I guess the big news this week was the debut of Dogfish Head in our liquor stores and bars. If this was concert bootleg? I'd say, they're playing many of their hits along with a few deep cuts. Also A reminder that the Utah Beer Festival is going on this weekend. Hope to see you there. Have an excellent New Beer Friday!
Desert Edge Azacca Pale Ale: Starts with light pineapple, mango, grapefruit and tangerine. finishes with a nice dose of pine and floral bitterness. Great body for 4.0%. Available at Deseret Edge
Kiitos Barrel Aged Coconut Stout: The nose has a good amount of bourbon. The taste starts again with bourbon and a little bit of roasted barley. You lose the coconut behind the whiskey, which is fine because the flavors are complementary. It’s thin for a barrel aged beer, but as you get into it the body starts to feel a little more round. 4.0%. Available at Kiitos Brewing
Mother Earth Primordial IPA: The aroma has a medium amount of tropical notes. As it hits the tongue it’s full of citrus floral and Pine. This one is pretty damn dank with a ample amount of malts. Finishes slightly boozy and bitter. 9.5%. I found it at beerhive.
Dogfish Head Sea Quench Sour Ale: This has your basic lemon/lime tartness with a fair amount of malt sweetness for balance. Brine pops in next with barley a hint of coriander beneath. It's a fine Gose. 4.9%. Available at DABC/better beer pubs.
Dogfish Head Flesh and Blood IPA: Fresh hops with tropical fruit, blood orange, lemon, grapefruit and herbal notes, nicely balanced with a dry cracker backbone, fresh bitter orange/grapefruit finish. 7.5%. Available at DABC/better beer pubs.
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA: Starts off with sweet juicy malt and a good dose citrus hops. Tangerine, lemon and grapefruits are all there. The finish is lightly bitter, but it leaves nice biscuit notes as an afterthought. Probably one of their better beers. 6.0%. Available at DABC/better beer pubs.
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA: The nose has a good dose of fruity hops. The taste begins with citrus and floral hops with a little bit of carmel. It’s similar to the 60 minute but it doesn’t have the balance. The hops seem a bit muted with a fair amount of bitterness. Finishes semi dry. 9.0%. Available at most better beer pubs and DABC.
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA: The nose is full of candied sugar, malt, pear and pungent booze. The taste starts with big barley wine sweetness that Tries to hide a big explosion of alcohol. Next comes a healthy dose of fruity, citrusy and piney hops. Overall: it’s an interesting beer. It’s not really my thing, but it’s a good example of what can be done with super yeast strains. 18.0%. Available at better beer pubs.
Dogfish Head Lupu Luau: The aroma is full of citrus and coconut. This taste starts with citrus than the coconut comes in, it plays off of the malts pretty well. Next comes the citrus peel and pine from the hop selection. It all fits together pretty well. If you’re a fan of coconut and IPAs you will like this. 7.3%. Available at better beer pubs and DABC.
Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron: This brown ale has a nice malty and woody aroma. The test starts with molasses, vanilla, malt and oak. Dark cocoa and currents round out the end. I love the barrel notes and the toasty feel of the grains in this. 12.0%. Available at better beer pubs.
Dogfish Head Wood Aged Bitches Brew: I missed out on this one. It is described as a fusion of a Russian Imperial Stout aged in American oak and an Ethiopian Tej Honey Beer Aged in Palo Santo wood. 9.0%. Available at better beer pubs.
Dogfish Head Burton Baton: This oak aged Imperial IPA has aromas of vanilla, caramel, oak and pine. The taste starts toasty with subtle caramel, grapefruit and plum. Next comes oak and vanilla with a piny finish. If you are into more traditional IPAs I think you will enjoy this one if you are into more traditional IPAs I think you will enjoy this one. 10.0%. Available at better beer pubs.
Dogfish Head Liquid Truth Serum: Aromas of tangerine pine and grapefruit. The taste follows with more tropical fruits along with guava and pine. Overall: this is a fine IPA a lot of tasty fruity flavors, would try again. 6.8%. Available at better beer bars.
Dogfish Head Mixed Media: This mix of grape and grain has a little bit of Brett, apple, grape and cereal in the nose. The Tatian reminds me of a farmhouse ale with serial white grapes and spicy yeast. Some bread rounds out the back end. Finishes medium dry. 7.5%. Available at better beer pubs.
New Belgium Hemperor: Missed out on this one. It’s described as having a lot of hemp like qualities that play off of the citrusy hop selection. 7.0%. Available at the DABC and better beer pubs.
Rogue Hot Tub Scholarship Lager: Starts with grainy malt, soda crackers with hints of honey, a touch of apple peel. It ends with grassy and floral noble bitterness. A nice but unremarkable Helles. 5.4%. Available at DABC/better beer pubs.