12% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Caramel colored with a small head.
Aroma: Primarily fruit with a hint of bitterness.
Taste: Fruitier than most double IPAs, malty with a medium amount of bitterness. Some earthy flavors as well.
Mouthfeel: Smoother than expected. Medium bodied.
For a double IPA, Dark Horse certainly gets its Double Crooked Tree right. Peaches and other fruit help balance out the bitterness (not to mention the high ABV) of this beer, while earthy, piney flavors give it a bit of a crispness at the back of the tongue. All in all this is surprisingly balanced, and one of the better DIPAs I’ve had.