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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,245 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,245
Reviews: 860
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 284
Gots: 286 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Tacoboomerang, May 24, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Cloudy, medium brown. Head is about 2 fingers with a white-cream color.

S: I actually smell a little cocoa and maltiness. Also some citrus and pine.

T: Really malty for a DIPA. Caramel but no distinguishable fruit for me. Definitely some alcohol in this one. That's really the only aftertaste. It overtakes the hop bite that should be there. In the after aftertaste, I'm left with a sweet grapefruit taste.

M: Medium bodied and smooth. Kinda fluffy.

O: I can see why it's not normal to double the malt with the hops in DIPAs. It would be really good with about 8% alcohol. I'm disappointed with this one, but I bought a 4 pack so we'll see how it ages.

Cheers

Fargrow, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

smitty5245, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Eriktheipaman, May 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

JISurfer, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

BradStokley, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Bigtwin, May 22, 2013
Photo of IronLover
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Murky, weathered copper orange in color with a viscous appearance. Poured with a short white foam that reduced to a thick cap that left thin, sticky lacings on the glass. Earthy ripe grapefruit and orange citrus hop aromas with boozy alcohol notes overtop caramel malt. On the thinner side of medium bodied with subdued yet rich carbonation through the middle to the end. Biting pine hops up front and into the middle with a pleasant transition to grapefruit and orange flavors followed by an unmistakable alcoholic heat. Finished crisp and dry with a lingering, intense boozy, pine hop bitter aftertaste. Most certainly a sipper whose finer characteristics intensify as this warms up.

IronLover, May 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BillyLrsn, May 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mendvicdog, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden orange with brownish red tints on top of one-finger head that died slow and left lace. Citric, even grape hop aromas come out and there is some floral notes as well but not overly hoppy nor do malts come out too much in nose. I must say that for a DIPA w/ the ABV hit this thing carries it definitely hides the alcohol. Medium-bodied and smooth, the citric and floral hops come out nicely and there is a bready chewiness and sweet malt (and even touch of sweet fruit flavor) that are balanced and make it a large tasting beer. Finishes dry and crisp but with no alkie burn and this is a dangerous sipper.

clayrock81, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

duceswild, May 21, 2013
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thampel09, May 20, 2013
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JArena13, May 20, 2013
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Dyelawn, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Tittles, May 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

nick_asian, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Sixbolt, May 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

cosmonick, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

kemoarps, May 18, 2013
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,245 ratings.