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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,234 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,234
Reviews: 860
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 280
Gots: 283 | FT: 13
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%

DIPAFAN, May 12, 2013
Photo of Cylinsier
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

tap

Pours a deep amber red, yellowish film for a head.

Smells of piney citrus hops and caramel malts.

Flavor is of caramel rich malts, sweet apple, honey, and piney hops.

Medium body with a stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A really good strong brew, tasty with excellent malt-hop balance. Definitely worth trying and one of the better imperial IPAs I've had.

Cylinsier, May 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

ranokmai, May 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

BoseMan421, May 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ucsbmullet, May 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Mervjahn, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

rmehughes, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

BeastLU, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Damian74Shensky, May 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Slay40, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BadJustin, May 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

twenty5, May 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Rau71, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

1424IpA, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

prender1482, May 10, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

KYGunner, May 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

dbc5, May 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Travcofarms, May 09, 2013
Photo of DovaliHops
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

DovaliHops, May 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

lucasj82, May 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

markcp, May 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

BeerMeBrah, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Summer78, May 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

HumanParaquat, May 07, 2013
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,234 ratings.