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RATINGS: 1124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 98   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CObiased (321) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2016
12oz bottle - given as a gift and was told it has been aged (why?). It pours a murky/cloudy tan like swamp water and a thin off white head. Very malty aroma with a background of piney hops. I think aging took out most of the huge hoppy punch and left the malty backbone intact. It's still good but not what it's supposed to be.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3587) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Bottle. Poured cloudy amber with thick off-white head. Aroma of resin, hops and caramel. Taste is hoppy, sweet, caramel, pine and some grapefruit. Full bodied, soft carbonation, alcohol warmth in the long bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5779) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Aroma is pine, citrus and slight sweetness. The flavor is grapefruit, extremely thick malts/honey/syrupy body, spices, fruit, slight sweetness, malts and a mix of heat/alcohol and creeping bitterness in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (278) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Color of an old penny, small off white head. Aroma of piney hops and malt. Moderate sweetness, bold hops and a nice malt backbone. Really nice beer!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
barbarino2000 (89) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2016
I expected this to be overwhelmingly hoppy. It was the opposite. Excellent balance, with a lean towards malty smoothness. All 3 guys at table got it and loved it. At 12% ABV it will bring a buzz, but it creeps slowly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorkenstein (425) - - FEB 20, 2016
Aroma of pine, citrus, and caramel. Taste is very big on pine tar, and some caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (953) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Big and boozy, this one’s bordering on barleywine territory. Pours a cloudy, brownish-yellow, with middling head. Aroma is marked by hops and malt, and a big whiff of alcohol. Flavor is pretty sweet, with a big, forward hop bitterness, with a lot of malt. Alcohol content is fairly well-masked, at least as far as the flavor goes (it’s very apparent in the aroma). This is one to sip and savor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2249) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 10, 2016
Draught @ Milk and Hops. Clear dark orange with very small frothy off-white head, faint orange peel aroma, low carbonation, hoppy taste with initial sweetness, smooth body, long bitter orange peel finish. Very smooth and flavorful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1919) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle Aroma-ananas, pineapple Appearance-amber, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, Palate-full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1268) - New York, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottled. 2016 vintage. Pours very dark copper, hazy. Aroma is exactly what I expected when I saw 12% IIPA. Burnt sugar, toffee, slight oak orange, citrus, and what else is that? Some other fruit. Wow, flavor is hop forward, still some caramel, toffee, burnt sugar again. It’s very good.


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