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
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
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
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
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