BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had this for the first time at Firkin Fest 2009. It was the first beer I had...and the best. Being a fan of the regular Crooked Tree, I was intrigued by the authentic doubling of the recipe.
The result is, hands down, not only the best Imperial IPA I’ve ever had, but can imagine having. The hops have tossed off any thoughts of bitterness and embrace the religions of citrus and non-perfumey flowers. A mannish backbone of malt makes this beer thick and the best sippers around. The fact that it is unfiltered is just icing on the cake.
Dark Horse has become my favorite brewery in the States, thus far. I can find absolutely nothing wrong with this beer. There you have it. Cheers.
anstei (276) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers’n’more. Pours clear amber, little head. Quite a weak nose for a DIPA, but still full of aroma. I haven’t tried the "normal" Crooked Tree, so I can’t really compare, but this one is full in every other sense. Taste, hops, malts, alcohol. Still, all this doesn’t quite combine to something extraordinary to make a superb beer.
Fashawn (409) - Montesarchio, ITALY - JUL 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very solid beer. Aroma of caramel, tangerine, grapefruit and a little bit presence of pine. Seeet bready malt, so smooth for the style, smells of alcool when the bir becames a little less cold. Tangerine notes, not so bitter and strong malty presence. At least Barleywineish malty profile. Good but not great, not so bitter at all.
libertine (283) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange amber with a thin head. Aroma is orange, toffee, resin and alcohol. Flavor is sweet with notes of orange, caramel malt and hops. Not as boozy as I thought it would be. Sticky oily mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Finish is very dry. Beautiful in aroma, appearance and taste. Top notch Imperial IPA.
MayumiH (348) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Strong citrus and pine notes. Good caramel malt presence. Solid and boozy. Highly enjoyable.
rouhlas (965) - GREECE - JUN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 330ml bottle. Light hazy orange color with off white head. Heavy malty aroma, caramel and light bread, hoppy, pine and citrusy fruity. Sweet and heavy bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation
leaparsons (8794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden with a decent foam. Aromas are toast and caramel with grapefruit and pine. Peppery and boozy. Flavours are sweet brown sugar malts with lemon. Grapefruit and pine bitterness on the finish with quite a hot boozy palate. Good.
MrOrla (543) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours Hazy amber, with a tan head. Aromas of malts, some bitter hops, caramel. Taste is Malts, some hops, caramel, very sweet alcohol. Pleanst considered the abv.
llkc (694) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
duft: rød- frugt. karamel.
smag frisk, karamel citrus granbitterhed. varm eftersmag.
Savage_Night (85) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber with a off white head. Head retention in poor. AROMA: floral hops, caramel, spice, light peppercorn, alcohol, soap, herbs, citrus, leaves and spruce. TASTE: hop oil bitterness, caramel, spruce, citrus, earthy, alcohol, raisin, Sichuan peppercorns, slightly sour, cough drop and spices. AFTER TASTE: hop oil bitterness, caramel, peppercorns and alcohol with a warm oily finish. Same warmth I get from a nice smooth whisky. Glad I tried it but sad that it was my last and only one. Trading for more now.
birocotsios (10) - - JUN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong aroma and great taste with the hops just powering through the light sweet caramel. Huge beer at 12% even though it could trick you. Strongly recomend it.