Beer #196 Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA

Dogfish Head 75 minute IPA

Dogfish Head 75 minute IPA

Name: 75 Minute IPA

Style: I.P.A.

Brewery:  Dogfish Head Brewery  website

Country: USA

Region: Milton, Delaware

ABV:  7.5% abv

How served:  750ml capped bottle poured into a Dogfish Head snifter.

My Overall Opinion: Very Good 4 Stars a

I paired this beer with:  Hot chicken wings grilled with the “extra hot” sauce for dipping.

Tasted on:  Wednesday February 27, 2013

Notes:  A bottle conditioned India Pale Ale with Maple Syrup.

This beer poured a hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger off white head which left a thin lacing on the glass.      

The nose was very pleasant with strong piney & citrus notes upfront with some mild caramel sweetness poking through.           

The taste kicks off with a very pleasant yet intense grapefruit and piney notes which then transitions to sweeter tropical fruits and a mild caramel/ bready sweetness to balance this beer out, which kept the bitterness level from going over the top  I only picked up a hint of the maple syrup.  There was some mild warmth in the finish from the alcohol and this beer ended on the dry side.

This beer had a medium slick body and excellent carbonation level.

Overall the drinkability was fantastic and paired very well with my “extra” hot sauce as the hops helped intensify the heat I love, yet there was enough balance with the malts & maple syrup to “cool” things down.  I’m looking forward to having this beer again as I’m now a fan of this brew!

On the Label:  There are some situations when 90 is too much.  There are other situations when 60 is too little.  There are many situations when 75 is juuust riiight.  Bottle-conditioned with pure maple syrup for complexity and dry-hopped out the bejeezum boards.

From their website:  Availability:  Limited

Blend two Dogfish Head favorites, add maple syrup and carbonate the mixture naturally. What do you get? 75 Minute IPA.

The carbon dioxide trapped during bottle conditioning gives 75 Minute IPA a soft and velvety mouthfeel. Dry-hopped with whole-leaf Cascades, this complex IPA has been known to inspire pilgrimages to our brewpub.

Now we’re sharing this animated blend of 60 Minute and 90 Minute with the rest of our fans, 750 milliliters at a time.

We currently send this beer (when available) to our wholesale partners in the following states: AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA

To find where our wholesalers have delivered this beer in the past 60 days, check out the Fish Finder (you can search by beer and by zip). As a reminder, it is always best to call and confirm a retailer still has the beer before making any treks!

Original Release Date:  01/2012

Food Pairing Recommendations:  Burgers, grilled meats, avocado.

Glassware Recommendation:  IPA glass

Wine Comparable: Chardonnay

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Beer #108 Saison Du BUFF by Dogfish Head, Victory & Stone

 

Saison du BUFF by Dogfish Head, Victory & Stone

Name: Saison Du BUFF

Style:  Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Brewery: Collaboration with Dogfish Head Brewing Co, Victory Brewing & Stone Brewing Co

Country: USA

Region: This Batch (#1) was brewed & Bottled in Escondido, California

ABV: 6.8 % Abv

How served: 12oz capped bottle poured into an Oerbier glass.          

My Overall Opinion: Very Good. 

I paired this beer with: Hanger Steak grilled with a sweet teriyaki sauce.   Nothing wrong with this pairing.

Tasted on:  Wednesday May 12th, 2010. 

Note:  The beer had a strong aroma of herbs and spices as soon as you popped the cap.  It reminded me of the smells in the food market is Provence.  The taste was more of what you smelled with a very mild tartness.   This beer was very crisp, dry and refreshing & I was left wanting to open another.   This brew is good with or without food.  I can’t wait to see the other 2 versions of this beer.

On the Label:  Ale brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme.

BUFF  Brewers United for Freedom of Flavor.  A clandestine organization committed to liberating collective taste buds, citing the dastardly and / or oppressive reign of so-called “fizzy yellow beer’.

Buff is how we think. How we act, and who we are…Brewers United for Freedom of Flavor!  Herbs in our brew?  Impossible where I trained in Germany!  But America has granted our breweries the amazing opportunity to create inspired ales and we seized the opportunity with gusto in making this collaborative ale.  Knowing the season this was to be enjoyed, we went for refreshment.  Being BUFF we added the challenge of unique flavor and landed in a style that offers ample latitude for both goals, saison.  New to the proverbial table in discussion we all remarked how much we liked sage and the idea of herbs cascaded out of the conversation.  Picking rosemary, milling in wheat malt and dosing the herbs, we three have had more fun than people are used to with clothing still on.  Leave yours and your preconceived notions on ale behind and be BUFF with us! 

From their website: Dogfish Head / Victory / Stone, Saison du BUFF is a 6% alc/vol Saison brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. This beer will be brewed three times, once at each brewery using the same recipe. The expected release dates for each brew are as follows:

Stone Brewing Co. Late April 2010

Victory Brewing Co. July 2010

Dogfish Head August 2010

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