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RATINGS: 3288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


AndrewM's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2006
A beautiful clear golden pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is very soft hops. Hints of citrus and pine, but not very forward. Flavor is light, with a good bitter hoppy aftertaste. I can see this one frequenting my garage fridge for a hot afternoon quencher.


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cbohl (9) - - APR 20, 2015 does not count
A strong IPA of substance, complexity, and refinement. Many IPAs are over-the-top in one hop element or another, eg grapefruit or pine, but the dogfish 60 min is about balance. Strong without the alcohol overload and sharpness If an imperial. Sierra Nevada Torpedo also right in this top of the class IPA. Beer snobs will poo-poo their relative popularity for craft beers, but it's because their both damn good beers!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (52) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle from Epsom Circle Market, Epsom, NH. Aroma is hoppy cedar and a little bit earthy and grassy. Appearance is hazy slightly orangey-yellow with sparse effervescence, minimal white head and mild lacing. Taste is lightly bitter--pleasantly hopped. Palate is medium bodied with lively carbonation that zings the tongue all over. Finish is mildly bitter, dry and abrupt. Overall, with all the hoopla that accompanies this beer, I expected something more dramatic. Even if I didnít like it (Iím not a huge fan of IPAís), I expected something that would stand out and this just seems drinkable, competent and fairly pedestrian. At the very least it isnít disgustingly hoppy so itís got that going for it. A bit of a letdown after all this time. Definitely wouldnít spend the money on this versus others.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjp12 (628) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
Served very cold, into a frosted glass, but still managed to give a good ipa flavour

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (537) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2015
Tap in a mug at Easy Tiger in Austin with commonshawn. Appearance is pretty gold with a minimal but forceful head. Aromas of citrus and hops abound giving the impression this is going to be a credible IPA. Taste is standard IPA fare with plenty of hop presence. Very smooth and drinkable. Solid IPA that doesn?t disappoint. I had pretty high expectations and it checked all the boxes. Brewed in 60 min. Consumed in 10 min. Probably the sign of a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rommelreno (29) - - APR 15, 2015
Espuma presente, aroma de lúpulo e leve azedo. Gosto lupulado forte com toque spicy e álcool excelentemente bem inserido. Vale a pena

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabah (145) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2015
A nice IPA, better than Sierra Nevada Iíd say. Seems smoother, like most DF beers do. Pretty well balanced.....very hoppy still, but not too bitter of an aftertaste. Once I tried the 90-minute, itís hard to go back to the 60 minute unless youíre going by cost or if the 90 isnít available. Maybe not worth the price to buy all the time, but a very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheSilentSaint (77) - Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2015
Good hoppy beer. Fresh. Smells and tastes hops and pines. Little fruity flavor. A good beer to have any time. Going to my favs as session IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PrattBrat (20) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
Medium gold colour with a thick foamy white head that stays well. Aromas are earthy, fruity & citrusy, small notes of biscuit/grainy. Very nice on the palate-- well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ARH (735) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2015
12oz bottle, poured into a shaker. Thereís a nice, bright fresh citrus tangerine, as well as orange candy, with a light floral, grassy and/or pine note. Thereís also light tropical and wood note late. The beer is a sparkling, oily, effervescent gold color with a white soft foam head with excellent retention and a good lace. The taste is a beautifully balanced medium bittersweet with a slightly more bitter finish. The beer is smooth with a soft, foamy carbonation and medium body. Flavors of pine, honey, and grapefruit are dominant up front with a woody finish that accentuates the pine flavor and adds a floral note that sticks in the aftertaste with a light grapefruit zest.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phro68 (5) - Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2015 does not count
There is a reason this is the DFH flagship IPA. I do love the 90 and 120 minute varieties, but this is a go-to staple in the fridge.


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