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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

2,146 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,146
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 265
Gots: 264 | FT: 14
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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tubacharlie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A quick pour yields a modest head of an off-white, slightly tan color. Silky and smooth, the head has good retention from active carbonation and leaves some trailers on the sides of the glass. The brew is a hazy dark amber color and perfectly translucent.

Fresh hops hit the nose right away in the aroma, with some flowery citrus notes. First swallow reveals more hops and plenty of alcohol esters, with creamy malts and a depth of grain flavor approaching a barley wine. Caramel, brown bread and tangy grapefruit flavor intermingle on the palate, leaving a bittersweet essence. Well balanced considering the high gravity (this bottle is labeled at 13.6%), this DIPA is a pleasure to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 02:03:05 | More by tubacharlie
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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,146 ratings.