Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 982   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 408   ABV: 13.6%
Share this beer with friends!
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1467) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2014
Strong mowed grass and citrus hops profile, a good deal of caramel hiding underneath. Pours out an orange-tan swamp in my glass, any head will be short lived. Taste is what you think 98 bitterness units would be, although the resinous hop and alcohol is dampened a shade by a hearty malt sweetness. Heavy and thicker as it gets warmer. From the blunt object beating school of IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
psabotka (44) - - APR 23, 2014
Bottle pour an unfiltered deep bronze with good head retention. Strong pine & citrus nose, good hop bite up front with strong pine flavor. Strong earthy malt backbone, decent balance with medium mouthfeel. Solid DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - APR 18, 2014
Draft. Pours a hazy orange. Aroma and taste are fruity with some caramel. Starts sweet and finishes bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brentv (327) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2014
From bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber with huge amounts of lacing. Big floral hops aroma. Taste is floral hops, caramel, lots of malts, complex rich flavor, sweetly balanced. medium full mouthfeel. Nicely carbonated. A delicious double IPA with a huge flavor and 12% ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
caaam (4) - - APR 16, 2014 does not count
Aroma: not much to say of this one. Mostly brown sugary malt in the nose; don't get much hop in the nose, outside of maybe a fresh tree scent that's barely detectable Appearance: slight cloudy/hazy dark mahogany. Thin white head that doesn't stick around Taste: this is the shining moment of this beer. Initial flavor is a wash of molassesy malt, followed by a resinous middle that dissolves into a hugely piney dry and bitter finish. Hides the alcohol well for its strength but if you look for it you can find it for sure. Palate: thick, with pretty minimal carb on this guy. Not too much to say for it; definitely doesn't nail the mouthfeel unless you want something really huge Overall: this beer misses some of the little things but really nails the flavor. If you're looking for a huge double IPA that doesn't get too sweet (all things considered) I would jump on this one. Oddly enough, seems like it would cellar into something really interesting. Regardless, solid beer here

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HuskerTan (481) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - APR 15, 2014
(Thanks Chris "budznsudz") Bottle. A- Caramel, bready, tropical citrus, dough. A- Brown orange color, completely cloudy liquid, off white head. T- Caramel, burnt, dough, bread, sweet, malty, bitter, citrus. P- Full body, average texture, soft carbonation, smooth finish. O- Had about two years of age on it. It definitely mellowed out with age as the caramel has really come through. Not bad, but still nothing I was overly fond of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange amber with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, pine needles, citrus and grapefruit. Flavor of sticky pine resin, caramel malts, grapefruit, earth, citrus and had a warming alcohol finish. Full bodied, average carbonation, syrupy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to BlowOffTube! Pours hazy orange with a medium off-white head that dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is a fairly light mix of bread, caramel, pine, citrus. Flavor follows, medium sweet and light bitter, lots of maltiness and piney hops, but not harsh or intimidating. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Interesting DIPA, in the style of 90 minute with lots of hops and sweetness on the backbone. However there is not enough fragrant juicy hop character to really carry the ball forward for me. Kinda hot as well, not surprising given ABV, but a little more than I wanted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Funknmilla (677) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2014
Citrusy and bitter but all backed with a creamy consistently. ..not much head or lacing...alcohol well disguised

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (1626) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is grassy, citrusy, orange, with a quite bold caramel backbone and the lightest touch of coffee. Clear amber colour. Taste is highly bitter, quite fresh hoppy impression, grassy, zesty, orange.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 99

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50