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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

2,158 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,158
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 265
Gots: 266 | FT: 13
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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boonejag75

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-14-2012 00:52:54 | More by boonejag75
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TLA

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-12-2012 11:28:36 | More by TLA
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a CCB pint glass.

A: Pours very hazy, a deep copper color bordering on brown. Low visible carbonation with some floaters present, and a two-finger head of finely small bubbles.

S: Citrus rind, grass and melon hops with heavy bready and lighter caramelized sugar malt aroma. Background of some booze.

T: Boozy, caramel and bready malts, grass and bitter citrus hops hit up front. A burnt caramel sweetness, boozy, with hop bitterness at the end.

M: Heavy body but nice, moderate carbonation, and significant alcohol heat.

O: Not my preference in the hop profile or malt bill. I couldn't find any particular faults, other than it being boozy - but honestly, at 12% even that wasn't over the top. But not one I will be in a hurry to repeat.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 22:27:47 | More by macrosmatic
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siradmiralnelson

Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Tulip.

A. Poured 2 fingers of head. Thick lacing. Good retention. Color is a cloudy brownish orange.

S. Hoppy and a good amount of malt. Some grapefruit and piney hop aromas. Quite of bit of caramel malt sweetness. Smells a little past its glory. A bit more barleywine than super hoppy DIPA.

T. Taste is a lot like the aroma led on it would be. More caramel malt than anything with some piney hops in the background.

M. Medium/full bodied. Medium carbonation. A touch of lingering sweetness.

O. Probably should have got my hands on this guy a little sooner. Decent enough beer, but most of the hopiness has faded away.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 21:16:07 | More by siradmiralnelson
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-07-2012 16:20:39 | More by Stinger80OH
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ToddIlgen


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-05-2012 21:01:42 | More by ToddIlgen
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buiter

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-05-2012 18:52:27 | More by buiter
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mocktm

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to JSilva for this bottle as an extra in a recent trade; it's been on my radar for a while.

Dark golden hue throughout topped by a slight white head which dissipates away quickly. Not much as far as lacing goes, however a thin film stays afloat relentlessly.

I'm not sure when this was bottled, but the nose leads me to believe this is still going to be rather hot, especially considering the ABV. The booziness is partnered along side some strong caramel malt notes and pine.

Tastes almost like a Barley Wine, heavy on the booze with prevalent malt notes throughout. Hop bitterness is subdued by the massive honey like sweetness of the malts, but manages to add a nice balance. Some citrus presence on the back end, which I'm guessing has faded away a bit. Heavy tobacco as well. Pretty damn delicious, the closest equivalent I can draw is DFH 120 Min, but I actually think I like this better.

Full bodied, viscous and damn syrupy. Wish I saved this one for winter, as its definitely a warmer you upper. Booze is heavy, more of a sipper, but perfect for what they were going for here.

Overall, a really solid offering, I'll have to get some more to store away for when it gets colder. Certainly not the refreshing summer thirst quencher I was looking for, but awesome none the less.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 23:59:55 | More by mocktm
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elizaanne


3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-02-2012 06:52:33 | More by elizaanne
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-30-2012 02:35:29 | More by ms11781
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-29-2012 02:04:16 | More by Hessian257
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IBSRJOE

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-28-2012 16:32:56 | More by IBSRJOE
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Evan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-26-2012 22:39:02 | More by Evan
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fullmoonbeer

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-24-2012 23:04:41 | More by fullmoonbeer
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-23-2012 00:37:51 | More by zapahoppa
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-21-2012 20:52:21 | More by baybum
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a hazy dull copper shade while yielding about a 1" foamy, beige toned head; decent retention but tons of lace. a lot of pine and herbal hops evident in the nose along with a huge malt presence.

flavor is interesting (in a good way), unlike most DIPAs i've had. lot of pine and herbal hops pulling through, along with that tremendous malt backbone. it's a beer that approaches for an american barelywine in some respects. full-bodied mouthfeel with some chew to it; adequate carbonation.

overall, while i'm not overly impressed, this beer brings a lot to the table. a great sipper / change of pace when you tire of your run-of-the-mill DIPAs.

(originally reviewed: 09-26-2011)

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 22:31:34 | More by BostonHops
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Ultraman9000

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-19-2012 15:35:14 | More by Ultraman9000
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DavyJones

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-13-2012 01:27:00 | More by DavyJones
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Beer_Runner


4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No enjoy by date.
Slow pour into a standard pint glass.

A: Pours with a very thin white, light beige head that quickly disapated. The brew is a dark copper color with a very little bit of an orange hue and very cloudy.

S: The aroma is a sweet bready malt with just a hint of earthy hops and a bit of belgian-type yeast funk.

T: The taste begins with a roasted malt flavor and plenty of sweet bready malt with a little funky Belgian yeast, too. Next an earthy hops bitterness comes through, but it is still balanced by the malt. There is also just a touch of alcohol heat that compliments the bitterness, balances the sweet malt, and keeps things interesting.

M: The brew has a medium body. The carbonation and alcohol combine to create a slight tingling sensation; but, the brew is still relatively smooth.

O: Definitly a top notch IPA. The malt and hops are balances at a high intensity of flavors. It all works together to create a simple yet strong and intense taste that an IPA should have. This one stands apart by being simple and bold.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 00:01:02 | More by Beer_Runner
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DonDirkA

Arizona

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nose of resinous, sticky pine hops, caramel malts and just a hint of alcohol. The taste is really similar to the smell but the hops are slightly fruitier and the alcohol is a little stronger. It says on the bottle that it ages well (which I didn't notice until I already opened it or I would've kept it for a little while) and you can definitely tell with that alcohol burn. Its hoppy, but its balanced, reminds me a little bit of DFH's 90 Minute IPA, just stronger. Its really good, it deserves its 92 point score.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 16:30:08 | More by DonDirkA
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-12-2012 15:57:26 | More by jjheinrichs
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Shoo65

Indiana

5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-11-2012 04:18:23 | More by Shoo65
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guezarka

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-11-2012 03:15:39 | More by guezarka
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-07-2012 04:48:54 | More by DrunkinYogi
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,158 ratings.