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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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2,223 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,223
Reviews: 860
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 280
Gots: 282 | 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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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%

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
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

MikeCactusGordon, Apr 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

zahara15, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of tswater
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

tswater, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of JayAre46
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

JayAre46, Apr 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Ish1, Apr 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Devilman, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Falcone, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

SDStoneEnthusiast, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of macher0
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours thick with very little head, that gently retreats to a small film. Dark copper color. Opaque. Cloudy. Residue suspended in the entire column. Minimal to no lacing.

S: Not a strong smell. Yeast on front with some medium hops at the finish. Hints of alcohol.

T: Slightly bitter, way less than expected. Strong hops, but not overwhelming. Earthy. Slight alcohol finish.

M: Powerful. Thick. Moderate carbonation. Very well balanced for 12% abv.

O: A very good beer for hop heads and non-hop heads alike. The high alcohol content is nicely masked by the ingredients. A very nice IPA, not the best or the worst. Will likely try again. In respect to the price, not worth it to me.

macher0, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Jason1337, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

buzzy, Apr 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

fdig23, Apr 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Dagsy, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Borderline looks perfect, hazy amber body making this brew completely opaque. No it's not dark it's just right. Slightly off-white head with sticky lacing rose about 2/3" of an inch...not bad at all.

Smell: Has light alcohol with heavy hops and a nice mix of citrus. Keep in mind it is light and reason why i feel it shouldn't be rated higher.

Taste: I was expecting a lot more only because of the hype created around this brew. It's bitter offset with heavy alcohol and citrus. Grapefruit notes and hops create a pretty good bitterness to it.,

Mouth: Medium and freaking sticky, with heavy bourbon type of after-taste.

Overall: Not a bad beer, granted at least around where I live here in New york it was hyped up a bit probably due to it's availability. I have had better DIPAs that were much easier to find that might make you forget quick about

BlurryVisi0n, Apr 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Sparty55, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Horbar, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of tewaris
3/5  rDev -27.9%

10 oz pour at Stub's

Peachy and very hazy. Smells muddled and borderline yucky from "too many things going on" and none of them nice. Taste is better... lot of sweet malt balanced by bitterness but this is kinda neither here, nor there: too sweet for a DIPA and not nearly as complex as a barleywine. Mouthfeel is fine but there's an alcohol burn to this... having had much better DIPAs and beers in general, this is very pedestrian to me.

tewaris, Apr 23, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

A- hazy amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly.

S- not much to write about here, suttle citrus hops, pine.

T- caramel malts and bitter citrus hops. Blended very well.

M- medium body and moderate carbonation.

O- Wow this beer is drinkable. All 12% is masked well. It is not what you would expect from a DIPA. Very smooth and tasty.

AdamF625, Apr 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

GRFounder, Apr 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

IpaSipa, Apr 22, 2013
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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