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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
BA SCORE
4.15/5
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2,850 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
Ranking:
#1,488
Reviews:
929
Ratings:
2,850
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
318
Gots:
506
Trade:
24
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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Vintage: unk, 2011? Thanks to pixieskid for sharing this one.

This beer is very, very difficult to place. I cannot agree to it being an IIPA, it's barely even a barley wine to me. I guess I would call this one a strong ale. The beer is sweet, even the nose is sweet. The nose reminded me of sugar in the process of caramelization, dark bread, ginger and tawny port.

The flavor follows suit and even reminded me at times of gingersnaps with icing. Other times, some prunes, nougat, cinnamon and some woody flavors. As the beer warmed to a good 65-70 degrees - I got a flat dr.pepper or cherry cola flavor. A little dry on the finish - begging me to take another sip.

A truly unique beer with oddities I hadn't anticipated, I can't decide if I like this beer. Certainly a sipper, this beer is huge. Label is epic and the beer in the bottle follows suite.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Every review will say or compare similar attributes so I tried the beer in a little different fashion.
I compared this beer (unintentionally) side by side in a delirium and Chimay glass After a pour in GABF mini pint glass.Interesting change in taste.
Mini pint was not well balanced,heavy on the hops bitterness...

Delirium glass was considerably smoother, with a better balance but had a huge bouquet of alcohol with each sip...

Chimay glass proved to be perfect (near perfect anyway,too many glasses not enough beer) .Very well balanced without the hop bitterness or the overpowering boozy bouquet.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to TJ for this bottle. This double is a much more malty version of the other. Poured with a smallish off white head and some lace. Color is a clear honey amber. Aroma is malt, ripe dark fruit, toast. Flavor is much the same plus a little tang. Body is good, ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor and fairly long.

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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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