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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

2,286 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,286
Reviews: 861
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 294
Gots: 287 | FT: 12
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  rDev -3.8%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of xmorgan
4.85/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at the Muddy waters in Minneapolis.
A double IPA THAT does not assault the senses, it is well balanced and smoothe. Often DIPAa can be to big too hoppy and leaves one ovberpowered.

Appearance: reddish orange with limited lacing it is almost two orange to be mistaken for a red ale

Smell: very light but a light fruit comes through

Taste: hoppy yes but the malt comes through this balance keeps the high alcohol. Intent at bay. No strong alcohol taste hits. It could be a dangerous beer to to immoderate as it would be easy to drink too many of this delicious beer

Mouthfeel lingering please t hop bitterness but pleasant like your mouth longs for yet another quaf of this well done DIPA

I would drink again and recomend

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Neorebel
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a tawny camel color topped off with about an inch of cream colored, fizzy froth. It's hazy, yet translucent, with some carbonation and decent lacing. The smell is surprisingly sweet, with nice bursts of fresh strawberry, kiwi, lemon, and brown sugar. A splash of juicy grapefruit washed over my palate initially after sipping, along with a caramel sweetness from the bready malt and some more lemon that I picked up in the aroma, only sharper. There's a coarse bitterness and slight seltzer-like feel in the dry finish. The general mouth feel is syrupy though, and the ABV is moderately noticeable. Overall, I really enjoyed this DIPA and would highly recommend it to those who like a sweeter, maltier aspect balancing out the extreme hops.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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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

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,286 ratings.