lereve (8) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. 13% is no joke! This is a powerhouse of a beer. You definitely feel the hops and the high octane.
bax (1048) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle 20/11-2013) Low white head, clear amber color, hoppy sweet taste, hop candy, soft co2, alcohol is well covered. True American DIPA.
Errl (1312) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is golden with a nice white head...NOse is juicy pine hops, tropical fruits, alcohol, caramel...Taste is nice Caramel, pine, tropical fruits, candy, cream, juicy hops, alcohol
lefossoyeur (428) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bit murky orange with minimal head. Caramel and toffee aromas with some resinous/earthy hops. Big bold palate, big chewy malts at first, then a generous bitterness hits the palate, very earthy, coffeeish, and lasts for a good while into the finish. Big, bad ass brew, that I quite enjoyed as a night cap.
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. My bottle said 12 per cent not 13.6 per cent. Clear and golden with as you would expect a reasonable presence of hops but amazingly they dont overpower. So easy to drink that it was quite frightening.
merc7186 (1737) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Deep Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Minimal
S: Boozy, Sweet Malts, Mild Piney
T: Boozy, Caramel, Sweet Malts
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Drying
Overall, this is more of a barleywine than a DIPA, boozy taste, not impressive to the style but a good beer.
TheBear11D (164) - Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Double Crooked Tree pours a cloudy deep amber color with a beige bubbly beige head that leaves decent lacing. The aroma is full of caramel and spruce. The flavor jumps on you with the sweet caramel getting to you first then a mix of floral spruce and citrus hops smash through. Overall this is a delicious brew.
jerd16 (130) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Pours dark amber with nice 2 finger off white head. Some good lacing. Aroma is very one-dimensional - Piney, resinous with very little fruit. Taste is primarily caramel malt and alcohol . Not well balanced at all. Almost a medicinal sickly sweet taste. A chore to drink to be honest. Very little hoppiness. What there is, is indecipherable. Distinctly unremarkable.
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose and flavor is grapefruit and caramel, high ABV is hidden. Decent DIPA. Pricey at $5.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Marlboro, MA.
zvikar (2800) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours orange hazy with a huge head, aroma of tropical fruits, peach, apricot, mango, marmalade, flavor is sweet with honey, caramel, grapefruit and tangerine, medium to full bodied