Charles Wells / Dogfish Head DNA New World IPA

Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: American Pale Ale
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Keg, can & bottle; Regular.
Also occasionally on cask.

DNA New World IPA is a perfect beer of two halves. Weve combined the best of UK and American brewing to create a toasty, nutty, hoppy beer which brings a taste of US craft beer to British drinkers at a very respectable 4.5%.

More than just another American import!
This beer celebrates some of the worlds best brewing expertise coming together to create one exciting brew.
Dogfish Head, founded by Sam Calagione, is famous for its inimitable style and extreme beers.
At the centre of DNA is Dogfishs signature 60 Minute IPA (so-called due to the length of time the beer spends in the boil with hops being continuously added). The Charles Wells team then add their old world brewing expertise to the DNA to produce this seriously good beer!
We, at Charles Wells, are thrilled and privileged that Dogfish Head have chosen us as their UK partners.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (3086) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2017
From rediscovered notes. Bottle probably from Tescos. Burnt orange pour with a white head. Malt, toffee and soft fruit aroma. Flavours of bitter citrus and light malt. Quite dry. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerNinjaUK (438) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2016
Legacy rating. Bottle from Tesco. Pours orangey gold, with a fleeting watery head. Aroma very mild, with some sweetness and less hops than expected for the style. Aftertaste somewhat metallic, and overall rather bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bawelt (817) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 17, 2016
Bien inutile... Nez lgrement malt. Fond rsineux qui se detache pniblement dagrumes eventees. Bouche insipide : un malt oxyd, trs aqueuse, un fond rsineux avec un citron chimique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bikbo (125) - - AUG 31, 2016
Color anaranjado limpio. Espuma blanca abundante. Olor a lpulos americanos, resinosos y a pino, toques dulces. Sabor dulces, toques resinosos con final amargo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wolfbass (1141) - Firenze, ITALY - AUG 17, 2016
Nulla di indimenticabile, alla vista non male e anche al naso non malaccio, ma dopo aver bevuto tre sorsi mi sembra un po troppo fuori dima.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PlutonowyMan (693) - POLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Kolor bursztynowy, tylko nieznacznie zamglony, z bardzo niewielk?, ??taw? pian?. Aromat jest mixem piw angielskich i ameryka?skich, jest karmel, nuty kwiatowe ale s? i slodkie owoce tropikalne z delikatn? ?ywic?. Smak jest podobnie jak aromat wyj?tkowy. S? tu s?odkie owoce tropikalne, ?ywica i odrobina cytrusw, jest karmel, toffee i nuty kwiatowe. Ca?o?? ??czy si? ca?kiem przyjemnie dla podniebienia. Goryczka w moim odczuciu niska i krtka, delikatnie ?ywiczna. Wysycenie ?rednie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skaramucha (8) - - APR 25, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: APR 25, 2016 Colore arancione pulito, moderatamente luppolata con profumi di arancia e limone. Bassa carbonatura, schiuma lieve e non persistente. Amaro leggero e aroma poco resistente

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
I_LUV_BEER (230) - - APR 21, 2016
Served in a tulip glass from a 330ml bottle. Pours deep golden colour with a medium remaining off-white head, leaving medium lacing behind. Aroma is citrus with hops and slight caramel malts notes. Taste is very refreshing with slight citrus notes, pleasantly bitter-sweet. Quite thin body with a short slightly bitter finish. Nice, balanced and refreshing beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bewyder (488) - FRANCE - APR 8, 2016
Ambre cuivre, nez doux lgrement herbac, bouche peu effervescente, lgre amertume, notes herbaces et malts doux, un peu aqueuse. Mitig. Bouteille 33cl bue La REcyclerie, Paris, France, le 02/04/2016.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mattyale1985 (4) - NORTH EAST, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2016 does not count
Purchased a bottle (330ml) along with other beers. I hadnt tried this one before and there was one bottle left on the shelf at 69p. Nothing about this beer is abrupt or lacking in quality, although the aroma is a bit on the bland side. I would rather that than a smell I disliked though and I am rarely bothered about the aroma of a beer in a big way. Small head. Slightly cloudy in appearance. Not dark, not very light either. Tastes very good with only a hint of being fizzy and also the hops arent that obvious to me, compared to what I had expected beforehand. The real sensation taste-wise is some seconds after swallowing. Has what might be a hint of ginger, toast and some other kinds of strong flavour, but these are pleasant rather than being over the top. Rather thin, not a thick beer at all. Very much worth having again and certainly worth more than the price paid but wouldnt pay a great deal for it like other IPAs. Refreshing - ideal for Spring/Summer months.

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