Dead Frog Dozen Mixer Pack – Dead Frog Brewery


Dead Frog Brewery has released a new mixed 12 case of beer.  The pack consists of 4 different beers with a total of three of each.  There are three standard beers for this pack including Steel Toe Lager, Green Magic IPA and the Rocket Man Pale Ale with a 4th that will rotate.  At this point it is the Atomic Tart Cherry Ale.

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Rocket Man Pale Ale has been around for a while now but the other three beers are all pretty new beers to Dead Frog.

Steel Toe Lager

Steel Toe Lager pours a straw yellow colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrusy fruit, grainy malts and grassy hops.  The flavour is of citrusy lemon, grain, and grassy hops.  The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 14.    This does exactly what a lager sets out to do.  It is light refreshing and goes down really easy.

Commercial Description: A SMOOTH AND REFRESHING LAGER BREWED WITH PREMIUM INGREDIENTS, MADE FOR ENJOYING AFTER A HARD DAY’S WORK.

Food Pairing as per brewery: SALMON, BBQ PORK, PAD THAI, FISH TACOS

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Rocket Man Pale Ale

Rocket Man Pale Ale pours a copper colour with a beige head.  The aroma consists of caramel, bready malts and some tropical and citrus.  The flavour is of caramel, citrus, tropical fruit, some earth, mild resin, mild bitterness and a herbal finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 5%.  Rocket Man may have been an ESB in its past life but this is a pale ale through and through.

Commercial Description: A CRISP AND REFRESHING PALE ALE WITH SMOOTH MALT FLAVOURS AND A TROPICAL CITRUS AROMA.

Food pairing as per brewery: CHIPS & SALSA, SMOKED MEATS, SPICY CHICKEN

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Green Magic IPA

Green Magic IPA pours a golden colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, caramel, biscuit malt and floral hops.  The flavour is of biscuit, caramel, mild resin, earth, medium bitterness, citrus and a herbal finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 60.  If you are looking for a new standard IPA to keep in your fridge this might be your choice.  It is not over the top but has all the malt and hops you will be looking for.

Commercial Description: A WEST COAST IPA WITH JUICY HOP FLAVOURS OF TROPICAL CITRUS AND PINE WITH A CRISP, BALANCED FINISH.

Food pairing as per brewery: SPICY CURRY, TACOS & FAJITAS, CAJUN PRAWNS

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Atomic Cherry Tart Cherry Ale

The Atomic Cherry Tart Cherry Ale pours an orange colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of maraschino cherries and some caramel.  The flavour is of maraschino cherries, bready malts, some earth and bitterness and a very mild tartness in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 8.  This is a good tart ale to introduce a new person to the style.  The tartness is mild and there is some sweetness also.  It will not overwhelm the pallet of someone that has never had a tart beer.

Commercial Description: A CRISP RED ALE BURSTING WITH FRESH CHERRIES, PREMIUM MALTS, AND A REFRESHING TART FINISH.

Food pairing as per brewery: STEAK, CURRY, MUSSELS

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If you are like me and don’t really like the 6 pack format this might just be a great pack for you.  Three of each beer is a great sample of each without having to commit to 6 of the same beer.

Beers

Rocket Man Interstellar ESB – Dead Frog Brewery


From Aldergove’s Dead Frog Brewery comes their new “Rocket Man Interstellar ESB” the first brew from brand new head Brewer Nick Fengler.  The beer pours a deep amber colour with an off white head that clings to the glass with lots of lacing.  The aroma is of tropical fruits, citrus and malts but not much else.  The flavour is of tropical fruits, citrus, malts, earthy with a pretty good hops bitterness to round things off.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 40.  After tasting this brew I would have to say that Dead Frog Brewery has picked the right person to extend their brand and create new and exciting beers.  I really enjoyed this ESB even if it was a little off style with the Northwest love of tuned up hops in our beer.

Commercial Description:   Commence countdown to a perfectly balanced tropical space ale dry-hopped with Galaxy.   Massive explosions of tropical fruit from Galaxy and Apollo hops collide with storms of Maris Otter Floor Malt to create a hop forward brew with a surprisingly smooth finish.

Tech Specs and Random Info
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, hops, yeast
Malts: Marris Otter Floor Malt, 2 Row, Cara 60
Hops: Galaxy, Apollo, Centennial
IBUs: 40
Batch #1 –  March 2014
Batch #2  –  June 2014

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