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RATINGS: 3331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2004
Love anything from dogfish head. The continuous hopping is pretty evident in the flavor and the finish. The balance is just a little off, but it doesnít affect the beer noticeably.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemdawg (541) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Well this is the last of the "minute" ipas from DFH. Hazy orange in color. Nice looking white head. Pine and citrus and a bit of floral in the nose. A pine dominated taste, with a good amount of bitterness. There was an oily mouthfeel that clung to my mouth. A top notch IPA all the way

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 re-rated 1/2/07. A great session IPA indeed. Tastes lighter and less "arrogant" than some. Maybe a bit watery, but deliciously balanced between hops and alcohol, with less malt than some. Very easy to drink. Same overall impression and score as before. I still think this is slightly underrated as a good repeatable IPA. It grows on me even more. //// Draft. Pours transparent amber with yellow head. Aroma is piney resin hops, but doesnít hit you in the face like some IPAs. Flavor is remarkably smooth -- not too bitter, but definitely on the hopped side with little malt. I didnít find it too sweet at all. Uncommonly smooth finish for an IPA. Easy to drink and have several. At 6%, youíll know it too.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricP1977 (2) - Mishawaka, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2004 does not count
I donít have anything cool to say, other than I like this beer. Itís smooth and not overpowering.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Pours orange-yellow with mild frothy head. Big nose. Not BIG, but just what I like in an IPA. Hoppy. Orange and grapefruit notes. Body is a nice yet creamy blend of maltiness and the hops. Bitterness is pleasant at the finish.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Powerful grassy/floral hop aroma like Iíve never experienced. I even detected some mint. Really terrific. Yes, maybe a little sweet, but a great IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Tap. Poured an orange-yellow color. Decent white head, very nice lacing throughout. Aroma is hoppy and floral. Perhaps a little sweet. Smooth creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. Perhaps a bit too malty sweet. Good hop finish. Perhaps at 6% not really a session brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2004
This brew is excellent. I have been longing for an IPA...This pours a very pale golden color. Head blossoms and then implodes. Nose rivals the monolithic Stone IPA in my opnion. Floral, decadent and spicy. The nose is resinous and sticky like a wet clove. Fkavors are immense. PErhaps its just because I havenít had an IPA in a long time but this beer does a jig on my tongue. The amarilloís set up the flat resiny hop haze that then gives way to the Warriors spiciness. Notes of sharp cheddar, pine tree sap and sea water. An excellent brew by all means
G-rat

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
trigeek (9) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2004 does not count
Pours crystal clear. Wonderful aromas of citrusy hops. The flavors start with a smooth and not too harsh of a bitter and continue all the way through. No malt here, the balance definitely in favor of the hop. A very drinkable high IBU brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
calicool (16) - Keller, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2004
You canít do much better for an IPA. Nice blend of hops and maltiness. This beer is great.


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