Review: Dunham Dilettante Session IPA

Dilettante is a Session IPA brewed by Brasserie Dunham that tops out at a whopping 3.5% ABV. It's been a while since I've reviewed a beer from this brewery!

Light cloudy body with a golden straw body, lots of carbonation in the body and a very thick snow-white head on top.

Aroma: Mildly floral with a citrusy and sweet profile to it. Tad tropical, slight dank, hint of piney bitterness, melon, lemon.

Taste: Much more bitter up front for a Session IPA - it's got a lot of bitter pine presence, as well as a bit of guava, lemon, melon. This surprisingly has quite a bit of a bready vibe to it.. specifically Burger King's buns kind of breadiness to them. Dry mouthfeel and a bitter tingling aftertaste at the end.

Overall Thoughts: Pretty aggressive for a Session IPA as I was expecting it to be more sweet and tropical while it's more floral and bitter, more reminiscent of IPAs from a decade ago, though it does have moderate tropical notes here and there. It's alright but at 3.5% ABV, it's definitely heavier on the stomach than expected.

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