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:
2,839
Reviews:
928
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
10.44%
 
 
Wants:
318
Gots:
506
For Trade:
25
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4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Acme Bar and Pizza in Rochester, NY.

I don't care what the description sayas, this is an American Barleywine. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but this is the maltiest DIPA ever. Just a ton of everything- malt, hops, alcohol- in this monster beast of a beer.

Pours a murky, slightly hazy amber, with a small, quarter inch head, and not much lacing.

Smells very malty, lots of sweet caramel and toasty bread, with an underpinning of piney, grapefruity, and dank hops. I smell a bit of booze too. This one's gonna be a monster.

The taste follows exactly as I'd suggest. Big, spicy booze burn up front, with some sweet, almost cloying sugary malt flavor, and then a big bitter kick in the face from the hops- grapefruit and orange rind, grass, pine. Just a ton of flavor shoved into this one. And surprisingly, given my usual feel on overly malted IPAs...it actually kind of works. It's fatiguing, and it'll never be my favorite style of IPA, but it does taste really good.

Medium bodied, thick and sticky mouthfeel, the alcohol is quite noticeable, making it a bit of a sipper.

An extreme beer if I ever saw one, this was one very tasty and impressive.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a nearly opaque light copper with a little white head.
S: It smelled like sugary figs and candied cherries and faint copper and butter scotch.
T: It tasted like candied apricots and herbal hops, with some artificial strawberry and unripe pineapple. It had a somewhat clean sugary aftertaste with lingering bitterness.
M: It was thick and chewy with a little carbonation. Very full body.
D: This was not nearly as good as I expected. The scent and taste were super sweet with little bitterness. The body was over the top, and the finish was a little harsh. So it wasn't easy to drink. I'm not impressed at all.

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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 2,839 ratings.
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