Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Dogfish Head Squall IPA

Brewery: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Location: Milton, DE
Style: IPA
Brewery Website
Rating: A

Today we’re tasting the Squall IPA from Dogfish Head. The Squall IPA pours up a golden amber in color with little head to speak of. The nose finds a big fresh hops note of grapefruit and citrus. There is also a faint malty bread note.

Up front there are grassy and citrus hops on the palate. Bitterness starts out at a moderate level and slowly builds. Piny and spicy hops notes come in a bit later. There is also a faint residual sweetness to fill things out a bit. The Squall IPA has a medium-heavy body that feels pretty full. The finish sees some sweetness with citrus and piny hops notes and a moderate bitter hops kick.

Dogfish Head has never let me down with an IPA, and they continue their run with their Squall IPA. This is an excellent, balanced Imperial IPA. There is a great amount of flavor complexity to the hops, which is to be expected since the beer is dry-hopped with about a half-dozen different hops varieties. If DFH ever brews this again, snap some up as soon as you see it.

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