Tag Archives: DOGFISH HEAD BREWERY

DOGFISH HEAD DRAGONS & YUM YUMS PALE ALE

On tap at Beef Trust, unspecific hybridized pale ale salutes indie rock heroes, the Flaming Lips, with brewers’ off-center spring ’18 pale ale. Subtle strawberry-kiwi-like dragonberry and bland cranberry-pomegranate-like yumberry tartness combine with neutralized black carrot and pear juices as mild hop phenols rise above its salty bottom. Lightly soured lemon liming, musty cherry dryness and mild green apple pucker waver.  Not too dry, sour or sweet; evasive flavor-wise.

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DOGFISH HEAD OAK-AGED VANILLA WORLD WIDE STOUT

Rich oak-aged vanilla beaned 17% ABV Imperial Stout retains syrupy molasses-sugared chocolate creaminess. Deep vanilla essence receives velvety bourbon licks as well as delicate port, sherry and brandy daubs. Setback dark chocolate fudging picks up gooey anise sway and dried-fruited black cherry, rum raisin and plum undertones. A trusty dessert nightcap with loads of gusto.

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DOGFISH HEAD CAROBOCK

On tap at Cloverleaf, hybridized weizenbock/ brown ale (8% ABV) lets subtle floury carob pod influence get aged on Madagascar vanilla beans above mildly creamed caramel malting. Bittersweet chocolate-vanilla conflux stays moderate as distant Bailey’s Irish Cream Coffee, Irish whiskey, cacao nibs, earthen truffle and plummy raisin illusions dry out at the chalky mocha finish.

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DOGFISH HEAD BEER TO DRINK MUSIC TO ’17 TROPICAL BLONDE

On tap at Growler & Gill, “liquid soundtrack welcoming warmer weather” brewed with kiwi juice and hibiscus flowers retains floral gooseberry-perfumed citrus spritz, subtle perfumed hop prickle and mildly acidic brininess. Dainty kiwi-juiced lemon, grapefruit, mango and pineapple tropicalia softly settles on the tongue above tranquil crystal malting.

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DOGFISH HEAD BEER FOR BREAKFAST STOUT

On tap at Amazing Grapes, ridiculously complex and thoroughly gratifying milk stout utilizes rich Guatemalan Antigua cold-press coffee creaming to support syrupy maple molasses sweetness and pig-fatty scrapple flouring. Applewood-smoked barley, oats-flaked roasted chicory, black-peppered cumin spicing and ashen hop char reinforce mighty mocha molasses fortress of fascinating breakfast coffee alternative.

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DOGFISH HEAD PENNSYLVANIA TUXEDO

Substantial spruce-infused pale ale contrasts refreshingly pine-needled spruce tip frontage and brisk juniper berry bittering against zesty lemony grapefruit tang and sugary crystal malting. Just below the surface, minty cologne musk and floral marigold-dandelion-lavender-lilac bouquet ride alongside sweet orange peel juicing. Resinous Douglas Fir-like conifer oiling drapes crisply clean citric-spiced finish.

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DOGFISH HEAD BEER FOR BREAKFAST STOUT – 2016

On tap at Dogfish Head – Rehoboth Beach, this superior coffee stout takes its name from the Replacements rampaging beer anthem, “Beer For Breakfast,” one of famed brewer Sam Calagione’s favorite tunes. Dousing Dogfish Head’s Chicory Stout in maple syrup thickens its anise-spiced dark roast coffee frontage, bittersweet black chocolate rampage and applewood-smoked barley resonance. In the bottle, rich medium-roast cold press coffee penetrates brown chocolate thickness, leaving recessive cola, hazelnut and walnut illusions as well as anise-spiced black cherry snips in the bitter wood-charred hop wake. Highly recommended.

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