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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,128 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,128
Reviews: 856
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 266
Gots: 259 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
98 IBU

(Beer added by: putnam on 03-05-2005)
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otto251068

Tennessee

3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Westvleteren chalice. No freshnss date on the bottle but I know this is fresh and recently released.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber, apple cider red with plenty of bubbles sticking to the glass. A half fingers worth of eggshell colored head takes it's time to rise, then fades to a splotch of foam. The head doesn't stick around too long, but this is also 13.6% (BA claims 12.0%) ABV. A small ring of foam clings to the glass. Plenty of light gets through this one, and a little sediment in the bottom of the bottle.

Smell: Delicious hops, very smooth, very grassy. A little piney, and just a touch of citrus, but for the most part, just grassy hops. A little sharpness in the hops, and just from the smell I feel like they have some bite, but very pleasant. There is also a bit of sweetness in there.

Taste: Starts out smooth and malty, a little sweet, and a little caramel flavor. Then the hops really hit. A very piney, very prickly hop flavor really takes over. The bitterness dominates after the swallow and lasts until I take another sip and then it starts all over again. The malts come out more and more as the drink warm.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation (both are very close to being high) The body is a little thick and syrupy, and the medium carbonation really helps without making this beer too chewy and sticky.

Overall: The alcohol is extremely well hidden. Hard to believe this is 13.6%. This beer is syrupy smooth, and while I am not crazy about American Double/Imperial IPA's, this one is top notch. I really enjoyed this beer the closer it got to room temp, and the balancing act between the malts and hops really came to the forefront.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 20:37:18 | More by otto251068
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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,128 ratings.