Dogwood Brewing – Organic IPA

Dogwood Brewing Organic IPA


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  • Brewery: Dogwood Brewing
  • Beer Style: IPA
  • Pros:

    Nice variation on an IPA, adhering more closely to the maltier, English style

  • Cons:

    Malt and hop aromas mingle but the hop aromas seem subdued

  • Conclusion:

    Tasty and drinkable English IPA that still offers plenty of malt and hop character

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The Organic IPA from Dogwood Brewing offers a good example of a classic English IPA style that is more malt-forward with a fairly balanced hop profile. The beer pours a hazy burnt orange colour with three fingers of tan head that leaves some trace lacing on the glass as it dissipates.  Caramel malt tones are initially dominant, followed with aromas of apricot and mild resinous notes.  In the mouth the beer is presents bready and caramel malt flavours, giving way to flavours of dried fruits, apricot, floral and resin notes.  The flavours shift to the bitter finish rather quickly but the bitterness is not overpowering and nicely balances the malt level in this maltier, English-style IPA.

Alcohol – 5.9%
IBU – 50
Size – 355mL

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  1. Pete
    Pete 16 November, 2016, 23:08

    1st and 2nd sips both agree: this is a Molson Canadian with some hops added! Not a bad beer at all but much less an IPA than a slight variation of your typical Canadian brew from the 80’s.

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    • Jeremy Nemanishen
      Jeremy Nemanishen Author 17 November, 2016, 11:54

      Claire was definitely bucking the West Coast IPA trend with this beer by toning down the hops and making it more malty. In that sense it’s much closer to an English IPA that tends to be much more malt-forward. Thanks for your thoughts, Pete! Glad you got to try it and decide for yourself.

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