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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

2,195 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,195
Reviews: 858
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 276
Gots: 274 | 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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xxcarpxx

Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-27-2012 02:27:46 | More by xxcarpxx
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-24-2012 14:28:17 | More by GrindFatherBob
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-24-2012 05:15:15 | More by BMart
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-23-2012 08:30:23 | More by bigbeers84
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-23-2012 05:25:43 | More by Skye1024
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Delirium Tremens Tulip. Brown to golden in color with respectable clarity, a few particles trickle down to the bottom. Nice creamy extremely pale orange colored head. Big, thick and frothy looking, really good lacing as well. Good looking beer, style doesn't matter.

Smell is good, HUGE and Generous amounts of barley. Sort of a natural sweet, nectar aroma. Citrus hops are present, but are the backups to the heavy malt profile. No aromas from the high alcohol content, but slightly warms the nose. Smell isn't bad, but points lost to it smelling much more like a barleywine than a double IPA in my opinion.

Taste is very good. Again huge amounts of malted barley. Slight natural flavors of bitterness. Sort of citrus zest and a sappy pine flavor, courtesy of the hops used. Hops more prevalent in the flavor profile than the smell, as well as the alcohol. Tastes more like a barleywine too, but wont be as harsh because it's darn good.

Mouthfeel and drinkability were good too. Full bodied, but the balance didn't come out as well as I think intended. I don't think everything was "doubled" hence the name. I feel like the malts overpower everything in the flavor a little more. I wouldn't call it heat from the alcohol, but there's a slight bite. Good carbonation level. A little dangerous because it drinks like an IPA not a barleywine. I don't think I'd drink this regularly, but I like it. Well done Dark Horse!

01-22-2012 20:02:49 | More by AndyAvalanche
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scott2269

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-21-2012 05:55:15 | More by scott2269
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cld253

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-20-2012 08:22:43 | More by cld253
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-19-2012 05:25:41 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-18-2012 22:31:09 | More by KAF
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bstyle

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-18-2012 21:28:20 | More by bstyle
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Moose34

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-18-2012 13:39:33 | More by Moose34
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-17-2012 19:06:39 | More by gafferjohn
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-16-2012 23:14:55 | More by drummermattie02
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MeisterSmudge

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-16-2012 11:20:05 | More by MeisterSmudge
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marct

Nevada

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-15-2012 06:31:10 | More by marct
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mjmadsen21

Indiana

5/5  rDev +20.2%

01-13-2012 23:52:00 | More by mjmadsen21
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-10-2012 05:45:54 | More by IdrinkGas
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ineva

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-10-2012 04:40:10 | More by ineva
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UNCCTDawg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-09-2012 01:11:49 | More by UNCCTDawg
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Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-06-2012 22:40:44 | More by Dope
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pixieskid

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-03-2012 19:48:11 | More by pixieskid
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harrymel

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Vintage: unk, 2011? Thanks to pixieskid for sharing this one.

This beer is very, very difficult to place. I cannot agree to it being an IIPA, it's barely even a barley wine to me. I guess I would call this one a strong ale. The beer is sweet, even the nose is sweet. The nose reminded me of sugar in the process of caramelization, dark bread, ginger and tawny port.

The flavor follows suit and even reminded me at times of gingersnaps with icing. Other times, some prunes, nougat, cinnamon and some woody flavors. As the beer warmed to a good 65-70 degrees - I got a flat dr.pepper or cherry cola flavor. A little dry on the finish - begging me to take another sip.

A truly unique beer with oddities I hadn't anticipated, I can't decide if I like this beer. Certainly a sipper, this beer is huge. Label is epic and the beer in the bottle follows suite.

01-03-2012 07:42:45 | More by harrymel
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-02-2012 22:41:42 | More by whartontallboy
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BRLockwood

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-02-2012 04:04:48 | More by BRLockwood
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,195 ratings.