Friday, May 28, 2010

IPA Laundry Fest Part One- Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree India Pale Ale

This beer looks like freshly pulped apple cider, so I expected a dense, flavorful experience as soon as I began pouring this bad boy. Sticky hops, malty to the extent that the word 'enzymic' popped into my head, and slightly woody. 13.6% alcohol content is masked by the flavors, to the point that I didn't realize the ABU was that high until I looked at the bottle halfway through. This is a thick one, and definitely for beer enthusiasts only, which is pretty standard for double IPAs. I like it, but I wish it was cheaper (I paid $4 in store for this 12 ounce bottle, and have seen similar prices in the Chicago area), but you certainly get a quality product with Crooked Tree.What you have here is a powerful, heady brew. Don't operate machinery.

Side note: Not a fan of the label, does someones nephew do this shit on MS Paint?

Musical pairing: The Small Faces- Ogden's Nut Gone Flake

3 comments:

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matt said...

Sarcasm detector is going off

CorrND said...

I local shop around here complains about their labels. They love Dark Horse beer and want to stock it, but it's hard to move because the labels are terrible and people who don't know Dark Horse are reluctant to take a chance on a beer with such pathetic labeling.