Woody | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Todd on 07-25-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of THECPJ
3/5  rDev +6%

Photo of wyllder
2.87/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Woody poured a cloudy, muddy, unappealing orange juice color with no discernible head.

Woody was sweet on the nose, with orange juice, apricot and a strong musky scent coming across. Not terribly pleasant to smell, it came across as a somewhat skunked orange/apricot juice.

Woody is smooth and creamy on the palate, with low carbonation and some evident casking effects. The bitterness of the hops is mellowed significantly by the casking and the intro on the palate is more sweet and smooth than bitter. The midsip is sweet, and slightly bitter with a musky rotten-orange taste to it. Bittering is evident in the aftertaste as some of the fruity tones fade out.

Mouthfeel is ok, though more of a juice character to it than a beer one.

An adventurous offering by DFH, for certain. However, it's not one I'll be revisiting.

Word has it this is 1/2 of a future offering (I guess they'll be combining this with another casked IPA to form a whole) and if that's the case, I hope the whole is more appealing than its component parts.


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Photo of AllThingsNinja
3.95/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Woody was cloudy, opaque, and altogether alien in its appearance. Was it cider? Was it orange juice? It certainly didn't look like beer. But I wouldn't fault it too much (i just won't give it a nice number). This brew seemed like a Belgian take on the American Double IPA style, perhaps with some DFH twists thrown in to complicate the concept further. It had a sour aroma, with apple and citrus notes. The flavors of this thick and full-bodied brew ran the gamut of apple, sugars, citrus, raisins, and alcohol. It had a very woody finish. It was interesting, although entirely contrary to my expectations. Woody was unique. Maybe funky is a better word. Regardless, it was a fine capstone for my HopHead throw down experience.

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Photo of bigbeerdrinka
1.54/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Well I hate to say it, but this was just downright bad. Pours a murky brown with no head no lacing. Seriously this stuff looked like fermenting wort with no clarity to be found. For aromas, there was a slight nose of malt, with some citrusy notes, and unripe apples. For tastes, well there was acidic apples, bitter hops, maybe some malt, and some sugary flavors. In all honesty though, this stuff was bad, and clearly undrinkable. I could barely finish the glass I had and it was only 10 ounces.

Overall I just hope that sam at dogfish maybe tried to push this stuff into the keg a little early and that's why it came out so bad. I really hope this stuff makes a turnaround, because they won't be able to sell that. Check that fermenter guys!

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Woody from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
2.83 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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