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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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smakawhat

Maryland

3.38/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Very light brown caramel head with about three fingers and lots of good staying power, sitting on a dark amber chestnut body. Kind of solid, hinting at orange towards the bottom, but mostly a good solid brown amber color. Looks good.

Lots of graham cracker biscuity malt on this. Chewy sweetness and milk, not hop forward strangely. Hints of a booze character coming.

Sharp hops finally hit on the palate with a real sticky malt action. Almost syrupy bent on this mixind with the classic graham milky chew, but a mild hop presence. Faint stinging needles of pine on the finish but hardly noticeable. Dense body bodes well accentuating malt presence.

Overall my question is where are the hops? Luckily for 13.6% it doesn't feel like a punch in the gut or a knock to the side of the head.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 19:49:12 | More by smakawhat
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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,128 ratings.