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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 & ’Mystery Hop X.’ 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4085) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Dark golden with a small lacing beige head. Nice hoppy aroma, the flavor being kind of malty with the hoppy bitterness coming in after it’s been in your mouth for a second or two, then staying in it’s aftertaste. Thanks again to Enniskillen for this bottle. He takes good care of his good old Dad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (12942) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Bottle poured a hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Aromas of mellow citrus and some earthiness. Palate was light bodied. Flavors of laid back grapefruit, and a hint of carmel with a smooth, lightly bitter finish. A decent session beer, but as IPAs go this ones kind of a yawner.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2006
This beer greets the nose with a nice healthy aroma of hops and nuts. It fills the glass with a golden solution that rests under a thick white head. This beer offers a nice hoppy taste as it flows through the mouth. It is smooth yet hearty and fades leaving a nice nutty taste lingering.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
deathrag (7) - H’burg, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2006 does not count
This is my favorite IPA. not too bitter and not too high in Alcho. so you can drink a pile which i like.. I HIGHLY recomened this...i dont normally like IPA..but this was excelent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2006
One of those beers that can be a lot of different things. Sometimes, there is a woody/cedar flavor that dominates. The hops contribute a nice pine element to this, with a bitter finish. This tends to coincide with a full malt flavor in the front. Other times, the hops come out in full form, displaying a good range of citrus from orange to grapefruit to lemon. Floral character is present as well. Lastly, the bitterness can sits back and the beer becomes juicy, bringing out a definite strawberry flavor and some other explosive fruits like mango and melon. The juicyness is always kept in check by a constant bitterness in the back of the mouth. IMO, this is the best beer DFH makes (that I have sampled). Much more unique and complex than the 90 minute.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eggman (45) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2006
12 oz. bottle, purchased for a friend of mine as a bet settlement, he was kind enough to give me back 1 of the 6...Pours a flat, slightly aged penny color, with an average sized frothy off-white head that lasted a while. Spare lacing...Since my bottle was quite old, the piney hop aroma wasn’t as strong as it should of been and it resembled more floral notes. Could also smell some straw malts with a touch of molasses. Shockingly, hints of brown sugar and even ginger were evident...Medium bodied and sticky in texture with lively carbonation, an awesome bitter finish...A long flavor that was slightly sweet with heavy bitterness. Warm sprucey hops dominated...Let me preface the summary with this: I’ve had this beer on tap many times and it has always been my 2nd favorite IPA (90 minute as the 1st), but this bottle was definitely “off”. That said, the aroma was disappointing with slight metallic tones but the flavor more than made up for it. Expert blend of hops, not overloaded for the sake of hopping the holy hell out of it. Usually, it comes across as a near perfect IPA, one that could be used as the IPA measuring stick, so re-rating this with a fresher version is an absolute must.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Filled up a half-gallon from tap. DFH 60 minute has some of the smoothest hops around. Sweet piney, floral nose and a medium body with some earth and bitter hops. Lingering dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2006
aroma of hops. flavor is great. This is a very good IPA. Very nice body and palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JdoubleyouS (82) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Great IPA. Generous with the hops. I wish I could get my hanfds on this more often.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Pours golden, slightly hazy, white head that hangs around. Nose is citrusy hops and lots of it. There are some toasty malt undertones, if you can find them underneath the hops, the grapefruit, citrus, & pine hops. Palate was smooth, I enjoyed this.


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