Squall IPA by Dogfish Head Brewing
Brewery: Dogfish Head Brewing Co
Beer Style: Double IPA
Beer God’s Notes
Originally drank the beer on in early April. I remember Squall being a palate changing, eye opening beer. I know for a fact that my palate has changed signifigantly since then, but this beer didn’t have the exact same reaction on me this time. Squall DIPA was still really good, and reminded me why I like unfiltered IPAs so much. I really wish that more breweries would release unfiltered IPAs and DIPAs more often.
Dogfish Head holds a special place in my head. This brewery seriously opened my eyes to so many different styles of beer and really made me open my palate up a bit. Squall was my first unfiltered beer so many years ago and it will always hold a special place in my heart.
Honest to god, I took a picture of it then AND I still have it (I think this was 2013 or 2014, not like it was ages ago, though it feels that way)
Squall IPA is a continually hopped, unfiltered Double IPA that’s brewed with three types of malt as well as dry-hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo and Palisade hops. Clocking in at 9% ABV, this citrus-forward IPA has a hoppy aroma with floral notes of pine and grapefruit.
Bottle conditioned, Squall uses a traditional process to naturally carbonate. Additional yeast and sugar are both added just prior to the beer going in the bottle, causing a second fermentation to occur, in turn, creating the CO2 for carbonation. This makes for a finer champagne-like experience, lending to a smoother mouthfeel and denser foam.
Between the continual hopping, dry hopping and bottle conditioning, Squall has a bright hoppiness that is adored by many!