Romantic Chemistry | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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3.78/5
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882 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
What you have here is a serious India Pale Ale shacking up and hunkering down with mango and apricots. At the same time! Romantic Chemistry is brewed with an intermingling of mangos, apricots and ginger, and then dry-hopped with three varieties of hops to deliver a tropical fruit aroma and a hop-forward finish. It’s fruity, it’s hoppy, it’s tasty!

Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-13-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,950
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
882
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 882 |  Reviews: 188
Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a clear reddish amber with a modest head. Lacing. Fruit in the nose, not the expected citrus but maybe the apricot/mango called for on the label. Taste follows nose, with the fruit definitely in the taste.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On the darker side and hazy with a light tan head, this looks a bit like an old school IPA. Scent is not your normal citrus IPA but more of an apricot/overripe peach scent with a sweet note. It’s got some sweetness and some bite to it and I guess some “fruit flavors” to the taste. There is a bit of mild astringent flavor on the end with some clash going on here with the caramel malt. It’s creamy and more medium on the mouthfeel. Edit, think I’m may have undercut this brew slightly, I’m going from 3.5 to 3.75 on the flavor as it mellows it gets better as you have a few.

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Photo of jrfehon33
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of themayorkoch
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elohim
2.35/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It tasted of rotten fruit. I didn't taste or smell mangoes, apricot, or ginger in the beer. I might try this again in the future because I suspect I might have gotten a bad bottle.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Clear, burnt orange color. Nice, thick, slightly off-white head that stuck around for a while and left good lacing.

S---Milder than expected. Not as hoppy, either. Fruity. Tropical & apricot.

T---Not as hoppy as expected for an IPA. Fruitiness is dominant. Tropical, mango & apricot.

F---Strong carbonation gives it a light, bubbly feel. Or at least lighter and bubblier than expected for an IPA.

O---Many things about this one are not what I was expecting from an IPA. That said, it works for what it is, a fruity IPA. I can see several of these going down on a warm day. Hey, it's 83 degrees today....

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Riff
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, reddish orange with a thick, off-white, head. Smell is sweet, with notes of mango and apricot but not much in the way of hops. Taste follows, sweet up front, notes of apricot, mango, malt, and a little bit of hops. Subdued bitterness. Medium body. It's an okay IPA, easy to drink, fruity and a little too sweet for my tastes though it might be tasty to those who like a fruity ipa.

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Photo of pirateclem
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Just a meh IPA. The fruity parts don’t stand out and it ends up just sweet on top of the hops. Can’t taste the ginger. Kind of disappointing.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dctarga
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tfsimpkins
2.97/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cloyingly sweet. Fruit center. Seems to miss the mark on a bittering hop background to balance the tropical notes.Beside the color, it would make a great fruited pale ale.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pens1967
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of njbusa
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajdemma
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of animal69
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKbrew89
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear honey orange with an off white head that leaves nice lacing. The aroma is ripe mangos and apricots with a hint of dank hops. The flavor is a touch sour unfortunately. I get all of the label ingredients, including the ginger (could have a tad more IMO). The feel is crisp and well carbonated. A nice enough beer, but not great.

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Photo of chiefz1
3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Romantic Chemistry from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 882 ratings