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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

2,158 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,158
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 265
Gots: 266 | 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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ShawneeIrish

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-06-2013 02:28:40 | More by ShawneeIrish
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-05-2013 21:28:31 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-05-2013 19:12:55 | More by Localdrinklax
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polopaul20

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-05-2013 18:18:12 | More by polopaul20
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-05-2013 01:06:50 | More by grumpygerman
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Gschaf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-04-2013 23:34:48 | More by Gschaf
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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-04-2013 23:32:59 | More by Pensfan0782
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FanofHefe

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. No freshness dating apparent. Mostly clear body that is amber/orange with a strong red tint. Dense two-finger head that has good retention and leaves rings of lacing.

The aroma doesn't jump out at me, but is pleasant enough. Mostly sweet overall with the sweeter citrus aromas coming through and a caramel maltiness is apparent.

I do like the flavor. It is sweet but not cloying. The hop notes are on the tropical and sweet citrus side of the spectrum and blend in nicely with the caramel malt.

Medium to heavy on the thickness and mouthfeel, with a touch of alcohol present, but not a problem. Although there are no dates on the bottle, I don't think it is old but it just arrived in our market and was recommended by my "beer guy," meaning I don't expect that the hops have faded. Enjoyable to drink and solid east coast style here.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 22:17:46 | More by FanofHefe
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BKBassist

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-04-2013 01:48:48 | More by BKBassist
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banger7

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-03-2013 23:02:35 | More by banger7
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.2%

04-03-2013 21:58:39 | More by bostonryan
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-03-2013 18:45:02 | More by tarheels4life23
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-03-2013 18:12:15 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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Star80

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours out a nice cloudy, orange-brown color with a sticky head. Lots of floaties as usual with Dark Horse, and lacing galore.

S - Smells like grapefruit, tangerine, pine, alcohol, and some sweet malt buried in there too.

T - Tastes like more of the same, lots of orange up front, pine, grapefruit, cotton candy and marshmallow and some malts.

M - Mouthfeel is a mouthful, but a good mouthful.

O - Overall a big badass double IPA which is quite complex to my palate. The nose has a whiff of alcohol, being such a big beer it would be near impossible to completely hide which it does do very well in the taste with a nice alcohol warming. A nice seasonal offering but not something so unique I can't satisfy my cravings elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 02:40:59 | More by Star80
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shredder83

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.9%

04-03-2013 02:40:43 | More by shredder83
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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
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,158 ratings.