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RATINGS: 1006   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, 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsen1635 (352) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle, ABV 12%. Hazy dark amber pour with tan head. Aroma is strong with flowers on sweet malty base. Lots of peach and citrus. Taste is overwhelming. Instant bitterness on top of sweetness. Balanced although on the sweet side. Quite high carbonation. The ABV is felt but not in a bad way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2416) - GERMANY - AUG 31, 2014
0,355 l bottle bottled with 12.0% vol. caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, cereal, floral, orange-amber, cloudy, frothy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (778) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 29, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste Carmel, sweet, citrus. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Holy hell. Smells strong. Malty with a big caramel note. Maybe some dark fruits. Smells like a barely wine. Pours a dark golden color. Brown like. Taste is heavy. Hoppy, tart, strong. More like a barley wine than a DIPA. Be ready to sip this. It hits you hard.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hollabus (8) - - AUG 19, 2014 does not count
Great appearance, good tasting for an IPA, aroma was ok, overall great tasting beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Underdogs88 (204) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Intense malt aromas of toffee and caramel. High fruity esters. Moderate citrus hop aroma. Appearance is a muddy dirty blonde appearance with a white head with poor head retention. Malt flavors of caramel and bread dominate the hops. Bitterness is present but the finish is sweet. Esters are high. Mouthfeel is medium with medium low carbonation. High alcohols are noticeable. Overall, it tastes more like an American barleywine than a double ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JerseyBrew (42) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
First let me say that I scored this beer as a double ipa since that is what dark horse is calling it. This is a very nice beer, but it is just to bad that this is an American barley wine and not an DIPA. As a barley wine this would score much higher. It is just to bad that companies have no clue as to how to label their beer correctly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlbeer (846) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Almost an amber pour with white head. Smells of malt and a ton of hops. The sweet malts almost immediately give way to the hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1100) - Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a murky golden-orange color with a khaki head. Head retention is poor, given its ample size upon pouring. Pungent aromas of competing toasty malt and citrus. Moderately thick and lightly oily textures. Big malt, but balanced well with citrusy hops. Finish is plenty bitter, but retains a sweetness. Alcohol is quite evident.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (1997) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
355 mL bottle. Disappointed with this one. There is an initial hit of bitterness, citrus and caramel in the flavour, but then . . . nothing. The flavour disappears, never to return. The bitterness lingers, but it’s awful lonely.

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