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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

2,143 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,143
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 265
Gots: 264 | 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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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-03-2013 01:19:40 | More by IPAchris
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into my Duvel tulip.

A - Very dark rusty brown in color with quite a bit of material floating around. Good thing it is a dark color to hide it well. Head is about just over a finger white-cream color that goes down to a ring around the glass..

S - Aromas of floral and hops, slight pine and citrus. Plenty on malt in this DIPA.

T - I get the malt and caramel right away followed quickly by pine bitter. Finishes with more bitter and a hint of grapefruit.

M - Lower on the carbonation with a medium body. Not much oily hop residue left in my mouth.

O - This is a DIPA that is much different from the normal. Big malts with good bitterness make it a sipper. It is a bit pricey, but worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 00:46:33 | More by Ri0
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champ103

Texas

3.39/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a slightly hazed orange/reddish color. A two finger white head forms, and gently recedes to a ring. Rings of lace are left behind.
S: Pine, grapefruit, perfume like hops. A large sweetness as well. There is certainly some lingering bitterness, but not nearly as much as I thought there was going to be.
T: There it is. Supper hoppy, and super sweet at the same time. Pine, resin, kind of perfume like. Very sweet and even some woody flavors. Lingering bitterness and ethanol burn.
M/D: A full body with moderate carbonation. Thick, resinous, and sticky. Oh man this is hot. I can feel this all the way down my throat. Burning ethanol like alcohol.

This is a monster. The hops and malt are big, but not overpowering. The alcohol is just huge which pretty much ruins the experience for me. I am struggling to get through the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 00:41:21 | More by champ103
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-02-2013 23:46:03 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-02-2013 23:42:57 | More by kjkinsey
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-02-2013 22:32:31 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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RyanAU

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-02-2013 21:49:05 | More by RyanAU
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ADZA

Australia

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got my growler filled at cellarbrations Carlisle and pours a orange amber hue with a creamy two finger off white head and lacing everywhere,the smell is strong marmalade,boiled candy,pine,citrus and kumquats,the mouthfeel is thick and creamy with tastes of kumquats,boiled candy,pineapple,grapefruit and finished with a citrus bitterness and overall it's a big beer and surprisingly hides its big ABV very well and I'd def drink again cheers.

Serving type: growler

04-02-2013 10:20:51 | More by ADZA
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

2.25/5  rDev -45.9%

04-02-2013 04:20:20 | More by Rhettroactive
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ryanpj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-02-2013 01:29:44 | More by ryanpj
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Marcb

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-02-2013 01:15:22 | More by Marcb
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Thurgoft

California

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle with no freshness date into a Duvel tulip.

DCT pours a very pretty bright hazy orange-amber with a good 1.5" off white head that sticks around. Moderate lacing on the glass as well.

Nose is super hoppy and sweet. Tropical aromas as well as candied citrus fruits up front. Very sharp fruitiness with a bit of alcohol as well. A little caramelly malt reveals itself as the beer warms. Really excellent smelling beer that wowed me as soon as I opened the bottle. Far more complexity in the nose than your typical (or even above typical) DIPA.

First sip: Holy COW is this bitter! I consider myself a hophead and have had a good number of IPAs and DIPAs but this one really floored me with the bitterness. Once you get past the bitterness the sweet hoppy flavors come out. Suggestions of orange meld with slightly caramelly malts. Not really picking up any heat but the alcohol can be tasted on the back of the tongue. As it warms the malt over takes the hops a fair bit but still remains balanced. Super long, super bitter finish.

Very smooth, mouthfeel almost to the point of creaminess. Not too heavy on the tongue and has an almost perfect amount of carbonation to keep this 12%er surprisingly refreshing.

Overall quite liked this beer. I've read about people aging it but I think I'll drink my other 3 as fresh as possible.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 23:35:18 | More by Thurgoft
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Lorihall1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-01-2013 23:32:42 | More by Lorihall1
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Stoutlad

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-01-2013 21:09:10 | More by Stoutlad
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-01-2013 18:11:23 | More by fredmugs
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Wamba

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-01-2013 13:51:38 | More by Wamba
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from HalftimeBeverage.com. No Apparent bottle date. Served in a Three Floyds teku.

Pours a murky, ruddy chestnut with a half finger pale head that leaves a good bit of lace.

Smells of big, dank hops, citrus, pine, sweet bready malts, caramel and sugar.

Taste pretty much follows the nose. Dank, pine and citrus hops a-plenty. Quite bitter but with a good strong, malty sweetness to back it up without quite "balancing". A little spice and a little booze. Goes down very smooth for a 12% abv brew.

Medium thick body, slightly oily with fairly light carbonation. Lingering bitter citrus peel finish.

A true DIPA here. I appreciate that they double the ingredients. It comes out flavorful and potent. I'd age one to see what kind of barleywine it makes but I doubt I have the self control to not drink them all as-is.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 05:49:45 | More by ThickNStout
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sjones5045

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours very bronze and a bit hazy. Not all that impressive for a double IPA. The smell is sort of tame for a double, could use a bit more hop smell. The taste is smooth but a little flat. Not all that rememberable but not bad either. A bit of citrus does sneak through at the end but there are plenty of other doubles out there that offer more. Overall not bad but nothing I would seek out. Just a hair above average.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 21:11:43 | More by sjones5045
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briiguy

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-31-2013 14:27:00 | More by briiguy
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-31-2013 04:09:06 | More by Kunstman
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-31-2013 03:16:08 | More by tobelerone
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-31-2013 02:37:49 | More by smartassboiler
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Jsmitty1967

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-30-2013 13:39:06 | More by Jsmitty1967
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shep8821

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-30-2013 06:15:02 | More by shep8821
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-30-2013 05:17:17 | More by mychalg9
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,143 ratings.