Happy Sunday funday ya’ll! Or should I say Saturday 2.0 for all those folks who don’t have to work on Labor Day. I wasn’t going to write a beer review this week due to lack of new selections but it so happens one fell in my lap. The capital R roommate agreed to babysit her 2 year old niece and as payment we got some new beers. So between Seaquench by Dogfish Head and Boss Hog DIPA (double IPA) I went with Boss Hog. Its from a brewery I’ve never heard of brought down by her cousin from her training up in Pennsylvania. Wow, I spelled Pennsylvania right the first time. Anyways enough rambling lets get to the beer!
Appearance: It poured dark orange with a two finger head. Looks tasty so far!
Smell: I’ve contemplating changing the “Smell” category to “Aroma” but that seems to high class for me so I’m gonna leave it as is. Anywho, this has a ton of citrusy hops with a surprisingly strong malty backbone. Its almost like a raisin bread in sweetness. For a DIPA this is a departure from the norm, but I like it.
Taste: Clocking in at 9% and billing itself as a big Double IPA there is a distinct lack of bitterness. You get a bunch of boozy sweetness, but a subdued hop profile. The citrus hits on the aftertaste but I expected a much fuller flavor from them. Its a little sweet but man this beer is easy drinking unlike many DIPAs.
Mouthfeel: This is a very smooth beer without the “sharp” hoppiness of many IPA/DIPAs that I’ve come across.
Value: Two words. Fo’ Free.
Overall: This was a decent DIPA. I’d give it a 6/10 because its a touch sweet but drinks very easily for clocking in at the monster 9%. You get a bunch of malts and a little bit of hops with this one. At the end of the day its a decent beer.
Until next time, tight lines and cheers!