Brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery & Sierra Nevada
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Serve at 50-55°
Enjoyed from a DFH Signature Glass
A: Pours a light golden-amber with a finger of frothy, big bubbled white head. Zesty streams of carbonation ensure long-lasting retention.
S: Sharp notes of lemon, orange rind, and floral characteristics. Light honey and caramel brings the malts into play with an earthy tone.
T: Wow. A toffee/caramel sweetness adds a candied sugar stake to this complex DIPA. The American hop presence brings the grapefruit and lemon to the midpoint notes, ginger and white wine creeps into the mix before the bready/wheaty side finishes with a pronounced crispness. Very floral and earthy on the back burner.
M: Medium-bodied, fantastic carbonation adds a zesty, but creamy flair to this ale. There’s an earthy, spiciness that finishes dry and balanced. Bad ass.
O: Another wonderful DFH/Sierra Nevada Life & Limb collaboration that stresses the old school sensibilities hand in hand with the contemporary beer pioneers like DFH. I was impressed to get such a solid and delicious ale without DFH Dogfish Head-ing it up too much, The result is a new and inventive DIPA that is welcome in my fridge anytime. I just mentioned this in my last review, but we are truly in a renewed golden age of hop appreciation. Consider this fine entry to the DIPA world nothing less than creative and rock solid. Enjoy.