GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 TRUMP! This double version pours a hazed honey color w/ a medium sized, semi creamy froth and reduces to a decent lace. I think it’s genetic. Looks like liquid caramel. The aroma is balanced w/ goopy malts and strict hopsy citrus rind. Nice! Full nectar w/ ample creamy residual effers. This is a malt bomb for sure but Robo Hop is right round the corner with his street sweeper and cleans the palce up nicely leaving asprin scar tissue to deal with. I am amazed a brew like this can be so well balanced. Fat caramel malts, and fat caramel malts meet up w/ a very strict curfew and like I said, Robo Hop is there to sweep up the mess. Chewy citrus caramel, leather, aged citrus rind, cotton candy essence, and a pinch of sodium. The finish is bittered perfectly and leaves a lingering asprin burn to remind me from whince I came. Drink with caution for the alcohol is hidden like a sniper in the mud. I could drink a few of these. I wouldn’t, but I could =) Highly recommended. 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. emans (2) - Owosso, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2012 does not count
Oh my how sweet it is to be blessed by this. What a bad son of a bitch this beer is. Get this when you can or else. It comes out in February which is the greatest month of the year. Flemingo1 (3) - Lake Orion, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2012 does not count
Hands down, the best Imperial IPA I have ever consumed. If you consider yourself a serious imbiber of Imp IPA’s then this is one to try! RKOhio (9) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2012 does not count
Absolutely my favorite beer! The dark appearance is not expected and subtle liquor is present in both the aroma and taste giving way to a multitude of flavors.
Minzbig (2) - Middleville, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2016 does not count
MY FAVORITE BEER!!! It’s a must try. Dark horse nailed it by doubling everything in the crooked tree other then the water. This 12% beer taste like a 7%. Smooth mouth fell it’s a great beer. bobalau (1) - - MAY 13, 2017 does not count
a nice balanced beer, great fresh flavor. But at 12% alcohol may be my last for the day... well, perhaps until this evening. Nice Carmel notes and strong hops but not too citrusy. Highly recommended.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bjcbeer (1) - Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2008 does not count
This is one of the best beers that I have ever had at 13.6% and 98 IBUs this beer is way to drinkable.
kevinahcc20 (2) - Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
I’ve been looking to try this and have had a hard time finding it. I was in Hops at 84 East in Holland, MI and they had it on draft. Served in a 12 oz. snifter it was a darkish orange color with an aroma that was both hoppy & fruity. The menu had it listed at 13.7 ABV and for this potency it was remarkably smooth and well balanced. An excellent choice for enjoying a slow extended sipping session! railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2006 Had on DLD FFF parking lot.good taste and well hidden alcohol.I did not realize how strong it was till today.thankfully i had small sample and would love to try this again.I had it today(10/25/06) again thanks to SPINKLE and was very happy and grateful to him .Great beer hoppy and sweet just like a a double ipa should be.CHEERS