Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by starrdogg:
District of Columbia
3.73/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: The cloudy reddish brown color instantly had me a little worried. It's much darker than the typical DIPA that I look for, and I was concerned it might not be my kind of DIPA, I was right.
S: The smell actually calmed my worries, it was a combination of sweetness and citrusy hops, maybe this beer is going to be more of my kind of a DIPA after all. It doesn't hit you over the head with aroma, but it's very nice.
T: Damn! It was the wrong kind of DIPA after all! The taste is sweet up front with a big kick of bitter earthy hops on the back end. Definitely on the malty side for a DIPA and also a bit too boozy for my liking.
M: This is a very heavy feeling beer and even ends up a little bit syrupy as it warms it. I know it's supposed to be a huge beer, but I wasn't in love with the mouthfeel.
O: Unfortunately this just isn't my type of DIPA. It's too malty and earthy and not a big citrus hop bomb like I want out of my DIPAs. If you like the heavier, maltier DIPAs, however, this might be the perfect beer for you. Just beware of how huge it is.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2011 05:07:55 | More by starrdogg
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District of Columbia
4.34/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: orange, cloudy, good head sustained at half coverage, easily re-formed with a swirl of the glass
S: floral and citrus, but with a very earthy backbone
T: pretty much in line with other DIPAs, sweeter to start, a bit of alcohol burn (this might be a notch above others at temp). Sweetness is caramelly (making that up), but cast against a grapefruit back.
O: very enjoyable, and given it jumps the ABV even for a DIPA, might be well worth it.
Serving type: on-tap
04-15-2014 22:30:48 | More by cjgiant
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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