Brewery: St Elmo Brewing
Style:   Specialty IPA (21B)
Package: 16oz Can
Purchased: Beer to-go!
Canned Date:  May 11, 2020
Consumed Date: May 20, 2020

Details From the Brewer

ABV:  6.4% 

Who’s a good boy?! What’s a Foggy IPA?? DOG is! Introducing DOG – Foggy IPA – 6.4% ABV. We used Rakau, El Dorado, Calypso, Mosaic, and Ella hops. This Dog Fog is hazy, citrusy and sits and stays


Aroma – 9/12

A medley of orange citrus, lychee, guava, pear and blueberry aroma at a medium intensity.  There is a subtle sweetness that blends in to a baguette like malt character.  Low levels of pineapple and red apple skin.  A touch of honey and alcohol as well. 

Appearance – 3/3

Pours a deep yellow liquid.  A thick haze obscures any light.  Small and fine bubbles make up a good sized head that lasts with average retention; Eventually it fades to a ring and leaves some lacing.

Flavor – 16/20

A medium-high level of tangerine, apricot, guava and blackberry.  This is filled in with a medium bitterness with low sweetness.  A crackery, white bread malt character also comes out.  The back half brings some wildflower flavors with a somewhat sharp, peppery spice note.  The finish is somewhat slow, leaving behind the fruit, and a light vegetal note. 

Mouthfeel – 4/5

Moderate carbonation prickles the tongue.  Soft yet medium bodied with some noticeable hop oil slickness.  Some astringency on the finish.

Overall Impression – 7/10

This is an interesting IPA.  The hop profile here is unique and hits some notes you don’t always see in IPA.  It takes a cool transition throughout the taste, starting more fruit forward, with that peppery capsaicin character coming out on the end.  

Rating – 39/50

St Elmo has gotten a bit more adventurous lately.  We’re seeing a lot of styles come out from them which  The can art here is pretty cool, a collaboration between Drew Lakin and Keith Young featuring Drew’s dog portrait project.