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RATINGS: 976   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duhast500 (378) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a stemmed La Fin Du Monde glass. The color is a dark amber/maroon with a finger and a half foamy off-white head and some nice lacing left on the glass. The smell is hoppy with some interesting malt background. There is some interesting fruity aromas that come out in big beers like this. An orange and grapefruit aroma that is sweet and sour at the same time. The taste is so sweet with a malty flavor I have to stop in my tracks and pry the different flavors apart. There is a grapefruit flavor that is sweet ad sugary and is so sweet it takes on a sugary mass of flavor with some slight orange and other citrus flavors as it makes up the tent-pole of this beer. There is a sugary flavor that is holding in the hoppy bitterness and keeps it from taking over. This beers flavor is turned up to eleven. The feel of this beer is big, there is a whole lot of beer here and it is nothing to toy with. Some truly great back-end flavors and a nice slap on the back from the ABV is there to say hello. A beer with a smooth feel and a big kick.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
phiconners (148) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Deep copper, darker than a lot of IPAs. Not crazy about the aroma, harsh. Very sweet up front. Not as hoppy as I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Draught at Euston Tap, London on 16 Dec 2012. Poured a hazy amber, with a dense off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel and some underlying bitter pine-like hops. Spicy hop flavours, with orange peal and apricot and grapefruit. Finish was toffee, bitter resin and big marmalade.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drsandman (223) - New York, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a med amber, thin off white head. Aroma is big booze, malt, sugar, resiny hop, dark caramel, toffee. Flavor is huge malt, sugar, booze... Big body, gooey. Not really my bag

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonshawn (328) - - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle from Haskells. Dark orange almost tan. Thick white head. Piney, syrupy, some sour fruit aroma. Lots of layers of flavor. Wet and hoppy with strong alcohol notes. Coats the mouth, warming. Not as expected from a dipa. Very interesting, even if not my favorite.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Berard (273) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep caramel in color with medium carbonation. Caramel and hop aroma with white head that lingers. Nice caramel and resin flavor but limited complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1704) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Guess I better say something since I’ve got this more than enough times in trades. Most of the time in a snifter but actually twice in a chalice, interesting, sigh, no difference for the most part. The appearance was mostly a somewhat golden amber to gold looking color. The aroma is mostly bitter in the format of an AIPA to slightly showcase a decent malt background. On the palate, it sits about a light to medium on the body. With a mostly somewhat sessionable sort of quality trying to compound this beer. Overall, hey now, I say this is a good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (180) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Should have been my first not my 5th cuz i want another!alcohol is masked......very tasty specimen....nose is sweet and fantastic....taste is even better...just had a hop stoopid which is my go to ....and wow maybe a better dbl ipa in my area?investigation follows ........

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1394) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Appalachian Vintner, Asheville, NC (listed as 12% ABV). Darker than normal orange pour with a short off-white head. Heavy amounts of caramel and toffee malts, tangerine, wet grass, and pine needles in the aroma. The taste is an assault of grapefruit, pine, caramel, and booze resulting in a warm, bitter, and sweet delicious beer. Everything lingers on the palate. Awesome beer!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novice101 (298) - - MAY 22, 2014
I think I got an old bottle little hop aroma on the nose, lots of malt though, caramel and biscuit notes. Taste is very much the same a little hop bitterness and piny resin but not what a double IPA should be

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chucklemation (426) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours a murky golden color with a foamy white head. Has a sweet citrus hops aroma. Flavor is sweet citrus and caramel, finished by a moderate dose of dry hops. Has a full body feel and goes down smooth. This is a very solid double IPA, though it doesn’t seem to have anything to stand out from most other dipas. Perhaps aging it will change that, as this does have a surprisingly high alcohol content, though you don’t taste any of the alcohol.


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