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
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
Ratings:
2,834
Reviews:
928
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
10.44%
 
 
Wants:
318
Gots:
507
For Trade:
25
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I did not have anything special sitting in my cellar for my 700th review but I figured that I’d at least go big for such an auspicious occasion.

Appearance was a brownish copper color with golden edges. The thin film of head faded in no time. This offering was oddly fizzy as well. The nose had definite citrus notes. The body was hearty and the flavor profile was quite malty for a DIPA. The finished has more citrus notes and some decent hop bitterness.

This offering was quite good and unique in a world where too many DIPAs are carbon copies of one another. Frankly, I’d consider this more of an American Strong Ale than a DIPA, but no sense quibbling over style.

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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 2,834 ratings.
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