I know I am in the craft-brew-lovers minority here, but Dogish Head hasn’t always impressed me… so far they have 2 Middle of the Roads, 2 Will Buy Agains, and 1 For the Win on the blog… not stellar, but not bad. Today their overall results definitely got a bump, though, with Dogfish Head Red & White. Dave across the street brought this one over and we heartily partook of the brew as our first taste of the evening. It was a great experience and one that I would gladly repeat. As far as the tasting goes:
This beer is much more mild than I expected it to be. I was thinking it would be one of those that reaches out of the bottle and lets you know it has arrived, but not the case here. The color and head really aren’t red… more amberish orange, but that is ok. The nose is clean and crisp and the overall first tastes confirms the noted orange peel. The body definitely has hints of the Pinot and serves the mellowing purpose, I believe. As we continued to take it through, the alcohol levels hit us a bit and Dave and I had a great evening… 🙂 By the last glass, this beer looked as unfiltered as it tasted… almost made you want to chew the last bite… I mean drink. 🙂 But still, good stuff that is highly recommended.
JBB6 Rating: For the Win