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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA

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RATINGS: 1007   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 408   ABV: 13.6%
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Have you read the description for the regular Crooked Tree yet? Well this beer is almost the same just double. 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, theyíre just not fast enough. This beer is hugely delicious so it will need your undivided attention (the chores can wait....trust us). 98 IBU's


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3092) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Surprised I hadnít had this yet. On tap at Local Cantina in Clintonville. Amber pour with thin off-white head. Aroma caramel, pine, resin citrus. tastes are citrus, grass, pine. big, fairly sweet, but good balance overall. 7.4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Abner (68) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber orange; the head fades fairly quickly. Aromas of pine, pineapple, citrus that largely disappear with the head; replaced with sweet malts, caramel malt. Definitely a malty DIPA, but the flavor hops are still there to add some nice complexity--they last into the finish. Very good balance between sweet/bitter. I get a bit of alcohol on the back end, though it is remarkable how minor this is for such a big DIPA. A bit syrupy. Medium+ to Full bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (829) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Pours a dark golden amber color with a thick off white head. A big malty aroma with a citrus undertone. A sharp nail polish remover harsh bite that hits right away. A slight citrus flavor goes through then gets smashed again by aggressive bitterness. Iím all for the hops but this one does not flow. Itís ok one sip at a time. Not my favorite especially considering Crooked Tree is one of my favorites from the brewery and a great IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maksymiliant (31) - POLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Pite w Chmielarni. Mocne piwo, w zapachu s?odkie owoce i ?ywica sosnowa. W smaku s?odycz kontrowana zbilansowan? gor?czka. Alkohol przyjemnie grzeje w prze?yk. Smakuje bardzo dobrze. ?wietna double ipa!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (124) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 29, 2015
Poured into SA Perfect Pint showing a finger and a half of copper tinged white foam and dark caramel brown practically opaque. The nose shows a lot of sweet malts with faint notes of tropical fruit and a honey in the background. The palate is medium bodied and lightly carbonated. A lot of sweet caramel malts are apparent on this making it much more akin to a Belgian Ale. The bitterness doesnít really appear until after sipping hence giving the a much more Pilsner-like finish rather than the sharp bitterness from most IPAís. A slight spiciness lingers on the tongue but does not bring any heat hence probably more likely to be lively carbonation on the finish. In conclusion, Iíd say this is one of the few IIPAís that is actually over malted.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (4614) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours amber red, nose is resinouse, caramel, toffee, taste is similar.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
tectactoe (2645) - Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Tap: Had this beer on tap a few times & multiple times out of the bottle, also at different ages. First off, when the label of a DIPA says "AGES WELL", I have a problem with that. A goddamn IPA should not fucken age well. I donít understand what the deal is with this beer. It falls in line with Devil Dancer for me. A overdone, overloaded, messy pile of rubbish. Nose is super sweet, pungent, oily. Bitter resin, solvent, booze, sticky sweet caramel, ghastly perfume. Flavor is even worse, heavy pine, fusel alcohol, solvent, pungently sweet malts, onion, syrupy thickness. A hint of nice tropical mango is the only reason this didnít get a "1" for taste. This is not a goddamn DIPA. Regardless of what you want to call it, though, itís just not good. Messy, unrefined, cloying, harsh, the list goes on.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5273) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
12oz bottle. Poured a hazy copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma was a lot of pine resin, some herbal, orange notes. Flavor was boozy pine resin notes. Orange citrus notes, lots of alcohol heat on this one. Bitter, boozy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredd_an (101) - Borlšnge, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2014
Kåda doft som går igen i smaken. Alltså kåda, karamell en jävla massa beska bomb men rätt bra balans med malten som är lite bärnstensfärgad & alkoholsötma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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