Dogfish Head Audible Ale

Formerly brewed at Dogfish Head Brewery
Milton, Delaware USA
7% · Fruit Beer · 3 Ratings · 27 IBU · Special Release ·
Audible Ale has somewhat of a dual meaning for us here at Dogfish. As everyone knows we are fond of both music and beer, and both have become intertwined as a source of inspiration and stimulus.

This ale speaks loudly with its character. But first and foremost this ale speaks to the need of sometimes having to change things up last minute, and pulling a last-second audible on brew day.

Instead of making the beer originally planned that day, it was decided last second to make an American Brown Ale with Syrah grape juice and cranberries. A strong contrast between sweet and sour shapes the flavor of this “red velvety” ale. Tart fruit, nuts, and milk chocolate dominate the profile, coupled with faint notes of earthy spicy American hop varieties.

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Beer Rating Assistance

Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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