Filed under: Dogfish Head | Tags: death by chocolate, hazy, jumping, knocks you over, long finish, overwhelming, rich, sipper, syrup, Syrupy, whack, wispy
Originally published on Published on: Sep 6, 2008 @ 2:55
ABV: 21 %
Calories: estimated at 300 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Consumed at: home
Former Impression: Wow. Knocks you over. 0-60 in 3 sips. The aroma fills the room with flowery hops. The malt is jumping. The bottle conditioning is a nice touch. I like a little haze in my 21% ABV ale (!). It’s syrupy with sweetness. It seems like a barleywine style, except for the IPA overtones. You are absolutely forced to sip and recover. The aftertaste is long, palate damaging, and delicious. I would find it hard to pair this with anything but the richest foods. This is the death by chocolate of hoppy beers. Thick yellowish head reduces to a wispy white foam with nice lacing. The reputation of this beer precedes it and it does not disappoint, though I thought I would enjoy it a bit more than I am, it simply whacks you over the head. It’s like trying to drink coke syrup. It’s exactly what I asked for, but as they say, be careful of what you ask for, they might serve it to you in a 12 oz bottle for 9 bucks.
Current Impression: It is the essential full bodied beer. There is no other like it, save for some Avery brews. It is overwhelming, delicious in very small quantities, and a force to be reckoned with. There is very little to compare to this collection of peach, cherry, chocolate syrup, hops bitterness, and mint leaves. Superb.
Filed under: Dogfish Head, IPA (shaker, tulip) | Tags: attractive, brilliant, enjoyable, hoppy, nice, overwhelming, pale, tasty
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA (originally posted 6/1/2008)
Volume: 12 oz.
Glass: Okocim .5 L curved glass
Purchased at: Hopewell Valley Wines
Consumed on: 02/08/08
first impression: Nice though fleeting head. Scent overwhelming with hops in the best way. Quite pale and varied in color, and very clear. Just a bit bubbly and active in the glass. Hoppy bite is nice and heady. Fairly smooth, esp. compared to 90 Minute, and other hoppy brews, but still very nice. Good malty overtones. A very enjoyable brew, if a bit smooth for my tastes.
Visuals — Color, depth, belgian lace, legs: Color is rich and varied. Body is deep and malleable with movement. Lace is nice, if a bit light and airy.
Olfactory — Aroma: Hops are most present, thought the scent is a bit wheaty.
Taste — Hoppiness, bite, maltiness, flavor: Bite is nice but overtaken with sweetness and a bit of cloy, which intrudes. Still, very nice overall.
Tactile — weight, mouthfeel: Weight is good for a lighter brew. Stands tall as an IPA, almost as though it were a stout. Bites throughout tasting – a bit airy and carbonated, but not too much so.
second impression: A very nice brew, quite hoppy, a bit bitter, and tasty throughout. Color and weight are average, but flavor is enjoyable and attractive. Tends to be pricey for value.
Filed under: Dogfish Head
Color is deep amber and a little hazy, under a thinner white head with sticky lace. Taste is sweet and bitter, with a deep and delicious finish. Citrus and tingling notes throughout. Really simply fantastic. On tap at pizzeria uno hamilton, nj. Yes, i typed pizzeria uno again. Someone give the person with the craft beer fetish at uno’s a raise.
Filed under: Dogfish Head, Sampler Sessions | Tags: Alcohol by volume, beer, Dogfish Head Brewery, Drink, Food, Recreation, Twitter, Website
I’m participating in Twitter taste Live on Twitter tonight (Eastern Standard times listed below). For more info on what that means, please visit http://www.twittertastelive.com/events/twitter-taste-live-beer-exotic
and please consider joining us. It’s free, aside from getting the beers, and a hell of a lot of fun.
The beers are estimated using my formula to have a cumulative total calories of 2137.5 for the single consumer who finishes each of them. Wish me luck.
Interestingly, the beers are listed with FAR lower calories than my estimates on the DFH web sites, which I include for comparison.
Red & White – 8:05 pm (oak aged wit, snifter) http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/occassional-rarities/red-white.htm
25.4 fl oz * 10% ABV = 254 / 60 = 4.23 beers * 150C = 634.5 C estimated
Fort – 8:30 pm (fruit beer, snifter) http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/occassional-rarities/fort.htm
25.4 fl oz * 18% ABV = 457.2 / 60 = 7.62 beers * 150C = 1143 C estimated
Palo Santo Marron – 8:50 pm (wood aged brown ale, pint) http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/year-round-brews/palo-santo-marron.htm
12 fl oz * 12% ABV = 144 / 60 = 2.4 beers * 150C = 360 C estimated
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- The flavors as it calms are like espresso. So very nice. #ttl
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- starts tart, and dark, middle is continuous toast, and finish is long ad burnt. The wood is omnipresent. #ttl
- Taste is chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, deep and dark burnt flavor. little sweetness present, this is all about malt. #ttl
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- definitely brandy, wheat, raspberry, and honey. Delicious. Agitation brings a strong aroma of whiskey, oak, and leaf mold. #ttl
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- Surprisingly well balanced. Not sweet at first, sweetness emerges, nice burn throughout, and long wonderful finish. #ttl
- taste is deep, layered with flavors: raisin, cherry, plum, raspberry, citrus, bitterness, burns on the way down. So nice. #ttl
- No head at all, but the body is deep amber, just a touch of haze, and visually active in carbonation. #ttl
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- not sweet at all, so much about the electric palate. very little bitterness, but finish is medium and very much about malt. #ttl
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Filed under: American Strong Ale (trappist), Dogfish Head | Tags: beautiful, chocolatey, coating, coffee, deep brown, dust, floral, fruit. almonds, fully opaque, grapes, heady, long roasted bitter finish, mostly roasted malts, oily, smooth, some lingering hops, spicy, sticky intricate lace, thin wispy tan head, unbalanced, wine, wood
12%abv*12 fl oz = 144/60 = 2.4 beers * 150c = 360
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ for $3.99Aroma: heady, floral, grapes, wine, wood, dust.
Visuals: typical dfh package, deep brown, oily, fully opaque, thin wispy tan head, sticky intricate lace.
Taste: unbalanced, mostly roasted malts, some lingering hops, beautiful, chocolatey, coffee, fruit. almonds, spicy.
Palate: oily, smooth, coating, long roasted bitter finish.
Overall: A wonderful, beautiful, tasty brew. I’d have it again, and like many DFH, it’s hard to beat. Delicious.
Filed under: Dogfish Head, Stout (English pint) | Tags: beautiful, black, chocolate, coffee, delicious, roasted
From a bottle purchased at Super Saver, Pennington, NJ. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Very nice.
Mouthfeel is smooth, sweet, with a short finish. Some bitterness lingers. Okay palate.
Visuals are a long lasting off white, tan head with a deep black body. Beautiful.
Tastes delicious, very much like iced coffee. Nice caramel flavors lingers on. Great.
Not as hoppy as I prefer, but not bad by any stretch. Great job, as usual, DFH.
Filed under: Barleywine Style Ale (snifter), Dogfish Head | Tags: autumn, average label, beautiful, bitter ending, delicious, feeling of high quality, good hoppy finish, good strength, intoxicating, leaves, like turkey gravy, long bitter finish, mississippi, mold, mostly malt up front, muddy, nice 4 pack, peach, raisins, rich, rose, sticky, sticky lace, sugary, Syrupy, thick, thin white head, unbalanced in both directions, woody, wow
Style and Glass: BWSA, Snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 15% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 300C
Purchased at: Trenton Road Take Out, Fairless Hills, PA for $3.73
Aroma: wow, rich, raisins, peach, rose, autumn, leaves, mold, intoxicating.
Visuals: average label, nice 4 pack, like turkey gravy , muddy, mississippi, thick, thin white head, beautiful, sticky lace.
Taste: mostly malt up front, good hoppy finish, unbalanced in both directions, delicious, sugary, syrupy, bitter ending, good strength.
Palate: feeling of high quality, sticky, woody, long bitter finish.
Overall: Exactly what I paid for — not exactly a 120 minute IPA, but more of a mix between the 120 Minute and a Raison d’ extra. I’d have it again, for sure. very nice, but not one of my favorites. Medium value for high craft.
Filed under: Barleywine Style Ale (snifter), Dogfish Head | Tags: barley, bitter, brilliant, brown sugar, coriander, dust, hazelnut, intricate, lemon, marigold, nice, oats, parsley, persistent head, rind, sharp, spectacular, strong, syrup, wheat
Purchased at: OakTree Buy Rite, South Plainfield, NJ (Thanks, Jay and Matt)
Size: 12 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 200 C
RateBeer Rating: 97
Aural: quiet opening, very little carbonation, easy pour
Aroma 9 out of 10
Malt Aroma: grain alcohol
Hops Aroma: dust, rind, bitters
Other Aroma: lemon
Notes: aroma is deceiving – It’s strong, different than most any other scent, but hard to place.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Head Retention: persistent
Notes: A very nice looking ale, and one of the few I’ve seen at this alcohol content with good lacing.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Malt Flavor: wheat, barley, oats, brown sugar, hazelnut, syrup
Hops Flavor: marigold, coriander, parsley, lemon
Notes: A brilliant flash of inspiration with the flavor rush. It takes a moment to hit, in an amazing control over the 11% abv. So very well balanced, and so much more so than the 120 minute IPA. It’s phenomenal.
Palate 5 out of 5
Sensation: creamy warming
Notes: A wonderfully deep finish.
General Impression: 19 out of 20
Personal Taste: loved
Notes: One of the finest controls over alcohol content I’ve ever experienced. You expect to be thrown down and ravaged, and instead, you’re invited out for dinner and a movie. Spectacular.