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RATINGS: 3130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our flagship beer. A session India Pale Ale brewed with Warrior, Amarillo & íMystery Hop X.í A powerful East Coast I.P.A. with a lot of citrusy hop character. THE session beer for beer geeks like us! 6% abv 60 ibu Tasting Notes: Citrus, cedar, pine & candied-orange flavors, floral. Food Pairing recommendations: Spicy foods, pesto, grilled salmon, soy-based dishes, pizza. Glassware recommendation: Pint Wine comparable: Busty Chardonnay In case you care... the average 12 oz. serving has 209 calories.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
duke33 (68) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Nice amber color with a big white head on it. Starts off smooth, and has a nice strong hoppy after-taste. Definitely one of the best IPAís iíve found out there

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2005 I think Iím spoiled by the 90 but this one is still nice. Would purchase regularily for an everyday IPA and leave the 90 for special occassions.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2005
This is a very well balance hoppy IPA which has a smooth finish. After having this in a sampler pack, I went out for a case of this. It has a bit of a rusty taste in regards to its bitterness but that is what I expect in an IPA. I only wish the 90 minute and 120 minute IPAs from Dogfish sold for the same price this one does!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Dark amber, unfiltered with a pretty flat head and some sediment. Pronounced hoppiness in the nose, in fact the hops saturates this beer - theyíre simply all over and returns in the palate. One of the most hardcore IPAís Iíve had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2005
This IPA pours out Tan-orange with small white head. The aroma is mild and slighly hoppy. The flavor is smooth with a medium body and can be best described as grapefruit or critus. Nice IPA try one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 13, 2005
hazy orange colour, big foamy head, very well-hopped (what a surprise ...), strong aroma of apricot, grapefruit and cream, medium to full-bodied, slightly oily, the mouthfeel is quickly overwhelmed by a powerful bitterness which persists in a very long fruity and flowery finish - about just the right amount of bitterness for my taste - thanks to fiulijn for this beer !

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brew4Dug (138) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Definitely a session IPA, as itís malt-hop ratio is well-balanced when compared to the popular hopped up versions available from other US craft-microbrews of the style. The DFH brewery continues to intrigue me with some of the offerings made available for purchase. I prefer the 90-minute, but I am sure that 90%+ would concur with that statement. As far as session IPAís are concerned, I put Avery & Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale at the top of my personal list of favorites.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Beautiful golden color and big creamy head. Very nice hop aroma, crispy, a bit nutty, and fruity (mature abricots and raisins). Some good malt flavor, unable to balance the huge amount of hops, with a lot of caramel character. Enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Had on tap at Ashleys in Ann Arbor, wonderful IPA, pours medium amber with considerable lacing. Fresh hops with slight spice, finishes with alchohol running through.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enormo (26) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Very good IPA. Orange golden appearance with a smell of very fresh hops. Taste has the same spicy, fresh hop taste. I do like a little more sweetness to back it up, but this is still delicious.


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