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

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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4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on-tap at Dark Horse Brewery, thanks to my new friend Kevin from Detroit for buying a round :)

A - A deep orange color with a fine white head that settled to a thin ring. Solid patchy lacing.

S - Beautiful nose, orange, lemon, slight pine, crisp and clean.

T - Taste is similar tp the nose, candied orange flavor, smooth and boozy with a touch of pine towards the end.

M - Rich and dangerously smooth, no sense of the high abv ( 13% ). This one coul dbe dangerous. extremely drinkable.

O -Really nice DIPA, really well balanced, deserves to be mentioned along with some other top DIPA's like Dreadnaught, Pliny, Hopslam, etc. Can't believe this is the first time I have tried this. Really good on tap, picked up some bottles at the General Store, we'll see how that compares with on-tap at the Brewery.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured into a Tulip... dont see a bottle on date (purchased in June 2012)

A: rust colored bodied, no head formation, big alcohol legs (as expected), no transparency

S: big sweet malt backbone , biscuit and with big grassy hops. there is just a slight touch of citrus in there as well. surprisingly, i do not pick up on any alcohol.

T: identical to the smell. strong sweet malt, caramel, biscuit, grassy hops and a touch of orange peel. again I really don't pick up on the alcohol. very light creaminess in the finish.

M: strong medium bodied brew, low carbonation, leaves a grassy hop feel with a touch of creaminess on the palate.

O: actually, a nice brew in my opinion. felt that this actually did get better after letting it sit for some time. I remember an overwhelming grassy hops the first time around (back in June/July 2012) and a lot more heat. There is no ABV presence here this time around and I pick up a more sweetness and a bit more caramel here. In fact, I think can 3-4 of these and be completely hammered but enjoy every one of these.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours out a burnt amber color that is a bit hazy. One finger of off white head. Spotty lacing on the way down.

S: Biscuit, orange, and mango.

T: Similar to the nose with a big toffee malt backbone. 98 IBUs but very smooth and not super bitter.

M: On the heavier side with a very oily mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little bit lighter than average for the style. With that, the ABV is also a lot higher than average for the style. This is a big beer. A good nightcap or after dinner beer because of it's big body.

O: I knew this was a special one. The packaging was very vague and it sort of "commanded respect". The bottle conveniently forgot to tell me that is was more than 13% abv, but it did tell me that there were 98 IBUs and it ages well. I guess what this beer lacks in complexity, it makes up for in originality. The only other beer that I can remember that is so full of hops but not a bitter mess is Heady Topper (not that the two can be compared). I plan on aging one and coming back to it maybe a year from now.

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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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