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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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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Have you read the description for the regular Crooked Tree yet? Well this beer is almost the same just double the flavor and alcohol. We actually took the Crooked Tree recipe and doubled all of the ingredients except the water, just the way a DOUBLE should be made. Big hops balanced with tons of malt give this beer a huge body. Although this beer is as cool as "The Fonz" when first purchased, it gets really mellow and smooth with some age. After a year or two stored in a cool dark place you'll notice the heavy caramel and malt flavors are trying to sneak past the hops. This beer is hugely delicious so it will need your undivided attention (the chores can wait....trust us).

98 IBUs

Added by putnam on 03-05-2005

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: A deep golden orange body with a very significant amount of haze present. The head is a one and a half finger ivory white one that is very thick and hangs around for the length of the beer.

S: You get both tropical and citrus fruits in the nose. Grapefruit, guava, and lemon are most noticable. Ere is a subtle bit of toffee lingering in the back.

T: The taste matches the nose. Intense fruity flavors form the hops. You get grapefruit, guava, and a touch of lemon. The malt is much more obvious here compared to the aroma. There are very rich caramel, biscuit, and toffee flavors that back up the hops well.

M: Very thick and heavy yet drinks very smoothly. There is a good amount of carbonation, however there is a gritty feeling I get while drinking it.

O: Very good IPA. One of the better ones that exists over 10% AVB. They did a great job at masking the alcohol and had a great balance between hops and malts. Some breweries tend to go overboard with the hops in a high ABV beer (120 min or devil dancer) but this does a great job. A solid "A".

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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

A: Pours a murky dark copper to amber in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some mahogany highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy light beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick sudsy ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts with slightly stronger aromas of pine hops and some light hints of tropical/pineapple + citrus/grapefruit pith.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavors of caramel malts with moderate amounts of sweetness. There are moderate flavors of pine and citrus/grapefruit pith hops with some light hints of tropical/pineapple hops all of which impart a moderate rather aggressive bitterness that lingers.

M: Just shy of full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slick with some light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: A bit more aggressive than I like my DIPAs but still a very interesting beer - there are properties of a barleywine. The alcohol is not super well hidden and this beer is not super easy to drink...but it is enjoyable.

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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,845 ratings
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