Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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92
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2,842 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
Ratings:
2,842
Reviews:
929
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
10.44%
 
 
Wants:
318
Gots:
505
For Trade:
24
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Deep bronze beer with good amount of head. Has pine and citrus smells. Good mix of citrus and hops in its taste. Lots of hops and malt give this beer a good body. Can taste the hops as soon as it hits the tongue. Great beer that goes well with both food as well as on its own.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: deep orange color. Fairly hazy and near opaque. A small off white head that fades to nothing.

Smell: citrus and pine hops blended with sweet crystal malts. Smells more sweet than hoppy.

Taste: lots of hops. Resin, citrus, light pine, floral. Little to no malt taste.

Mouthfeel: strong bitterness that lingers for a long time. Fairly light and no alcohol for 13%

Overall: a good dipa but left way behind by all the competition in my opinion. Also way off at on the price point.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker glass.

Original quick rating was a 3.5 in April 2014. Full review on 4/5/15 is below.

One of the more well-balanced IPAs I have drank. Lots of malt to balance lots of hops. – 3.75

A – Pours a quite cloudy (-) brownish orange, amberish with a two-finger off-white solid head. Great lacing, a curtain of lacing. Long lasting thin layer of head. – 3.5

S – Floral and piney hops aromas, sweetness, some black tea (?) – 3.75

T – Starts sweet, smooth, caramel and malty, with a resiny hoppy finish. - 3.75

MF - Smooth creamy start with a biting hoppy dry finish. Medium bodied. - 3.75

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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 2,842 ratings.
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