One of the most in-demand breweries in America today is Dogfish Head. Their beers are so sought after that if you get your hands on some you could make some pretty good money put hacking them off on ebay. Luckily, a trip to Chicago for me usually results in bringing a few of their beers back to the great state of Iowa. I always make sure to get my hands on some of their 60 minute because it is a fantastic IPA.
I’ll be honest, some of the Dogfish beers I’ve had, didn’t really do it for me, but I will say, no matter which ones you try, it will be a unique beer drinking experience for you. They go above and beyond most brewers out there with trying new recipes, ingredients, and flavor combinations. Luckily, they also make a great IPA. Here’s the description from the brewery:
“Our flagship beer. A session India Pale Ale brewed with Warrior, Amarillo & ’Mystery Hop X.’ A powerful East Coast I.P.A. with a lot of citrusy hop character. THE session beer for beer geeks like us! 6% abv 60 ibu Tasting Notes: Citrus, cedar, pine & candied-orange flavors, floral. Food Pairing recommendations: Spicy foods, pesto, grilled salmon, soy-based dishes, pizza. Glassware recommendation: Pint Wine comparable: Busty Chardonnay In case you care… the average 12 oz. serving has 209 calories.”
At only 6% this makes for an all-night drinking experience. This beer alone puts Dogfish brewery (www.dogfish.com) in my Top 5 wishlist (which will be coming out soon) of breweries to get to the Eastern Iowa marketplace. Fantastic hop flavor, slight bitterness, a bit of cedar taste, and a smooth malt finish. Fantastic! Once again, the nearest place to get it is Chicago, if you know of someone making a trip there, have them stop at a Binny’s a set you up with some Dogfish products.
STYLE: India Pale Ale
PURCHASED AT: Binny’s Beverage Depot; Schaumburg, IL
Pour: Hazy orange pour with a thick white head.
Aroma: Citrus, pine, and floral smell.
Taste: Citrus and pine, with some orange peel in there as well. Wonderful!
My Recommendation: Buy as much Dogfish product as possible; try them all. If you don’t like them, it wouldn’t be difficult to find a trade partner.