Dogfish Head Beer To Drink Music To ’17 Tropical Blonde

Val picked me up the newest version of Beer To Drink Music to. It got much higher ratings than 2016’s version.

ABV: 6.8%

Style: American Blonde Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Music has been a part of Dogfish Head since before Dogfish Head. So it’s a natural fit for a brewery that makes ‘Analog Beer for the Digital Age’ to be the Official Beer of Record Store Day, a celebration of the unique culture of record stores and the special role they play in their communities. Of course, as the Official Beer of Record Store Day, we had to create a special brew for the occasion! Now for the second year, that’s just what we’ve done with Beer To Drink Music To. In volume two of this celebratory ale, this Tropical Blonde is brewed with hibiscus flowers and kiwi juice. It’s the perfect marriage of beer and music and best when paired with some of your favorite tunes. Clocking in at 6.8% ABV, Beer To Drink Music To ’17 is a pinkish-red brew with forward notes of tropical fruits with hints of berries and floral.”

Random: I’ve never gotten into vinyl.

The beer poured with a huge, three finger, white head that dissipated slowly. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear amber color with moderate carbonation. The nose was very grassy with a lemon-lime soda note. There was also a kiwi hard candy note. The taste had a lot of tropicality with pineapple and lemon-lime soda and lime juice. Kiwi was present too. It also had some yeast as well. The body was light with high carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with lots of tropical fruits. A bottle of this was $2.50, which came to $.21 per ounce. I thought this was a really nice beer and would pair well with a ceviche or light fish.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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