Sregnar35 (974) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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ludhaber (62) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer has a pleasant citrus aroma. The beer is buttery in the mouth with some acidity to balance. The beerís taste is balanced with interesting hop and good malt backbone. It is a fine beer.
bigben873 (133) - Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy aroma, dark clear amber, medium malty, a little less malty, more hop bitter than some imperial. Smooth finish.
thorongil2 (1277) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(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
kkleu357 (315) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 doesnít 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.
charule (1157) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is pure hops. Dark dirty yellow. Taste is hops caramel and alcohol. Easy drinking.
ColovianTrader (294) - - MAR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jbuskirk (453) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 There was a time when it would sound crazy for me to say that Double Crooked Tree tastes bigger than its 98 IBUís. Okay, it still sounds a little crazy. Not many people are going to say "ONLY 98 IBUís?" Yet, with many major brewers making ales that easily blow past 100 or even 110 IBUís, that statement isnít as ridiculous as it sounds. Everything about this beer screams hops - the hazy, reddish hue, the massive grapefruit aroma, and of course, the huge citrusy flavor. It all points to one clear conclusion: this IPA is hoppy as hell. The strong malt presence is a godsend. It keeps the bitterness from bringing you to tears and, more importantly, coaxes out the tropical flavors of orange and peach. My bottle had the benefit of some age which helped to bring out the maltís caramel taste. Dank, resinous, and aggressive all the way through... I wouldnít have it any other way.
hopsythe (46) - - MAR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour. Huge aroma coming from the pour. Dark red with hints of orange. First sip, notes of booze and hops. Once the burn is gone the palate opens huge notes of citrus. This one is big and scary. Not for the weak.
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