Picked up a 4-pack of Dog Fish Head 90 Minute IPA (only 4 for $8??) and a 6er of the same brewery's Raison D'Être. I shared a bottle of the IPA with my wife this afternoon and it may be the best IPA I've ever had. It's won all sorts of awards and, by golly, it deserves them. It leaves my previous favorite (Bear Republic Racer 5, no slouch) in the dust.
Now, I am about to taste my first sip of the Raison. It's Newcastle-dark in the glass, but smells nothing like it. Here goes. Bitter, and sweet. With many layers in between. Where the IPA filled you mouth with a banshee scream of HOPS!, this one yells too many things at once to decipher. But why pick it apart when it's just so good?
I've never tasted anything quite like it. Perhaps the Belgian beet sugars ad green raisins used in the brewing process account for that.