r464 (2014) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice amber/brown with a light hoppy aroma. Clean flavor with some fruitiness and the distinct hoppiness of an IPA. Not terribly strong on the alcohol (though it is under there). Nice bitter finish. A good IPA that is not over the top.
Pailhead (5443) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2004 Bottle: Aroma is dominated by grapefruit. There are some floral hints as well. Pours a plae transparent orange with a nice white creamy head with good retention. Taste is of grapefruit with a slight sweetness to it. Kind of a combination of grapefruit and a touch of pineapple juice. Relatively strong bitter finish with a slight grapefruit aftertaste. The first time I ever had this was on tap and I remember it to be a little more sweet than from the bottle. Better on top, bumps it up another .2 points.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured a deep copper with a large off white head. Nice hop aroma and taste, that is mainly grapefruit, but has some nice piney hop notes as well, and a light sweet malt backbone for balance. a well done IPA.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy,Dark amber coppery with an almost white head. Aroma of Grapefruit and hops with an undertone of pine.Hot as intense as a Imp IPA but very nice.Definitely has a nice lingering hop flavor on the tongue,easy to drink a few of this brew.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy burnt orange color with fine brilliant white head and fine bubbles. Piney nose with grapefruit, and some light roasted malt notes. Medium mouthfeel, mostly dry with lingering pine hop finish. Some flesh fruit, and some apricot qualities. Very nice session..
run20six2 (119) - USA - JUL 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice tasting beer. A dark tasting Ale with pale aftertaste. The finish is very bitter but nevertheless good
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at VT Brewers Fest - Pours a golden amber with a decent whitish head. Aroma is a floral/citrus with Flavor is a very excellent citrus/piney/hoppy mixture that I really like. Finish is bitter and hoppy. Excellent! Too bad they did not serve the 120! This was really good!
worldleadr (56) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2005 Solid. Tight, bitter, carbonated nose dissipates slowly, with floral and woody notes appearing along the way. Nice, understated bottle, too.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Simply a darn fine IPA. I like Alesmith’s IPA more, but that shouldn’t imply the Dogfish version is bad. I like the 90 and 120 versions so much that I feel the 60 minute style isn’t "enough" for my tastes. If I remove the bias I can say(without hesitation) that this one is a keeper. Flowery, hoppy nose is very typical...very expected. The flavor is piney, citrusy, and definitely hoppy....just not super intensely so. I like it and could drink it over long sessions easily. The folks at Dogfish really know their beers.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
simple light bronze color, small creamy head. light flowery, lightly herbal nose, a bit underwhelming. Flavor is very much alive. light moderately sweet malt, a bit of a dry straw german touch to the malts as weel. hops are piney and spicey, everpresent throughout. excellent, soft fluffy body