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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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2,357 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,357
Reviews: 871
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 290
Gots: 323 | FT: 15
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:
Beer added by: putnam on 03-05-2005

98 IBU
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance - pours an amber/orange color with lots of foamy, light tan colored, head. Great head retention on this brew. Also seeing some nice lacing around the glass as I continue to sip.

Smell - Hints of coriander, sweet cane sugar, along with floral and citrusy hops. Not noticing a strong ether smell from the high abv AT ALL. This beer is 12%...right? As I continue to sip on this brew, I DO begin to pick up the ether smell from the high abv, but only when i swirl the last remaining 4 oz's and really stick my nose in the glass.

Taste - Explosions of citrusy hops, caramel malt and sweet stickiness. The hops really stick to the palete up front. I actually do not taste a bitterness until several minutes after my last sip. Delicious.

Mouthfeel - Very prickly at first on the tongue, but continues to mellow out as I sip. Lots of stickiness going on as the IBU's take over. It's like a party of hops in my mouth!

Overall - Overall a great DIPA! It has the punchy hop flavor up front but does not dissapoint on the back end. This stacks up to some of the best DIPA's I've had in my life! Very well balanced with caramelly malts and sticky hops. SO well balanced in fact, that it hides the 12% abv...well done Dark Horse, You had me at Crooked...

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into snifter

A. 4.0 Very dark tan pours with 1 finger of white foamy head that disappears over a couple minutes. Not overly carbonated.

S. 3.5 A large malt bill forward, lingering hop aroma. Clearly a lot going on here.

T. 3.75 Very similar to the smell. There is a lot of malt flavor, complimented well by a hop presence. Aftertaste of grapefruit and citrus

M. 4.0 Very smooth and silky. Thick enough to know its no ordinary IPA, smooth enough to enjoy with a meal.

O. 3.75 I'm glad I have a few more in the cellar, but I won't be seeking this one out again. I've also had the pleasure to have this on draft, and I have to say this is a very unique double IPA. A rare true Double IPA, with everything doubled except the water. Definitely worth trying in any case.

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,357 ratings.