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RATINGS: 1116   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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karstenborg (717) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2015
Dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is hops, caramel and herbs. Taste is citrus, caramel and raisin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (5866) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Backlog rating. Keg at Mother Kelly’s, London. It pours a rich orange color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is sweet and bold, with tropical fruits, caramel, toffee and light booze. Taste has caramel, vanilla, mango, pineapple and light oak bitter finish. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, bold

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (438) - USA - SEP 23, 2015
Dark amber tipped with a fickle, short-lived, off-white foam. Deep aromas of spruce and pine waft up from the glass. A tasty liquid, sticky and thick, too malty for my taste in a double, but still a solid brew. The finish is a little overbearing because of the tenacity of the sticky brew. A tasty beer, but not an easy drinker.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Psytron (1769) - Turku, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2015
12.0 ABV. smell of hops, alcohol, spruce. Dark amber/brown colour, beige head. Aroma of oak, spruce, hops, grass. Sweet and medium bitter. Oily texture. Heavy body. Lively carbon.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (1165) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 5, 2015
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass -- Aroma is super malty, looks like a hazy amber color. Taste is a malty bitterness that is quite pleasant. Yeah, this drinks quite well. (bottle says 12%abv)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
novemberpapa (2) - FINLAND - SEP 4, 2015 does not count
Hazy brownish amber color, small but stable frothy cream head. Aroma has caramel, pine, wood and citrus. Flavor has caramel, grapefruit, resin and raisin with a slightly nutty finish. Some alcohol in the flavor, too. Medium sweetness and bitterness in taste. Full creamy body with average carbonation, long bitter finish. Quite nice for a 12 ABV imperial ipa, but the alcohol is a bit too sharp. Might be this bottle wasn’t fresh enough for optimal experience.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (9927) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
12 oz bottle. Thanks Timo A! Clear amber golden color with a small off-white head. Dark fruity hops, moderate bitterness and sweet malt in the aroma. The flavor is sweet malt, sweet hops, alcohol and some herbal notes. Strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kristall-König (2678) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2015
Geruch äußerst angenehm nach Grapefruit, Mango, Malz und leckerem Kuchen. Beginnt süß-ölig. Anschließend Zitruseinschläge, Grapefruit, Malz. Alkoholisch gepfefferter Abgang, gleichwohl fein ölig, süß, Zitrus. Sehr gut; im Abgang dominiert der Alkohol. Dieses Bier hätte Franklin Pierce gemundet.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (812) - - AUG 16, 2015
Pours reddish brown, haze/opaque, with stable creamy white head which stays for a few minutes. Aroma is gorgeous: basket of tropical/mediterranean fruits (oranges, mango, kiwi, lemon, avocado etc.), without any trace of an alcohol (12% abv.?!). Flavor: Alcohol is mild noticable. Malt sweetness is high (prevails notes of wheat, bread, with hints of caramel), but is almost perfectly balanced with hop bitterness, which is medium/high (prevails esters of tropical/mediterranean fruits, with some floral and even spicy notes. body is soft and almost like by barley wine sticky. Carbonation is soft. Very proper Imperial Ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1626) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Poured from bottle. No date on bottle so I have no idea how old this is. Dark amber color with off white head. Aroma is grain, caramel malt and pine resin. Syrupy mouth feel. Rich caramel malt start with brown sugar. Some fruity flavors in the middle. The finish is pine resin. Some lingering bitterness and booziness.


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