NamasteSeptember 1, 2011 Milton, DE
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Available: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA
The name means, “the spirit in me acknowledges the spirit in you.” It’s Dogfish Head’s shout out to beer enthusiasts who have turned their friends on to Dogfish and other fine indie craft beers over the years.
Original gravity: 1046
Pours bright (pale yellow with green highlights) with a slight haze below big bubbles that quickly fade. Sensational nose is unique, a combination of beautifully balanced spices that makes you smile, like experiencing a great dish for the first time. The spices: coriander, orange, and lemongrass, follow through on the palate where they are nicely balanced with the slight acidity of the barley and wheat beer. Excellent with batata wada (potato fritters) with cilantro-lime sauce, and a beet, local blue cheese, and bacon salad with spiced bread croutons.
- Charles Finkel
A wit-wise, very pale color cast in a hazy opalescence; a dense froth of speechless foam, lingering triumphantly atop; a hunka, hunka burning love phenom of lemongrass, orange peel and zappy coriander. Well attenuated; fresh, lively and transfixing. Hop moments are but a childish squeak, yet the herbal symposium creates balance. This beer could have been named Shineblast. Maybe that’s what I’ll name my next witful homebrew. Nice stuff.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Charles Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com, Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.
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