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RATINGS: 992   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


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigben873 (133) - Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Hoppy aroma, dark clear amber, medium malty, a little less malty, more hop bitter than some imperial. Smooth finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2246) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Copper body. White head nice lacing. Hoppy and fresh juicy fruit aroma. Resin, bitter hops and candy taste. Warm nice. Dipa.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Woweezowee (30) - Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2014
A Mid-West classic. First tried it at the brewery, and have been hooked on the bottles ever since; both tact basically identical. A chewy mouthfeel with a sweet malt profile that dominates the taste; if you like MW style IPAs, this will be a favorite for you. Theres bitterness, but it never infringes on the flavor. Just a great go-to beer if you can find it regularly.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiercepanda (587) - Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2014
A dense orange beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is like apricot wine and vanilla. The flavor is fruity, herbal, wood, and boozy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3607) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2014
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. 12% these days, by the way. Pours clear amber, thin white head. Aromas of wood alcohol, pine. Taste is oily, malty, sweet, alcohol burn. Medium body, slick finish. Just ok, thought it would be better.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malkyore (193) - - SEP 17, 2014
I had this at the brewpub. It looked kind of like Orange chocolate milk... But it was crazy sweet and hoppy and boozy as hell.... Fun stuff this beer. Fun stuff indeed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (577) - SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Good deep pine hop nose. Big stewed banananose ib glass. Big thick sappy body with a final sweaty twist.Followed by some burring acidity. Dark indian red colour with a light off white head.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsen1635 (280) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle, ABV 12%. Hazy dark amber pour with tan head. Aroma is strong with flowers on sweet malty base. Lots of peach and citrus. Taste is overwhelming. Instant bitterness on top of sweetness. Balanced although on the sweet side. Quite high carbonation. The ABV is felt but not in a bad way.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2210) - GERMANY - AUG 31, 2014
0,355 l bottle bottled with 12.0% vol. caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, cereal, floral, orange-amber, cloudy, frothy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (757) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 29, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste Carmel, sweet, citrus. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Holy hell. Smells strong. Malty with a big caramel note. Maybe some dark fruits. Smells like a barely wine. Pours a dark golden color. Brown like. Taste is heavy. Hoppy, tart, strong. More like a barley wine than a DIPA. Be ready to sip this. It hits you hard.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone


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