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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA

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1,963 Ratings
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Ratings: 1963
Reviews: 847
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%


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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trixdout

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So this bottle is thanks to genuinedisciple!! Thank you!

Now on to the appearance. Due to being traded, the shipping caused the yeast to be unsettled. The yeast gives the beer a dark burnt orange. Almost an almond skin color to the beer. Barely any lacing, most likely from the high abv. Beautiful white head, maybe ever a slim tint of yellow in the head.

The smell of the beer is a little weird. With such a high abv the alcohol is noticeable. I do get grapefruit, but sweet not sour. Definitely some sweet oranges and some tropical fruit. Some hint of pine and resinous hops, even some lemongrass. Maybe I'm weird but I do get some butter.

The taste is a little creamy but bright with hops. The abv gives the brew a bit of sweetness. Bitterness lingers on through the finish. Not much to add here. Other than the hops seem to be fading a bit. Not sure if this brew is a month old but almost seems like it.

Mouth feel is buttery, very prickly on the tongue, a bit watery and burns a bit on the finish. Decent.

Overall this beer was quite a surprise all the way from having a 13.6%abv (not feeling it at all either, weird) to the burnt orange color thanks to the unsettled yeast. Definitely would love to try this again, but fresher.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 02:40:28 | More by trixdout
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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,963 ratings.