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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

2,356 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,356
Reviews: 871
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 290
Gots: 321 | 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:
Beer added by: putnam on 03-05-2005

98 IBU
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: A deep golden orange body with a very significant amount of haze present. The head is a one and a half finger ivory white one that is very thick and hangs around for the length of the beer.

S: You get both tropical and citrus fruits in the nose. Grapefruit, guava, and lemon are most noticable. Ere is a subtle bit of toffee lingering in the back.

T: The taste matches the nose. Intense fruity flavors form the hops. You get grapefruit, guava, and a touch of lemon. The malt is much more obvious here compared to the aroma. There are very rich caramel, biscuit, and toffee flavors that back up the hops well.

M: Very thick and heavy yet drinks very smoothly. There is a good amount of carbonation, however there is a gritty feeling I get while drinking it.

O: Very good IPA. One of the better ones that exists over 10% AVB. They did a great job at masking the alcohol and had a great balance between hops and malts. Some breweries tend to go overboard with the hops in a high ABV beer (120 min or devil dancer) but this does a great job. A solid "A".

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A: Pours a murky dark copper to amber in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some mahogany highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy light beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick sudsy ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts with slightly stronger aromas of pine hops and some light hints of tropical/pineapple + citrus/grapefruit pith.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavors of caramel malts with moderate amounts of sweetness. There are moderate flavors of pine and citrus/grapefruit pith hops with some light hints of tropical/pineapple hops all of which impart a moderate rather aggressive bitterness that lingers.

M: Just shy of full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slick with some light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: A bit more aggressive than I like my DIPAs but still a very interesting beer - there are properties of a barleywine. The alcohol is not super well hidden and this beer is not super easy to drink...but it is enjoyable.

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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,356 ratings.