RATINGS: 1129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 98   EST. CALORIES: 408   ABV: 13.6%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Pours a dark hazy amber with strong aroma of citrus hops. Hints of caramel, fruit, and alcohol. A bit warm in the mouth and throat, but leaves a very nice hoppy taste in the mouth afterward. Take time to drink this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2009 Bottle. Pours a very dark amber color, close to a brown. Smells is very deep, and complex hoppy. earthy pine notes of malts and pine hops. Taste is great, deep, complex and a little too sweet. A lot of hoppy vanilla notes, great hop character. Great, high ABV DIPA. alcohol is hidden very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HolidayBeerGuy (50) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2009
12oz. bottle, Pours dark amber, orange. No foaming, no head. Strong citrus/floral aroma. Taste is brutal, wonderful, hop bitterness is not for the faint of heart, the alcohol presence is obvious. Strong finish, over the top hops, lovely. Good DIPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (6556) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle Pours out a hazy amber/orange topped with a small head. Aroma citrus and sweet caramel hops. Tast was of sweetness, hop, and plenty caramel. Plenty hop bitterness a tasty double.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
12oz bottle from hannont, big thanks Todd. Murky brown pour. Sweet malty citrusy aroma, very interesting. Not alot of hop character left on this bad boy, more like a barley wine now. Very smooth and malty, with just a little bit of hops in the finish, quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Bottle. This bottle has at least 6-8 months of age on it. A cloudy orange/amber pour with a finger of frothy off white head.Aroma is muted grapefruit,orange,sweet caramel malt, a nice hint of bread and pine. Flavor starts sweet then citrus,then some spice I (not sure what maybe peppercorn),honey and spruce. A nice little warming at the slightly dry bitter finish. Full body ,sticky mouthfeel,soft carbonation. Very Very Good ! A very complex IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 5, 2009
2008 Bottle - Thanks motortoddhead! - Pours dk orange amber with no head, aroma is sweet citrus fruits...flavour incredibly mellow, fruity, honey malt, hop florals, but too much hop bitterness, but slight...touch of pine resin, but incredible @ 13.6 ABV...very enjoyable!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2009
12 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass. This pours a dark amber with no head, which I thought was a little odd. Anywho, its pretty much split, with piney, and grassy notes. Its a lot smoother than a lot of double IPAs that Ive had. Not bad, but not fantastic. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Thanks to polomagnifico for the bottle!
Pours almost transparent ruby-amber, small beige head gone quickly. Nose is rather sweet with lots of caramel, real minor grapefruit, and a little alcohol. Very sweet flavor of caramel, but some bitterness remains as is: almost no fruit can escape the sludge of malt and alcohol. Palate is rather poor: sticky and thick but then dying quickly. If IIPAs are meant to portray the beauty of hop-driven beers, this one comes up way short. More like a thick, sludgy barley wine in fact.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2009
[Bottle] Pours a caramelly amber with a medium soapy beige head. Aroma is lots of sweet caramel malt with some citric and floral hops. Flavor is sickly sweet, almost to the point of cloying, some alcohol, orange, grass, and lots of caramel. They were a little overboard with the malt on this one. I was hoping for an explosion of hops like their regular IPA, but this was just an oversweetened bomb, the bitterness was hardly evident.

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