Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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4.31/5 rDev +3.6%
What a striking IPA, with a much darker hue than its brother. Rich mahogany color with bright carbonation and an almost cloudy appearance. The head was stiff and creamy with an off white color.
The scent is all malt but not too overpowering. Subtle tea leaves and earth tones dot the backdrop.
The taste is quite malty with virtually no hop flavor. A bit of caramel, a bit of cracker and some readiness the taste is dry and appealing. Depending on your preference this is the best malt strong IPA I have had. More Pale Ale than IPA in taste this is tasty satisfying and full bodied. Plus, at 12 percent ABV and no alcohol burn or feel this is a class act.
05-10-2013 00:23:28 | More by KYGunner
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Pours a cloudy, amber, mahogany color with a small, egg-shell color. Scent is overall hoppy, but definitely has a strong malt backbone to it. Mostly citrus and pine with some caramel malt and booze. Taste is just as it smells. Somewhat on the verge of a barleywine with the heavy hops and malt balance, somewhat in the way Stone Old Guardian is. That is not an insult to this beer in any way, as I love OG. It definitely has some similar characteristics, especially in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and slightly sticky. Drinkability is fairly high for such high ABV. Overall, this is a solid DIPA that lingers on the barleywine side with its booziness and heavy malt profile.
05-09-2013 07:56:11 | More by DovaliHops
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
05-03-2013 19:16:20 | More by rlee1390
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,198 ratings.