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RATINGS: 1033   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BSchnab (118) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2013 This is malty for an iipa, appearance is golden, taste is malty with a little citrus, overall ok but not great

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
firstsip (570) - Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2015
Tap. Beautiful opaque orange gold. Gorgeous Belgian lace. Mildly sweet nose. Beautiful full body of flowers, honey, just the right bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (630) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 23, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with a really delightful aroma. Really bold flavor. Really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrohia (180) - - APR 19, 2015
Archer's, Dayton, OH, draft. Cooper. Hoppy, bitter, grapefruit. Lacing doesn't stick. Fizzy head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (98) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2015
Aromas are all hops, with a variety of hop aromas - flowers, perfume, pine and spruce. Malt presence is pretty subdued - just a mild bread/cereal aroma. Color is a medium amber, with some cloudiness; the head is small and pretty white. The body is medium to full; there is a very apparent high alcohol presence; carbonation is average and the finish is long, floral and bitter. There is a moderate to heavy sweetness; I presume due to the alcohol level. The bitterness level is quite high. Overall this is a quite good beer. It is a very classic Imperial IPA. Lots of hop flavors and bitterness. I like the variety of hop aromas. It’s powerful with a sweet alcohol wallop. As with many Imperial IPAs this one is fairly one dimensional - a real hop bomb without much too balance the hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (1415) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 9, 2015
Couleur brune orangée, très légère mousse. Nez très puissant, houblonné, pâte de fruits (coing, melon), note de caramel, alcool, fruits noirs. Corps robuste, malt caramel, fruité (banane, fruits jaune, melon, coing..) et fruits noirs puis forte amertume houblonnée sapin et thé, avec note d’alcool. Fin très intense amère et réchauffante d’alcool. Superbe. Pour les amateurs d’ipa, très savoureuse et intense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4401) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 9, 2015
Bottle 33cl, kindly shared by Calisky. A cloudy orange amber beer with medium head. Nose is intense on hops resin, quince and toasted malt. Aroma is on toasted malt, blond caramel, very fruity on apple, orange, quince, very bitter, coconut wood, melon, caramel, white grapes, feeling of an US barley wine . Heavy bitter finish with still resin and fruit skin notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (322) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2015
Aroma of a sweet late harvest reisling with some oregeno-ish hops. Appears hazy orange-gold with white foam and lace. Tastes of bitter grape skin, sweet reisling, an some sappy pine resin on the end. Palate is fizzy and thick. Overall, very reisling, the the alchohol is very hidden, nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (463) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Bottle, 12% abv. Appearance is amber, fairly murky, a small white head which quickly disappears. Aroma- pineapple, grapefruit, mango, hints of apple, caramel and toffee sweetness, hop resin. Taste- fruity, orange peel, bitter hops, fairly full in the mouth- bready malt, hint of caramel sweetness, fairly sticky finish, with some alcohol burn. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1887) - - APR 18, 2015
Bottle. Light brown. Caramel, earth, floral, tropical fruit and toffee. Alcohol is present but well-chosen. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miyauchi38 (545) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
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