|Dogfish Head produces so many wildly crazy brews these days. But it all started with Shelter Pale Ale.
A very approachable beer with good malt (caramel notes and biscuit)and just enough hops to balance it; 5% ABV and 30IBUs, caramel color and a nutty flavor. Columbus and Willamette hops provide some citrus notes.
Current Beeradvocate rating: B-
My take: many people put this beer down because most of the DFH beers represent something much bigger. This beer is very quaffable and close to a session beer if the alcohol was a little bit lower. Easily, one of the easiest drinking beers around.