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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,842
Reviews:
929
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
10.44%
 
 
Wants:
318
Gots:
505
For Trade:
24
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Long time want, for one reason or another. Got this one at De Bierkoning in A'dam.

From a bottle into a snifter
Drank this one right after the regular one

APPEARANCE: A touch darker than the regular one. Pours a one finger, medium looking, off-white head with good retention. Burnt orange in color, hazy, with medium levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a full wisp and sticks to the sides of the glass. A ring remains until the end and leaves some dots of lacing down the glass. Better looking than its little brother.

SMELL: Bold for sure. Similar as well. Melon, honeydew melon, citrus lemon notes and some floral hop qualities. Pretty good reallt. Best part of the beer.

TASTE: Caramel and toffee sweetness up front with some alcohol at the swallow. More sweet caramel and butterscotch all the way through, with grainy sweet malts and alcohol lingering on the palate. Some piney hop bitterness, grapefruit notes and grassy flavors after the swallow trying to balance the sweetness. Mostly sweet malts and alcohol, but not particularly hot or boozy. Definitely better than the smaller one.

PALATE: Medium body and medium-high levels of carbonation. Not really creamy enough on the palate, but goes down fine with a touch of heat on the finish and ends slightly dry. Some heat lingers. Much like the regular, but slightly less creamy.

OVERALL: This is better than the smaller version, but still, that's not saying all that much. A sweet and boozy DIPA with some good hop bitterness. Less grainy and more interesting sweet malt flavors on this one, making it more enjoyable to drink. I don't really see this as a steroid version of Crooked Tree, but then again, it's not like they're worlds apart either. Not worth re-visiting. I'll stick to their stout beer.

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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 2,842 ratings.
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