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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

2,198 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,198
Reviews: 859
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 276
Gots: 274 | 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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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-10-2013 17:00:03 | More by twenty5
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Rau71

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

05-10-2013 04:35:10 | More by Rau71
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1424IpA

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-10-2013 04:31:23 | More by 1424IpA
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prender1482

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-10-2013 03:05:46 | More by prender1482
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KYGunner

Kentucky

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
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dbc5

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-09-2013 18:37:10 | More by dbc5
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-09-2013 10:30:09 | More by Travcofarms
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DovaliHops

California

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
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lucasj82

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-08-2013 01:12:53 | More by lucasj82
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markcp

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-07-2013 21:10:34 | More by markcp
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dalepryor

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-07-2013 20:48:00 | More by dalepryor
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-07-2013 05:30:15 | More by BeerMeBrah
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Summer78

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-07-2013 03:25:41 | More by Summer78
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

05-07-2013 01:39:37 | More by HumanParaquat
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Balvenie

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-06-2013 13:21:28 | More by Balvenie
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-05-2013 22:35:33 | More by Davepoolesque
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JohnSnowNW

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-04-2013 14:29:14 | More by JohnSnowNW
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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%

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
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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
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,198 ratings.