deadguy (42) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This ale has a mellow hoppy taste with moderate amount of lacing. Definitely drink this IPA when you don’t want to be bitten by the hops; a lingering flavor with a distinct smooth malty finish. The finish is what makes this IPA truly unique, a perfect balance between citrus, malt and floral hops.
Many of my friends don’t care for most IPA’s hoppy taste, but this smooth IPA has won them over. I recommend this beer as one of the best IPA's you can drink.
Holdwine (1116) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perfect looking IPA with a fresh hops aroma (pine needles?).Nice white, foamy head. Get ready for the fresh hops explosion. (Minor complaint- tough on trying to pair with food, needs to be its own meal). Malting is okay, but who cares. A beer for serious hopheads.
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2004 On tap. Pours a deep golden color. Malt aromas, which are also present in the flavor, but without being too overbearing. As my father put it "this is what real english beer tastes like" (an english ex-patriot himself). However, in my opinion, this is an excellent beer, worth seeking out. I can't wait to try the 90 minute!
BIGC (29) - USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. 8.49 a six pack but i think it's about time someone raised the standards. I'm not a hophead however dogfish's 60 and 90 minute ipa are great beers and mask the hops real well. aroma of floral hops were in your face especially right after the pour. beautiful cloudy golden color with a medium sized head and great carbonation. The flavor was nicely balanced between malt and hops. At first you taste the hops and citrus but it doesn't stay there, and that's what i like about this beer. The finish was smooth but not complex. I could see myself drinking this one regularly without getting tired. a great change from ordinary ipa's. i can't believe it's 60 ibu's.
Aurelius (4592) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beady foam head on top of an oaky, tea-and-lemon hazy beer. Lackluster bottle and label. Cutting western hop aroma, similar to tuppers perhaps, with unfortunate cat urine overtones. Drinks much smoother than it smells, with a good acid balance and a buttery citrus quality. Mouth is smooth and the hops don't cling.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a hazy golden color with bits of yeasties floating about. Nice milk froth head, superb lacing, and copious amounts of carbonation. Very mild aroma of hops and pine. Taste is forwardly piney, but that quickly awashes with more of a hop bitterness. Yet that too leaves fairly quickly. This is an easy to drink IPA. Light floral aftertaste, hardly any bitterness there either. This is tasty!   Solid mouthfeel and smooth finish.   Thanks goes out to Pabobcat for the trade!
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense green hop/pine aroma that makes me want to sink my teeth into it. Very pale in appearance, plenty of floaties. Spicy hops, the pine is almost ginger like
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2004 Solid easy-drinking IPA. A slightly cloudy slightly amber-tinged golden beer with noticable hops - citric and floral - on the nose. Perhaps hints of some fresh pine forest were present too before a slightly sweet taste led to a nice lingering bitterness. Not perfectly balanced but really quite tasty.
Re-rate: Tried again in a 60/90/120 vertical (thanks jeff) and liked it better. Think I got more grapefruit citrus this time and maybe a little more bitter finish, but I like those things.
PorterPounder (6017) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, dark, murky orange appearance with a sticky white head that leaves a load of lacing. Aroma hits you when you open the bottle, strong sprucy and grapefruit citrusy notes with faint charcoal notes. Strong hop presence, but not tonque numbing. Enough malty sweetnesss sticks around to balance it out. Flavor coats your mouth and leaves just a bit of an off taste on the back end - would not reccomend this with food. Overall, an excellent, over the top IPA.
DYCSoccer17 (3459) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours slightly hazy golden color with unexpected floaties. Robust frothy white head. Aroma was noted during the pour. Hoppy and cirtusy orange hints. Start is very mild tasting and rather thin. Middle has some more citrus notes, finishing with mild to moderate hoppiness. The wateryness to start is a very bad first impression. The last 2 times I have had this, I have no been impressed. Kind of a bummer from DFH.