A Romantic Aromatic | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
4.07/5
7 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Intensely hoppy and immensely drinkable, A Romantic Aromatic is brewed from American and British Malts, extravagantly hopped with only PNW varieties, and flavored with dried lemon slices. Following fermentation, the beer was dry-hopped at a rate of 2.5 pounds per barrel (thats a lot!) with whole hops offering an aromatic experience unlike any other.

58 IBU

Added by goblue3509 on 02-19-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
7
pDev:
10.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Agent47M
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brez8791
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of THECPJ
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Rehoboth Brewpub. Pours a chesnut-orangey color with an inch of head. Good amount of lacing. Floral hop aroma with lemon peel. Taste is alot of lemon. Floral as well but lemon peel dominates. Not very bitter for an Imperial IPA. The small write up at the pub says its 10% abv and flavored with lemon slices. To me the lemon overpowers any hops and it reminds me somewhat of Sam Adams Summer ale. Overall I am glad I tried it but it`s probably a good idea that they don`t bottle it.

 495 characters

Photo of paulozanello
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

According to the description this is an Imperial IPA spiced with lemon. I believe the ABV is 10%.

It pours a hazy dark golden color with a creamy white head and nice retention.

Aroma is very hoppy with citrus and fruity notes. Very low lemon zest is also perceptible.

Taste starts just like a DIPA (90 min) with sweet malts balanced by fruity and citrus hop flavors. Towards the end you can definitely pick up a lemony zest and tart character. Aftertaste is bitter and lasting.

Body is medium to heavy with mild carbonation. Drinkability is a little low for a DIPA probably due to the high citric aspect that this beer has.

Overall a sour ipa with lots of lemon presence. I feel that the hops already bring all the citric notes needed for this style of beer so there is absolutely no need to "citricize" it with lemon. But I guess it is DFH in one of their brewpub experiments so I'll take it!

 898 characters

Photo of goblue3509
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copperish orange color with a nice one finer fluffy head which gives way to some nice strings of lace. The aroma is amazing nice big floral hop smell like being in a flower shop. The taste is not as strong as I would have liked. Floral hops and earthy piney hops make up the flavor. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Drinkability is good it was an easy drink but lacking the big hop presence.

 406 characters

A Romantic Aromatic from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 7 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.