Dragons & YumYums | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dragons & YumYumsDragons & YumYums

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by superspak on 12-04-2017

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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of DMc8ride
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopphead31415
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was skeptical at first, because I wasn’t sure if they used those syrups or not. But when I saw that it was Dogfish Head I figured that they would make a legit beer using the hop characteristics. This is a 6.5% ABV and 25 IBU pale ale.

Look-It pours a dark copper gold like buckwheat honey, but has a very distinctive pink hue. It almost glows pink above the base colors. Even the head had a pink tint to it.

Smell-I get strong notes of bubblegum and citrus. It has a slight aroma of honeysuckle pistils as well.

Taste-It tastes like guava, dragon fruit rind, passionfruit, horned melon rinds, and prominent malts based on some sort of honey or roasted grain. It has a medium body and ample carbonation. The bite from the alcohol pairs nicely with the hop resins and alpha acids which then mix with the citrus and exotic fruit palate.

Overall-I’d say this is a very unique beer that was worth the cash. I’d probably stick to drinking it on special or rare occasions only. It’s an easy-drinker and has a lot of flavors to pick up on with each sip. There is a hop resin that coats your tongue and begs you to take another refreshing sip. Cheers, folks!

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

Photo of Sellen
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of landinryan
2.64/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Had this on draft while watching playoff hockey on 5/18/18. Poured into a pint glass, this was transparent pinkish purple. I was expecting a ton of fruit flavor out of this beer and got very little. More like candy, which in this case is a bad thing. High expectations for this one but it unfortunately falls short.

L: transparent with purple/red coloring. 1 finger of white foam, minimal lacing. Agree with earlier reviews that said this looked like rosé wine.

S: bitter hops up front with surprisingly little of this beer’s supposedly fruity characteristics. Small amount of citrus underneath.

T: not bad per se, just not what I was expecting with all the talk of dragonfruit and yumfruit lurking in this beer. When I see purple beer I want it to taste like purple beer - this was just kinda meh. Quite bitter on the finish - not a bad thing at all, just not what the description or the crazy purple coloring advertised.

F: typical for DFH - light to medium, average carbonation.

O: don’t know if I got a bad batch but I didn’t have many of the aromas/flavors that other reviewers got from this beer. I thought this was a 60 Minute IPA with coloring to be honest. Was excited to try a new DFH beer but really disappointed in this one.

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Photo of breakakeg
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My favorite IPA by far. It was like the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb full of flavors into this bottle. Kind of $$ for me, but after drinking six, money might not be a problem when it comes to buying this delicious ale!

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Has a fruit juice,fruit gum,bitter hop aroma. Taste is pretty much the same,some mixed berry and tropical fruit show up in the flavor. It has the tart sour component that spurs have which wasn't bad at all. Overall it's a good beer that isn't overwhelming but flavorful

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Amber red with 1 finger of head, and some lacing. Clear.

S - Bubblegum, mixed fruit

T - Passion fruit, guava. Average taste.

F - Medium body and carbonation

O - Too much going on here. Might be better cold and in the hot sun

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Photo of CreekyJarls
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HipCzech
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Southside Espresso (Houston, TX), served in a shaker pint glass. Bright, clear, reddish amber, with a short head of off white foam and spotty lace. Understated pale ale base with plenty of tart, juicy red fruit and berries in the aroma and taste. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Drinkable and refreshing, especially while outside on a warm Houston evening.

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Photo of JDizzle
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Nosh

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Photo of MJ64
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.22/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerBobber
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pinkish golden color with a finger and a half of head made up of large popping bubbles. The head is a pinkish tinted off white color and drops down fairly quickly.

The smell is a bit fruity and malty with under tones of some hop presence.

Taste has a bit of sticky fruit juice flavor and some under tones of the hops as well. Seems to follow the nose very closely.

The mouth feel is a bit towards medium with that sticky fruit note. The beer fishes fairly crisp but does have a bit of lingering wetness toward the very back of the throat.

Overall this is a very crushable and refreshing beer! If this was sold at a lower price point in twelve packs they would make a killing in profits from places like Vegas in the summer. This is a fantastic usual lager or regular beer for those hot summer nights while sipping a cold one.

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Photo of brauseboof
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nitty703
4.31/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Bottle
Bottled On: 04/13/18

Poured into a DFH glass a pretty nice clean/clear dark golden orangy color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice little citrus complex (tangerine, dragonfruit, yumberry, passion fruit, pear), and black carrot. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a nice little citrus complex (tangeirne, dragonfruit, yumberry, passion fruit, pear), black carrot, nice little sweetness/tart thing going on. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty nicely. Overall, a tasty brew, nice take.

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Photo of morimech
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.32/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of woodychandler
3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am continuing New Rock & Roll Beer (& Other Stuff) Sunday (Week 690). I had been thinking about going to the Punk In Drublic fest in PHL today, but it just became too logistically and monetarily daunting, so I gave up on the idea. I am not giving up on the idea of NBS, however.

From the Bottle: "Off-centered art series featuring Marc Spusta"; "Pale Ale brewed with Dragonfruit and Yumberry, Passion Fruit, Pear and Black Carrot juices".

I Pop!ped the cap on this latest oddball from DFH & began a slow, gentle pour into the awaiting glass. An in-glass swirl raised just over a finger of dense, foamy, rocky, pinkish head. like fresh-spun cotton candy, with decent retention, leaving some nice lacing in its wake. Color was a pinkish-Amber (SRM = N/A) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had the sweet fruitiness of Hawaiian Punch Red Fruit Punch, a mélange of sweet fruity smells that would be impossible to discern one from another. That is not meant as a slight, but just as a simple observation. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but just a couple of steps ahead. The taste was a slightly tart, fruity mélange of flavors. It would be very hard for me to tell one from another, but it was a very pleasant fruity beer of which to partake. Therein lies the rub - if I am meant to rate to style & not to taste, then this is going to suffer as a result. The standard bearer for an APA is SNPA & this was NOTHING like SNPA. It would be better served if thought of as a "Fruit/Vegetable Beer", but I am growing tired of arguing that point. I found the color amusing, I liked the slightly tart taste of the fruit, but the lack of any discernible bitterness left it out of the running as an APA. Finish was dry and fruity, a nice novelty, but just not in keeping with the style. YMMV.

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Photo of LJWalker
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Dragons & YumYums from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 181 ratings