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RATINGS: 1002   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Berard (357) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep caramel in color with medium carbonation. Caramel and hop aroma with white head that lingers. Nice caramel and resin flavor but limited complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2313) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Guess I better say something since I’ve got this more than enough times in trades. Most of the time in a snifter but actually twice in a chalice, interesting, sigh, no difference for the most part. The appearance was mostly a somewhat golden amber to gold looking color. The aroma is mostly bitter in the format of an AIPA to slightly showcase a decent malt background. On the palate, it sits about a light to medium on the body. With a mostly somewhat sessionable sort of quality trying to compound this beer. Overall, hey now, I say this is a good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (375) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Should have been my first not my 5th cuz i want another!alcohol is masked......very tasty specimen....nose is sweet and fantastic....taste is even better...just had a hop stoopid which is my go to ....and wow maybe a better dbl ipa in my area?investigation follows ........

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1528) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Appalachian Vintner, Asheville, NC (listed as 12% ABV). Darker than normal orange pour with a short off-white head. Heavy amounts of caramel and toffee malts, tangerine, wet grass, and pine needles in the aroma. The taste is an assault of grapefruit, pine, caramel, and booze resulting in a warm, bitter, and sweet delicious beer. Everything lingers on the palate. Awesome beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novice101 (308) - - MAY 22, 2014
I think I got an old bottle little hop aroma on the nose, lots of malt though, caramel and biscuit notes. Taste is very much the same a little hop bitterness and piny resin but not what a double IPA should be

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chucklemation (599) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours a murky golden color with a foamy white head. Has a sweet citrus hops aroma. Flavor is sweet citrus and caramel, finished by a moderate dose of dry hops. Has a full body feel and goes down smooth. This is a very solid double IPA, though it doesn’t seem to have anything to stand out from most other dipas. Perhaps aging it will change that, as this does have a surprisingly high alcohol content, though you don’t taste any of the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syndicate (92) - Idaho, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Got as an extra from Bergodd1, thanks again. Pours a deep orange hue with a thin filmy head. Aroma is malt forward, banana, bready, cerealy malts but not much hops. Taste is spice, grassy, and earthy. The 12% abv is very present. As it warmed up caramel sweetness was much more prevalent and really changed this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dragonfly1 (497) - Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Draft, dinner with Dave and C. Dark orange, light citrus and floral nose. Soft carbonation and flavors. Tropical fruit, peaches, mango. ABV very well disguised. Thick and chewy, sweet and syrupy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElCapitan22 (165) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
Pours slightly dark gold and is slightly cloudy. Has nice lacing and excellent hoppy flavor. Not overly bitter or malty. A wonderful DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lundqu23 (13) - - APR 26, 2014
Quite a good beer with a high ABV so will feel tipsy after one. Citrus and pine sweet. Will taste alcohol on the nose and end of sip. Hop bite as soon as it hits the tongue and malt backbone as you swallow.

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