Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by swizzlenuts:
4.22/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The nose on the beer is quite malty. It has the nose of an american barley wine rather than a DIPA. There is some caramel notes with some melanoidin notes as well. There isn't much head on the beer, but it is off white. The beer is a deep copper colour. Decently clear as well. The beer is quite bitter with a huge sweetness coming from the malts with a little bit of carbonation. There is some citrus notes in the later part of the beer, which I'm guessing comes from the hops. The beer is quite tasty but I'd be very hesitant to call it a double ipa. It's probably a strong ale or a barley wine, I guess. I could sip on the beer all night, and because of this I'm not going to rate it as a double IPA. This is a quite unique beer. It's malty, bitter, and yet has a decently thick mouthfeel that I wouldn't think a barley wine nor a double ipa would have. The mixtures of the barley and hop characters come together so much better than the single crooked tree.
This beer to me is a beer you have when you want one beer in the evening. It's nice and potent, but extremely tasty.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2009 00:26:45 | More by swizzlenuts
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4.21/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance is a amber red color with a one finger white head that faded fast.
Aroma is bready, malty, sweet honey. Faint pine.
Taste is sticky sweet, malty and bready flavors that are well balanced.
Mouthfeel is medium to full with a perfect bitterness.
This is a great example of a high high abv ipa.
Reminds me a lot of gorillanaught. I'm impressed.
Would love to drink this again!
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2014 02:16:01 | More by zookerman182
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,126 ratings.