Bonus Beer – Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA

Style: American IPA

ABV: 7.5%

Purchased at: Dogfish Head Brewpub – Rehoboth DE

What makes this beer different: Perfect middle ground for an IPA and DIPA

Will I be drinking this again: Its around every once in a while in the burgh, so I hope to.

Grade: A

6/5/2010: Normally I don’t post two beers from one day but, figured this one was rare enough to post about. I never noticed that the 60 and 90 minute IPAs have 6.0% and 9.0% respectively, and of course the 75 Minute breaks down to 7.5%. While at the brewpub I also picked up some Wrath of Pecant, and 2006 World Wide Stout. I was pretty bummed that they just sold out of the 2007 120 Minute IPA, as I have never tried it; vintage or fresh.

75 Minute IPA smells amazing, to be honest I can’t put my finger on the exact smells going on, but there are very fresh hops obviously. The taste is a perfect go between of the 60 and 90 Minute IPA. 60 Minute was a bit too hoppy for me, and the 90 Minute too sweet. This beer porridge is just right papa bear. Nice amount of sweet malt, and an almost even amount of hops. This was on cask so that gave it a pretty fresh and unique flavor as well. A lot fruitier than I expected it to be as well.

Published in: on June 5, 2010 at 3:39 pm  Comments (3)  
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Beer 209/365 – Dogfish Head Voodoo Down

Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 9.0%

Purchased at: Dogfish Head Brewpub – Rehoboth DE

What makes this beer different: One of the first heavy stouts I can actually taste the honey in

Will I be drinking this again: Its a pub exclusive so probably not, but I would!

Grade: A-

6/5/2010: Made the hike up to Rehoboth from OC MD to get some sushi and beer. First Cara and I stopped at Sting Ray to grab some sushi, and they have the best sushi I have EVER had. Not sure if any of you out there are sushi fans, but if you are ever in the area be sure to stop by and grab a sea bass roll. After we grabbed a couple beers at the Dogfish Head Pub across the street. I was pissed to find out they JUST ran out of Billy Budd, a combo of Indian Brown, 120 Min, and Palo Santo. I settled for the voodoo down, which is a brewpub exclusive apparently.

Voodoo down smells like roasted coffee, with a couple tablespoons of honey into it (oddly enough how I used to drink my coffee back in college). The taste is very similar, lots of roasted coffee, and a bit of chocolate, finished of with a nice sweet honey kick. The flavors are a bit strong for how light bodied of an Imperial Stout this is, but the honey helps make up for this. Overall a very unique and in your face stout, but could have used a litttleeee bit of a thicker mouthfeel.

Picture of the day: I’m a big soccer fan, and this sign is just great.

Published in: on June 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm  Leave a Comment  
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