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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

2,303 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,303
Reviews: 863
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 292
Gots: 289 | FT: 12
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:
Beer added by: putnam on 03-05-2005

98 IBU
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,303 ratings.