Dogfish Head: 90 Minute IPA (USA:IIPA: 9% ABV)

Visual: A dark searing amber with a resolute long lasting frothy head and a thin rippling of bubbles.

Nose: Lovely malt and apricot with cream and planed wood alongside roasting fire and hops. Amazingly enticing.

Body: Warm and sweet, treacle toffee and apricot crumble. Boiled sweets. A thick rich smooth mouthfeel and a light rippling of hops. Peaches in syrup and stewed apples.

Finish: Bitter, hoppy yet with a touch of syrup. Toasted marshmallow feel and a touch of its burnt edge.

Conclusion: A fantastic sweet delicious IPA. Its hop nature is present but understated. A veritable cornucopia of dessert fruit expressions. This is a fine IPA and the slightly muted hops makes it one that will appeal to a wide range of beer drinkers including those often put off by the harsher IPA edge.

So how does it rate against the Punk IPA? This has a wider range of flavours than Punk but the Punk still wins on the bite of IPA. For now I will throw out the controversial opinion of staying with Punk IPA for the edge, but I won’t complain if I have to have a few more of each for a recount.