Review – Dogfish Head Shelter Pale Ale
Dogfish Head Shelter Pale Ale
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a chilled pint glass.
Iced tea or bourbon in color with a nice clear body. Half inch of head on sat atop this beautiful light beer.
Very pungent hops smell from the Columbus, which is a high-alpha hop. In the background, I could smell a fresh squeezed lemon with other fruity notes acting as compliments.
Crisp and bitter, with an almost sour aftertaste. However, this brew still maintains a smoothness that makes it very easy to drink. It was quite light in body, in contrast to many DFH styles.
Refreshing and clean with a not too tart finish. Good carbonation provided an excellent balance with the sour notes.
I thought that Shelter was a decent beer but a little too bland for my liking. I am totally into extreme beers, especially by Dogfish Head, but this is not one of them. Sure, I think that this beer would be suitable for afternoon drinking after mowing the lawn or cleaning the tool shed. The lower alcohol content also proved this beer is meant to be enjoyed more in quantity.