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RATINGS: 3446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bjse7en (3) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2006 does not count
The color of this beer is gold with a hint of amber. The aroma is slightly sweet, perhaps a hint of honey. Taste is full and strong, hoppy and refreshing. I love this beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2006
Pours a clear golden color with a nice sized white head. Initial aroma is a cross between burn grain and a mild roasted coffee following quickly with pine needles and a bit of citrus. Taste is very good with large amounts of citrus and pine from the hops which are kept in balanced by a slight bit of malt. Beer is medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Finish is a little weak compared to other IPAís. All and all this is a great solid IPA and Iím glad I finally got to taste it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2006
From Bottle. Golden amber pour with a nice white head that quickly diminishes to a soapy ring around the edges of my glass. Lightly citrus aroma with a sappy cedar cone note and some rye cracker. Medium bodied, with a nice clean, creamy carbonation. Surprisingly gentle flavors of caramel malts that precedes its hoppy side. The hops are well rounded and smooth, leaving a refreshing smack of blue spruce on my palate. This is a much better example than a sample I had in a previous un-rated tasting. Thanks, Bert!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2006 Great IPA. Pours a nice honey color with a thin white head. Hoppy, grapefruity aroma. Super drinkable and rightfully hoppy with a clean, bitter finish. Itís a good everyday version of its big brothers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9356) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2006
Boston Dec 05 got this in a local offyí. If you like hoppy beer then you will probably like this, I did. Pours a dark golden brown colour very good aroma, nice crisp bitter beer, that goes down well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minker17 (14) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2006
I was lucky enough to try this while i was in Florida. Great flavor, although a little lacking. Aroma and color were fantastic. A beer that everyone should try.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2006
Iím sure this is good for what it is, but Iím nort a fan of hoppy beer. Clear, crisp color. Bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2006
This is a great IPA. This is one of the best IPAs from the east coast. DFH is one of my top 5 favorite breweries. This one has a nice herbal hop flavor and is very drinkable for an IPA. This and the 90 have been in my fridge quite a bit.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2011 (Bottled on 02/09/2006) A serviceable IPA that at least for my tastes looses merit, because I am not a huge fan of beers fermented with Ringwood yeast. None, the less there is a good balance of malt and hops and the Ringwood seems to have been toned down which bodes well for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2016 Very good IPA.This beer is one of the reasons why I love dogfish head, they know how to brew a great IPA. Weel hopped with a balanced bitter bite to it. Very drinkable, almost addicting flavor. Heads and toes over most IPA?s. Cheers! 10 year anniversary re-rate! The 2 big things that changed were the aroma and palate. The aroma was very peppery than the last rate with a soapy scent. Flavor of caramel, spice and pine. Palate is thick and syrupy.


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