The DNA of IPA?: Charles Wells (@CharlesWellsLtd) & Dogfish Head (@dogfishbeer) – DNA New World IPA

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Eve bought this beer home for me from Tescos (of all places).  I used to like a Wells Bombadier before I turned into a complete craft beer so-and-so, and I’ve also reviewed Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA when I was last over in the US (https://yeastismybitch.com/2013/09/29/dogfish-head-sixy-minute-ipa/) so for me this looked like a very intriguing collaboration.

When poured out, DNA definitely looked the part – a darkish cognac colour (no haze – pity) and a bit of head that hung about attractively.

The aroma reminded me a lot of Bombardier but with a load of exciting resinous hops on the top.  It’s a nice contrast, but wasn’t quite as powerfully hoppy as I remembered the DFH 60 minute IPA being – but, despite that, it certainly pressed all the right buttons perfectly adequately.

The taste was of good thick caramelly IPA base malts and a largish bitterness that crashed in, bringing some sizeable handfuls of hops with it: pineyness, some floral notes and a nice touch of solid resin.

For a UK brewed beer – it’s a good representation of a US-inspired IPA, and is worth a punt should you happen to see it on sale.

http://www.wellsandyoungs.co.uk/home/news/dna-new-world-ipa-makes-a-comeback-for-s

 

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