Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Surprised to find 4 packs at my local bottle shop. This will be my first time trying it.
A- Pours a dark and cloudy amber/ orange with a half fingers worth of head that quickly fades to the side of the glass. Alcohol lacing is noted.
S- The smell is disappointing. Some hop presence is there of course, but I expected it to be much more pungent. Smells slightly sweet more than anything.
T- Starts off sweet and bitter with loads of pine hops at the back end. A very hoppy aftertaste. Some sweet malts are noted as well.
M- Medium bodied, well carbonated, bitter with a dry finish, alcohol is hidden well for a 12% ABV bomb.
A nice DIPA to try, but I probably wouldn't purchase again. There are much better ones out there.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2013 23:35:31 | More by vic21234
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
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,150 ratings.