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RATINGS: 1019   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2007
12 oz. bottle, poured a slightly hazy amber with a thin white head. Very floral and citrusy aroma. Flavors are similar and pretty well balanced. Not hint of the ~14% abv. Nice lingering bitter finish. A very nice beer from a brewery I have just discovered.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexsdad06 (6450) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy deep amber color with a large amount of sediment that mostly settles out over time. The beige head was smaller than the regular Crooked Tree IPA and did not last as long nor did it leave any lacing. The aroma had a mixture of pine and citrus hops and thick caramel malts. There is nothing so far to suggest 13.6% alcohol. The taste is all of the above and more. The sweet, thick caramel malts blend nicely with the pine and citrus hops. Sweet balances bitter very nicely. The mouthfeel is on the thick side, but still very easy to drink. The only hint that this really is 13.6% comes as it warms where the alcohol becomes more pronounced. This has become one of my favorite IIPA’s, in spite of the significant amount of sediment in the glass.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2007
The color was a peach with red hues. The head was creamy, foamy, light beige, and apricot. The aroma was sweet, dry, and alcohol. The flavor was alcohol, bitter, and a light sourness. The palate was medium bodied and burned slightly. The finish was a little harsh and dry.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7262) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2007
12 oz bottle purchased at Bello Vino in Ann Arbor. The pour caused big flakes of sediment to come out causing the beer to be a cloudy fuzzy amber-ish orange with nice tan head. With the glass more than a foot from my nose I can still easily smell the aroma. There is a very nice nose of pine hops and sweet sticky sludgy caramelized malts. After it had warmed to near room temperature I could start to smell the alcohol. The taste has big pine hop flavor that blends into pine and grapefruit hop bitterness creating an enjoyable transition. About midway sweet caramelized malts and hints of pale malts surface to mix with the citrus hops to create a somewhat sweet tangelo juice note. Into the finish the hop bitterness becomes rather pronounced. Very delicious IIPA and even my wife enjoyed the taste. As the beer moved closer to room temperature I could start to taste alcohol notes that bordered on interfering with the experience. The beer seems pretty smooth and not so much the in your face palate crushing experience as the Founder’s Devil Dancer. But close.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2007
Bottle. A dark amber beer with a off-white head. The aroma is of caramel malt, dark fruits, pine and hops, so is the taste, but light alcoholic. Medium to full body with a sweet dry light alcoholic finish. The alcohol is warming and well hidden away behind the malt. More please!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (22274) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2007
Bottle. Hazy orange red coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits, hops and pine needles. Sweet flavour of hops, dried fruits and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10593) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
Bottled. Reddish amber coloured. Uncleaer. Light beige head. Alcohol, sweetness, fruits, herbs and light pine in the aroma. Flavour is sweet and caramelly. Has light liqourice, herb and alcohol notes. Quite full bodied. Has a warming bitter end. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of sk8viking. Pours a very hazy amber - almost murky - with floating impurities and a beige head. Fat aroma of hops and caramel. Very full in body with a very smooth mouthfeel. Lots of sweet caramel - almost Barleywineish - almost drowning the 98 IBUs. The finish is rich and full of warming alcohol. 270607

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2007
12 oz bottle via trade with someone whom I cannot recall. Bartzilla birthday bash beer 2. Aroma is super sweet with a subdued hop nose. The pour is orange with a thin white ring on top. The taste is sweet and hoppy and reminescent of a BW. Mouth feel is sticky and hoppy and damn strange but great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2007
Bottled. Reddish brown coloured. Dark fruits and caramel in the aroma with notes of hops. Sweet juicy toffee and hop flavour. Quite full bodied. The alcohol is very well hidden.


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