Romantic Chemistry | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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3.78/5
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917 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:
#23,021
Reviews:
197
Ratings:
917
pDev:
9.52%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
371
Trade:
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Photo of dleurf
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mase8
4.68/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pat61
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: brilliant amber with copper-orange highlights. Streams of bubbles rapidly rise to the surface under a lacy 2.5" cream colored foam stand with good retention

S: Fruit is the main aroma offering a blend of mango, a hint of apricot, ginger and tropical fruit

T: Ginger leads the flavors with mango and apricot support and tropical fruit highlights from the hops

F: very creamy texture with a medium to medium light body and medium plus carbonation

O: A full flavored easy drinking beer for lovers of mango, apricot and ginger.

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Photo of petrusek23
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Unclevince
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

This pours a nice bold honey/copper color with a nice white lacy retaining foam...as for aroma a mild fruity/hops les on hops than fruit...more mango-ish.
Palate taste is complex in flavors...very adventureish (if such a word?) in fruits an some hops.
As for the mouth feel...it has a slight sharp with the fruits coming thru nicely.
All in all...a great chermistry in body and flavor.

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Photo of JoeyJellico
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dray
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Unremarkable

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Photo of Csm5150
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinggimp
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of UWDAWG
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a IPA glass.

Look- Copper color, better than average head retention.
Smell- Sweet, boozy, mango, bready.
Taste- Piney, slightly bready, sweet finish.
Feel- medium body, average carbonation.
Overall- This was a complex beer with many flavors melded together providing a pleasant adventure for my palate.

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Photo of Lorihall1
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Bottle sample. Dogfishhead is sooo "old school" these days.....

I poured 5/16 th's into a Bissell Brothers samplers glass and it came out looking like honey-amber. Light, white foam topping spread out pretty quick, solid ring and no lace.

The sweet, honey and caramel malty sweetness pops out most. Classic sweet-toned DFH style. Fruit all over....mango, peach, apricot...?etc....additions. Maybe more fruity tones from the hops...did I mention the big sweet maltiy, whatevers.

First sip, zippy and peppery earthy tones, sour-edged fruits....combo fruit punch style. Malt...caramel, honey and black pepper. Medium body texture with a zippy, peppery deal, malty, long in the finish.

DFH doesnt conform to whatshappening "right now" in beergeek land.

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Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L- Dark blood orange and amber golden beer with a lacy tiny head.
S- Mango and apricot mix followed by a caramelized malt finish and ending in a bitter-y piney aroma.
T- The flavor is a combination of sour and tartness, followed by a slight bitter turn. The flavors of pine, fruit (mango and apricot) and caramelized malt combine for an overall light and intimate flavor. Pretty nice.
F- Sticky and a bit thick. Low carb.
O- Overall a very decent little India Pale Ale. I wish it had more mango and apricot flavors, but I will say the two fruits meld very well with the malt and the even slighter bitter hop make this beer and interesting and good sipper. It's just lacking pizzazz and isn't very well grounded.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samputnam14
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Romantic Chemistry from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 917 ratings