What's the Scenario?: It was a quick trip out to get dinner, an Italian Sub from Wegmans. With such a light dinner, I thought I would go for a heavier beer.
Appearance: As you can see in the picture, this beer pours with a luxurious, thick, light brown head.
Smell: A strong hoppy aroma, mixed with sweet sugaryness and maybe a hint of syrup or molasses?
Alright, alright, how did it taste: Sweet and malty, with almost some maple syrup type flavors. Plenty of hoppy bitterness, but the heavy maltiness balances it out so that the hops become fairly subtle. This is a beautifully balanced beer, giving you the satisfying full bodied flavor of a good nut brown combined with the pleasant bitterness and aroma of an IPA.
Rating: 8/10 Sam Calagiones
Friday, November 6, 2009
Dogfish Head India Brown Ale
This Brown Ale is brewed with some IPA-type methods such as dry hopping to make it a hybrid of sorts. It is one of the most widely available beers from my favorite brewery.