overall
99
96
style
RATINGS: 1143   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 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

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.5
oobawa (1318) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Not sure about the age of this beer; overwhelming caramel on the nose makes me think it’s not the freshest bottle available. (Never sure about an IPA whose description tells you aging it makes it better.) Hops are almost an afterthought, with the massive malt front making up most of the beer. Mostly caramel, honey, sticky bun, maybe a little nutty undercurrent, with the hops relegated to a slight orange-tinted middle and a piney but manageable finish. IBUs add a nice postscript, but this beer is shockingly malt-centric, with a boozy fade that assures you you’re indeed drinking a 12% brew. More a strong ale than an IPA, but after a pint you won’t give a damn.

3.9
gripweed57 (2314) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Copper color topped by a frothy beige head that dissapates quickly. Big boozy malt nose. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor has a huge bitter hop component. Intense and personal. Lots of body, lots of malt, lots of hops. Excess at its finest.

4.3
mjik83 (1562) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2017
30cl van de tap bij Zeezicht, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 13,6% Uitgetapt in Zeezicht glas Uiterlijk: donkeroranje met redelijke schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: mooie fruitige neus van lychee, smaak is tropisch fruit, grapefruit, snoepjes, flinke bitter, warm van de alcohol maar niet overheersend Conclusie: echt een stevige super ipa

5
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

3.9
brigg (672) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2017
(Bottle) Cloudy copper-brown body with a medium beige-cream head. Aroma of malt and tropical fruit; grapefruit, papaya, pine, brown sugar. Medium body, creamy. Flavor is very sweet, malty with citrus and pine hop finish; lots of floral notes and fruit; alcohol is noticeable with warm finish.

3.8
bp (922) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Draft: pours clear dark amber with a thin white head, hoppy aroma and very hoppy favor, a touch sweet and a bit sticky, dry finish

3.8
dnstone (3386) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Murky, hazed apple cider-like color with and off white head. Dulled hop and cardboard aroma. Sweet malty flavor, with nice balanced piney-earthy hop character. I can tell this beer was great but it has definitely aged which has effected it; would love to try it fresh. Notes: Bottle picked up on MA visit, Mar '17. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
dropi6 (401) - POLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle. No date. Pours amber, iridescent, big white head. Very fruity aroma. Lychee, sweet fruits, malts, grapes, berries, fresh plums and honey. At fist, briefly sweet, than dry and bitter. Well hidden alcohol. Thick, low carbonation. I think that unfortunately this bottle wasn’t fresh anymore.

3.7
mjmoen (523) - - FEB 28, 2017
C. Pours a clear amber color with white head. If you let it warm up a bit, it isn’t quite as harsh. Full flavored, but still harsh. Would probably really like the single

3.8
slowrunner77 (11938) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Pine wood and sweet fruit from the aroma and flavor. Pretty bitter, and pretty sweet. Says you can age it, but I wouldn’t. I’ll get a barleywine if that’s what I want. Good fresh, though.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5