Dogfish Head Flesh & Blood

I’ve been traveling a lot more for work. A few years ago, I used to have a giant fear of flying, but I somehow got over it. I do prefer the aisle seat though. Let’s crack this beer open.


ABV: 7.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Flesh & Blood began with a ton of real citrus including lemon flesh and blood orange juice—hence the name—plus orange and lemon peel. Then the brewers began searching for the perfect combination of hops to perfectly complement the citrus flavors. After trialing number of different hops one-by-one, they emerged with Warrior, Centennial, and a rare experimental hop. So what does this focus on simple, pure unadulterated fruit mean in terms of the aromatics and flavors in this beer? Flesh & Blood balances the resinous hoppy characteristics of an American IPA with the explosive zesty fruitiness and subtle drying tartness of citrus to deliver a highly quaffable ale that’s incredibly unique and lovely to down the whole year round.”

Random: Our cats love getting treats. It doesn’t matter where they are in the house, if I even pick up the treat container, they come running.

This beer poured with a half a finger of pure white head. It dissipated instantly and left no lacing on the glass. It left a small, pure white crown. The body was a clear, yet deep mahogany color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose was really juicy with a lot of blood orange juice and pith. There was also some orange oil as well. Taste was even more bright and juicy. I picked up regular orange juice as well as blood orange juice. Orange oil and toasted grains came through too. It had a thick body for the style with moderate carbonation. The finish was sticky and lengthy with orange peel and oil. A bottle of this was $2.67 ($.22 per ounce). I really enjoyed this beer and would definitely have it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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