Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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4.46/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This is one of the finest dipas that I have ever had the pleasure to sample. I love Crooked Tree and was so excited to try its big brother. It pours a hazy orange copper color with very little head but a nice lasting film and lacing. The nose is a ton of beautifully bitter pine and grapefruit hops. There is a little malt backbone present as well as a definite alcohol bite but mostly nice fresh hops. The mouth is fairly thick and chewy, coating every taste bud with hoppy goodness. The flavor is incredibly balanced. Most super hoppy dipas have nothing but bitter hops but this one does a glorious job of balancing an extreme hop presence with a wonderful sweet malt backbone. I could definitely dronk a lot of these. Unfortunately I only have two and, on a friend's advice, I am gonna cellar the other one. Cant wait to see how this awesome dipa ages.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 04:46:09 | More by lochef81
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle into tulip
Appearance - Robust orange with a slight haze, about 1/2 finger white head, nice lacing.
Smell - Pine, resin, grapefruit, sweet tropical fruits like mango, slight pineapple, even some subtle spice.
Taste - Pine right from the start with underlying floral notes. As it moves along you also get big taste of grapefruit, tangerine and lots of citrus zest especially towards the end. You also get a subtle maltiness in the middle, but more so a bold spice kick. Bitterness. Alcohol is defintely present in this one.
Mouthfeel - Full bodied, medium carbonation, and crisp.
Overall - Good beer. This is the fist time I have had double crooked tree ipa and I must say that I am not disspiointed. Understandably this beer has a bit of alcohol presence but it still packs lots of flavor.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 02:15:36 | More by Flopjack
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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