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Poppaskull - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

311 Ratings
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 16.27%
Wants: 74
Gots: 106 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This time around we brewed at our brewery in Milton, DE and made a deep, golden ale spiced with cardamom and fermented using a robust Belgian yeast strain. One third of the volume was then aged for 6 months in oak brandy barrels. Spice, esters, and sweet brandy dominate the aroma. A robust 10% abv is rounded by caramel and vanilla notes from the wood with a slight spiciness coming from the yeast.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: KickInTheChalice on 11-17-2010)
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TheGordianKnot

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into DL snifter...

A- Golden clear color, I anticipated something much more dark and sinister looking as I was first unaware this is a Belgian Pale. Bubbly, nice head that rises high but falls quickly.

S- Oh damn, cardamom galore! Very spicy. Warming in the nostrils, some light fruits- like apricot and peaches. Very strong aroma, a bit too much like potpourrie per my preference, but it gets the point across.

T/M- Light cracker malt taste with incredibly strong spice backing. Flowery and earthy. Tiny citrus flavors show their faces bashfully. Light phenols poke through, but it's probably just the intense cardamom and spices. Light body and high carbonation break it up on the palate, thank goodness- otherwise this would be a heavy mouthful of flavor.

O- Different. I like the use of spice in some beer- notably Belgian styles, but this one may have its toe just over the line. Would I drunk again? Sure. Would I seek out? Nah. Belgian Pale base profile of a beer seemed to be very well executed, fwiw... Also I'm composting this to other spiced beers, not BSPAs

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 20:05:01 | More by TheGordianKnot
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Poppaskull from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.