Dogfish Head Shelter Pale Ale

Dogfish Head Shelter Pale Ale
Monday night. Another week is underway. Odd how much more quickly time passes with each year that I get older. When I was a kid a week felt like forever. Now, weeks fly by like the blink of an eye, as do months.

No big plans tonight. Waiting for the wife to come home. I’m REALLY gassy (beans for lunch). I hear that beer is a natural remedy, so I’m drinking a Dogfish Head Shelter Pale Ale. OK, I lied…beer isn’t a remedy; I just wanted to work in a reference to my flatulence.

My experience with Pale Ales has been that I neither love, nor hate them. I find them a little on the bland side. Decent drinking beers if I’m not in the mood for a Coors/Bud light. That said, I think I’ve only bought 2-3 six-packs of Pale Ale EVER.

You might think that my obsession with Dogfish Head would mean that Shelter gets a special exception. Not true. This beer falls into the “meh” category with the other Pale Ales. I will say this: the balance of malt and hops is almost perfectly even. In my opinion, this makes the beer thoroughly “drinkable”.

Other notables:
* Mouthfeel – Limited carbonation. Smooth and a little on the light side.
* Head – Enough.
* Aroma – Lacking.
* ABV – I dunno. Google it? :) My guess: 6-7% MAX. More likely in the upper 5’s.

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.