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RATINGS: 1099   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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, theyíre 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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tseo (153) - Athens, - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle at the Local Pub, Halandri, Athens. Aroma: Pungent hoppy aroma dominates. (It hit me like a slap while opening the bottle and while pouring) Loads of caramel, phenols, spices, orange peel and resin. Seriously good. Mouthfeel: Big mouthfeel and sticky texture. Taste: Very potent and rich. Firm bitterness and an big malty base. Warming (13% Abv+) and syrup. Very, very strong fruity (figs?) and piney hops. Finish: Warm, dry, astringent. A long, phenolic aftertaste. Overall: Exceptionally good.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (809) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Big and boozy, this oneís bordering on barleywine territory. Pours a cloudy, brownish-yellow, with middling head. Aroma is marked by hops and malt, and a big whiff of alcohol. Flavor is pretty sweet, with a big, forward hop bitterness, with a lot of malt. Alcohol content is fairly well-masked, at least as far as the flavor goes (itís very apparent in the aroma). This is one to sip and savor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1783) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 10, 2016
Draught @ Milk and Hops. Clear dark orange with very small frothy off-white head, faint orange peel aroma, low carbonation, hoppy taste with initial sweetness, smooth body, long bitter orange peel finish. Very smooth and flavorful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1426) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle Aroma-ananas, pineapple Appearance-amber, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, Palate-full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (811) - New York, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottled. 2016 vintage. Pours very dark copper, hazy. Aroma is exactly what I expected when I saw 12% IIPA. Burnt sugar, toffee, slight oak orange, citrus, and what else is that? Some other fruit. Wow, flavor is hop forward, still some caramel, toffee, burnt sugar again. Itís very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (509) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2016
12 bottle to a tulip. Rusty reddish orange with an average white head and nice lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, and toasted caramel malts. Flavor is more bitter pine and citrus fruit with a strong caramel malt backbone. Fairly juicy and quenching with an alcohol presence. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turboninja (350) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle@home, from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Strong bold sweet aroma of berries (rowan), sweet malts, caramel and some alcohol. Red/copper color with small/medium natural white head and slightly hazy liquid. Strong organic taste with berries, lots of hops, malts, some caramel and alcohol. Balanced with narrow taste spectrum and long hoppy aftertaste with dry malts and a hint of berries. Medium body with light/medium carbonation. Overall, high quality but a bit simple for this percentage. Also the body could be slightly stronger.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Minzbig (2) - Middleville, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2016 does not count
MY FAVORITE BEER!!! Itís a must try. Dark horse nailed it by doubling everything in the crooked tree other then the water. This 12% beer taste like a 7%. Smooth mouth fell itís a great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (430) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
Reviewing from memory - this was a monster of an imperial IPA. Probably the most hop-forward of the ones I tried, with little of the usual malty backbone. Because of this, the alcohol was more present than in other DIPAs, but it didnít spoil the beer for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle: Big...no... massive IPA. Iíve had it fresh and aged... definitely better fresh, the aged just doesnít do it for me. Full bodied and "smack you in the face" piney hops. Good Stuff, but not my favorite Imperial IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2262) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 19, 2015
33cl bottle from beergium. Dark gold color. Medium beige head. Medium sweetness. Medium bitterness. Aroma is piney, orange, wood, hops, spicecs.


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