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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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2,234 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,234
Reviews: 860
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 280
Gots: 283 | 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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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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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
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

tswater, Apr 28, 2013
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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%

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Photo of macher0
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,234 ratings.