Dogfish Head 120 minute IPA Secondary Review by Z.P. and D.P

Dogfish Head
120 minute IPA
Review by Z.P,
Appearance – Copper colored with some light sediment.
Smell – Straight up hops. It even smells a little alchololy.
Taste – Alcohol at the start then there are some very complex hop flavors in the middle the end is very earthy with a slight woodiness. The aftertaste is just a lingering hoppiness but not bitter.
Mouthhfeel – Thick, slightly cloying.
Drinkability – I imagine this is amazing on a hot day in the sun or while golfing.
Closing Notes – I have been after this beer for a couple years now and I am pleased with it. It is a very complex beer with a ton of flavors. It is certainly something to drink on special occasions at $10+ a bottle.
Overall – 4.5

Review by D.P.

ABV – 15% – 20%
Appearance – Medium  amber color,  slightly cloudy,  nice foamy head,  suspended sediment.
Smell – Very strong….smells like paint thinner.
Taste – Sweet at first,  incredibly powerful hop sensation,  alcohol,  somewhat fruity oddly enough.  No strong bitter aftertaste at all.
Mouthfeel – Smooth as silk.
Drinkability – Pretty awesome,  but for sipping only.
Notes – It took forever to get my hands on one of these,  but it was worth the wait.  Happy to try it,  but honestly there are plenty of other beers I’d rather drink.
My call – 3.5

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Dogfish Head Punkin Ale secondary Review by D.P.

Label – Punkin Ale – Dogfish Head
ABV – 7%
Appearance – Copper color,  almost the color of pumpkin pie.
Smell – Smells like barf.
Taste – A rush of spices,  not necessarily a pleasant start.  Tastes like it smells.  Mellows out to a more tolerable middle and finish.  Strong taste of alcohol.  A very slight suggestion of pumpkin pie at the finish.
Mouthfeel – Perfect.
Drinkability – Worth a try….ignore the smell.
Notes – Now I know how Linus felt;  waiting all night for the Great Pumpkin,  only to be vastly disappointed.
My call – 3.0

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA Review by D.P.

Dogfish Head
60 Minute IPA
ABV – 6%
Appearance – Crisp, snappy light amber.
Smell – Obvious hop influence, like grapefruit on steroids.
Taste – Intense, rich, clean hop flavor (citrussy). Aftertaste is pleasantly tart and sweet at the same time.
Mouthfeel – Perfect.
Drinkability – Unless you are operating machinery or caring for children,  you should try one right now.
Notes- I’m happy that Harold Camping postponed the end of the world (the Rapture) so that I had an opportunity to try this beer from Dogfish Head.
My call – 4.0

Dogfish Head Sahtea Review by Z.P.

Dogfish Head
Sahtea
ABV – 9%
Appearance – Amber
Smell – All I smell is the chai tea.
Taste – Initially I get some malty flavors, immediately followed by a nice spice from the tea and the aftertaste is actually very pleasant. It has the feel and tastes if a hot toddy, but it is cold.
Mouthfeel – Creamy.
Drinkability – One glass is sufficent.
Closing Notes – One of the coolest beers I have drank. It has a lot of beer flavors but it has tons of exotic flavors as well.
Overall – 4.0

Dogfish Head My Antonia Review by Z.P.

Dogfish Head
My Antonia
ABV – 7.5
Appearance – A gorgeous golden yellow.
Smell – A little hoppy, but malty as well.
Taste – Very hoppy at the start with an earthy malty middle and a lingering citrus aftertaste.
Mouthfeel – Slightly bitter.
Drinkability – Well…it did only come in this big bottle…and no one else wanted any…
Closing Notes – This beer is good considering how awful most of the pilsners on the market are. That being said, it is almost boring because there are SO many pilsners. Dogfish makes some excellent beer though, and this is no exception to that. If there were nothing left but pilsners in the world this is the one I would want to drink.
Overall – 4.0

Dogfish Head Midas Touch Secondary Review by D.P. & Z.P.

Dogfish Head Midas Touch
9% ABV

Review by D.P.
Appearance – Hazy honey color,  weak head
Smell – I smell a touch of honey
Taste – Honey, cereal, strong alcohol finish.  Lingering sweetness on the lips.  Not much carbonation
Mouthfeel – Smooth,  a bit syrupy.
Drinkability – Interesting,  a little too sweet for my taste.
Notes – The high alcohol content left my head abuzz with wondrous ideas and amazing inventions,  so I can easily imagine a gaggle of ancient wizened wizards drinking this beer for inspiration.  My suggestion to you would be to drag out your father’s Uriah Heap album – The Magician’s Birthday,  listen to the title cut while drinking this beer and experience some magic.  I challenge you…..I challenge you all!
My call – 2.5

My Take Review by Z.P.
Appearance – Hazy Amber, had a really good head.
Smell – I get a lot of grape smell.
Taste – First I just taste alcohol, in the middle I taste the grapes and the aftertaste is a lingering honey flavor.
Mouthfeel – This is strange, but numbing.
Drinkability – I could easily drink at least 3.
Notes – The initial taste was really a let down, I didn’t want to taste all that alcohol right away.  I expected to taste gold when I drank this, but instead I only got copper.
Rating – 2.0