Dogfish Head Vs Sierra Nevada: Life And Limb 2 Review

The Drink: Life And Limb 2 From Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada
Type: Strong American Ale
ABV: 10.2% IBU: 50
Overall Rating: 3.75 Out Of 5 Pints

Like many people, Sierra Nevada was one of the first craft beer companies that I ran into. And also like many people, once I really got into craft beer, I gravitated towards Dogfish Head. When I saw that two of my favorite breweries were doing a collaboration, of course I had to pick up a bottle of Life And Limb 2.

The beer is made with a yeast from both breweries, brewed with maple syrup and bottle conditioned and natural carbonated with birch syrup. The beer defies style characteristics, so I really didn’t know what I was getting into, but I couldn’t wait to get into it. And even though they say the beer could age well for years, I couldn’t wait that long to sample it.

The aroma was pleasant, but nothing to write home about it. It had a sweet scent to it that was loaded with fruit. The fruit reminded me of apples.

However, the taste was something that got my attention. It tasted like a combination of some of my favorite Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada beers, all in one beer. It looked (heavy, dark) and tasted more like a Dogfish Head beer at first. It was heavy and strong, but then the hoppiness of Sierra Nevada came out in the after taste. It had a malty (reminded me of maple syrup) flavor with strong hints of citrus.

The beer does have a 10.2% ABV, however at first I couldn’t taste any of the alcohol. Then wait, it came out as it warmed up.

Overall, Life and Limb 2 earned an above average 3.75 on the Passion For The Pint scale. Pick up a bottle if you see one while you’re out shopping.

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I'm a former coffee blogger, but I’ve been getting to know some really good craft beers and really getting into home brewing. I couldn’t resist starting this little project called Passion For The Pint. When I’m not blogging about coffee or beer, you can find me exploring New Orleans’ wide range of eateries, rooting for the New York Yankees (don’t hate me, I’m originally from New York), working out to burn off the beer calories or reading about beer.