Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has released its newest IPA, Liquid Truth Serum, to retailers, bars and restaurants.
Dogfish Head has experimented with hop dosing techniques for years and in this beer they have added every hop addition after the boil is complete. The process involves pelletized, powdered, leaf and liquefied hops that are all added post boil, creating an “intensely aromatic” ale, the company says, with soft, citrusy fruit hop notes. Some dosing happened on the hot side during whirlpool and some on the cold side as dry-hopping post-fermentation.
Here is a 100% post-boil hop oriented IPA that picks up over 60 IBUs in process. The process makes Liquid Truth Serum “super-aromatic and juicy-hoppy,” the company says, without being deceptively bitter. This 6.8%-ABV, medium-body ale is hazy and golden-orange in color.
This beer is part of the annual Art Series beer line up in which the brewery collaborates with artists to create custom pieces of artwork for their seasonal ales. The Liquid Truth Serum IPA label features California-based artist Marq Spusta’s version of a traveling medicine show, “unveiling the all-seeing ‘eye of truth’ exposing the myth that all hops need to be added in the boil,” the company says.