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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
2,850 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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Ratings: 2,850 |  Reviews: 929
Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a CCB pint glass.

A: Pours very hazy, a deep copper color bordering on brown. Low visible carbonation with some floaters present, and a two-finger head of finely small bubbles.

S: Citrus rind, grass and melon hops with heavy bready and lighter caramelized sugar malt aroma. Background of some booze.

T: Boozy, caramel and bready malts, grass and bitter citrus hops hit up front. A burnt caramel sweetness, boozy, with hop bitterness at the end.

M: Heavy body but nice, moderate carbonation, and significant alcohol heat.

O: Not my preference in the hop profile or malt bill. I couldn't find any particular faults, other than it being boozy - but honestly, at 12% even that wasn't over the top. But not one I will be in a hurry to repeat.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Tulip.

A. Poured 2 fingers of head. Thick lacing. Good retention. Color is a cloudy brownish orange.

S. Hoppy and a good amount of malt. Some grapefruit and piney hop aromas. Quite of bit of caramel malt sweetness. Smells a little past its glory. A bit more barleywine than super hoppy DIPA.

T. Taste is a lot like the aroma led on it would be. More caramel malt than anything with some piney hops in the background.

M. Medium/full bodied. Medium carbonation. A touch of lingering sweetness.

O. Probably should have got my hands on this guy a little sooner. Decent enough beer, but most of the hopiness has faded away.

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4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,850 ratings
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