Dogfish Head Alehouse - Gaithersburg

Mayor: BuckeyeBoy (6) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 10
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
3fourths  (1514) Boulder, Colorado | July 6, 2007| Updated April 20, 2013
Alehouse 75, Festina Peche and Midas Touch on draft, thatís what I had during my visit. $1.50 off pints 4-7pm, discounted happy hour food as well. Service was great, friendly and flirty, quick to bring drinks and food. The atmosphere was average, the place is stuck out in a corporate park so thereís a lot of grinders who come here for cheap food and take up a 4-seat table with their fat butts, but otherwise it was enjoyable to have a few drinks here. Might come back if they put out a new beer or two. The hummus was decent but not superb, better than most supermarket brands, though.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
hoplover406  (30) Crofton, Maryland | May 2, 2007| Updated May 7, 2007
They do not brew any beer here, so you cannot take any home in growlers or otherwise. I have only had the eggrolls to eat..and they are the bomb! I do not know what, if any, beers are available other than the DFHís. The bartenders are friendly and some of them knowledgeable about the beer. Itís bigger than the Brewpub in Rehoboth, DE. As far as I know they donít have Randal The Enamel Animal there but they do have an alehouse exclusive 75min IPA which is very tasty(sometimes itís a 61min others itís an 89 min.) They blend the two at the taps. There is live music on some nights. We heard an average, acoustic cover band last time we were there. Their big beers have big pricetags here. I think they charge about $14 a bottle for Burton Baton and such. Iím fairly certain that they had an infected batch of Immort Ale when I was there last week(Aprl 28)
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
shawnr33  (10) Detroit, Michigan | May 28, 2010
Most standard dogfish head beers on tap although they have been out of the 60 minute my last 2 visits. Food is good and portion size will fill you up. Draft prices tend to be high but if you stick with their ipaís and stouts they are probably on par.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
dkoonce  (25) Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio | May 22, 2007
Typical Fern bar food, but, seemed a bit fresher. (Went two nights and both meals were good). The beer was only DFH and seemd not to have too many specialties. Did have Immort and Raison Díextra on tap. Incredible and worth the trip for those. Right across the street from NIST. Didnít see any vintage on the menu.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
ipaeric  (6) | June 1, 2007
I happened to be in the area for business and drove about an hour to get out to Dogfish Head. The place was sort of a typical restaurant/pub. Nothing special from what I could tell. The only interestng beer that they were serving that I couldnít get at home was the Alehouse 75. It was good, but I was disappointed there wasnít more one-off type brews available - maybe there is at the brewery. The food was a cut above your average bar food. All in all, it was worth it to say I have been to a DFH spot, but I donít think Iíll go back next time I am in town.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
GJF  (52) Mount Vernon, Iowa | June 9, 2008
I was a little disappointed here since I love dogfish so much. The real disappointment was that they only had their standard beersno raison díextra, no immort ale, or any other beers i really wanted to sample and the spring beer was already gone. It was also fairly standard ambiance. That said, the beers they do have pour extremely well and there is some good food. Itís more than worth a visit, it just doesnít live up to what iíd expect from dogfish.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Kristatos  (4) | August 17, 2007
I find the food here to be the best pub-fare I have sampled. The burgers are awesome. The beers are good, but if you donít like sweet or fruity beers and want to stick with dry ales itís a little one-dimensional ranging from a lawn-mower beer to the 90 minute.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
maniac  (98) Baltimore, Maryland | May 17, 2009
Visited on 02/28/2009. Finished off my Maryland trip here. All of the usual Dogfish brews are on tap here (as well as a few mixes). Mostly I just wanted to try the Lawnmower Light since thatís one of the few commonly available but not bottled brews. Friendly staff, though the place was very busy.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
BinaryBeer  (1) Wheaton, Maryland | April 22, 2009
Love the fact that they serve DFH beers and I couldnít go wrong with this selection. I wasnít impressed with the service or the food, especially at the prices they charge. Highly recommended for someone wanting to try DFH on tap but would suggest the Falls Church alehouse location.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
harpsm  (13) Maryland | September 30, 2008
As others have said, the selection is disappointing if youíre looking for hard-to-find brews on tap. However, their regular draft menu includes a black and tan (chicory stout over 90-minute ale) and the alehouse 75 (half 60-minute, half 90-minute... get it?). The biggest problem is the price - $5 or more for drafts, outside of happy hour. There are rare bottles available, but youíre going to pay a premium for them.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
krampus  (9) | January 9, 2010
kinda thought iíd find some nice draft only scratch beers or sumfing. still kinda cool if your close and have a DD

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