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RATINGS: 1342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It’s not as heavy bodied and malty as many IPA’s, in contrast the palate is more crisp and dry. If you consider yourself a "hop-head" you owe it to yourself to grab this beer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (2048) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2008
12oz bottle acquired in trade. Pour is a cloudy melon-orange color with a thin head of lacy white cream. The aroma is resiny hops with some fruitiness to it. Attractive enough. The flavor is quite potent for an IPA. The hop character is really strong like an IIPA but there isn’t the heavy malt to back it up. This is really a showcase of resiny hops. Its sharp and dry, but somehow it manages to find balance in all that hops. Its quite easy to drink. Well done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2008

Received as an extra twice. Thanks.

Tried First time on 5/5/08. I wish this said that it was bottle conditioned or warned about the amount of sediment because I poured a lot in by accident. It has a nice amber color with a small beige head that fades fast. It first smells a little of citrus hops and then smells mostly of caramel malts. I think the sediment sort of ruined the taste of this or it might be too old. It’s sort of muddy tasting and just doesn’t seem right. The hops don’t really show well for me and are mostly masked by the earthy malt taste that is probably at least partially from too much sediment poured into the glass. I would love to get another bottle to give it another try. 6/4/5/4/12

Retried on 8/14/08. Appearance same. Smell a little more fresh but still not great. Taste is similar, better but not great. 7/4/6/4/13

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (42424) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2008
Bottle 12 fl.oz.
Unclear medium orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, lemon shell. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (130608)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (6812) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Imperial Pint draft at Charleston’s (New Lenox, IL). Poured a very deep amberish hazy color with a decent white head. A very good looking brew indeed. Aromas are muted, some light hop notes and sweet malt waft around. Taste is dissappointing: Some upfront hops that clearly give way to a far superior caramel malt profile on the backend. Finishes largely malty with little bittering. Not balanced. Would have scored better if it was an APA. Did not enjoy and a poor representative of the style. Would probably not drink again and I don’t give a lot of bad reviews.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBRussell (6) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2008 does not count
Based on appearence, I would be worried. But as far as flavor, it exceeds expectation. Not much head to the pour, color is golden cloudy amber, really crisp for it’s texture. Solid hop flavor, fills the void for a reliable, everyday session.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2008
Poured a cloudy amber from the tap with a white head of foam. Standard IPA in my book. Loaded with hops. Not right for my alate, but definitely a good IPA (if that’s what you’re into)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Yeasty. Lots of sediment in bottle. Looking beyond this, it still falls short. The palate was hops than water. It dropped me right off a cliff. To make matters worse some char from my grilling found my glass and than I had yeast and char floats. After all this I still enjoyed it, but only par for an IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2008
12 oz. bottle - thanks to pepsican for the trade; very hazy orange with no head; bitterness is there in the aromas, but much more on the sweet, sugary side; little to no bitterness in the flavor; light and creamy malts; strange when thinking of the extreme sweetness of the double tree, which seems more like a quadruple tree; body is great and flavor a little on the light side, but a very enjoyable IPA

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2008
I had about 3 or 4 of these last night. Pours burnt roange witha frothy off-white head. Aroma is floral hops, citrus and pine. Flavor has a big citrus and floral hop punch with notes of pine and light fruits. Could have drank this all night as drinkabilty is good with the low ABV. Not as resiny as the Double Crooked IPA. Will buy again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUL 26, 2008
12 oz bottle into pint glass. Nice woody orange pour with a big off-white head that holds pretty well and leaves some chunky lacing - LOTS of yeast sediment in the pour though... I didn’t expect an 6% IPA to be bottle conditioned. Great inviting floral and resin hop aroma with more malt presence than most IPAs I have had. Flavor and body are pretty reserved but still very appealing - good full pine hop character that develops into a more floral taste in the finish. Bitter but not overly biting bitter. As was the case with BeerBarron (2 ratings below mine), the flavor of this brew definitely grew in appeal and complexity after a few sips. A good soft balance. Light carbonation and a mouth feel. Overall: very solid IPA, highly sessionable. I wish it was my local IPA! Can’t wait to try the double crooked.


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