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RATINGS: 1037   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2009
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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (181) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2015
355 bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours murky dark amber with a one finger off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt, floral, tropical fruits, caramel, bready and perfumelike. Flavour is sweet and medium bitter hops. Medium to full bodied, sirupy texture, average carbonation. Finish is sweet and slightly resinous.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
emusche (7) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
On tap at local craft brewer. Poured into 10 oz snifter. Dark amber color, nice lazy head with very hoppy aromas. Hints of orange, floral, and some darker fruit (raisin? plum?) along with the faintest scent of alcohol. Taste is big and bitter, but very complex. Very smooth and easy to drink; surprising for a beer at 21% ABV. Not quite good enough to crack the top five, but probably hovering around the top ten.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1382) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree is a rich red amber clear brew with a firm head of tan bubbles. lively carbonation. Nose is crisp, slightly sweet, strong with floral and evergreen hops. Taste is lightly sweet with a bit of a clover honey taste. body is fluid but lively. a bit of hops on the finish. a very nice beer. not nearly as hoppy as the nose advertises, but that isn’t a bad thing as all.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Serapac (210) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 26, 2015
Bottle from Malts Attacks. Murky orange-amber, small off-white head.aromas marmalade, hops, orange zest in chocolate, plums, honey, even hints of coffee - as if a cross between imperial ipa and imperial stout. Taste goes in the same direction; bitter-sweet, long hoppy finish. Very special, complex beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (471) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (329) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
firstsip (585) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (668) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 23, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with a really delightful aroma. Really bold flavor. Really good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrohia (186) - - APR 19, 2015
Archer's, Dayton, OH, draft. Cooper. Hoppy, bitter, grapefruit. Lacing doesn't stick. Fizzy head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1926) - - APR 18, 2015
Bottle. Light brown. Caramel, earth, floral, tropical fruit and toffee. Alcohol is present but well-chosen. Pretty good.


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