Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA | Dark Horse Brewing Company

2,842 Ratings
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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Photo of Goukbeergals
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy golden reddish color. Not much head but what came lingers. As soon as I opened the bottle sweet malt and citrus hop aromas Judy chopped me in the nostril. Medium body and carbonation. Tastes magnitastic. Pine hops dominate surprisingly considering they were overshadowed in the nose. Citrus hops more than just present as well. This is a big ipa. Finish is sweet and silky smooth. Just a hint of the 12% abv is noticeable. Overall a top flight double ipa. Top 10 easily IMO.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of videofrog
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. No bottle date.

Thanks to dvmin98 for this one!

A: Dark red/amberish that's definitely darker than most DIPA's I've had. Light tan head that settles into a thin rim on top. Very little lacing.

S: Piney, resiny hops. Some citrus and alcohol.

T: Layers of hops up front: pine, citrus, and resin. Caramel and a bit of fruitiness as well in the middle. Alcohol provides some bitterness as well. A lasting, juicy bitterness on the finish.

M: Thick and a bit syrupy. A slow sipper for sure.

O: Acquired a 4-pk of this in a trade and really glad I did. I'm really looking forward to see how this one ages as it drinks more like a hoppy barleywine.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Justin_Neff
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into boulevard smokestack tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark, dark translucent orange body, almost a dark ruby red. Big fluffy, beige head that looks like a frothy latte head. Laces well and has good retention.

S: Piney, dank hops burst out of the glass. Tons of sweet caramel and biscuit malts. Bitter citrus peel - oranges and grapefruit.

T: Boozy. Big and malty, as expected from the 12% ABV. Bitter citrus rind settles on the palate and hangs there for a little while in the finish. The dank hops mesh with the sweet cloying malts well.

M: Full, full body. Creamy. Sticky. Medium Carbonation.

O: Somewhere close to the other big IPAs from the MW like HopSlam, Oracle, Devil Dancer, etc, although this one seems to differ with the malt character. Much sweeter malts. Definitely worth grabbing a 4 pack if you can find one.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Seanniek91
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12oz bottle into an Allagash chalice. No freshness date.

Appearance- After a relatively vigorous pour into the chalice leaving the yeast sediment behind in the bottle, I was left with a hazy copper/orange beer with fluffy one finger white head that left some fine lacing around the glass.

Smell- Piney/earthy/resinous hop aromas, rich caramel malts, light booze. I'm getting some light peach or apricot aromas from the hops as well, but not as pronounced as the earthy pine resin. Reminiscent of an American style barleywine.

Taste- Earthy/piney hops up front, shortly followed by a nice malt back bone. Tobacco and light peachy notes come through as well as something spicy (reminds me of Habanero Ruination much toned down). Finishes dry and bitter, but makes me want more pronounced lingering flavors. No booze.

Mouthfeel- Very thick and viscous without any booze heat which is astounding for 12%ABV. Coats my mouth well. Just enough carbonation to balance out the viscosity.

Overall- This is a damn fine beer in the same realm as Founders Devil Dancer, but obviously for the price, this excels over it. This would be pheonimal at a barbecue or long side some smoked fatty meats.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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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