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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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2,359 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,359
Reviews: 872
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 291
Gots: 323 | FT: 14
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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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Photo of johnd513
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy copper color with an almost non existent white head that disappears almost immediately. Smells of sweet caramel malts and citrus flavors and a noticeable alcohol smell though not as much as I would of expected. The taste follows the smell but is not as boozy as I expected. Incredibly sweet with a "bittersweet" finish. The mouthfeel has medium carbination and a full body with a lovely chewiness. Another BA described this beer as "hop dessert" which I think describes this beer perfectly. Drinkability is off the charts for such a high abv beer! I should of drank this one more slowly. Overall one of the best hop bombs I have tried to date.

Photo of soupyman10
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber color with lighter red highlights. Smallish slightly off-white head that quickly dissolves down to a fine film that leaves a touch of lacing. Solid but not great look.

Nose is surprisingly mild - a strong sniff yields a lot of fruit - canteloupe, grapes, grapefuirt, balanced well with a caramel malt presence. Nice, if mild.

Flavor is great. Up front a quick hop bite that rolls into serious candy sweetness on the tongue. Then a quick tumble into monster hop bitterness on the back of the tongue. Dryness. Big flavor. Incredibly well mased alcohol, especially given the ABV. Very balanced, overall.

Body's good, with fiesty carbonation.

Overall, a very nice brew, a nice DIPA from Dark Horse.

Photo of ironlung
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz longneck into Maredsous goblet (it's singin' to me harvester!?!?)

A: Hazy Copper like an old peenny. Thin head. No Lace.

S: Malt and sugar, to be expected with the near 14%.

T: Oh man where's that 14%? you feel it, but you damn sure don't taste it...Crazy. It's balanced which is cool if your lookin, for that. I still like the alcoholic hop-bombs better, but this one was nice to try. Little sweet for me.

M: Same, just smooth and balanced for such a big beer.

D: I had two of these on a work night a week ago...Watch yourself. Not a work night beer! I'd have this often, if I didn't have to jump through hoops to get it.
Thanks for the hook-up Alex!

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap in a goblet.

Appearance: A dark, blood red copper color, with a light head and a low level of lacing.

Smell: Strong citrusy hops dominate. The apricot and caramel malt takes a backseat.

Taste: A nice firm malt presence up front, mostly the caramel variety, with apricot citrus hops taking over. It leaves a soft, bitter aftertaste, but not too severe. The 13.6% ABV is barely even noticeable. This, of course, can be dangerous.

Mouthfeel: A nice full body, with medium to high carbonation.

Drinkability: Good drinkability; a solid beer to enjoy with strong food or a slow session.

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

Appearance: Pours darker than expected, a ruddy brown more like a malty lager than a DIPA, with a thick slightly-off-white head that reduces to about a quarter-inch fairly quickly. Very nice impression from the appearance.

Smell: Oooh. Sweet, malty, but with a nice dollop of crisp grassy hops. (Perhaps Centennial?) Rich, invigorating, very well-executed.

Taste: Sweet with unfermented sugar, slightly "hot" with alcohol. Hoppy but balanced with a nice sweet malt backbone, intense but not overwhelming. These would probably age very well, although true hopfiends will probably find this a bit underpowered for their liking.

Mouthfeel: Thick, coats the tongue, with a nice wallop of hops and high carbonation.

Drinkability: For thirteen+ percent, this is amazingly smooth. Fans of the style should at least give it a once-over.

Photo of IBUnit63
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Many thanks to googzoid10 (or was it KeefD? Pretty sure it was googzoid10) for this stuff from Dark Horse, which so far has led me to encounter some pretty fine offerings at fests and via trade. 12 oz. into the Duvel tulip, the vessel of choice this evening.

The color is a perfect bourbon. Maybe a little bit of chill haze. The head is...well...nonexistent, really. Slight translucence and very little carbonation.

Definitely some solid citrusy hops in this one - there is a significant barley wine component with a little age on this, I gather. Nice essence of "C" hops remains, although a little subtle. Huge caramel malt and a mellow Aussie sticky sweetness.

Whoa camel - the hops are still there and they're getting along fine with a little astringent hardcore booziness. The malt creates an interesting light syrup feel. Overall there's still a nice synergy for the most part.

Sily caramel feel is nicely mitigated by what at one point would have been some incredible hop character; even now it's subtle but there. Finish is coordinated and synergized nicely. What was once an astringent alcohol booziness is now an expected sweet booze kick.

Definitely well-constructed and solid but it does drink a little heavily and slow. The massive booze quotient doesn't knock you over but it's sort of a slow, quiet burn.

Photo of mjl21
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade...thanks Josh! 12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. Comes in at 98 IBUs and 13.6%. No bottling info is given. Artwork on the bottle deserves a 5.

A-Pours a hazy dark amber that has a ton of red in the light. Has a one finger tan head that goes to a ring surrounding a filmy slick. Quite dark for a DIPA, but I like it.

S-Just a boatload of sweet caramel malt after being poured and it gets more pronounced as it warms. I pick up on some citrus and earth hop notes. Surprisingly not boozy smelling, even as it warms.

T-A lot like it smells. The caramel malt comes into play very quickly. There is a lot of it. In the middle I initially get pineapple and grapefruit, and as it warms orange becomes more pronounced. Piney hop flavors also come out as it warms. All of the citrus and piney flavors eventually bow down to the malt on the finish. Like the nose, this thing is not boozy tasting. Considering it is 13.6%, that is pretty remarkable. There is not much bitterness in this one. As I pause in between sips to write notes, the aftertaste reminds me a lot of what my mouth tastes like after having a glass of orange juice made from concetrate.

M-It is thick, but not over the top thick considering how big of a beer it is. It has a soft level of carbonation that works perfectly. It leaves a definite level of stickiness on the lips. I wrote down several times on my notepad that it is not bitter enough.

D-They did a great job of eliminating the bozziness in this one. Even though it is not noticeable, the high abv limits this one to a last call/nightcap.

This was a pretty good beer. I would go for some of my local favorites over this, but if offered this one, I would gladly partake.

Photo of dudemuskie
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served out of the bottle, into a snifter. On lees, stirred up a little and poured it into the glass.

Appearance: Hazy, deep amber/red with an off white, light beige head that settles at about 1.5 fingers. Tiny, tight little bubbles that eventually settle into a nice collar.

Aroma: Intense hops- grapefruit, citrus, piney, resinous, you name the hop character its here! Hints of caramel interlaced with subtle floral notes. Smell a touch of alcohol in there, but not enough to realize its over 13%!

Flavor: Hop explosion!! Not as bitter as expected- hop flavors roll from the front of the tongue to the sides, but dont overwhelm in terms of bitterness. Notes of citrus, pine, and resinous hops cling to the front/sides of the tongue, eventually fading to a mouthful of sweet, caramelized malt. Hints of peppery alcohol ride the wave of malt from the back of the mouth to the front. Finishes with a leafy, green, raw hop flavor that lingers for quite some time...about as close to putting fresh hops directly into your mouth as you can get! Alcohol warms as you drain the glass, reminding you to savor this delicious brew that hides a ton of alcohol incredibly well.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, full bodied, and sorta like chewing on a homemade caramel full of fresh hops!

Great double IPA that really focuses on hop flavor, minimizing the harsh bitterness associated with rediculously hopping! Dangerously drinkable for a 13.6% ABV brew!

Photo of brokenleadedcask
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received in a trade with Tuo. Reviewed from notes. Side-by-side tasting with "Single" Crooked Tree.

After both were poured into pint glasses the double seemed to be just a shade darker than the regular crooked tree and had minimal head after a standard pour. This seemed to have a more balanced aroma than the all hop smell of the single, sweeter and more caramel. Notes of apricot and biscuit were also prevalent in the nose. Obviously the alcohol is front and center with it being over %13, but also noticed resiny hops and some grapefruit. Viscous and resiny weight on the tongue with some really funky tasting burps. This beer is a hop desert , delicious but a tad too much alcohol burn. I would share my next one with a friend. Overall, I'm glad to have tried it but won't bust my hump to track down more.

Photo of waltonc
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very good looking brew - copper/red clear body with white head.
S&T: Very hoppy, but also a very substantial malt base. Makes me wonder whether the "double" means double the hops or double the malts. Caramel malt goodness is very prevalent here, and reminds me of the best IPAs, such as Hopslam and Dogfish 90.
M: Medium body and carbonation.
D: Can't say for sure, since I shared this bottle, but it sure seemed drinkable. Didn't seem like 13.6% ABV.

Photo of Bitterbill
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle acquired in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John! 18 trades to date....oh my!

It pours a clear ruby red with about an inch of foam. It looks like it has some good lacing. The foam and the lacing disappeared quickly but I kind of expected that.

The smell is a strong one. Lots of grapefruit and pine but also a big caramel malt thingy going on here so the overall aroma is very well balanced. I intentionally whiffed the heck out of it because of its more than ample abv but the alcohol is well hidden in the smell.

The taste is of caramel malt and earth, big citrus, big pine, actually...big everything. Not one flavour I noted is in any way small or light. The alcohol is also there but....like I didn't expect that in a power packed 13.6% brew? ;^) Lots of warming in a fuzzy warming feeling kind of way. Hey, I'm in control of how big and how often the sips are so no problem.

This is tasting very good and, or is it because it is very balanced, whatever, that suits me fine. I think hop heads and malt heads could appreciate this beer.

Medium bodied with light carbonation, it finishes very earthy, bitter, and crisp.

Drinkability? I would not *dare* to drink another back to back if I had another bottle but the 1 did me just fine. Take it slow and easy and you'll be fine too.

Photo of supercolter
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Woooo.... I've been hoping to find this one somewhere. Ontap at Mackenzies in Minneapolis. Appearance is very good, looks thick and oily with a medium sized head and some lacing. Smell is good, the hops and malt get a bit drowned out by the high alcohol content. However, the hops are very floral and fruit esters. Taste brings out this even more and event a bit of sweet malt comes through here. Mouthfeel is good, thick and oily as I mentioned with some carbonation. Drinkability is obviously inhibited a bit by the alcohol, but overall a very solid beer.

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

Clouded amber coloring, healthy serving of creamy white froth atop.

Pithy citrus (lemon, lime, tangerine) and pine greets the nose, ripe and raw...

Over the lips and onto the tongue, sublime deliciousness...coats the tongue with powerful hop potency and lush malt flavor. Caramel character keep time with bitter and fruit. Slightly brusque in it's approach, a blast on the palate that begins to fade, but roars back with each subsequent sip.

Fairly full-bodied, beefed up with hops, but not skinny in the malt department, either. Long, lush, lovely finish. Plump, and yum.

Gets a little burnished and brandy-like, showing the full force of the ...13.6%?!?!?!?
but yum!

Photo of coldmeat23
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees

Darker than really expected. Dark copper color with slight hints of dark ruby. Very thin head of off-white head forms after a hard pour. It recedes rather quickly. Lacing is fairly good, but very slippery.

Big smell of toasted malts. That's not really surprising at 13.60%ABV, though. Nice big hop notes are also here, to be sure. Citrus, grassy, earthy and piney notes all blend into this one. Caramel and vanilla toffees. Mild notes of dark fruits.

Nicely balanced. Big maltiness comes through. It is leveled out by big hops. Hops seem to be a touch more piney than citrus. Notes of earthiness and grass. Figs, dates, apricots and banana notes are all in here. Light presence of caramel and vanilla.
Very nicely balanced.

Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. It's a little on the light side, for as complex as the flavor profile is, IMO. Very smooth, but no real creaminess. This one should be much fuller.

That 13.60%ABV is quite well masked, making this one go down way too easily. It's a good thing they come in four-packs, I think a six-pack would hurt somebody.
I do believe, after having a few different ones recently, I'm on the path to becoming a true fan of DIPA's/IIPA's. I love the balance that this style seems to offer.
Another great brew from Dark Horse Brewing. I'm loving this brewery. I can't wwait until I can travel northeast again, to get more great brews.

Photo of rudylaw
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky orange color with some amber to boot. One finger of a fluffy, soapy, off-white head. There is plenty of sticky lacing here... all the way down to the last drop!

Smells very citrusy... lots of grapefruit. Very piney and lots of floral hops.

Huge malty presence upon first taste. Getting that citrus along with peaches and lime. The malt really balances this out.

There's a medium body with minimal carbonation. It's also very boozy, leaving you with a warm feeling all over. I'm glad I had this on a chilly, 50 degree summer night!

I will be putting the rest of the four-pack away to age for a year as while this is good, I'm in no rush to revisit right away.

Photo of LongBeachHopHead
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this one through a trade thank you AVDeuph for hooking this one up. I guess it was released 3 to 4 months before I received this bottle so...

A: Nice dark amber hue, decent head pouring 4 inches from glass.

S: A lot of sweet malt over powering the hop presence. It almost smells like a Barleywine; and given the ABV at 13.6% I can see why. A bit of age has set in, smells of sweet graham crackers and honey.

T: Taste of sweet caramel and hops. The hops have died down and let the malt character come through. Aging-wise, this one will sweeten up mellow out. I was expecting a huge amount of hops but the three months probably killed most hop aroma by now. After a couple of minutes, bittersweet chocolate starts to set in and warms up the stomach.

M: Not too viscous and very inoffensive for almost 14%. Thinner than expected and the flavors linger for many minutes.

D: I could drink one of these and move on. It's a powerful beer and should be shared with a couple of people. It sort of reminds me of my first taste of DFH 120

In all, a good DIPA but I wish I could have gotten one right when they were released. Thank you AVDeuph for the hook up! Let's trade next year around release day!

Photo of Reagan1984
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I received a bottle of this from two great traders. Both Masterski & Bulldogp04 I am a huge fan of the Darkhorse IPA so I have high hope for this. I looked on the Darkhorse website and saw that this is released annually in February. However, they make a specific point of noting that this could/should be aged for a couple of year. With about 4 months on it, I am expecting some muted fresh hop tones...

Wow, this is darker than anticipated. A deep amber color with copper tones. A 2 finger tight beige head forms then reduces to an 1/8 inch cap. Some lazy carbonation making it's way to the top. Not much in the way of lacing. I bet 13% abv has something to do with that.

Aroma is of pine, deep sweet caramel, and some ripe fruit. A hint of alcohol.

Mmm,mmm this is good. Extremely well balanced. Deep malt tones, lots of ripe fruit happening. A touch of cinnamon. Pine notes. Long lingering bitterness. Pretty complex flavors. I think the balance is the most impressive thing here. Well done!

Creamy, thick body and smooth mouth feel. Alcohol is well hidden. Especially for 13% ABV.

Scary drinkability for such a big beer. Having said that it is one to enjoy slowly. I will make an effort to try this one VERY fresh next year. I also

Photo of midnite2sixman
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very intriguing right off the bat. This DIPA pours a dark amber with a slight amount of haze and a sand colored head with immediate strong lacing.

Smell is a perfect balance of your standard DIPA smells, the hops are more piney than citrus which is backed up by a smooth malt aroma.

Taste is just as smooth as the smell. So balanced, so drinkable! Take that miller lite! This beer is ikiller.

No harsh bite, no bitter aftertaste.

One of the best DIPAs in Michigan, which in my book makes it one of the best DIPAs around.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a little bored with a few other beers that I sat down with tonight. Though they were good beers, I wanted a little something extra. Yep, found it here!

The beer pours a darker-than-usual for an Imperial IPA. Dark amber, dark copper in color with a fauling head formation and retention underneath the 13% abv. No lacing but is substituted by the brandy-like legging that illudes to the strength of of the beer.

Surprisingly, the hops don't dominate like you'd think. Strong malts deliver a deep caramel, toffee, molassas aroma that keeps the citrusy and piney hops balanced. Don't get me wrong, the beer is hoppy with a plethera of citrus, pine, and maybe many other earthy, herbal hop varieties. Could be considered an American Barleywine just from the nose.

Flavors continue the balanced attack of huge malts and huge hops. Very little separate the intensity of the two, again illuding toward a toasty Old Guardian or Crusteacian. Hop flavor takes on a strong but varying blend of grapefruit, pine, and dirty-earthy tones. Maybe it's these pungent and less sharp hops that keeps the beer in check. Maybe it's also the sun-kist or toasted malts that combat the hops wonderfully. Only a cough-syrup taste in the end is the only deterant.

The body is where the beer begins to definatively side with the IPA than the barleywine. Very crisp, clean, and crisp body keeps the beer from the cloying or sweet-feeling beer that distinguish the styles. Very well attenuated for such alcohol and maltiness leads to a dry and crisp finish. Alcohols do become fusal and hurt the textures in the end.This makes the hops shine in the end; still with the pine-citrus-earthy tones.

A beautiful beer that defies style classifications. Indecisive between an Imperial IPA or an American Barleywine? Reach for a Double Crooked Tree! ...while supplies last.

Thanks again for the trade Arvjunk!

Photo of AVDeuph
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip.

A: A very dark red that is subdued by brown undertones. Nice two-finger head and beautiful lacing that just wouldn't quit.

S: A high, thin aroma that is reminiscent of oranges and pineapple. Yes it smells like hops, but they manifest in a unique, delicate way.

T: I can taste the 13%, but it isn't distracting. A lasting and strong bitter aftertaste. Astringent and powerful.

M: The kind of carbonation that sort of expands when it hits your mouth. Viscosity is relatively low, though the beer definitely coats as you swallow.

D: I think besides knowing that this is a very strong beer, I would be able to drink a few easily. I won't though, because that would get me in trouble...

A great beer by Dark Horse, I wish that more people could share the experience.

Photo of LauraAlberts
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Made possible courtesy of AVDeuph in a trade.

Appearance: The darkest Double I've ever seen. Nice Dark/Cloudy Amber with some orange/gold hues.

Smell: Maple Syrup, Grapefruit, Apricot, Lime

Taste: Very malty, hops, citrus, toasty caramel, grapefruit/apricot/banana/melon & lime.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, soft tannins, slight dryness from alchohol level perhaps - but nothing to shake a stick at. Very pleasant.

Drinkability: for 13.60% alcohol and reading some of the other reviews, I was expecting it to be unbalanced and heavy alcohol taste - however this was not the case. This is a very balanced Double IPA - the alcohol simply acts to "warm you up" As it says on the bottle - this beer is brewed in Michigans coldest month, February. I wish I had this beer in our "coldest month" (in the 30s, maybe) January. Aside from touching on the Alcohol level like everyone else seems to - this Double IPA is the best I've tried yet - Double IPA's being my favorite style of beer. My mother who is a wine advocate loved it - so it is user friendly - she appreciated all of the flavor on the nose and in the taste - My father who drinks beer for beers sake thought it was a straight forward Double IPA. This beer really stands above the others I've had. Very drinkable, I'd love to try this beer on tap. I have a new found respect for Marshall, Michigan. Seek this beer out - If you have the means to get it - grab all you can and savor every drop.

Photo of gavinstoub
4.77/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the best thing Marshall MI has produced I think ever!
As BIG as this beer is it drinks like a normal IPA in other words balanced.

A= caramel or toffee which shows the amount of malt used. Double Malt

S= Smell Citrus tangerine, flowers some toasty malt notes getting some alcohol as well. I am sneezing smells like spring my allergies are acting up pretty fresh.

T - Amazing, I get a nice toasted malt flavor balanced with a dry bitter hop. More hop on aroma than on mouthfeel

D - 13.6% there is no way (it is too drinkable) ok maybe there is I can feel it after one. Sooo tasty and I could drink 6 if they made it in a 6 pack.

Photo of ThePeskyDingo
4.64/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Stub and Herb's in Minneapolis.

Came to me with a 1/2 finger off white head with good retention. Beer is a deep amber in color.

Smells of pine hops, malts, citrus, dried fruits and honey. A lot is goin on here. Really enjoy the smell of this beer.

Tastes of pine hops, citrus, honey, the high ABV can be tasted, but is masked very well.

The mouthfeel is smooth with light carbonation. ABV provides a nice warming feeling.

Drinks very easy for the AVB. I was very pleasantly surprised. I'de be able to drink these all night.... or at least until i couldnt stand anymore.

Photo of barnzy78
4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz/2009. Poured a deep rusty orange with a tall, frothy, beige head that left a nice sticky lacing on the side of the glass. Aromas were orange rind, malts, and some floral hops. Alcohol was present up-front, but masked by the complexity of the ale. Sweet caramel malt backbone, bold grapefruit and orange rind, slightly medicinal with a piny hop finish. As it warms, fruity esters reveal notes of ripe peaches and apricots, while the bitter hops and alcohol leave a tingle on the tongue.

This was not as bitter or as hoppy as I expected it to be. For as high as the ABV is I figured it would be very difficult to achieve balance, but this is incredibly balanced. Uniquely complex and solid Imperial IPA - I have to say was like nothing I have had in the past. Dark Horse is quickly emerging as one of my favorite brewers!

Photo of rpstevens
3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to abbddull for this awesome extra, I have been looking forward to trying this brew for a little while.

This beer pours a dark brown/burnt orange color with a small white head. Not very appealing to look at honestly.

The smell is some pine and grapefruit but the hops are overpowered by the malty sweetness and alcohol, much like a DFH 90.

This beer starts all liquoury sweet and the hops and grapefruit don't show up until the very end of the sip, a little disappointing. With such a high IBU I was kind of hoping to smacked with hop flavor.

The beer is well carbonated and goes down pretty smooth for a 13.6%, but it's not anything I could drink more than one of in a sitting.

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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