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
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.