Poppaskull | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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317 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This time around we brewed at our brewery in Milton, DE and made a deep, golden ale spiced with cardamom and fermented using a robust Belgian yeast strain. One third of the volume was then aged for 6 months in oak brandy barrels. Spice, esters, and sweet brandy dominate the aroma. A robust 10% abv is rounded by caramel and vanilla notes from the wood with a slight spiciness coming from the yeast.

20 IBU

Added by KickInTheChalice on 11-17-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
317
Reviews:
165
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
16.05%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
103
For Trade:
2
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2.89/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a dark gold out of an expensive 750ml bottle. Nobody would want 6 bottles of this, so they make it in this format. And charge you more for it.

Aroma dropped the shitty cardamom as promised. Belgian yeast. Lemony hops. Alcohol.

Taste dropped a substantial wood quotient, along with big alcohol heat, can't make out the kind of tree this wood came from, it seems to be obscure and therefore more cool in the eyes of nerds.

Cardamom just really ruins this beer for me, it is such a bomb. Not to mention that it drinks hot. Definitely would not bang again.

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4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.16/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poppaskull 750 ml bottle served in a Green Man snifter after the RNWG-2014
Hazy golden color with an irregular appearance. The head was thin and short-lived.
Aroma: heavy cardamon; vague additional spicing; moderate funk; bright fruitiness.

O: Over the top. Two great breweries join forces to produced a weak product? No small batch trial run for this one, I bet.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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Poppaskull from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 317 ratings.
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