In this beer blog, we are going to get into a special release from Dark Horse Brewery. It is their Double Crooked Tree IPA. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Dark Horse. Let us get into this Double IPA.
It has a cloudy copper color with a constant white head on this double IPA. The aroma has a heavy citrus notes. The taste has a heavy citrus notes with extremely heavy bitter finish for the aftertaste. This is a nice sipping brew.
Here is a description from their website (www.darkhorsebrewery.com):
DOUBLE CROOKED TREE IPA
Have you read the description for the regular Crooked Tree yet? Well this beer is almost the same just double the flavor and alcohol. 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. This beer is hugely delicious so it will need your undivided attention (the chores can wait….trust us).
1/2 Barrels / 1/6 Barrels / 4-Pack of Good ol’ Bottles
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Ending, I have always been a fan of IPA’s and Double or Imperial IPA. It was a no brainer to pick up a bottle of Dark Horse Brewery Double Crooked Tree IPA. This is a pretty heavy beer and they did it right. You will not be doing anything else the rest of the day after drinking this beer. I love it. I will try to get more but since it is pretty limited, it will be hard to find more bottles. I highly recommend this beer. They did a great job on this brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser