Dogfish Head Romantic Chemistry

Posted: August 18, 2016 in American IPA, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Reviews

Val picked this beer up for me. It’s a relatively new seasonal IPA from Dogfish. The label art is pretty cool too.


ABV: 7.2%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Dogfish Head has been brewing off-centered ales for off-centered people since 1995, with inspiration from every facet of life – the spice cabinet, music, even art. What you have here is a serious India Pale Ale shacking up and hunkering down with mango and apricots. At the same time! Romantic Chemistry is brewed with an intermingling of mangos, apricots and ginger, and then dry-hopped with three varieties of hops to deliver a tropical fruit aroma and a hop-forward finish. It’s fruity, it’s hoppy, it’s tasty! With artwork from our 2016 seasonal artist, Drew Millward, Romantic Chemistry features vibrant, abstract illustrations of each key ingredient.”

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The beer poured with a one finger, ecru colored head. It took awhile to dissipate and left very little lacing, but a half a finger crown was left. The body was a bright orange with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had a metallic note with peach and apricot. Caramel malt was there too. The nose was more subtle than I expected. The taste had the same metallic note, along with apricot and peach. There was also some light pine at the back of the sip. It didn’t have a lot of malt in the taste, which worked for the beer. The body was on the medium side with moderate carbonation. It had a quick finish with apricot. A single bottle was $2.37 ($.20 per ounce). I thought that this beer felt unfinished. I enjoyed the peach and apricot, but would have appreciated a bit more malt in the taste and pine. I wouldn’t rush back to have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0


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