Dragons & YumYums
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Pale Ale - American
3.7 | pDev: 10.27%
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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
Reviews: 114 | Ratings: 406 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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feloniousmonk from Minnesota

3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
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
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Rug from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
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
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Harrison8 from Missouri

3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
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
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jdhilt from New Hampshire

3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
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
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NilocRellim from Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
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
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JediMasterLenin from District of Columbia

3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
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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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
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
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +3%
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
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beersampler6 from Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
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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ovaltine from Indiana

3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
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
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LarryLove81 from New York

3.19/5  rDev -13.8%
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
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good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
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
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried this at Sloopy's Bar and Grill in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It poured a clear golden with pinkish hue and had white head that did not leave much lace. The scent had floral hop notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with a sweet floral hop lean. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a decent beer.

Jun 19, 2019
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daliandragon from Maryland

3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium amber with ruby highlights and little head. The nose is fruity and a little grainy.

A bit more reserved in flavor than I was expecting, with high carbonation and a dry finish. A bit of grapeskin, tropical fruit and grainy biscuit. Kind of interesting but not really my bag.

Jun 14, 2019
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jgido759 from New Jersey

3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I usually like most of what Dogfish Head puts out, but I must say that this beer disappointed me. The sweet/tart fruit flavors overpowered any resemblance to a pale ale that might have been there.

Definitely and "one-and-done" for me. . .

Jun 10, 2019
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Gajo74 from New York

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cool looking clear rosè like color. Moderate head retains well.
Aromas are quite fruity with notes of dragonfruit, passion fruit, pear, watermelon and cranberries.
The taste aligns with the aroma in terms of the fruit listed above. However, unlike the sweetness of the aroma, the fruit flavors have an element of tartness to them. Furthermore, there is a spicy and peppery quality that evokes piny hops flavors, leafy, tobacco and spruce like. The malt profile is dry and overshadowed by the fruit. There is some hops bitterness but it feels a bit out of sorts along with the peppery spice.
Medium bodied and a bit on the rough side. Strange balance going on; I dig the fruit, however the grain feels coarse, and the peppery spice finish is not well integrated.
I love DFH and their unique innovations, however, this one did not do it for me.

May 29, 2019
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iguanodon from Utah

2.44/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle. Pours clear bright red with a small white head. Aroma is fruit, berry, biscuit, a little floral hops. Taste is tropical fruit, bitter aftertaste. Surprisingly bitter for a fruity beer. I appreciate the off-centered attitude at DFH but this is not one of their best.

May 26, 2019
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MoMaMe from Maryland

2.43/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Sorry to say I did not like this beer at all. It didn’t taste anything like an IPA.

Pours a clear rose color with little to no head. No lacing.
Smell is a bit like fruity champagne.
Taste is very champagne like, with notes of passion fruit. Slightly tart.

Not impressed. Sorry, I usually don’t give bad reviews, but I didn’t care for this one. It’s okay, but not worth looking for imo.

May 16, 2019
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metter98 from New York

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear reddish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that left a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of watermelons, passion fruit, and pears are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell but has a bit stronger flavors of watermelons, which I presume to be coming from the dragonfruit. No sweetness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is an ever so slight amount of tartness in the mouthfeel.
O: I would consider this beer to be more of a fruit/vegetable beer than an American Pale Ale as there was no bitterness whatsoever.

Serving type: bottle

May 02, 2019
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VashonGuy from Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I'm a pretty big fan of Dogfish Head beers, but I have to say this one is pretty meh, not a word I'd usually apply to DFH beers.

It's colorful. But the aroma is muted a lot. The taste is a fruity blend. It's not particularly tart. It's just a little boring. Not a bad beer, just not up to the usual DFH standards.

Apr 29, 2019
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

[IMG] Poured into a 13 oz Funk Brewing Teku glass, bottled on 3/07/19 brewed with Dragon Fruit, Yumberry, Passion Fruit, Pear, and black carrot juices. Pours a very clear and attractive pinkish ruby, with a finger off white head with some pinkish hues and leaves thick streaks of lace as it slowly settles into a thin layer of white bubbles. 4.25

Smell is passion fruit, pear, rhubarb, and some hints of pink grapefruit not over the top and nicely balanced. 4.25

Taste follows getting what I a can only assume is the dragon fruit, passionfruit, pear, rhubarb, and pink grapefruit. 4.25

Mouthfeel is above medium, plenty of prickly life, maybe a tad dry, and has more flavor than most at 6.5% ABV but very drinkable. 4.5

Overall this is some really solid and as DFH often does, very unique stuff. Has a hint sour and mixed with an IPA, I am enjoying it. 4.25

Apr 28, 2019
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cbutova from Massachusetts

3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Bottle into a tulip with a beautiful pink body that is very slightly hazy. The head is off-white and rises to a cm high with a frothy texture and good retention. Plentiful webs of lacing.

S- It isn't the strongest of aromas but what is there is very fruity and reminiscent of berries. A slight hint of the tart passionfruit and berries. Have had dragonfruit like once and never heard of yumberries so can't speak to those. Some earthy carrot hints.

T- A bitterness comes into play that seems to balance things out a bit but it is still fruit forward and again, berries in general come to mind like some kind of wildberry popsicle or something. A hint of carrot, something citrusy and a zesty bitterness. Interesting but kind of muddled flavors.

MF- Light-medium bodied with a very puffy, high end carbonation. A slightly frothy texture and a medium bitterness in the finish. Lacks texture and is a bit on the thin side.

Reminds me of wildberry flavor with a general mix of berry-centric fruit flavors front and center.

Apr 28, 2019
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RyanK252 from California

3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Rocket Dog Brats & Beer

A: Pours rosey copper beer with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and leaves some spotty lacing.

S: Fruity, tropical, orchard fruit, some real unique notes in there, a little citrus, lightly toasty biscuity malt, slight tartness, and a little sweetness.

T: Fruity, tropical, passion fruit, mango, pear, peach, apricot, red berries, and a touch of dragon fruit, citrus, orange, lemon, and lime, slightly toasty biscuity malt, mild touch of tartness, as well as a little sweetness.

M: A touch on the lighter side of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Wanted to try this one out last year but it never came near, so really happy to snag it this go around. DFH with another solid kitchen sink experiment. I dig it.

Apr 25, 2019
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Rich, deep pink color. Mild head that faded quickly to a cap. Left really good rings of lacing.

S---Sweet & fruity. Berries is how I'll describe it.

T---Berries, again, although I've never even heard of the advertised "yumberry". I also have no idea what a dragonfruit tastes like, although I've at least heard of that. Sweet & fruity.

F---Light & eminently drinkable. A bit of tartness, but I won't even presume to guess from which fruit.

O---This is legit different. I'm completely unfamiliar with yumberry & dragonfruit. Bur it works. It's a tasty beer. I'd get more if I saw it again.

Apr 15, 2019
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Retroman40 from Florida

3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours out an almost rose wine like pink with practically no head and just a wisp of white foam. Smell is a combination of citrusy hops and sweet fruit. Taste is a very interesting combination of hop bitterness balanced with sweetness. Very little malt flavor. A long, sweet finish lingers on the lips and tongue. Rich, but well balanced mouthfeel with a good carbonation level. Overall there is just something about this beer that I like. I've been a DFH fan for a long time and have always enjoyed their "off centered" stuff. This beer has almost a bit of cider quality as it warms. A bit pricy at 15 bucks a sixer but worth a shot for anyone looking for something a bit off the beaten path.

Apr 10, 2019
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Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 406 ratings