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

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.13/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

$3.50 single from Abe's.

Dark orange, dense haze, topped by three fingers of oatmeal colored level dense foam. No lace.

Aroma heavy with bread, supported by pine, and some citrus. Hint of alcohol.

Bread and caramel foundation. Fruity middle, darkish, mild bitterness. Late alcohol burn in the belly.

Good medium mouthfeel.

Overall seems more like a strong ale than a DIPA. Okay beer but a stylistic disappointment.

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Photo of airohead2001
3.14/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Huge thanks to glazeman for this one! I've been looking forward to it for a long time. It's about time for another tasting of sorts...

I have to begin by commenting that, in my opinion, this is a barleywine, not a DIPA. I know there's a lot of debate regarding whether to review a beer in the category in which it is listed versus reviewing a beer in the category that you think it belongs, but as far as that argument goes, I will be reviewing this beer as a barleywine.

A - Nice looking, but nothing special. Dark brown brew with a half finger off white head. No head retention, but excellent lacing.

S - Fresh out of the bottle, this one smells out of this world - a perfect combination of malts, pine hops, and big juicy citrus hops. Just outstanding. As it warms however, it is all booze and sugar, typical of many barleywines.

T - Things sort of fall apart here. I get sweet, sugary malts. And that's about it. Sure there are a few random hops that come up at the very finish, but all in all, the taste on this one is all sugar and booze. Pretty disappointing.

M - Perfect for a huge ABV barleywine - thick, sticky, chewy, and minimally carbonated. Wonderful mouthfeel.

D - Due to the imbalanced sweetness in the taste and alcohol burn, this beer is not very drinkable.

After noticing that my rDev for this review was nearly negative 30%, I think this one deserves an explanation. To really be honest, I'm not the biggest fan of barleywines. I'm much, much more of a DIPA guy - DIPAs with balance, malt backbone, and fresh, explosive, citrus hops. But whether this one is a DIPA or a barleywine, either way it is just too sweet for me.

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Photo of RedwoodGeorge
3.18/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a very cloudy orange-brown with a medium sized off-white head. The crown dies off fast enough but leaves some nice lacing on the side of the glass.

The nose is all malt, fruit and alcohol with sweet grain notes and a strong dose of apple cider and pear. Mild hops with a very earthy tone - some what mossy and woody.

The flavor is pure barleywine with strong malt notes, a heavy residual sweetness and plenty of alcohol burn. Light on the hop flavors with some echo of a Noble hop deep in the background. Rich fruity flavors compliment the caramel and golden grain notes.

Mouthfeel is medium to heavy with some obvious sedimentation on the tongue and not enough carbonation to clear the palate after each sip. No bitterness to dry each sip means there's a pretty thick coating of residual sugars and oils covering the palate.

If they'd called this a barleywine I would have rated it above average though not spectacular for a barleywine. Calling this a double IPA, even if it had a larger hop presence (which it might have right out of the finishing tank) puts it in a class where the brew really doesn't measure up well. The malts are much too heavy, the hops are almost non-existent and the alcohol sweetness is the predominant flavor. I have to wonder if any IPA with this high an alcohol content can really measure up and if this brew was really meant to be aged (and in the process losing all the presumed hop character)

This was a disappointment on a number of levels.

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Photo of BDLbrewster
3.19/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark almond skin brown with almost no visibility. Very little head and no visible carbonation.

The smell is full of green organic material on the front, the mild yet oily citric hops are overwhelmed by a strong firm malt bill. Heavy caramel and toffee work to hold down the booziness that lurks underneath.

Subdued citrus notes kick off the taste. Oily, resinous, fruity hops fight to be noticed under the crushing toffee flavors that weigh down any bitterness. Amazingly the alcohol is hidden extremely well in this almost 14% behemoth.

The mouthfeel is heavy and sticky. Very low carbonation and an oily feel make this one rough on the mouth.

Overall I give it to Dark Horse, they made a very high ABV brew that doesn't burn on the way down. As for a representation of the style... meh. I think were leaning into the strong ale category here. Good beer, but as a DIPA maniac I'm not thrilled.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.22/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Long time want, for one reason or another. Got this one at De Bierkoning in A'dam.

From a bottle into a snifter
Drank this one right after the regular one

APPEARANCE: A touch darker than the regular one. Pours a one finger, medium looking, off-white head with good retention. Burnt orange in color, hazy, with medium levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a full wisp and sticks to the sides of the glass. A ring remains until the end and leaves some dots of lacing down the glass. Better looking than its little brother.

SMELL: Bold for sure. Similar as well. Melon, honeydew melon, citrus lemon notes and some floral hop qualities. Pretty good reallt. Best part of the beer.

TASTE: Caramel and toffee sweetness up front with some alcohol at the swallow. More sweet caramel and butterscotch all the way through, with grainy sweet malts and alcohol lingering on the palate. Some piney hop bitterness, grapefruit notes and grassy flavors after the swallow trying to balance the sweetness. Mostly sweet malts and alcohol, but not particularly hot or boozy. Definitely better than the smaller one.

PALATE: Medium body and medium-high levels of carbonation. Not really creamy enough on the palate, but goes down fine with a touch of heat on the finish and ends slightly dry. Some heat lingers. Much like the regular, but slightly less creamy.

OVERALL: This is better than the smaller version, but still, that's not saying all that much. A sweet and boozy DIPA with some good hop bitterness. Less grainy and more interesting sweet malt flavors on this one, making it more enjoyable to drink. I don't really see this as a steroid version of Crooked Tree, but then again, it's not like they're worlds apart either. Not worth re-visiting. I'll stick to their stout beer.

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Photo of grandq
3.27/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy burnt orange with a surprisingly small head for the force of the pour. Smells of floral hops and melted caramel candies. The first sip is heavy on the Werthers, backed by pineapple, lemon zest, and pepper. Candies keep showing up in the flavor - something about the hoppy finish, spice aside, is reminding me of an orange dumdum or a creamsicle. I suppose I'm subconciously saying this is pretty damn sweet. Fume-y ethyl acetate is prevalent but not unwelcome, kind reminds me of Dogfish's heavy duty entries in the style. Starts to creep over that thin, nigh invisible line toward barleywine. The mouthfeel is quite thick and remarkably creamy. Noticed a little seltzer-like bubbling up front, but the lingering feel is all syrup and resin, leaving one's tongue with the hot booziness for quite a while. Overall, this isn't hitting my sweet spots, though its certainly not inherently flawed - there's actually alot to recommend this if you're into the sweeter, maltier end of the spectrum. Thanks to autumnaldave for the chance to try this one.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.28/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Taken from notes on 4.6.11

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a carmel brown-orange with a one finger creamy orange head. Some floaters present.

S - A slight citrus scent is present, that is it.

T - Sweet carmel and orange.

D - Sticky in the mouth.

O - The floaters had me wondering what was going on here.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.3/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for the 2009 cwxc818!

A - Pours a dirty brown like a rusty water. Surprisingly I get a nice half inch of head and really...? a nice bit of lacing sticking to the side.

S - Mostly slight alcohol, yeast, and a bit of caramel similar to a barleywine but with a bit of hops thrown in.

T - Taste more alcohol if anything so I assume with the hop presence being subdued it doesn't really keep well. Taste mostly of caramel, burnt sugar, and dead hops. Had to sip it or it would make me gag.

M - HEAVY metal... lol seriously it is not for the faint of heart. Alcohol could never calm down on this beast.

Overall glad to try might have this fresh (possibly on tap) to see if that makes a difference but could never imagine this beer is possible. More ABV than Devil Dancer? I can tell.

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Photo of ztaylor1
3.3/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- very murky, almost muddy, dark gold body with a tannish white head that films nicely. Lacing stays put.

smell- bright citrus notes with caramelly malts. There's an earthy air about it.

Taste- caramel flavors are very present. Alcohol as well. The beer as a whole has been very earthy and dirty, organic if you will.

Mouthfeel- creamy and slightly chunky.

Drinkability- decent sipper, but the abv is waay too high for me. The alcohol kind of takes over..

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.33/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle in a DFH snifter glass

A: Pours a ruby/brown color with very little head and minimal lacing.

S: There is a little citrus, but definitely not as hoppy as expected for a double IPA. A lot more malt/bread on the nose than usual for this style.

T: Again, not very citrusy, a lot more malty/bready than most doubles.

D/M: It is creamy, but did not have a lot of carbonation. Its a sipper for sure. Overall I liked it, but am guessing that it may be a bit old. Did not find a bottling date on it, and would be more than willing to give it another shot on a fresh bottle. If what I drank is what it normally is supposed to taste like, I will pass in the future.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.33/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another sweet hook from trades with Mid - Cheers!

*No bottle dating present - states "ages well"
13.6% - 98IBU's ZOINKS!

A: Double Crooked Tree pours a deep rich amber color that was rather clear compared to it's single version. Some cloudiness and minor floaties but they settled. Thin tight dark khaki head formed with just some speckles of lacing.

S: Nice initial fruity blast of aromas on the nose. Citrusy. Spicy. Some pine and malt madness.

T: JUICY JUICY! Heavy pinecone resins. Some citrus fruits. Nice overall bitterness. Big chewy burnt caramels and bready malt base. Sweet but not too over the top. Hot on the exhalation yet incredibly well balanced at 13.6% I must admit. Damn now I need me some tums!

M: Big and Chewy. A Medium-Heavy body with an actual creamy texture. Some sticky tongue coat and ABV burn on the finish. Especially as this brew warms up which is the challenge.

D: Sipper for sure. Take caution. BIG BIG BEER!

Honestly a nice job of balance at such levels given that the hops still shine through well. They literally doubled their IPA. I will say good thing this brew doesn't come in bombers!

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Photo of mltobin
3.33/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Capone`s in PA. It has an appearance of amber with a couple fingres of white head. The aroma has caramel, citrus and sugar. Taste is a bit over the top imo, too sweet, a good dose of hops. Mouthfeel is full, a rather bitter finish. A pretty good DIPA, but I found it to be one that pushed the envelope too far, where the taste and overall quality of it became comprised. Still good, but I don`t feel it is anything more than that.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
3.33/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Kevin hooked this up in our trade! Poured from undated bottle to pint glass the beer is a deep amber orange that doesn't allow light to penetrate very well, extremely hazy. A thin 3/4 finger white head with some retention and minimal lacing. The nose is fairly muted but sweet with a noticeable alcohol heat. Caramel malt tones, and perhaps a hint of earthy hops. The taste follows suit, very sweet, crisp with a more pronounced malt character. Not much bitterness at all, nor hop flavors. Finishes smooth and clean with a lasting sweetness on the tongue. Adequately carbonated but fairly still. Overall, if I didn't see the bottle I would have guessed this to be a barley wine rather than a double ipa. Glad to have tried it, won't be back.

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Photo of nasty31
3.35/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is very dark in color almost brown. Head is about a finger that dissipates very quickly leaving minimal lacing.Smells of hops are kind of overpowered by a strong alcohol sent. You can definitely smell the 13% in this one. Tastes are really malty i taste some hops but mostly a malty alcohol flavor. Overall this is a decent beer just not my cup of tea. I would share this with someone but 12 oz is just a little to much. Maybe some age would mellow that alcohol taste.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Very light brown caramel head with about three fingers and lots of good staying power, sitting on a dark amber chestnut body. Kind of solid, hinting at orange towards the bottom, but mostly a good solid brown amber color. Looks good.

Lots of graham cracker biscuity malt on this. Chewy sweetness and milk, not hop forward strangely. Hints of a booze character coming.

Sharp hops finally hit on the palate with a real sticky malt action. Almost syrupy bent on this mixind with the classic graham milky chew, but a mild hop presence. Faint stinging needles of pine on the finish but hardly noticeable. Dense body bodes well accentuating malt presence.

Overall my question is where are the hops? Luckily for 13.6% it doesn't feel like a punch in the gut or a knock to the side of the head.

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Photo of jedwards
3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Showed up in Massachusetts recently. Looking forward to trying this one.

Pours a cloudy copper into my Duvel tulip, with a finger of eggshell head. Nose is dominated by malt -- the usual caramel/toffee/etc. Definitely some hop (lots of evergreen, a little citrus), but totally overshadowed by the malty nose. Taste has a strong bitter hop in the middle and a nice bitter finish without the metallic bite that often comes along with bitterness this high, but is also very sweet -- brown sugar and vanilla caramel dominate. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin for the maltiness of this one, good prickly carbonation.

This seems more like a very hoppy American Barleywine than a DIPA in many ways. I'm certainly going to put at least one bottle away for a couple years to see what happens with it. As a DIPA, I think aroma particularly is lacking, but the beer is flavorful and enjoyable. Definitely a one-and-done situation, particularly given the ABV.

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Photo of RTrain12
3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. Bottle poured into my pint glass.

A: Pours a light cloudy brown with a 1/4" tan head that faded quickly. Very little lacing in glass.

S: Hops foresure, and some caramel. I didnt really pick anything else up.

T: Little boozie at first, but expected with a 13.6 ABV! Bitter all the way threw and some caramel. Finishes nice tho.

M: Thin bodied. Very prickley on the tounge. Almost no carbonation.

D: This DIPA cought me off guard at first! The one I'm reviewing is the second one I have ever had. Just like the first one I've got a buzz (on a empty stomach) and I'm only half way threw! I do like this DIPA! I would pick up another one 4-pack next season.

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Photo of Metalmonk
3.37/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Good thing this is 13.6%, because I don't drink any beer under 13.5%. Thanks to tpd975 for the chance to try it!

Pours a murky copper red, with no real head to speak of. A second pour resulted in a much creamier, thicker head that stuck around awhile and left more lace. You can tell this sucker is thick by swirling and watch it roll almost like oil around the glass. Looks majestic in the glass, and I can't really dock it any points for the lack of head, considering the high alcohol content.

Big apple cider aroma, resiny hops, pineapple, tobacco, port. Simple but alluring.

***A warning if you're about to try this***: Swirl the sediment and pour. Before I did I found it had an oxidized flatness, flavor- and feel-wise. Trying and trying again, I decided to swirl and pour the remainder, and that made a lot of difference. It brought out lots of grapefruit, and sugary orange, and it thrust a decadent toffee/cherry-taffy thing at the taste buds. Everything I wanted to roll at me in waves--foreshadowed by the aroma--didn't quite gel the way I had hoped in either scenario, however. The alcohol is warming yet not cloying, but the other characteristics are poorly mingled. Hops are more like a soggy over-sugared pineapple, but again, this improved with a swirl-pour. Mouthfeel is less thick than expected, although not thin. But it feels, texturally, like I'm only getting part of the picture due to the unfocused flavor. 2.5 without the sediment, and 3.5 with. Averages out to 3.

This could have been sold as a barleywine. As it is it's a wild, unrefined double IPA (or triple IPA). It has some enjoyable flavor traits, and the aroma is terrific, but it didn't totally work for me. Given that maybe this is just a rough batch or a bad bottle, I would probably try it again sometime. But no beer, especially no double IPA, should be this much struggle and worry. There are so many better ones in this category with much less alcohol. Sometimes bigger isn't always better. (I can't believe I'm saying it...)

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.37/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet.

Appearance - Pours a murky copper with almost no head. No surprise there at 13.6%. A little bit of lacing, but not much. Doesn't really appear to be all that thick, either, though.

Smell - Booze primarily, then caramel malt. A hint of hops struggles to shine.

Taste - Not bad, considering. The hops are never going to shine through this beast, but it doesn't taste bad. A bit of hops at the beginning, then malty sweetness, but not overbearing. Slightest metallic bitterness to the finish. It's not bad, but there's no complexity.

Mouthfeel - Not as thick as I though. They seem to have attenuated this thing well, considering the ABV. Low carbonation, but I'm not surprised. I give it credit for how light it is, again, considering the ABV.

Overall - I'm not impressed, but I'm not disgusted. It has its redeeming characteristics. I feel pretty good after drinking it! Unfortunately, I'm not in the "bigger is better" camp for beer.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.37/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

good looking bottle with a green wax seal. the inner neck of the bottle had a thick slurry all the way to the top both before and after pouring. color was deep amber/chestnut and quite cloudy. minimal, quickly dissipating off-white head, thin lacing. kind of dull overall in appearance. nose was rum-soaked dried fruits, toffee, caramel, and a bit of menthol/pine. well-baked cookies as well in the background. sweet dark fruity malts upfront with a smooth and subtler than expected bitterness. definitely on the malty side for a dipa. alcohol again prominent in the taste, which is a negative for me. huge body, very viscous, and very little carbonation to balance this monster. definitely a sipper and had me dragging the next day. overall this was disappointing with the alcohol overpowering this beer.

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Photo of Pencible
3.38/5  rDev -18%
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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Photo of divineaudio
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

tulip glass.

a - pours a translucent, glowing orange color and gave me only a thin film of tan head. leaves some nice, thick, leggy lacing in the glass though.

s - citrus, honey, grass, faint astringent alcohol.

t - doughy malt character with notes of grapefruit and honey. has a pine resin bitterness that waits til the end to sting your tongue. faint cinnamon spiciness comes out as the beer warms. slightly boozy and extremely malt forward for a double ipa.

m - full bodied, gooey, and slick. lighter carbonation with a fine co2 profile. could stand some more carbonation actually. slight alcohol warming.

o - decent beer and surprisingly drinkable for 13%, but comes off as kind of heavy handed. i feel like this needs a few months to mature a little bit. i'm definitely not in a hurry to drink my other bottles and will likely pass on this in the future.

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Photo of champ103
3.4/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a slightly hazed orange/reddish color. A two finger white head forms, and gently recedes to a ring. Rings of lace are left behind.
S: Pine, grapefruit, perfume like hops. A large sweetness as well. There is certainly some lingering bitterness, but not nearly as much as I thought there was going to be.
T: There it is. Supper hoppy, and super sweet at the same time. Pine, resin, kind of perfume like. Very sweet and even some woody flavors. Lingering bitterness and ethanol burn.
M/D: A full body with moderate carbonation. Thick, resinous, and sticky. Oh man this is hot. I can feel this all the way down my throat. Burning ethanol like alcohol.

This is a monster. The hops and malt are big, but not overpowering. The alcohol is just huge which pretty much ruins the experience for me. I am struggling to get through the bottle.

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Photo of chaz01
3.42/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce draught at Chappy's Tap Room, poured into a snifter glass.

A: Hazy ruby brown color, very little head.

S: Fruity aroma -- picking up notes of grapefruit, apricots and even pears.

T: Picking up some chocolate malty characteristics with some piney hops notes, caramel flavors and just a bit of a citrusy grapefruit tastes.

M: Full bodied, thick and syrupy with very low carbonation detected. Alcohol presence is hidden pretty well for a 12%+ beer.

D: Very heavy sipping beer, a bit more malty than what I would expect in a big IPA. From the bottle, it says that it can be cellared -- it would be interesting to see how the beer ages.

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Photo of berkey
3.43/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip 09/02/10.

Pours a dark amber color and forms a very small but nicely retained khaki colored head. Small amounts of filmy lacing are left as I rotate the glass but thy don't last.

Leads off with some citrus hoppiness which is chased immediately by toffee, caramel, and alcohol. Actually stings the nostrils a little.

The slight citric hoppiness from aroma is virtually absent on the palate but there's a fair share of bitterness in there. Malt manifests itself in a big way in the form of yellow apples and caramel. Alcohol is still slightly too obvious in both the flavor and feel.

Had to step back from this beer and take a second to look at my review after I was done. As a DIPA it's pretty near a complete fail but after logging on to post my review and seeing how insanely high the ABV is and looking at my notes this is actually fairly decent as a Barleywine. No reason to judge the beer too negatively because they put the wrong label on it.

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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 2,827 ratings.
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