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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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2,431 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,431
Reviews: 883
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 299
Gots: 364 | FT: 18
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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Ratings: 2,431 | Reviews: 883
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Pinnochios in Media, PA. Had this about a year ago through trade and I am glad its available in PA now. Pours a very dark amber with big fluffy head. Smells of big hop aroma, orange, cotton candy and lots o' malt. Taste is packed with a lot of hops with a very large malt presence that keeps the hops somewhat in check. Thicker mouth feel but its not bad at all. Dangerously drinkable for the 13.6%. One 12oz brew and you'll be feeling no pain. Great night cap and a well done beer from DH.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep mahogany/amberish hue with little to no head, very murky.

S- Smell is really dominated by piney hops, perhaps a bit of sweet fruit.

T- While this is a beast abv wise, it has an incredibly balanced taste (obviously dominated by hop). Starts out biscuity and moves into a grapefruit bitterness. A bit perfumey at the end. Alcohol is present all the way through but is hidden very well.

M- Thick with little carbonation.

D- For such a high abv beer it is very easy to sip on. In my opinion it just suffers from being a bit one demensional. While it is extreme in the amount and intensity of the taste, nothing in the flavor profile is very diverse. A good brew that I will probably try again at some point.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fourth beer from the Blind Beers BIF thanks to SHolland119.

Rust brown color into a Unibroue tulip glass. Head is tan and light with medium to large bubbles at about an eighth inch thick. Not getting much in aroma, could be a bit cold. Going to let it warm up a bit. Roasted barley is starting to come through, on the flavor side is a sharp alcohol flavor and medium malt taste with lots of bitter hops and very little on the floral / citrus side of things. This beer tastes fairly fresh as there is a crispness to the hops. Caramel and dark fruits, especially plum, now that the beer has had a chance to warm up. Aroma is now thick malt and candied sugars.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Tulip.

A. Poured 2 fingers of head. Thick lacing. Good retention. Color is a cloudy brownish orange.

S. Hoppy and a good amount of malt. Some grapefruit and piney hop aromas. Quite of bit of caramel malt sweetness. Smells a little past its glory. A bit more barleywine than super hoppy DIPA.

T. Taste is a lot like the aroma led on it would be. More caramel malt than anything with some piney hops in the background.

M. Medium/full bodied. Medium carbonation. A touch of lingering sweetness.

O. Probably should have got my hands on this guy a little sooner. Decent enough beer, but most of the hopiness has faded away.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, amber, mahogany color with a small, egg-shell color. Scent is overall hoppy, but definitely has a strong malt backbone to it. Mostly citrus and pine with some caramel malt and booze. Taste is just as it smells. Somewhat on the verge of a barleywine with the heavy hops and malt balance, somewhat in the way Stone Old Guardian is. That is not an insult to this beer in any way, as I love OG. It definitely has some similar characteristics, especially in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and slightly sticky. Drinkability is fairly high for such high ABV. Overall, this is a solid DIPA that lingers on the barleywine side with its booziness and heavy malt profile.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,431 ratings.