Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo
Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo is an American Pale Ale, 8.5% ABV. This beer is infused with spruce tips and brewed in collaboration with family-run outdoor clothing company Woolrich.
The beer pours with an absolutely beautiful reddish gold color and a slightly off white head with great retention. Excellent aroma with a sweet caramel malt base, a good amount of the spruce as well adding fresh pine and a bit of menthol. The taste follows suit starting with doughy malts and a strong caramel sweetness. Intense spruce takes over the palate, but it surprisingly isn’t too much. A light minty hop presence is on the finish that mingles with the lingering pine finish. An odd but pleasant flavor of toasted pine nuts is in the aftertaste.
This was much more drinkable than I expected. Not just a DFH novelty, this really is a beer that I could see having a few of. Perfect flavor profile for the early winter months as well.