A Note on This Beer
To describe the true essence of today’s juicy, funked out brew, you’re gonna need a super enthusiastic Paul Rudd slappin’ da bass as backup music. Sonoma County’s Shady Oak brings the funk to the haze-craze with their wild, dry-hopped, Dankadelic Brett IPA.
In this well executed fusion of a hazy IPA with an earthy Farmhouse Ale, it takes juicy passionfuit vibrations drawn from tropical Galaxy dry-hopping to “levels of mayhem” and combines it with dank, slightly tart, barnyard funk. The result is a complex, funky IPA that starts with a splash of fruitiness and ends with a sophisticated peppery dryness, comparable to the hoppy Farmhouse Ales brewed by the Wild Ale gurus at Anchorage Brewing.
Breathe in a rustic terrain of sweet pineapple and peach aromas. Dankadelic grazes along the palate with nectarous passionfruit, tangy mandarin, and a citrus bite of pomelo. The funk is tilled-up in the finish: where did all that juice run off to? It’s completely vanished into fields of elegant, straw-like dryness.
There have been lots of predictions for the next trend in craft beer -- we’re crossing our fingers for hazy, fruit-juicy, funky Brett IPAs that brews like Dankadelic are deliciously pioneering.
*Serve between 48-52 degrees Fahrenheit