OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is clean and smells of canned peaches and biscuits. This beer is light amber in color with a modest head of small bubbles that is short lived. Perfectly clear! She seems slightly unbalanced. Front is loaded with bitter hops leaving my mouth dry. Slight hint of malt on the finish, though it doesnít last. The bitterness makes a return appearance. An interesting beer, but not something I would seek out
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2004 Good sized head. Light carbonation with decent lacing. Big juicy aroma. Loads of pine, citrus, floral hops, berries and a bit of doughy bread. Color is a clear medium amber. Nice hoppy flavor. Bit of roastyness in there. Some charcoal and roasted malts. Not much bitterness for the amout of hops. Great balance between the malts and hops. Also some subtle fruit in there. Very drinkable. Slightly sour/bitter finish but clean and smooth. A very good IPA and a brew that could become a staple in my fridge.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unique hop aroma. Pine resin, some sharp funkiness. Flavor is hops, hops, hops. Iím inclined to say that the continuous hopping really serves its purpose. From front to back, this beer is all hops. Holds together well.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear yellow with a white head that left a thick lacing on the glass. Aroma is strong and hoppy. Good IPA flavor, though not as deep as some others. Strong finish. Very drinkable.
Imbockinsxtx (80) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a yellow/orange colour with very little head. A powerful Hop Aroma complete with Citrus tones greets the nose. The Flavour is complex with plenty of hoppiness, grapefruitiness and some thiness or wateryness in the mix. Their is some hint of malt sweetness to offset the bitterness but not a whole lot. This is a delightfull beer if you are looking for a hop fest. Enjoy!
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not quite the victory... or the 90 IPA. But itís smooth if albeit a bit complex with all the notes. Kind of like runny eggs on a Benny. The hops are as always! A joy from the dogfish. Keeps me coming back for more.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2009 Original Rating, October 31, 2004.Gold color with a medium head. Sweet aroma and taste with slight floral and hops presence. Very strange as I was expecting a bitter beer. Nicely subdued. 7/3/7/3/15
Re-rating, June 14, 2009. Clear copper color with a quickly colapsing medium head. Sweet caramel and grain aroma with a little citrus hops. Slightly grainy flavor. Moderate hoppiness. Not terribly bitter, but certainly leaning on that side of the spectrum. Yeah, subdued was about right.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber Coloring. Good White Head. Nice and Subdued Compared to the other íminutesí although 90 is very good... Nice Hops Presence and Not overwhelming...Itís Not Death By Hops, itís a Wonderful Balance...and Makes For a Very Enjoyable Brew.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark orange with a small off-white head. Big piney citrus aroma. Flavor is primarily hops, with not a lot else going on. Good, but seemed a bit out of balance. Iíll have to try again sometime and re-rate if necessary.
pineypower (2369) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 Believe it or not, I only had the 90 before, so I had to try the 60. Pours out a nice copper color with a decent foamy head. There is a citrus hop aroma that carries over into the taste nice hop bit but very well balanced. Very Drinkable and enjoyable.