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RATINGS: 1097   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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, they’re 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


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyScallywag (195) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Heavy malt and caramel aroma. Quite a bit of sediment floating in it after the pour with even more at the bottom of the bottle. Malt flavor is blatantly dominant with a slight caramel left on the palate, followed by a warming alcohol feel. Pretty darn good, but at $7 a bottle I probably wouldn't get it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (834) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bold malt aroma. Rich hazy brown body finger thick fine foamed head. Deep malt taste balanced with bitter bite, so well so it gives it smooth sipping quality. Only by it warming your palate does it give away it’s Imperial strength of 12.0% ABV(as per bottle label).

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABT_S54 (322) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
33cl bottle poured into a shaker. Dark amber/light brown colour with a thick off white head which lasts to the (bitter) end. Aroma is strong hops (as you would no doubt expect) but less overpowering than other DIPAs there is clearly a lot of malt at work here. Taste is very malt dominated with the hops becoming more evident as it warms up. I served this chilled and the taste profile evolved massively as it warmed. Almost barley wine sweetness with a pine, resinous and grassy hop profile which are in such massive quantities you could hardly suggest it is balanced but all the aspects are here. Very, very good example of the style and wonderfully over the top. Will seek out again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlazerT (357) - POLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep amber, very little hasy with white, semi-densed, medium head. Nice lacing and medicore head retention. Nose is ripe fruits, fresh, resinous, plums rasins. Also strong sweet caramel aroma, light boozy character. Taste is sweet and semi-bitter in the end. Full body, thick and sticky texture, average carbonation, finish is semi-bitter and short, light to medium alcohol warming.. In overall big beer - ABV is 12%, packed with caramel and fruits with medium hoppy character.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mateuszk (1355) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber, clear with noce head. Aroma of pine, resin and tropical fruits with strong malty side. In taste sweet, malty and catamely withpiney flavours. Strong grapefrut bitterness, sticky texture. Alcohol almost not noticable in 13%ABV beer. Fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (5724) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - pours orange amber with a white head. Aroma and taste comprises sweet tropical fruits, prominent grapefruit, tangerine, citric peel, big sweet malty backbone, caramel, toffee, resinous herbal hoppy, pine needles, bitter finish. Beast of a IIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (916) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Redish color with little foam. Forest (pines) hoppy notes. Thick mouth feeling, light boozy with a sweet hoppy bitterness. The aftertaste is dry smooth and tart. This beer is very nice, but be careful. This is a trojan beer: you see one beer, but two more are hiding in the alcohol content.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (1595) - Garching, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2015
Hazy orange color with big white head. So much spruces, grapefruit, cat piss. Tastes like a Tannenzapfen in syrup. Huge residual sweetness, oily mouthfeel. Crazy. It’s got it all, but doesn’t fit together perfectly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (418) - CYPRUS - JUL 19, 2015
Hazy orange body with a medium beige head. Aroma is hoppy, grapefruit, pine. Taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter. Soft carbonation, medium to light body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeniorZozo (600) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2015
tap @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. lots of cites on the aroma, malts and citrus taste, abc is really well hidden, great beer, want more


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