrote down several times on my notepad that it is not bitter enough.
D-They did a great job of eliminating the bozziness in this one. Even though it is not noticeable, the high abv limits this one to a last call/nightcap.
This was a pretty good beer. I would go for some of my local favorites over this, but if offered this one, I would gladly partake.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2009 06:04:32 | More by mjl21
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