Dragons & YumYums
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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From:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
 
Delaware, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 10.35%
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
293
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 13, 2021
Added:
Dec 04, 2017
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  93
SCORE
83
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Dragons & YumYumsDragons & YumYums
Notes: A music collaboration of epic proportions with The Flaming Lips, this lip smackingly tart pale ale is brewed with dragonfruit, yumberry, passion fruit, pear juice and black carrot juice for an explosion of fruit in every sip!

25 IBU
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Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 13, 2021
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Reviewed by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Clear, pinkish hued, with solid ivory head. Weird and good.

In the nose: Lightly sweet and fruity. Very berry. What other berries? I can't say for sure.

In the mouth: Slight tart, big fruity. Dragonfruit? I love Dragonfruit! I don't go out of my way for it, but if it's there, I'm drinking it. Or eating it. Plenty of dragonfruit, and who knows what else pounds the palate on every sip.

Light body, smooth, easy drinking, lots of fruit....tasty and tart.

I haven't any familiarity with the music of The Flaming Lips, and can only imagine what their song about dragons and yum yums can possibly sound like. Maybe it's out there somewhere, or do I have to wait for Record Store Day?
Oct 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.28 by Smoore_xx from Pennsylvania

Aug 27, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 3/25/19

You know, I never saw this one around before but I’d heard about it. My local has a whole DFH section and I was looking through it and found this hidden in a 4 pack of Perfect Disguise and just had to go for it

Pours a cloudy burnt copper with a finger of off white head that reduces to a cap quickly, no lacing

Hmm, was expecting something a bit fruitier going into this. I primarily get watermelon, but there’s a hefty red malt presence and a touch of citrus hops, quite the interesting aroma

There’s a bit more fruit in the taste, especially in the beginning of the sip with notes of bright and tropical fruit, some pineapple and dragonfruit. Even with over a year on this one, the hops still shine through a bit, lightly bitter. A nice balance to the finish of red malt and sweet fruit

Very light bodied and well carbonated, but still flavorful and a bit sour when holding in a sip. Finishes off dry and crisp

At the end of the day, I just really like trying everything DFH puts out, they were my real introduction to the craft beer world. Say what you will about them, but they’re damn solid, despite business decisions and some not so great beers. This one is not so great, but I’ve also never had anything like that, so I’ll come back to it if I have the chance
May 27, 2020
 
Rated: 2.5 by smcneave from Maryland

May 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a ruby-pink-grapefruit color with a hint of fog to the transparency. Head is a finger of pink-white foam. Aroma is earthy and bready malts with sticky herbal and resiny hops behind. A touch of dragonfruit adds a little further depth. Flavor profile is resiny, herbal, floral, and citrusy hops with bready, earthy malts behind. It is remarkably small bodied with a compact flavor profile. Dargonfruit adds a little sweetness and tropical fruit quality at the end. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a lightly crisp texture. Overall, compact and well-calculated pale ale with a little additional pizzazz.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 12oz bottle.
Apr 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.65 by jak from North Carolina

Mar 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.78 by stella77artois from New York

Jan 03, 2020
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Reviewed by jdhilt from New Hampshire

3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a five+ finger white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Light hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium-bodied. Sour fruity nose and flavor is fruity - I've never had dragon fruit & yumberry - but it is different and slightly sweet. $3.83 for a 12oz bottle from Bert's Better Beers Hooksett, NH.
Nov 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.84 by nruhlig from Minnesota

Nov 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Jason_cs from Florida

Nov 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.61 by npendres from Wisconsin

Oct 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.03 by Yeldarb92 from Ohio

Oct 06, 2019
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Reviewed by NilocRellim from Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a pink rust color. Juicy squishy aromas overall. Smells like tart slighty bitter yumberries and passion fruit, bit of lychee, dragonfruit, and crisp hops. Tastes light tart and crisp overall. Pear, yumberry, notes of carrot juice, citrusy hops, and has a clean semidry finish. Simple and straightforward, this is a tasty crushable beer.
Sep 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.84 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Sep 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by markallmon from Tennessee

Sep 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

Aug 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.65 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Aug 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.63 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Aug 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.54 by prototypic from Ohio

Aug 25, 2019
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Reviewed by JediMasterLenin from District of Columbia

3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
12oz bottle into an IPA glass.

Look: Pours a light, clear amber with a reddish pink hue. No real head to speak of, but a tiny bit of lacing is clinging to the side of my glass.
Smell: Aroma of orange, passionfruit, and berry. To a lesser extent there's an aroma of crackery malt and light herbal hops.
Taste: Follows the nose, but the malt and hops are less pronounced here than on the nose.
Feel: Medium body, lightly carbonated, small bubbles.
Overall: Not a bad beer, but the fruit doesn't really mesh with the pale ale it's in.
Aug 24, 2019
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark reddish color, not much head. Sweet sugary aroma, lots of fruit. Flavor is full of fruit, dragon fruit and pears, hints of dry black currant to finish. Good body and feel. Overall, very busy, and very sweet.
Aug 21, 2019
 
Rated: 2.25 by NeckBootHeadAss from Virginia

Aug 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.42 by Cynthia81 from Texas

Aug 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.62 by BucBasil from Rwanda

Aug 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.55 by JDoHo from Michigan

Aug 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by ajdemma from New York

Aug 02, 2019
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Reviewed by IronLover from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Reddish orange in color with a light haze. Poured with a short, bright white foam with very good retention. Bready and toasted malt aromas with papaya, mango and berry notes. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation and a creamy smooth feel. Mellow fruit and berry flavors that border that seem to be heading in the direction of tart, but never get there. Solid malty base throughout. Medium light bitterness through the middle followed by a medley of berry flavors. Finished semi-dryly with notes of cherry, blackberry and raspberry. Fruit and berry flavors balance evenly with the malt base. Interesting look and a nice feel. Always unique with DFH.
Aug 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.39 by rangerred from Tennessee

Jul 29, 2019
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Kind of a strange beer. Started off ok, darker pink-orange color with just a little white head and very scant lingering lacing. Smells of strong ripe fruit, a little sour, also some malt and maybe a little bread. Tastes similarly but why is it so tart and sour? Is this a sour or is this a pale ale? Very confusing identify. Smooth thin mouthfeel, decent carbonation. Just didn’t work for me - a rare strikeout by Dog Fish.
Jul 23, 2019
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The pour is perfectly clear, an amber color with pink hues and an off-white head that disappears in seconds. The nose has a hint of fruity hop aromas, and then the fruity, tart gummy bear aromas take over. That isn’t bad, it’s just unexpected.

The hops don’t give up on the taste, with what seems like Centennial hops trying to conduct the orchestra, but the sweet, tart candy flavors insist on making an extended appearance.

This isn’t something I’d run from, but it’s also something I’d not seek - it’s a sorta sour, sorta APA. I don’t believe I need more of those in my beer nerdery.
Jul 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.67 by bplabernie from Michigan

Jul 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Irrationalist from California

Jul 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Budlum from Maryland

Jun 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.87 by Shabba96 from Texas

Jun 28, 2019
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Reviewed by LarryLove81 from New York

3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
It’s a nice beer but I was hoping for something a bit more complex or intensely flavored. Nice pinkish to reddish hue in the glass. Smell is fruity with some pine notes in the rear. You get a tangy flavor upfront and then some subtle citrus and pear notes before a pretty dry finish. It doesn’t really vary from that script too much. It’s ok but with some of the exotic fruits in this I was hoping for something a bit more bold. Too light and subtle for me.

Update: Turns out this one is a lot better in a bottle. I find the pear flavors come out a lot more in the bottle and it’s a bit more balanced overall taste wise in a bottle. Still not enough to change my rating though. It kinda reminds me of a wine cooler honestly.
Jun 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.67 by Donkster46 from Washington

Jun 23, 2019
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Reviewed by good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look: Brown/pink/red with a persistent head.
Smell: Fruity aromas of peach, pear, and orange. Light pine hop aroma.
Taste: Generally fruity and herbal. Pear, strawberry, mango, and orange/grapefruit citrus. Enjoyable flavor without any specific fruit coming to the front. Malt and lingering herbal hop flavor.
Feel: Medium-bodied with light, tingling carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable, unique, and very drinkable.
Jun 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by IRONRakkasan from California

Jun 20, 2019
Dragons & YumYums from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 407 ratings