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RATINGS: 1127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 98   EST. CALORIES: 408   ABV: 13.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 youll notice the heavy caramel and malt flavors are trying to sneak past the hops, theyre just not fast enough. This beer is hugely delicious so it will need your undivided attention (the chores can wait....trust us). 98 IBUs

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6853) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
Bottle picked up at The Bottle shop and drunk at home. As Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA, no date, ABV or other details, ages well. Dark murky brick red, opaque, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramelised sugars, light floral, rose, rhubarb, stewed fruits. Body is smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is sweet dense caramel, tangy rhubarb, syrup, touch of booze, honey, American strong ale, spice, sherry notes. Just way too sweet for me. Not a DIPA. Its on the strong ale / barley wine side of the spectrum. Big and bold. A sugar and alcohol bomb. Fine, but just not my type of thing.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
geologyguy (1380) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2016
Smells super sweet and good very hard to place the smell though, like sweet grapefruit or peaches, John says red 40, very cloudy and cool looking...quite flavorful on front end..medium light bitterness on finish....mellows with time

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (853) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Pours red with a medium and lingering white head. A rather powerful aroma consists of caramel, pine, grapefruit, some alcohol, and some sugar. The taste is sweet and very bitter. Its heavy in pine, grapefruit, and resin, balanced with a strong alcohol flavor, and hints of mango, and peach. Aftertaste is a short yet sharp alcoholic pine. This is full bodied, has a thick, sticky texture, and has plenty of carbonation. The potency of this one doesnt hide. Its strong. A solid offering.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CObiased (359) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2016
12oz bottle - given as a gift and was told it has been aged (why?). It pours a murky/cloudy tan like swamp water and a thin off white head. Very malty aroma with a background of piney hops. I think aging took out most of the huge hoppy punch and left the malty backbone intact. It's still good but not what it's supposed to be.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3693) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Bottle. Poured cloudy amber with thick off-white head. Aroma of resin, hops and caramel. Taste is hoppy, sweet, caramel, pine and some grapefruit. Full bodied, soft carbonation, alcohol warmth in the long bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5945) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Aroma is pine, citrus and slight sweetness. The flavor is grapefruit, extremely thick malts/honey/syrupy body, spices, fruit, slight sweetness, malts and a mix of heat/alcohol and creeping bitterness in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (282) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Color of an old penny, small off white head. Aroma of piney hops and malt. Moderate sweetness, bold hops and a nice malt backbone. Really nice beer!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
barbarino2000 (89) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2016
I expected this to be overwhelmingly hoppy. It was the opposite. Excellent balance, with a lean towards malty smoothness. All 3 guys at table got it and loved it. At 12% ABV it will bring a buzz, but it creeps slowly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorkenstein (446) - - FEB 20, 2016
Aroma of pine, citrus, and caramel. Taste is very big on pine tar, and some caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (980) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Big and boozy, this ones 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 (its very apparent in the aroma). This is one to sip and savor.


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