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RATINGS: 3275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehinge (279) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Pour is a copper color with a small white head...pretty typical of ipa’s. Aroma has hints of citrus and malt. Taste is sweet on the front end with a smooth shot of hops and fruit in the finish. Very good IPA. Sam and the boys are my personal gods....I love most everything they brew.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palidor19 (3024) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2005
had the 90 minute IPA first, enjoyed that. Enjoyed this too. The head last very long Hoppy, but not over powering, caramel flavor. dont like IPA’s that much, but this is an exception

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Perfect IPA. I love this beer. The color is a golden copper and very consistent between bottle and tap, spot on for traditional style. A whipped creamy white head forms after pouring and chases the beer down to the bottom of the glass. Truly a sign of a world class beer. A beautiful waltz occurs between the rich malt and the hops. Spicy citrus, earthy, and conifer hop elements all exist here in blanced nirvana. Everything I love about IPA is here. The finish leaves the palate clean, dry, and crying out for another taste. For a bottle conditioned beer it possess exceptional clarity. If you don’t like this beer, just give it up now.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2005
En fût chez American Flatbread, VT. Très belle IPA avec beaucoup de houblon. Le houblon est floral et fruité et symbiose complexe avec un malt caramélisé.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a pale gold with yeast particles floating around. A big, quickly fading lacy ivory head. Smell is overwhelming hops and light grassy malt. Taste is bright and lightly sweet with a pervasive hops bitterness. Tastes of freshly mown grass. Big hops throughout. Round hops aftertaste with a surprisingly light body. Somehow, the grassy flavored malt holds its own against the hops. Very smooth. Would actually be a good session beer for my tastes. A very nice, very different IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Medium orange-amber color. Thin cream head which dissapears quickly. Sweet fruity aroma. Very bold and dry taste. Bitter, tastes of pine (like fine gin), hopps. A very nice IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy and copper, with a small head of tiny bubbles. Pretty much what you want from an IPA. The aroma isn’t as strong as I would have expected. Piney and floral hops dominate, and a malty sweetness works it’s way in toward the end. First sip is citrusy, bitter and dry. Yum. As is warms, it mellows out, but never really picks up a maltiness like other IPAs. It’s a good IPA, but it’s missing something to make it great.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
I should say that I tend to like Dogfish beers, but nevertheless I think this is exactly what an American IPA should be: bottle conditioned, a little hazy with a strong bitterness complimented by assertive hops in the flavor and finish. This beer also has a good maltiness to balance the hops and is appropriately on the dry side. I’m not a stickler for style (what fan of Dogfish could be) but an IPA should be well-attenuated and dryish. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5504) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2005
Clear orange golden color, short head. Aroma is very hoppy, typical of an american IPA. Taste is bitter hoppy, bit sweet and dry, spicy, herbal. Full palate, very nice balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2372) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2005
The boys from Delaware know how to make an IPA. Big flowery hops aroma to get you excited. Nice white head, long lasting. Some malt in the palate with a hops kick and astringent finish. Good stuff.


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