Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Getting My Beer On Dogfish Head Dragons & YumYums

Dragons & YumYums from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is an American Pale Ale that done with the collaboration of the music group, The Flaming Lips, is a tart American Pale Ale brewed with dragon fruit, yumberry, passionfruit, pear juice and black carrot juice. Now, I know what you are thinking…Is this something that was dreamt up out of Game of Thrones or Lord of The Rings. Honestly, I could not tell you, but I can tell you that this 6.5%ABV and 25 IBU Ale is something different.

There should have been a lot going on with this beer from the ingredients used, but for me, in the end, I almost feel like maybe there was too much. While the beer did offer a nice tart and refreshing quality, the pear did not seem to be there as much. In addition, the duration of the flavor was shorter lived than expected, which I expected would be longer considering said ingredients. It does still have some fruitiness going for it though, and considering the ABV it is a nice light-bodied beer making it not so bad for summer. There is also some of the piney tone often affiliated with pale ales, and the finish is nice and crisp. However, in the end, is it a decent enough beer but is it worth the cost and pick-up, well I will leave that up to you. Check out the video to see and hear more of my thoughts on this one.

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