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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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2,285 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,285
Reviews: 861
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 294
Gots: 288 | 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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Photo of mntlover
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich thick burnt orange/brown, nice and murky with a nice thumb sized light tan head that falls slowly to a cap. Some good lace left behind. Very nice looking brew sure doesn't look like a normal I2PA, but very nice.

Aroma is wow big chewy malts rich caramel, molasses, plums, sprinkled with brown sugars. Hops mingled with the malt mango light citrus more tangerine like with some light alcohol notes.

Taste is rich malty goodness with a nice hop bitterness citrus, some pine even tobacco notes. Hops are not over done but are enough to keep this malt bomb from being cloying. More of a big old ale then an I2PA but an enjoyable beer. Alcohol is well hidden just hints that make it enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is a bigger medium seems like it should be bigger on this baby. Feel is maybe medium not overly peppy just smooth.

Overall I am enjoying this one maybe not true to style but a damn tasty big brew.

Photo of DIPAFAN
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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


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.

Photo of ranokmai
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of BoseMan421
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of ucsbmullet
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Mervjahn
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of rmehughes
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of BeastLU
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Slay40
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of BadJustin
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of twenty5
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Rau71
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of 1424IpA
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of prender1482
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

Photo of dbc5
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Travcofarms
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

Photo of lucasj82
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%

Photo of BeerMeBrah
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Summer78
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,285 ratings.