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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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93
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2,128 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange/red with hints of brown. One inch off-white head. retention is decent, especially considering the strength of this brew. Patchy lacing.

S: Bitter American hops. Pine, grapefruit, mango. A touch of spicy alcohol. Esters evoke oranges. Light breadiness.

T: Oranges, mangoes, hint of melon. Moderately high bitterness. Peppery alcohol has a strong warming presence. Bready and slightly toasty malt body. Caramel and bread crust. I can almost swear I taste rye in there too, but I can't be sure. Finishes with bread crust, lingering hop bitterness, and tropical esters.

M: Moderately thick, slick from the hop oils, creamy. Low carbonation.

O: This is an IPA? Could have fooled me. The malt bill makes a strong statement, and throw in the big spicy alcohol presence and this beer shares more than a few similarities to a hoppy American Barleywine. I like it though. A style bender.

Notes: 13.6% abv? Damn. This is the biggest DIPA I've had since 120 minute. Very loose interpretation of the style, but a great beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 17:50:24 | More by ryan1788a5
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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,128 ratings.