Alternate takes #1 by Dogfish Head

In the analog age of music, artists recorded take after take, experimenting with new sounds until a great record emerged. Our Alternate Takes series offers a peek into our iterative creative R&D process, where each batch is celebrated as its own off-centered hit.

For Alternate Takes #1 we’ve brewed a Double IPA with Centennial, Warrior, and Idaho 7 hops. With a deep golden hue, you’re greeted with notes of tropical fruits in the aroma – pineapple, papaya, and passion fruit – and a malty, apricot sweetness with each sip. Finishing almost tea-like. Citrusy and fruity, this is one quenching IPA.

Breweries: Dogfish Head.
Flavor Elements: Fruity and peach.
Beer Types: IPA.
ABV: 7.8%
UBUs: 70
Citric: 3/5
Roasted: 1/5
Dry: 3.5/5
Heavy: 4/5
Sparkling: 3/5
Bitter taste: 4/5
Salt taste: 1/5
Sweet taste: 2/5

Kona – Castaway IPA

Take a sip of this copper-colored India Pale Ale and you’ll taste bold, citrusy hops with a touch of tropical mango and passion fruit, balanced by the rich caramel malts. Castaway IPA has a clean, crisp finish that’s as refreshing as the wind in your face when you set sail for adventure.


Breweries: Kona.
Flavor Elements: Citric, Fruity, and peach.
Beer Types: IPA.
ABV: 6%
UBUs: 50
Citric: 3/5
Roasted: 1/5
Dry: 3/5
Heavy: 3/5
Sparkling: 3/5
Bitter taste: 3/5
Sweet taste: 1/5

#9 – Ale


An ale whose mysterious and unusual palate will swirl across your tongue & ask more than it answers. Brewed clandestinely & given a name whose meaning is never revealed. Why #9®? Why indeed.

Malts: Pale, Crystal
Hops: Apollo, Cascade
Additions: Apricot Essence

Breweries: Magic Hat.
Flavor Elements: Apricot, Fruity, and peach.
Beer Types: Ale.
ABV: 5.1%
UBUs: 20
Citric: 2/5
Roasted: 1/5
Dry: 2/5
Heavy: 2.5/5
Sparkling: 3/5
Bitter taste: 1.8/5
Sweet taste: 5/5

Le Freak – Belgian Style Imperial IPA

Le Freak™ is the first-ever hybrid ale of its kind: the convergence of a Belgian-Style Trippel with an American Imperial IPA. Spawned over barstool pontifications between Publican and Brewmaster, this zesty Amarillo dry-hopped, bottle-conditioned marvel entices with fruity Belgian yeast aromatics and a firm, dry finish. Experience a legendary beer phenomenon.

Breweries: Green Flash.
Flavor Elements: mango and peach.
Beer Types: Belgian-Style and Belgian-Style Imperial IPA.
ABV: 9.2%
UBUs: 101
Citric: 1/5
Roasted: 2/5
Astringent: 2/5
Dry: 2/5
Heavy: 3/5
Puckering: 2/5
Sparkling: 3/5
Alcohol taste: 1.5/5
Bitter taste: 4/5
Sour taste: 1/5
Sweet taste: 1/5