Rando7 (725) - Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours dark amber with long lasting yellow head. Aroma sweet malts, citrus/pine hops. Taste very sweet. Hoppy finish but the hops are balanced with massive malts. near syrupy palate. I like sweet beers but this was too sweet, kind of a gimmicky beer.
hopbag (59) - - MAY 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried this after a 61 and 90. Sweet citrus aroma. Hazy golden red appearance. Everything DFH 90 is, turned up to 11 (or 12?). Overwhelming hop bite up front, overwhelming syrup sweetness in the finish. Fills and wrecks the palate, but I mark off for how incredibly sweet it is. Trailing bitterness and numbness like when you taste CO2 hop extract. Alcohol in the finish but well hidden before then. I wouldnít want this as a regular release, but it has a place as an occasional celebration of the essence of Dogfish.
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Served in glass. Amber in color. Nice aroma. I woukd prefer to not taste the alcohol in beer. Its a liitle tpp strong for my taste. The DFH 90 min is a more pkeasant IPA imho.
bradzukie (3) - Scotts Hill, Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Holy alcohol burn. This definitely isnít my favorite from dogfish head. Aroma and appearance are good. But once you taste it holy crap. It has waaaaay too much alcohol burn for me. 90 minute is much better
suprchunk (2029) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber. Off white head. Plenty of lacing. Huge malty aroma with a citrusy orange aroma and tons of hops. Malty taste up front followed by hops and citrus. Finishes a little sweet and bitter.
NeuroPliny (140) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap at DFH with ML. Pours clear amber with quickly fading tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, citrus, pine, and corn syrup. Flavour is sweet syrup, canned peaches, and hops. Full body. This is a bit sweet for me. I think the 90 min IPA is the ideal balance.
anthony850 (239) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at dogfish head very smooth and fruity.
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574deadzone (984) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from a shared bottle with some cool ass folks. Pours solid gold with decent sized khaki head. Nose is fruity, spicy, detergenty, rubbery, and varnishy. Very sweet flavor, also quite bitter. Thick, heavy, syrupy, with a long warm hoppy finish. Really quite nice. Probably would dig with some age on it, though I just had to try it fresh. Bottled mid March, consumed mid April.
ismith87 (69) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ap - 5 - great looking copper/amber beer with a white head that dissipates quick due to the high above
Ar - 9 - so intensely complex, massive hops, grapefruit, orange, peach, other overly ripe fruits that I canít place. Thereís a definite boozy presence, but at 18-20%, thatís to be expected. Caramel sweetness from the malt is still recognizable though. Its high enough in abv that the alcohol burns your nose a little, almost like cracking the lid on a double/triple IPA homebrew thatís just finished fermenting down.
Taste - 9 - the first thing that hits you is a definite booze character. The booze is then accompanied by an intense hop presence. its like if you took the intensity of a brand new american barley wine and then doubled it. The hops are definitely on the citrus side, with grapefruit, orange, mango qualities balanced by a sweet malt presence.
Palate - 5 - for this abv the beer is surprisingly drinkable. Its got a light-medium feel by malt presence, but a heavy feel by alcohol presence. Alcohol is completely detectable but thatís okay. Aftertaste is sweet caramel malt and some citrus hops.
Overall - 19 - with a beer this big, there are so many things that could have gone wrong, and yet this beer is surprisingly balanced and drinkable. Beers like this kind of bridge the gap between beer and a really good sipping liquor - aka its a sipping beer.
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap goblet at The Bistro in Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD.
Hazy, dark copper orange with a large khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, pineapple, tropical fruit, citrus, alcohol, plums and toffee.
Taste of caramel, grapefruit, alcohol, orange, plums, pineapple, mango and sweetened starfruit.
Full body and medium/high carbonation.
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