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
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
Ranking:
#1,587
Reviews:
930
Ratings:
2,863
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Pours out a darker hazy orangish-amber with a two finger head lasting for a few minutes but only having minimal lacing qualities.

Smells mostly of citrus peel, (orange, lemon, AND grapefruit in relatively equal proportion) caramel, pine resin, and lesser amounts of toffee malt, a tiny whiff of woody herbals rounds it all out.

Tastes of juicy oranges and caramel, somewhat more emphasized woody herbals than the nose had, and a resinous extended finish. Tropical fruits appear at a relatively restrained level as the glass warms up.

Body is perhaps a tad too thick as it is on the heavier side of medium body with carbonation on the lighter side of medium strength.

The most interesting thing about this beer (aside from excellent balance and craftsmanship, I mean) is how the high ABV is almost completely masked. At no time at all was I able to detect any boozy hotness in either the nose or flavor. Dangerously delicious.

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

I enjoyed Double Crooked Tree on tap at the VIP room at Darkhorse on 8/11/2012. I literally got the bottom of the keg, but enjoyed it.

Poured a copper color into the tester glass, the sample gave a generous white head. The head was probably due to being the bottom of the keg. When the head faded, the malty aroma was apparent. The initial taste was a sweet malty flavor coupled with a muted level of citrus. Caramel, graham cracker, and orange notes all made appearances. The earthy grapefruit hops make a bigger impression in the aftertaste. Even as the thick mouthfeel allows the aftertaste to linger, citrus warms the back of the throat making the drinker salivate for more.

This not necessarily a balanced DIPA, but it is certainly enjoyable.

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

a chunky pour, orange in color, yeast particles floating freely, 2 fingers of off-white head. smells of toasty caramel, pine, grapefruit, dirt.

taste is slightly citrusy up front followed by a hoppy/pine/bitter grapefruit taste. sweet caramel taste is the backbone created by the malts.

medium body, slightly creamy, low carbonation. great retention, patchy lacing.

overall a decent dipa - seems like it sat around for a bit, would be way different fresh i feel.

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Pours a murky orange color with a khaki head. Sweet caramel and toffee with sweet citrus, a bit of pine, pineapple, and maybe some booze, too. Definitely on the sweet side. The flavor is a bit boozier than I’d like. Citrus peel and pine give a pronounced bitterness. Toffee, bread, and toasted malt are all quite strong as well.

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This came to me from my college chum, David Atkinson, who moved back to his native Michigan after we all graduated from Pitt. Merci beaucoup, Senor David!

The bottle was marked "Ages Well", but I was dubious until I began my pour. I got two fingers of dense tawny head that as it fell, left such sticky lacing behind that I was going to have to rent a jackhammer later to remove it. Color was not only a cloudy amber, but there were floaties evident. Hmm. Nose was oily with a caramel odor underlying it. Mouthfeel was tending upwards to viscous, but not quite that thick. The taste was of alcohol heat, caramel and minty hops. Finish was breathtaking thanks to the alcohol. It was already a hot day, but now I was sweating like it was going out of style. Jesus! This was no playing around and yet a Triple IPA was on-deck. What is the matter with me (besides just about everything)?

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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,863 ratings