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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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2,271 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,271
Reviews: 861
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 290
Gots: 287 | 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:
98 IBU

(Beer added by: putnam on 03-05-2005)
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

james582, Jun 20, 2013
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3.18/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Long time want, for one reason or another. Got this one at De Bierkoning in A'dam.

From a bottle into a snifter
Drank this one right after the regular one

APPEARANCE: A touch darker than the regular one. Pours a one finger, medium looking, off-white head with good retention. Burnt orange in color, hazy, with medium levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a full wisp and sticks to the sides of the glass. A ring remains until the end and leaves some dots of lacing down the glass. Better looking than its little brother.

SMELL: Bold for sure. Similar as well. Melon, honeydew melon, citrus lemon notes and some floral hop qualities. Pretty good reallt. Best part of the beer.

TASTE: Caramel and toffee sweetness up front with some alcohol at the swallow. More sweet caramel and butterscotch all the way through, with grainy sweet malts and alcohol lingering on the palate. Some piney hop bitterness, grapefruit notes and grassy flavors after the swallow trying to balance the sweetness. Mostly sweet malts and alcohol, but not particularly hot or boozy. Definitely better than the smaller one.

PALATE: Medium body and medium-high levels of carbonation. Not really creamy enough on the palate, but goes down fine with a touch of heat on the finish and ends slightly dry. Some heat lingers. Much like the regular, but slightly less creamy.

OVERALL: This is better than the smaller version, but still, that's not saying all that much. A sweet and boozy DIPA with some good hop bitterness. Less grainy and more interesting sweet malt flavors on this one, making it more enjoyable to drink. I don't really see this as a steroid version of Crooked Tree, but then again, it's not like they're worlds apart either. Not worth re-visiting. I'll stick to their stout beer.

Jeffo, Jun 20, 2013
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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,271 ratings.