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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

2,225 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,225
Reviews: 860
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 279
Gots: 282 | 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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Photo of elizaanne
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

elizaanne, Jul 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

ms11781, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Hessian257, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of IBSRJOE
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

IBSRJOE, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of Evan
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Evan, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of fullmoonbeer
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

fullmoonbeer, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of zapahoppa
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

zapahoppa, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of baybum
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

baybum, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of BostonHops
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)

BostonHops, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of Ultraman9000
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Ultraman9000, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of DavyJones
4/5  rDev -3.8%

DavyJones, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of 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.

Beer_Runner, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of DonDirkA
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.

DonDirkA, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of jjheinrichs
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jjheinrichs, Jun 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Shoo65, Jun 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

guezarka, Jun 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of lilnicky068
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

lilnicky068, Jun 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

BWHD, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of mjtiernan
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

mjtiernan, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of OTB
1.5/5  rDev -63.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Yuck. From the putrid dirty brown color to the obnoxious sweet prune nose this has to be one of the worst brews I have had. Nothing going on here from the beginning. It only got worse as I gave it time, baked raisins, chuncky white floaties in a brown liquid, no thanks.

OTB, Jun 02, 2012
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1.38/5  rDev -66.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

I wanted this to be terrific but sadly it was abysmal.

I'm guessing the bottle was old because the taste was pure malt with a small note of hop flavor.

I will never drink this beer again. I wish I could at least suggest attempting a bottle or draft but I am highly apprehensive.

I may have lost complete faith in dark horse as a result of this one.

The bourbon barrell plead the fifth I had before this pushed my thoughts to the brink. This might have tipped me over.

Weidman26, Jun 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

tARsh, May 31, 2012
Photo of 2beerdogs
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What an interesting DIPA!!! Thanks to elkhunter36 for this bottle.

Great artwork on the label. Pours well, giving a thick, somewhat dense foam-that stays. Color is a ruddy burnt amber.

Nose is forward with the hops, a bit piney but some hint of sweetness too. Is it from the hops or is it the mailt trying to get noticed?

Wow, I love the hops up front, but there is the malt presence there as well. Very balanced. I got the piney hops, but then a bit of a slightly sweet bread of cracker came through as well. Oh, and I still have almost a finger of foam left--nice. Hop finish goes toward a spiciness--almost peppery.

Mouthfeel on this beer is quite different than your usual IPA or DIPA. It has more heft. This sets this beer apart wonderfully. There is also a silica like grittiness present. I don't know if it's hop & yeast residue, but it did not take away from the overall experience.

I could not find the ABV on the label, and I started w/o reviewing BA's listing, so I didn't know what I was dealing with from the onset. Wow, damned smooth for a 12+% beer. Maybe that pepper I got in the finish was alcohol burn that I didn't recognize. Really good beer!!!

2beerdogs, May 28, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51.9%

KingBiscuit, May 27, 2012
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,225 ratings.