Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Unveils The Perfect Disguise DIPA

the-perfect-disguise-packaging-13_cropDogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) has officially announced that The Perfect Disguise Double IPA will debut in early January as the newest offering to come out of the brewery’s Off-Centered Art Series.

The Perfect Disguise might be a Double India Pale Ale on paper, but a quick glance at this golden brew will make your brain believe that it is about to enjoy “a straightforward Kolsch with a crisp Kolsch yeast and traditional German malts and hops.”  Confusion continues to grow as you take a sip and discover that this beer has been double dry-hopped with “nearly 4lbs of German and American hops per barrel, bringing tropical flavors of citrus, tangerine, mango, gooseberries and peach.”  With German chit malt rounding everything off with a “luscious body and creamy mouthfeel”, The Perfect Disguise (8% ABV, 70 IBUs) circles back to its Bavarian influences one last time and leaves you questioning everything you once thought you knew about craft beer and beer styles.

“Our raison d’être at Dogfish is to innovate and not follow, so on this exploration of goodness in the world of IPAs we’ve chosen to chase the creative white space in the sphere of beer recipes, concepts and ideas and I think we nailed it with our adventurous take on a Double IPA with The Perfect Disguise,” said Sam Calagione, CEO and founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “We punched up the creativity by layering in two different yeasts which bring forth the most delicious flavor profiles from both a Kolsch and an IPA – a delicious experiment.”

The Perfect Disguise will launch in early January 2019 and is scheduled to hang around through April.  You can expect to find this new Limited Release brew available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Delaware, and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution territory.  Prost!

Vital Information for The Perfect Disguise from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Limited/Off-Centered Art Series; January – April 2019
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
IBUs – 70
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “The artwork for The Perfect Disguise was brought to life and designed by highly acclaimed artist, Michael Hacker, who partnered with Dogfish Head for the 2019 Off-Centered Art Series. The name “The Perfect Disguise” was the inspiration for the illustration design as it’s a play on words with whether or not the beer is actually a Kolsch or an American IPA. Hacker artfully portrayed that mystery by creating a German waiter dressed in lederhosen as a nod to the Kolsch style and added a hop popping out from his neck and controlling the robot, which represents the American IPA. The bright yellow and orange packaging is a nod to the golden color of the beer.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Beer Finder – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Announces Limited Return of 75 Minute IPA

DFH75MinuteDogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) is officially introducing a new artist and beer lineup for its Off-Centered Art Series with the return of 75 Minute IPA in October.

75 Minute IPA – a name that references the combination of 60 Minute IPA and 90 Minute IPA, “two Dogfish innovations in continual hopping” – is a “classic” India Pale Ale brewed with “maple syrup from Sam Calagione’s (founder and CEO of Dogfish Head) family farm, . . . continually hopped during the entire boil, and then dry hopped with a slew of cascade hops.”  Fittingly coming in at 7.5% ABV and 75 IBUs, 75 Minute IPA offers a sensory experience that is “malty and earthy with citrusy-piney notes, balanced with subtle maple notes.”

This release of 75 Minute IPA will also be wearing some new label artwork now that Michael Hacker, a talented freelance artist, has taken over the brewery’s Off-Centered Art Series, “a lineup of four beers representing the creative expression that occurs at the intersection of ales and art, featuring a new illustrator each year.”  Hacker’s Off-Centered Art Series illustrations “will roll out over the next 18 months and include: 75 Minute IPA, The Perfect Disguise (8%) – an American double dry-hopped IPA disguised as a Kölsch, Dragons & YumYums (6.5%) – a lip smackingly tropical pale ale, and Punkin Ale (7%) – a full bodied brown ale brewed with real pumpkin.”

“Creative beer labels have become a fun focal point of the craft beer scene, defining brands and bringing beers to life through visuals,” said Calagione. “Since 2008, we’ve been collaborating with wildly inventive illustrators from around the world, and I couldn’t be more excited to continue the tradition with our friend, Michael Hacker, as we visually share new stories about our inventive beers.”

75 Minute IPA is hitting distribution now and is scheduled to stick around through December 2018.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution territory.  Prost!

Vital Information for 75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Limited/Off-Centered Art Series, mid-October – December 2018
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.5%
IBUs – 75
Featured Hops – Cascade
Added Ingredients – Maple syrup
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “The Off-Centered Art Series artist, Michael Hacker, created the artwork for the beers. A talented freelance illustrator, Hacker finds inspiration for his Art Series illustrations by learning the unique and compelling stories behind each beer, then bringing them to life visually in his own style. Since 75 Minute IPA is a combination of two Dogfish innovations in continual hopping – 60 Minute IPA and 90 Minute IPA – Hacker wanted to artfully portray the brewing process with Calagione as the original mad scientist of the early craft beer movement. His imaginative style incorporates a few hidden gems, including a “funny glasses” disguise that was part of the original Johnny Cask packaging artwork.”
Suggested Food Pairings – “Burgers, grilled meats, avocado”
Recommended Glassware – IPA Glass
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder