Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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92
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2,839 Ratings
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:
2,839
Reviews:
928
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
10.44%
 
 
Wants:
318
Gots:
506
For Trade:
25
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Photo of vic21234
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Surprised to find 4 packs at my local bottle shop. This will be my first time trying it.

A- Pours a dark and cloudy amber/ orange with a half fingers worth of head that quickly fades to the side of the glass. Alcohol lacing is noted.

S- The smell is disappointing. Some hop presence is there of course, but I expected it to be much more pungent. Smells slightly sweet more than anything.

T- Starts off sweet and bitter with loads of pine hops at the back end. A very hoppy aftertaste. Some sweet malts are noted as well.

M- Medium bodied, well carbonated, bitter with a dry finish, alcohol is hidden well for a 12% ABV bomb.

A nice DIPA to try, but I probably wouldn't purchase again. There are much better ones out there.

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Photo of smogfood
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of FanofHefe
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. No freshness dating apparent. Mostly clear body that is amber/orange with a strong red tint. Dense two-finger head that has good retention and leaves rings of lacing.

The aroma doesn't jump out at me, but is pleasant enough. Mostly sweet overall with the sweeter citrus aromas coming through and a caramel maltiness is apparent.

I do like the flavor. It is sweet but not cloying. The hop notes are on the tropical and sweet citrus side of the spectrum and blend in nicely with the caramel malt.

Medium to heavy on the thickness and mouthfeel, with a touch of alcohol present, but not a problem. Although there are no dates on the bottle, I don't think it is old but it just arrived in our market and was recommended by my "beer guy," meaning I don't expect that the hops have faded. Enjoyable to drink and solid east coast style here.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Star80
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours out a nice cloudy, orange-brown color with a sticky head. Lots of floaties as usual with Dark Horse, and lacing galore.

S - Smells like grapefruit, tangerine, pine, alcohol, and some sweet malt buried in there too.

T - Tastes like more of the same, lots of orange up front, pine, grapefruit, cotton candy and marshmallow and some malts.

M - Mouthfeel is a mouthful, but a good mouthful.

O - Overall a big badass double IPA which is quite complex to my palate. The nose has a whiff of alcohol, being such a big beer it would be near impossible to completely hide which it does do very well in the taste with a nice alcohol warming. A nice seasonal offering but not something so unique I can't satisfy my cravings elsewhere.

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of IPAchris
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 2,839 ratings.
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