rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a great looking beer that i had on tap at the local pub. wow....i love dogfish brew and this is a good one. plenty of hops and bitterness with this one that finished smooth and dry.
bhenry76 (101) - Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy, nice bitterness. Looks great. Smooth finisn, bitter with just a (very light)touch of sweetness.
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lots of hops in the taste, enough bitterness to get your attention but not enough to ruin it. Although not my favorite style this wasn't bad. Very hoppy yet drinkable.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) Disclaimer: I do like this beer. Am I at McDonald's? I ordered a beer i thought. Nice head with medium white bubbles that have decent retention. Coppery, hazy color. Aroma is hoppy, with a strong sitrous smell. No wonder--flavor is ooverabundantly grapefruit. In fact, I think I am drinking grapefruit juice. Strong straw flavored aftertaste. I usually only drink grapefruit juice at breakfast. I see that it is not just for breakfast anymore.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice light brown color. Clear despite being bottle conditioned. Little white head. Citrus hop nose. Dry hop flavor. Great IPA!
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, at the Blind Tiger, NY.</br> The last beer at the blind tiger. Golden bitter ale with lots and lots of hop. Strong tasting really long bitter hop after taste. This is the score I’ve got but I’ve noted it for re-rating earlier in a session to double check. I suspect this rating has been affect by alcohol and excitement.
elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy orange/copper shade, with a pronounced grapefruit taste and pine smell. I liked the 60 minute, but would love to have the 90 min. Unique flavor and a nice thick head that laces the glass. Overall a pretty good IPA, with a good sharp hops bite and bitterness. Nice one.
SpringsLicker (3266) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn't think too much about this in a side by side, but it fared better on it's own. It's light honey color with a good long lasting head provided a source for a wonderful flowery hop nose. A lightly bitter hoppiness with a long dry finish. Needs a little more maltiness in the balance, but not a bad IPA.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty orange color. Grapefruit is dominant in both taste and smell. A mildly hopped, citrusy IPA.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2005 Weak IPA, I thought. The hops seemed nicely balanced, but too reserved. Aroma was nice, citrus and herbal, but also quite mild. Haven’t tried the other Dogfish IPA’s but this one lends some promise to the others. Nice logo, BTW.
So much better than I first gave it credit for. Great bitterness to finish and clean all the way across the palate make this a great, although hearty, session brew.