radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange in colour with a creamy white head and nice lacing. Aroma was floral, piney, quite citrusy(lemon and grapefruit). Flavour was quite hoppy, oranges, grapefruit, with pine and some malt. Finishes with a moderate bitterness, slightly dry. Thanks for sending this to me Jeff.
DocLock (9500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2004 A very hoppy IPA. You have to give a lot of credit to Sam Calagione. He actually invented a machine to dry hop this stuff. I prefer the 90 minute (I haven't tried the 120 minute yet), but this is a nice, hoppy beer. The taste reminds me a little of Tanqueray gin.
Re-rate for draft version, 8/22/04. I kicked up the overall and aroma scores 0.1 each after having this on draft in the brewpub.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I almost think that this beer has more of a stand out hop profile than the 90min. Pours a yellow orange color with a prolific foam head. Aroma is VERY hopy and bitter. Flavor is a bell curve of hop bitterness. Starts of with a tinge of malt and builds in bitterness and finally tapers off in the finish. If hoppy IPA's are your thing you can't go wrong with this one. It also is plent strong enough to hold it's charecter when cold so it makes a great hot day beer.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very faint hops aroma; red-amber color with a medium white head; the taste is predominately of hops, with a long-lasting bitterness
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle Packaged in Jan. I like the look of this IPA. A nearly clear gold with a huge snow white head that leaves lots of lacing and retains well. Has a fragrant hop aroma that is floral and slightly grassy with some fresh malt in the background. The body is medium and smooth with a slight chewiness. The flavor takes much from the aroma. Hoppy, bitter and slightly grassy with a malt that evens everything out. Leaves a lingering bitterness. Overall a very good and balanced IPA.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild hop aroma with fluffy white head. Poured hazy orange. Starts smooth with a crreping hop bite. A tad dusty in the finish.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2010 This beer poured a nice thick white head and had a pale brown/amber appearance. A very hoppy taste which I expected, not my favorite Dogfish Head but no doubt an awesome beer.
barleyboy (1) - USA - MAR 20, 2004 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours attractive amber, slightly cloudy; aromas of pine and citrus predominate; taste is well-balanced with pleasant acidity balanced by fruitiness and, of course, bitterness of pine-ey hops; slightly oily mouthfeel.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly clouded amber hue with a small white head. Light hoppy aroma. Highly hoppy taste with hints of nut and roasted malt. Not fantastically hopped but still a fantastic beer.
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.