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RATINGS: 974   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1617) - South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2014
Double crooked tree on tap at the Beer Trappe (Lexington, KY). Medium amber with excellent clarity and a large, bone-colored, durable head. Excellent coating of foam gets left on the glass. Remarkably sweet up front, but there’s a load of hops in here and it turns moderately bitter by the finish. Complex hop mix give off a mostly herbal and fruity aroma but are herbal, piney and floral in the mouth, and a bit earthy in the aftertaste. Some citrus too. Feel: medium body and carbonation. O: a hop bomb for hop heads, particularly if a lower level of bitterness is desired.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on April Fools Day while watching the Heat. This stuff is pretty damn good. Appearance is a gorgeous ruby red with a rich white head that rims around the glass, looks rather vibrant. Aroma is pretty sweet with nice caramel malt / syrupy notes, along with a great hop profile and sweet honey. Taste goes down with caramel syrup and hop flavor, it’s really hoppy without being really bitter, other ratings state fruit notes (peach) and I agree. As well, the ABV of this is surprising while tasting this. Really is a nice DIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35 (952) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
On tap at the abbey. Pours brown with a reddish tiny. Aroma is boozy as fuc&. Flavor is ripped up sweet booze and dry hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ludhaber (62) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
The beer has a pleasant citrus aroma. The beer is buttery in the mouth with some acidity to balance. The beer’s taste is balanced with interesting hop and good malt backbone. It is a fine beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Hoppy aroma, dark clear amber, medium malty, a little less malty, more hop bitter than some imperial. Smooth finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thorongil2 (1151) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
(tap) bright orange amber colour with a small white head; aroma of sweet fruit, citrus; nicely balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish; lightly creamy palate; very nice

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (247) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2014
On tap at the brewery while walking through the tour. Excellent beer. Wow could this easily sneak up on you at over 13% ABV. Sure doesn’t taste like that. Love the cloudy body of this beer. Aroma is very hoppy. Taste is hop forward. Nice and citrusy flavors. Great malt backbone. Decided to visit Dark Horse on my way up to the KBS release in Grand Rapids and was very pleasantly surprised. Great beers, starting with this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (957) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at Dark Horse. Poured hazy dark orange with min ring of white. Aroma of huge citrus. Light carb med bod. Smooth balanced orange light bitter taste. Well executed.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Smell is pure hops. Dark dirty yellow. Taste is hops caramel and alcohol. Easy drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (244) - - MAR 20, 2014
Loaded with sweet caramel, grapefruit hoppiness, lightly toasted grains, some pine and citrus. High hop bitterness without going overboard. Sweeter than I expected with hints of sugar.


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