Charles Wells / Dogfish Head DNA New World IPA

Brewed by Charles Wells (Marston’s)
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. We’ve 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 world’s 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 Dogfish’s 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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planky84 (3263) - 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.

BeerNinjaUK (470) - 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.

Bawelt (874) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 17, 2016
Bien inutile... Nez légèrement malté. Fond résineux qui se detache péniblement d’agrumes eventees. Bouche insipide : un malt oxydé, très aqueuse, un fond résineux avec un citron chimique.

bikbo (125) - - AUG 31, 2016
Color anaranjado limpio. Espuma blanca abundante. Olor a lúpulos americanos, resinosos y a pino, toques dulces. Sabor dulces, toques resinosos con final amargo.

Wolfbass (1166) - Firenze, ITALY - AUG 17, 2016
Nulla di indimenticabile, alla vista non è male e anche al naso non è malaccio, ma dopo aver bevuto tre sorsi mi sembra un po’ troppo fuori dima.

PlutonowyMan (766) - POLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Kolor bursztynowy, tylko nieznacznie zamglony, z bardzo niewielk?, ?ó?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 cytrusów, jest karmel, toffee i nuty kwiatowe. Ca?o?? ??czy si? ca?kiem przyjemnie dla podniebienia. Goryczka w moim odczuciu niska i krótka, delikatnie ?ywiczna. Wysycenie ?rednie.

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

I_LUV_BEER (231) - - 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.

bewyder (508) - FRANCE - APR 8, 2016
Ambrée cuivrée, nez doux légèrement herbacé, bouche peu effervescente, légère amertume, notes herbacées et malts doux, un peu aqueuse. Mitigé. Bouteille 33cl bue à La REcyclerie, Paris, France, le 02/04/2016.

Mattyale1985 (4) - NORTH EAST, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2016 does not count
Purchased a bottle (330ml) along with other beers. I hadn’t 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 aren’t 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 wouldn’t pay a great deal for it like other IPAs. Refreshing - ideal for Spring/Summer months.

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