Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #500
Ranked #23,963
3.85 | pDev: 8.57%
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
Very Good
Notes: Inspired by everyone’s favorite fruit-forward brunch libations – the mimosa, the bellini and the screwdriver to name a few – Sun-Day-Feels is bursting with inviting aromas of fresh peaches, bright citrus and of course, champagne.

Crisp and spritzy, Sun-Day-Feels began as a small-batch beer available only in our Milton Tasting Room & Kitchen. The beer was introduced to guests (under a different name) through our Beer Exploration Journal during the summer of 2019. After a surge of positive guest feedback, our brewers carefully sifted through comments, tinkered with the recipe a touch, and thus … Sun-Day Feels was born!

A masterful piece of liquid art, Sun-Day-Feels joins our lineup of offbeat brews as the spring offering in our 2020 Off-Centered Art Series. Boasting whimsical, colorful graphics by Dan Stiles, Sun-Day-Feels pops with a bright pink package featuring an animated frog relaxing to the tunes of an old-school record player. A medley of citrus fruits effortlessly swirls about through the air for laid-back feelings that perfectly pair with a pint of Sun-Day-Feels.
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Iamaskier from Idaho

3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It’s like a juicy citrus IPA minus the hops. Oranges and peach backed by a sour acidity on the nose, and continuing in the mouth. Citrus fruits and white grape make up the body, and there’s just enough tart on the finish. It starts and ends dry.
I think what I like about this beer is it doesn’t overdo the sweet, the tart, or the acidity. It’s all there, but not too much.
Definitely something to reach for if you want a sour but don’t want to pucker every time you take a sip.

Jun 15, 2021
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by June 2021 stamped on the neck of the bottle.

It pours a hazy orange with a tiny head of foam that quickly disappears.

I get a fruity tartness in the smell...grapes? And citrus.

Taste has some grape tartness, citrus, peaches, oranges but I don't get blood oranges.

Just into medium body.

I bought a single on a warm shelf. Being a sour, I wasn't afraid to buy it warm. That being said, one and done.

Apr 30, 2021
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damndirtyape from Ohio

3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in a shaker pint glass. No date stamp but I assume this is the 2021 bottling due to the label.

Appearance: Hazy pale amber-gold color. Thin white head. No lacing.

Smell: Lots of fruit - definite grape and citrus (lime, lemon, orange).

Taste: Mildy tart. Citrus and grape with a mild cracker like malt. Slight tart/sour finish.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, but a little thin.

Overall / Drinkability: I found this somewhat ho-hum. I thought this would have a lot more flavor than it did. Its refreshing, and good, but not great. One and done for me on this one.

Apr 19, 2021
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sun-Day-Feels has an initial thick, white head, which dissipates to no head nor lacing and a hazy, orange-gold appearance. The aroma is of faint, pale malt and a touch of citrus. The flavor is of tart and sour citrus, white bread crust, and low-level bitterness. Sun-Day-Feels has a high-medium body and a mostly-dry finish.


Mar 27, 2021
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Lucular from Maryland

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip pint glass. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow/orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma and flavor feature tart tropical and citrus fruit with a slight graininess. Overall it's a tasty and quaffable fruited sour ale that is great for a warm spring day.

Mar 22, 2021
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper colored and hazy in complexion. There’s a quarter inch of off white on top. The aroma is of grapes, peaches, oranges, and lemon. I taste orange, lemon, and lime. The mouth is highly carbonated and dry.

Mar 13, 2021
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dogfish Head has become an important Brewer ... Reaching the heights of Sam Adams, New Belgium, etc as an important influencer in mass-produced craft beer .... More innovative than the former but always finding a way to appeal to the masses ... This is a very nice fruited sour and should be found and enjoyed

Mar 07, 2021
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mikeinportc from New York

3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

BB date of 6/21.

Moderately hazy yellowy-orange , with slight off-white head.

Smell is slight,sharp guava tang, slight black pepper, and a mild "fresh" malt aroma. Given everything in this, it's surprisingly muted.

Taste is lemon,lime, guava, coriander/black pepper blend, and slight peach pie filling. Slight bread crust flavor, that lingers awhile after finish, plus a little saltiness. Moderate tartness and bitterness.

Feel is medium, with moderate , mildly-burning carbonation. Lingering dryness on the front 1/3 of the tongue.

Overall a nice sour, that is not too sweet. Would be especially good on a hot summer day. (Instead of a cold-ish winter night. ;) )

Mar 03, 2021
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backblast from Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Plenty of lemon-lime tartness, salt and other citrus flavors. The malt does show but is in the background and it finished well leaving you with a clean palate.

Feb 21, 2021
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, dark orange color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It left very little lacing. It smelled of tart lemon, blood oranges, green apple and light caramel notes. Fairly tart and acidic with blood orange, lemon and subtle caramel sweetness.

Feb 14, 2021
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osheamatth from New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks almost like a hazy IPA. Rich orange hue wide bubbles head that dissipates quickly. Nice nose with bright fresh citrus - lemony and a wisp of pink grapefruit. Clear evidence of the viognier on the palate along with some orange/tangerine notes. Nicely balance between the sour from the citrus and the very mild sweetness of the grape. Finished with a pleasant sour aftertaste.

Jan 27, 2021
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

the new innovation from these guys has all been awesome lately and i am so stoked its coming out to idaho, may have something to do with getting into the sam distribution channels, but whatever, this is fire. its done with peaches, viognier grape juice, blood orange, lemon, orange, and a lime, wow! a pale hazy colored brew with a lively and lasting inch of white head, lacy and airy and pretty. this smells gorgeous, ripe fuzzy peaches first to me, but the white grapes just behind that, the citrus sort of combines into an essence, less identifiable individually, and also suggestions of pineapple and melon to this, very much champagne and fruit and morning vibes, they set that mood. i am happy the taste has some grain to it, not all juicy or overly cocktail forward, its beer, and i love that, always from these guys! some tartness keeps it light but its not acidic, not a sour, but tang from all of this put together, less so even than white wine, but the pucker helps bring the grape juice element to the fore in a very vinous way, summer character from the peach, some bitter balance from the orange on top of peach sweetness too, good balance there, lime to finish also brings it back to white wine, minerals, even oddly crisp for having all these ingredients in it. they have done a fabulous job with this and i cant wait to drink the other five in the sixer. really good, really different. love how natural all the fruit is without being forced or sugary, i could drink a ton of this...

Dec 31, 2020
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Whoops! In retrospect, I suppose that I should have drank this bottle (eek!) of beer on a Sunday, vice today, but c'est la vie. I bought it more out of curiosity than anything else since I am not a big fan of Sour beers.

From the Bottle: "Sun-Day-Feels Beermosa Sour"; "Off-centered Art Series featuring Dan Stiles"; "Ale brewed with Viognier Grape Juice, Peaches, Blood Oranges, Lemon, Oranges & Lime."

I was rather curious about how all of the fruits were going to play out so I Pop!ped the cap & performed a straightforward pour into the awaiting glass. It foamed mightily to form two-plus fingers of fizzy, rolling, roiling, eggshell-white head with lousy retention, quickly fizzing & fading into wisps. 8=( Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose was highly citrusy with the oranges clearly leading the way with the peaches as a counterbalancing sweetness. Hmm. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not terribly removed from it, either. The taste was less "sour" than "tart" with a very acidic citrusiness, especially from the lemon & lime. If the grape juice was meant to impart a vinousness, then I missed out on that part of the equation. It was pleasant, lightly tart, not at all sour & quite refreshing. I think that it would have done better as a "Fruit & Field Beer" since the fruits were clearly on display in this one, less so the tartness. Finish was semi-dry to dry with a lingering fruitiness. Not bad, but just not my cuppa. YMMV.

Oct 27, 2020
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dogfish Head, Sun Day Feels

Move over mimosa, brunch isn’t just for spritzy wine drinks anymore. Dogfish head steps onto the bridge between breakfast and lunch with their tart, fruity and highly refreshing beer spin on the classic brunch specialty.

Cloudy matte in gold and building a luxurious froth, Sun-Day-Feels eases onto the senses with a bold stone fruit, citrus presence. A creamy wheaten scent likes underneath impressions of cider, white wine and fruity tartness. Creamy malts layer the tongue with a cream of wheat light pastry notion with suggestions of taffy, honeysuckle and sourdough in tow.

As the fruit open up on the middle palate, the sourness illuminates the character of peach, apricot and orange for a more intense impression of wine spritzers. Sour and refreshing, the acidity easily offsets the trailing sweetness on route to a acutely tart balance laced with light burlap and sandalwood spice.

Medium light in body, the beer’s friendly sourness is never offensive yet gives great palate strength to the fruitiness with the character of cider, gooseberry, white grape and lime lingering slightly beyond the stone fruit in a quick and fleeting aftertaste.

Oct 09, 2020
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obywan59 from Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy in appearance, like a fruit punch, with a 2 finger white head trying to be chunky.

Aroma of citric tartness with a hint of peach and musty dankness.

Tart with a backbone of sweet fruit.

Moderate in body with light syrup. Drying.

A good beer, not overpoweringly tart. Multidimensional and rather potent.

Sep 12, 2020
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light bodied,average carbonation.
Aroma is peaches, citrus, unsweetened champagne and grapes.
Taste is a little dry, mildly sour, some peach and grape but the citrus takes over a bit.
Interesting beer which does have some resemblance to champagne and fruit.

Aug 26, 2020
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery "Sun-Day-Feels"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED ON 04/22/20 13:16", and sampled on 08/01/20
$2.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: So what is this? It says it's brewed with Viognier grape juice, peaches, blood oranges, lemon, oranges and lime. It's also got artwork on the label by my friend Dan Stiles. It's a hazy golden in color beneath a short head of white that's slowly dropped before me. It smells of fruit, with a combination of grape and citrus. It doesn't necessarily seem sour but we'll see... yep, it's sour, or at least tart. I don't think it's overdone though, it's accessible and refreshing. I'm getting more orange in the flavor than anything else although the lemon is there, and I get some of the grape and lime showing up in the finish. All I'm missing is the peach, which is OK. It's not at all bitter but it doesn't need to be as the acidity is enough to balance it. It's like drinking a fruit juice. In the mouth it has a sharpness from the acidity, and it's a touch zesty from the carbonation as well. I'm going to call it light-medium in body. The head has dropped to nothing and there's next to no lacing behind but that's common in sour beers; and I'm finding some of the missing peach now, so that's good. It just needed to warm up a bit. So, what to say about this? I was expecting a little more flavor-wise given the list of fruits involved, but it remains a perfect summer fruit beer. How strong is it? Ahhh, 6.5%. I was going to say I could drink a lot of these on a hot summer day but that 6.5 would slow me down. Still, It's hard to argue against this one. Nicely done.
Review #7,040

Aug 02, 2020
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VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a vibrant hazy golden color with a alight head and lacing
Aroma has peach, citrus, lime and grape hints
The taste follows the nose with a very pleasant and well balanced sour peach, citrus, lime and grape flavors
A light bodied well carbonated beer
A great and very refreshing Wild Ale

Aug 02, 2020
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BubbleBobble from New York

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

From bottle into tulip:
L: Pours a very light, hazy orange with a moderate head that recedes quickly without lacing.
S: Aroma is a bit musty; not getting much sour/fruit here; bit of iron, metal?
T: Flavor muted as well, but pleasant; slight sour, pithy orange, leavening bread
F: Best part of the beer - bubbly carbonation, thin mouthfeel
O: Would like a bit more pop - either sweet or sour, frankly - but a refreshing summer beer

Jul 28, 2020
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled April 22nd 2020.

Solid looking, and opaque bodied pale orange to yellow color. There's some lively fast and very fine carbonation moving up around this brew too. Bright white and foamy looking head, very populating collar as it settles slowly.

Very nice aroma. Light acidity and sourness, with a soft exotic fruity sense somewhat that's very sprity sort of lemon lime but comes off more softer if I could use the word. Definitely seems like a Sam creation for sure.

The palate reveals itself slowly, but comes with much reward. Llight bodied but still with a good malt density. Lots of citrus refreshment but juicy hints of peach like and gulping champagne touches. Soft and prickly bubbles that really cut through. The aftertaste is a very large refreshing lime and lemon spritzy flavor that truly does come off like a mimosa.

Real nice fruited sour, seems like the grapes have really imparted some body and punch to the fruit that makes for a real tasty brew.

Jul 15, 2020
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Highly active carbonation with a nice 2 finger sustained head. Aroma has a somewhat generic kettle sour thing going on. Some fruit and slight sulfur. Not bad though. Taste is very nice. Tart but not sour. Hops and fruit bouncing together, and a very clean refreshing finish. It's 6.5% which is a shocker as this beer drinks like a 4.5-5% beer. Get refreshed and also a little tipsy.

Jul 14, 2020
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Gajo74 from New York

4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle it pours a hazy bright amber orange, yet the carbonation is visible. A nice moderate sized bubbly head retains well.

Lots of tart fruit aromas throughout, opening with lime and lemon in particular. This is followed by notes of orange and grape. A sweet aroma soon develops that evokes notes of peach juice.

The fruity flavors align with the aroma, yet there is a puckering tartness in the finish that especially brings out the lime and lemon. Balanced by peppery hops and bready malt, juicy sweet peach, grape juice and orange, yet tart and dry throughout. Medium bodied with a tart and crisp mouthfeel. The carbonation is moderate but lively.

I really liked this one. It was especially refreshing after a long bike ride. I feel like it is not overly fruited like the current trend is for fruited sours as it retains that mouth puckering tartness I like in the base style

Jul 14, 2020
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burnstar from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque gold with a nice sized head that dissipates quickly. Smell is yeasty and I think I detect some grapes. This is billed as a beermosa sour- obviously a play on mimosa- the champagne and orange juice cocktail popular at brunches. I can see where they're headed- there's grape juice in this, along with other fruit juices, and the wild yeast gives it an orangey sourness. The taste is sort of like tart orange juice up front with the sourness increasing through to the finish. The main flavor is citrus throughout- oranges and lemons. It has a bit of beer breadiness but this isn't a very beery beer- would be good for those who don't normally drink beer. It's very summery and drinkable.

Jul 01, 2020
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 5/11:
Into the glass flows a bruised peach, light yellow orange highly hazed liquid. The white froth atop it prevents the whole bottle going into the 14oz glass immediately, but settles down soon enough. The nose continues the peach metaphor, along with a light lime citrus and a hint of sweet wine. The latter aspect allows me to see where the brewer was going for the champagne aspect of a mimosa.

Beer is light on the tongue, and there is a spritzy carbonation up front. The beer is also surprisingly smooth after that initial bite, such as to say it turns to a tickle and a thicker, sweeter feel by mid-taste. Immediate note is nectarine and sour peach, with a decent tartness. This is quickly backed by orange juice and a bit of grape juice - both a little sweeter, with a lime tartness on the edges.

Well, sometimes DFH doesn't hit their odd aims, but I think this one is near the mark. It's just a little sweet and slightly sticky in the end, but has a moderate sour aspect throughout.

Jun 28, 2020
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good looking color orange hazy yellow tint not much carbonation which is a downer. Good fruit smell too much happening at once it's really pick out a particular fruit smell. Taste was quite good like another reviewer said the lemon and orange kind of mixed together and leave a nice refreshing grapefruit taste. Body was light despite the above higher gravity of 6.5%. overall I would have it again the price was very fair and flavor was memorable.

Jun 24, 2020
Sun-Day-Feels from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 90 ratings