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Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

Having a 60 minute IPA from Dogfish Head, one of my favorite breweries.   Poured into an IPA glass from a 12 oz bottle.

This beer is tan to orange in color, crystal clear, rising bubbles ring the glass, with a nice one finger head and ok lacing.

The aroma is very citrusy, with some floral character and a little bit of earthiness if you ask me.

Flavor wise this IPA seems very clean and crisp, citrusy, floral, and herbal.  The maltiness is there, but doesn’t really conflict or overpower the hops at all.   A touch of perhaps nuttiness rounds out with a bitter hops finish.

The body is light and dry, with a nice citrus/floral hop finish.

Highly recommended.  A very crisp and clean IPA that’s a regular in my fridge.

Dogfish Head Raison D’etre

A rather strange offering from Dogfish Head, Raison D’etre scores a 96 overall, 92 to the Belgian Strong Ale style on ratebeer.com, and 83 on beeradvocate.com.  As much as I just love Dogfish Head, this has not turned out to be one of my favorites from them.

Brown with amber notes and clear.  One finger head and so-so lace.

Definitely a bubblegum component to the aroma.  Fruity and a little spicy, with some maltiness.

Flavor is more bready and toasted malty but still has some bubblegum character, a little spiciness, and some raisiny fruitiness.  Alcohol is pretty noticeable.  Hops seem to be out of whack, too strong in overall bitterness, but perhaps not quite there enough on flavor/aroma.  The whole thing is a bit muddled and chaotic.

Body is slick and thick, carbonation is pretty low, and alcohol is noticeable, moreso than it should be for an 8% beer.

Overall it’s a beer in chaos, but it’s not bad.  I really don’t think this fits the Belgian strong dark ale category nearly as well as it would fit the brown ale category, except for perhaps the yeast.  But even then, the usual Belgian notes just aren’t there to the extent that you’d expect.

The Amazing-ness of Dogfish Head!!

Let me just make a quick post here to give two mugs up to Dogfish Head Brewery!  I just love their beers!  I’m currently trading for both Worldwide Stout and 120 minute IPA.  In my opinion, these are the best beers this brewery has ever made, but it’s so hard to call it, you can feel free to disagree.

Anybody who ever trades with me, I want these beers!  I still cannot currently get them in my locale, which really sucks for me!!

I also really love Pangaea, Sah’tea, 60 and 90 minute IPA, Fort, My Antonia and Aprihop.  Plus so many others!  Go DFH!!

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