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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
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4.15/5
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2,846 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:
#1,480
Reviews:
929
Ratings:
2,846
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
319
Gots:
507
Trade:
24
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Photo of Wardt16
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SonnyFountain
4.92/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Nhoelzen
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of OnePuttBlunder
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cramerican
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Babalu614
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle to snifter. Poured dark orange with slightly carmel aroma. Very smooth going down with a great taste not too hoppy.. I cant believe it is 12%! This is by far my favorite beer. The price keeps going up, last year I could get a 4 pack for 16 bucks, this year i cant find it under 19!

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Photo of DougT
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of King_Charles
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timc32
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of D9sus4
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tried this tonight from tap for the first time. A very good DIPA. Could become a new staple in my home if I can find it when I get back to St. Louis.

Dark Amber, clear, high alcohol content is apparent in the nose, along with a good helping of hops. A little syrupy with some caramel apple taste, but overall a fine DIPA.

If you like Dogfish 90 minute, you'll probably like this, although the hops are very different, the overall satisfaction was similar to me. Definitely worth a try if you're a fan of DIPAs.

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Photo of RBuckley73
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biggtriksta
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: This beer is so incredibly dark for an IPA. Poured a mild brown color with a thin, half-finger of head on top. Not entirely transparent but a good amount of light comes through the glass.

S: Smells like a malt bomb. The commercial description on this beer claims that it is okay to age this, and I think my current bottle is a couple months past its "best by" date. It's hard to consider this an IPA in its current state.

T: I think most of the hops have faded in the bottle that I have, so I am mostly getting a huge malt presence. Caramel sweetness combines with some smooth, dark liquor flavors. Not what you would expect from an IPA, but maybe from one that is several months old with this kind of alcohol content.

F: Very thick and molasses-like for an IPA. At 12% and with some age, this beer is hitting hard. I can feel the alcohol burn on the way down. Like the commercial description says, however, it is quite mellow. It goes down smoothly as you can tell some of the initial flavors have evened out.

O: I would be interested in trying this beer fresh to compare it to my current bottle. This beer is drinking more like a scotch ale or a barleywine at the moment.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber with thick, medium, off white head that lasts a while.

Smells caramely, bready, doughy malt. Light spicey, earthy/dank and hints of pine.

Tastes sweet caramel and doughy fading to a bitter pine and then a light fruity vanilla. Dry lingering pine finish. Higher side of medium body and smooth medium carbonation.

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Photo of Rebrown221
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Big_V
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jodio
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of snaotheus
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2017-02-07
12oz bottle served in a snifter. Bottle given to me by @mr-jj. 12-28 DBL128. Poured completely, so I probably got some sediment I didn't really need.

Pours like a barleywine, but with a little extra carbonation. Looks syrupy, dark ruby-brown, moderately clear with some floaters. Smallish, creamy head with lots of fine, sluggish carbonation. Smell is booze, smells like barleywine. Musty, woody. Syrupy sweet.

Taste is not as heavily boozy as the smell (although it's quite boozy). It has more of a malty/woody character, with a substantial but not excessive bitter backbone. Sweetness is throughout, maybe a little hint of dates or something very slightly dubbel-ish.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin for as thick as it looks, as slow as the carbonation moves, as high as the alcohol content is. Also surprisingly dry. Interesting for a 12% ABV beer. Overall, I think it's pretty good. Not something I'd run out and look for more of, but I'd drink it again.

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Photo of Bammer21
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drunkenmess
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WadeBridgman
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,846 ratings
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