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

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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, medium amber color with a partial surface residue and fine peripheral ring of off-white bubbles. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Full, with dominant hops of dank citrus, sticky caramel, and a relatively nuanced milky quality that seems tied to malt. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins very off-dry, with early hop aromatics that are pungent in their ripe tropical fruit and dark citrus qualities. Acidity is mild into the middle where thick pale malt emerges, slightly cakey, after the initial hops assault subsides. Hops never disappear entirely, contributing a whiff of resinous pine in the second act. Alcohol is complimentary in the middle, rising toward the finish where herbaceous hop flavors combine with the booze to produce a medicinal taint. Bitterness is moderate considering the immense size of this DIPA.

M: Medium viscosity, syrupy and warming on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: Judging by ABV alone, this beast of a beer may seem like the DIPA to rule them all. However, it displays poise in its balanced display of qualities--in this case, balance equates to all of the hops and pale malts that will fit in a 12 oz. bottle. While alcohol has a speaking role in the cast, it does not dominate; its absence would be more distracting. It drinks more ably that some other big DIPAs that are 2-3 points smaller. An oaked version of this could threaten Alpine's excellent Exponential Hoppiness.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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1/5  rDev -75.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rust color. Foamy white head. Murky.
S little light on the smell for me. Had to search for it. What is there is floral bouquet.sweet Perfume almost
T very sweet. Malt balanced well with hops. I'd say slightly maltier than hoppy. But def plenty of hops. Mild orange flavor. Lots of flavor though
M thick but carbonation keeps it from being too syrupy. Pushes quickly to the back of the tongue. Slight bitter coating the back of the throat lingering. Not overpowering
O not an overpowering dipa. Great balance. Plenty of flavor. Couldn't give more than slightly above average for smell simply cause I've had some divas that knock me off my feet smell wise. Otherwise everything else is great. Big fan of the flavor. Keeps u interested all the way through

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- hazy orangish brown with white head that fades to a flat ring around the glass.

S- citrus, tropical fruit. Slight caramel and biscuit smell. Not as powerful as when I had it fresh earlier this year.

T- smooth slightly fruity, like orange and peach, then some pine and the malt balances out nicely. No alcohol burn for being almost 14%.

M- medium body with a lighter carbonation.

O- I really like this beer a lot. One of my favorite dipas. I even enjoyed it more when I had it fresh. I can't get over how smooth it is and how there is such a small amount of alcohol burn for being such a big beer.

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4.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: great clear reddish, gold color with a small amount of nice white head and light to medium lacing throughtout.

S: Orange, hoppy smell. This smell is heaven to my nostrils. Has a great citrus hop smell with a hint of grassy smell.

T: Initial taste of grassy type hops followed by a huge kick of citrus hops and the finish is a piney hops bitterness that lingers in your mouth for quite awhile.

M: Medium, crisp, bitter, lingering mouthfeel.

O: OVerall, GREAT beer. One of my top tens!

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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,861 ratings