In this beer blog, we are going to get into a beer I received from my Beer Of The Month. The brewery and the beer is called Sea Dog Brewery India Pale Ale. Sea Dog Brewery was founded in 1992 in the State of Maine. The brewery was named after a dog called Barney, which is no longer with the brewery. They brew several different beer styles and have several location around the Portland, Maine area. Let us get into the beer.
It has a deep copper color with a semi white head on the beer. The smell is a citrus to a little malty to this India Pale Ale. The taste of this full body beer is a carbonation citrus with a sweet dry aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable IPA.
Here is a description from their website (www.seadogbrewing.com):
OLD EAST INDIA PALE ALE
Fashioned after the famous ales from Burton-On-Trent which took on such bold character after surviving the long, rolling voyage from London to Calcutta in the days of the Empire. This is an amber-colored masterpiece in the world of beer styles.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In closing, there is not too many good English style India Pale Ales on the market. I know this brewery is in the Chicago Market but I never see their India Pale Ale. It is pretty balance and well hopped. I have to say I love the story and history of this brewery. It is a really cool story. I wish I could find more of their beer in the Chicago market. If you are a hophead like me, I recommend you trying this beer and let me know what you think of it. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser