Dark Horse Double Crooked in Minneapolis?

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by MNPikey, Mar 11, 2014.

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  1. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (403) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    Picked up a couple bottels at the Nova a week or so ago and it was great. Anyone seen it around?
     
  2. Stimulus199

    Stimulus199 Initiate (180) Dec 11, 2013 Minnesota
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    Nova just tapped it today
     
  3. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (403) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    I saw that.
     
  4. AndrewPalmer

    AndrewPalmer Disciple (321) Jan 11, 2013 Minnesota
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    MGM woodbury had some
     
  5. Mnmaverick

    Mnmaverick Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2013 Minnesota

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  6. Ish1

    Ish1 Devotee (461) Feb 25, 2010 Minnesota
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    Yeah, let's let that DIPA age for a while before releasing it. Sound logic.....


     
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  7. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    Please Tweet this to them!
     
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  8. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Zealot (513) Jun 24, 2013 Minnesota
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    Don't worry guys. Tiered distribution isn't flawed...
     
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  9. Mnmaverick

    Mnmaverick Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2013 Minnesota

    With that said, if you were going to age a DIPA, DCT would be the one to do it with. I've had 3 year verticals of it before and it's a great experiment. This is the description on the Dark Horse website:

    DOUBLE CROOKED TREE IPA
    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).
     
  10. jera1350

    jera1350 Poo-Bah (2,175) Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

    Let's let the consumer decide to age then. Some people like aged Hopslam and Abrasive. That doesn't mean the distributor should wait until all of the old Furious and Two Hearted gets sold before shipping out the new special release.
     
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  11. SNReject

    SNReject Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 Minnesota


    I really gotta wonder if dark horse knows about this, and if not, what they would have to say.
     
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  12. Mnmaverick

    Mnmaverick Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2013 Minnesota

    Totally agree with you BTW.
     
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  13. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Devotee (415) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

    This stuff is outstanding with some age to it. I know what it says on the lable but I dont consider it an IIPA. Much closer to a barleywine.
     
  14. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Devotee (415) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

    [quotis="jera1350, post: 2240622, member: 179422"]Let's let the consumer decide to age then. Some people like aged Hopslam and Abrasive. That doesn't mean the distributor should wait until all of the old Furious and Two Hearted gets sold before shipping out the new special release.[/quote]
    This is a good point though.
     
  15. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (403) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    And the real reason we don't get certain special release beers on a given date suddenly comes out...
     
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  16. Mnmaverick

    Mnmaverick Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2013 Minnesota

    We'll see if they hold KBS so they can sell All Day:confused:
     
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  17. Ish1

    Ish1 Devotee (461) Feb 25, 2010 Minnesota
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    Or holding BCBS to move some honkers or 312. Shit......that just might work. Never mind!
     
  18. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (561) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    Just had one from last year.
    Definitely good with age, IMO.

    Release them already!
     
  19. jjjoe

    jjjoe Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2008 Minnesota

    Here is the real scoop:

    The person tweeting didn't have the whole truth and misspoke. We/JJ Taylor received less than half of our Double Crooked Tree allotment on the first shipment and the remaining quantity on the second (not enough room on the truck). Rather than release a few cases one week and a bunch more a couple weeks later we decided to hold the first load until we could release all of it at once and avoid upsetting out retailers.

    It was released for sales today. You will see it out in the market this week.

    Cheers.

    Joe
     
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  20. loudmouth

    loudmouth Aspirant (245) May 24, 2010 Wisconsin
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    \m/
     
  21. theCoder

    theCoder Disciple (392) Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota
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    This...

    I have a 4 year vertical downstairs. Just opened one of the 3 year old ones a coupld weeks ago and is drinking so amazing. I intend to do a 5 year vert here this spring.
     
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  22. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (403) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    Its everywhere.
     
  23. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    Not in NE.
     
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