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Poppaskull - Dogfish Head Brewery

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311 Ratings
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 16.27%
Wants: 74
Gots: 105 | 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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UMNbeerhunter

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Town Hall stemware on 6/15/11.

Pours a light clear golden straw color withy a fluffy white head that dissipates leaving no lacing at all. I would like to see some more head retention and lacing for this brew as well as a deeper color it looked like I poured an adjunct lager into my glass.

Smells of yeast and spices as well as some hints of fruit. SOme lemon zest and orange peel. While there are some nice aromas it was somewhat subdued. I would like the smells so have been more powerful.

Taste has a lot of booze to it. It also has that belgian yeast flavor as well as lots of spices. This is not my favorite tasting beer.

Mouthfeel is medium in weight. It has some nice carb bite on the tongue.

Overall this beer is a one and done for me. It really missed its mark on the the taste and the pour appearance was not what I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 05:54:40 | More by UMNbeerhunter
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O: Over the top. Two great breweries join forces to produced a weak product? No small batch trial run for this one, I bet.

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Poppaskull from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.