Bride of Dankenstein IPA

Review Date 10/31/2020 By John Staradumsky


It was Saturday, a week before Halloween. I was puttering on my computer and browsed I was looking for Alaskan Smoked Porter; I really wanted some Alaskan Smoked Porter, you see. I was resolute in my conviction that, should I not find that Alaskan Smoked Porter, I would not make a purchase today.

And then I saw it: Mason Ale Works Dankenstein’s Monster Unfiltered Double IPA. As I mentioned, it was a week before Halloween, and boy did the marketing kick in on this one. That, however, is not the beer you're here to read about. No, you're looking for Bride of Dankenstein IPA, and I'm here to tell you about it.

Both beers arrived on Ocotber 30th, perfect timing for my Halloween ritual of watching classic horror movies (Scars of Dracula and of course, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man). Truth be told, I popped the can of Bride of Dankenstein first. This was at odds with the movie chronology, but drinking the straight IPA before the double seemed the natural order of things.

Mason Ale Works Bride of Dankenstein IPA has an alcohol content of 7% by volume and I paid $3.24 for my can. I am not sure what it sells for in 4-packs.

Mason Ale Works Bride of Dankenstein pours to a hazy orange color with a medium head of foam and a grapefruity, slightly resiny nose. Taking a sip, the beer is quite “dank” indeed with herbal grassy leafy notes, a hint of resin, and grapefruit rind. The beer finishes very, very bitter and the leafy herbal notes pick up and intensify as the beer progresses, as does the citrus rind. Monstrously delicious!

I really enjoyed this beer, the name alone deserves high praise, but the beer itself backs it up. I will buy this again for sure.  

Glad I tried it?  T

Would I rebuy it??


*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned