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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

2,157 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,157
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 265
Gots: 266 | 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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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-04-2013 13:20:28 | More by zekeman17
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Rihup

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-03-2013 21:17:10 | More by Rihup
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Cloudy amber, two finger white head, tries to leave behind of lacing.

S-Good deal of hops, grass, caramel and slight citrus.

T-Strong hop presence, not all that balanced. Good deal of bitterness. Alcohol heat. Maltier than I was expecting. Some citrus.

M-Medium to heavy, slight carbonation, not many hop resins and once again the alcohol heat.

O-A yummy beer, but the malt was too strong for DIPA and there was some alcohol heat.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 19:16:20 | More by rlee1390
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MJ_Szydlowski

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-03-2013 18:36:31 | More by MJ_Szydlowski
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-03-2013 16:52:44 | More by waddellc2
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Beergelden

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-03-2013 10:51:05 | More by Beergelden
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-03-2013 05:47:38 | More by Kelp
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Stickler

Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.2%

05-02-2013 00:24:26 | More by Stickler
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Pours a deep gold to amber color with a moderate level of haziness. Small, 1 finger head that retains very well as a thinner lace on the top. Lacing is pretty good. Looks almost dark enough in the glass to be mistaken as a barleywine.

S- Big, bitter, piney, and resiny hops. Slight floral quality underneath to the hops. Just a little bit of sweetness from the malts are present underneath, but barely any at all.

T- Starts with a very balanced attack of both hops and malt base. Hops are strong, but not overpowering, with more pine flavor notes. Hops persist from the beginning on, balanced by some semi-sweet malt base. Some caramel malt with a little bit of brown sugar taste is there, but faint and dominated by the hops. Ends with the hop bite that linger on the tongue for a little bit.

M- Thicker, smooth, and surprisingly low burn for the 12% ABV. This is a very drinkable DIPA that doesn't necessarily crush you with hops, but the alcohol will catch up to you despite lacking a burn.

Overall, this is the definition of a higher ABV DIPA. This is what I thought I would get with DFH 120, but Double Crooked Tree blows it our of the water. Nothing in particular about this beer stands out except the overall beer itself. I should have bought a 4 pack.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 00:33:19 | More by boilermakerbrew
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blknikon

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-30-2013 19:43:58 | More by blknikon
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-30-2013 03:54:45 | More by Nolen12
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jkball01

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-30-2013 03:04:56 | More by jkball01
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-30-2013 02:54:07 | More by ChrisKayler
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-29-2013 13:00:32 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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zahara15

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-28-2013 16:04:10 | More by zahara15
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tswater

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-28-2013 06:27:36 | More by tswater
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JayAre46

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-28-2013 04:13:09 | More by JayAre46
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Ish1

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-28-2013 02:06:53 | More by Ish1
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Devilman

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-27-2013 22:24:08 | More by Devilman
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-27-2013 04:39:42 | More by Falcone
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SDStoneEnthusiast

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-27-2013 02:37:38 | More by SDStoneEnthusiast
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macher0

Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours thick with very little head, that gently retreats to a small film. Dark copper color. Opaque. Cloudy. Residue suspended in the entire column. Minimal to no lacing.

S: Not a strong smell. Yeast on front with some medium hops at the finish. Hints of alcohol.

T: Slightly bitter, way less than expected. Strong hops, but not overwhelming. Earthy. Slight alcohol finish.

M: Powerful. Thick. Moderate carbonation. Very well balanced for 12% abv.

O: A very good beer for hop heads and non-hop heads alike. The high alcohol content is nicely masked by the ingredients. A very nice IPA, not the best or the worst. Will likely try again. In respect to the price, not worth it to me.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 22:18:38 | More by macher0
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-26-2013 15:10:59 | More by Jason1337
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-25-2013 01:06:19 | More by buzzy
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-25-2013 00:33:25 | More by fdig23
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,157 ratings.