This week, I wrote a few different takes on the current beer scene in Georgia and metro Atlanta.
In one, I referred to the year 2004, when Georgia’s alcohol by volume limit for beer was raised from 6 percent to 14 percent, and stronger beers from craft breweries like Dogfish Head first began flowing into the state.
In another, I picked 12 of the best and brightest IPAs and pale ales from Atlanta and Athens breweries.
Coincidently, I recently received a sample of Dogfish Head’s Liquid Truth Serum, a contemporary tropical IPA that’s back by popular demand as a year-round brand.
And so, remembering Dogfish Head and celebrating IPAs, Liquid Truth Serum is this week’s Beer Pick.
Liquid Truth Serum
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Del.
Available year-round on draft and 4-pack/16-ounce cans.
Dogfish Head’s Liquid Truth Serum is back as a year-round brand, proving the continuing popularity of tropical-style American IPAs. Of course, since way back in the ’90s, the brewery has been using hops in innovative ways.
In this case, whole leaf, liquefied, pelletized and powdered hops are added to the whirlpool to create a beer described as “truthfully hoppy without being deceptively bitter.” What you get from all that late addition hopping is a light, bright, unfiltered beer that at 7 percent is soft on the palate and full of fruity flavors and aromas.
Dogfish Head recommends pairing Liquid Truth Serum with with Asian dishes such as teriyaki, chicken satay, Pad Thai, or stir-fried vegetables. I think that’s a great idea.