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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,268 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,268
Reviews: 861
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 289
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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4.5/5  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
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Balvenie, May 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Davepoolesque, May 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

JohnSnowNW, May 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

zekeman17, May 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Rihup, May 03, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

rlee1390, May 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

MJ_Szydlowski, May 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

waddellc2, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Beergelden, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Kelp, May 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Stickler, May 02, 2013
Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Pours a deep gold to amber color with a moderate level of haziness. Small, 1 finger head that retains very well as a thinner lace on the top. Lacing is pretty good. Looks almost dark enough in the glass to be mistaken as a barleywine.

S- Big, bitter, piney, and resiny hops. Slight floral quality underneath to the hops. Just a little bit of sweetness from the malts are present underneath, but barely any at all.

T- Starts with a very balanced attack of both hops and malt base. Hops are strong, but not overpowering, with more pine flavor notes. Hops persist from the beginning on, balanced by some semi-sweet malt base. Some caramel malt with a little bit of brown sugar taste is there, but faint and dominated by the hops. Ends with the hop bite that linger on the tongue for a little bit.

M- Thicker, smooth, and surprisingly low burn for the 12% ABV. This is a very drinkable DIPA that doesn't necessarily crush you with hops, but the alcohol will catch up to you despite lacking a burn.

Overall, this is the definition of a higher ABV DIPA. This is what I thought I would get with DFH 120, but Double Crooked Tree blows it our of the water. Nothing in particular about this beer stands out except the overall beer itself. I should have bought a 4 pack.

boilermakerbrew, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

blknikon, Apr 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Nolen12, Apr 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jkball01, Apr 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

ChrisKayler, Apr 30, 2013
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,268 ratings.