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RATINGS: 1112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 408   ABV: 13.6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Pours copper/amber, with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, caramel, toffee, and alcohol. Flavor is a lot like the aroma, with a bitter finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bjcbeer (1) - Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2008 does not count
This is one of the best beers that I have ever had at 13.6% and 98 IBUs this beer is way to drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoutdrnkr (2) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2008 does not count
This has to be the best bews I have ever tasted. The aroma is very deep, and the hoppiness is very enjoyable. The finish is very clean and scores at over 13 percent alcohol by volume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2008
cloudy copper color with bit of off-white, slightly lacy head. aroma of grapefruit and pine. flavor is strong hoppy, citrus/pine bitter. although i know there is a LOT of alcohol here, i didn’t get it in the flavor or the bitter, hoppy finish. i think i gotta try another sample to get a proper rating for this beer.... i suspect i am selling it short.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2008
Shared a bottle at DLD 08. Pours burnt orange with small off white head. Aroma is hops, pine, citrus and malt. Flavor is a huge dose of hops and malt with notes of ccitrus and pine. Had no idea the ABV was 13.6% based on the taste. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2008
Thanks Tytoanderso for this one! Clear and copper fluffy off white head and decent honey comb esque lacing. Piney aroma. Big hop flavor (mostly pine giving way to some citrus) with a nice malty backbone. Alcohol was extremely well masked

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - APR 28, 2008
12 oz bottle, green wax coated, pours a mostly clear copper body with a sturdy beige head. Lots of chain lacing. Aroma is quite bold. Pink grapefruit, orange, caramel, toffee, alcohol, and some earthiness here. Smooth medium body is slightly syrupy. Taste is citrusy bitter hops. Grapefruit rind and Valencia orange join with a solid caramel and toffee malt backbone. Warming alcohol is not intrusive. Very engaging effort that borders into barleywine territory.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2009 More an APA than an IPA and could use more carbonation but the nose and flavor are devine. 13.6% is alot to hide but this doesn’t have any harsh burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lothore (614) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
A- Pours a deep mahogany/amberish hue with little to no head, very murky. S- Smell is really dominated by piney hops, perhaps a bit of sweet fruit. T- While this is a beast abv wise, it has an incredibly balanced taste (obviously dominated by hop). Starts out biscuity and moves into a grapefruit bitterness. A bit perfumey at the end. Alcohol is present all the way through but is hidden very well. M- Thick with little carbonation. D- For such a high abv beer it is very easy to sip on. In my opinion it just suffers from being a bit one demensional. While it is extreme in the amount and intensity of the taste, nothing in the flavor profile is very diverse. A good brew that I will probably try again at some point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
Opaque, thick dark orange pour with a one finger white head. Nice hoppy aroma & flavor with a creamy malty finish. 13.6% abv? I don’t taste it. I guess it will hit me in about 20 minutes.

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