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RATINGS: 1073   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


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
raoul_duke (169) - - APR 7, 2015
First of all, and I never mention this although I should start, the bottle art is awesome. 12 oz bottle from a four pack. Head is wet and white. Color is burnt orange almost red. Carbonation noticeable in the glass. Strong tropical fruit on the nose, pineapple kiwi and a touch of resin. Very pleasant. Taste is really good. Hop with a nice amount of malt. Define pineapple but the sweetness is really well balanced by the malt which is somewhat unique in the ipa game. I may do what the brewer suggests and age one or two bottles.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1467) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle from Bruisin? Ales. Resin and juicy tropical fruit aroma. Quite sweet (not surprising for 12% ABV) but balanced out with a big bitter punch. Caramel and raisin notes as well as citrus hops. Boozy finish. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4508) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2015
Another share thanks to Willrunforbeer. Orange Amber color with very slight head. Aroma shows a thick amount of bready malt, orange marmalade and mild citrus tones.

The alcohol is really mellow for an over 12% ABV the bitterness really nice and lingering. The malt and hop bitterness is a really nice balance. The balance is tits!!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tsd08460 (226) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2015
Aroma: spruce, citrus, caramel, Appearance: amber, clear, minimal head, white foam, Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (1949) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2015
One of the hoppiest iPas I have had lately. Strong malt backbone on this one. Pours deep orange almost brown in color. Very bitter and hoppy bite. Smells dank and hoppy. Had out of a bottle at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagobears (434) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Pours a murky copper into Leffe glass. This is my first exposure to Dark Horse and the store only limited one four pack per customer. Figured it had to be good… and it is. Really dense, sticky and hoppy. Pine and citrus with a syrupy caramel backbone. A bit hot on the palate and a very long bitterness lingers. Also has an ’earthy’ finish. Very appetizing.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinahcc20 (2) - Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
I’ve been looking to try this and have had a hard time finding it. I was in Hops at 84 East in Holland, MI and they had it on draft. Served in a 12 oz. snifter it was a darkish orange color with an aroma that was both hoppy & fruity. The menu had it listed at 13.7 ABV and for this potency it was remarkably smooth and well balanced. An excellent choice for enjoying a slow extended sipping session!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlioi (24) - - MAR 25, 2015
It has a great subdued hop flavor with another fruit or some other taste taking most of the credit. Not the smoothest beer though.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ej1oo1 (25) - New York, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Strong but smooth. Delish defifworth it if you’re looking for a punch of flavors. Yes.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TattooJack (280) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2015
From the 4 pack, orangy brown pour, this one says it’s 12.0%. Full of hops, i believe that they doubled up on everything, it was like drinking two beers at once. I have a question about how this beer is a 99 and other beers that are quite inferior get 100. If any beer deserves a 100 its this one.


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