AxlLives (287) - Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottling with the Groucho Marx glasses and nose on Johnny - pours clearish with some haz, golden orange, with huge, magnificent, with white fluffy head, terrific retention and awesome lacing. Big bitter nose of orange, biting hops, nugs, darker piny resin, sweet malts, and touch of lemon pepper at the backbone. Evergreen. Taste is awesome as well. Nice mix of oily hops with zestier bittering hops at the finish. Oranges, citrus, floral and touch of vanilla at the finish. Medium palate, nice middle ground between the two brethren DFH. This is just right. Perhaps the best IPA. If only they made it right, year round, and in 4 or 6 packs. Killer.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy, light, orangish brown. Aromas of grapefruit, lightly bruleed sugar, a slight toastiness and candied citrus. Flavors of candied citrus, bitter grapefruit and classic Dogfish bruleed sugar notes linger on the finish. Not as rich, full bodied and malty as the 90 minute.. Though a good balance of malt richness and bitter citrus hoppiness. Nice weight in mouth and fine carbonation.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
RickTStiles (764) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours golden with a thick, lasting white head and foamy lacing. aroma is hoppy with notes of lemon, yeast, and coriander. taste is rich with maple, lemon, pine and wood. sticky mouthfeel, full bodied. rather acidic. finish is sticky and bittersweet.
DrinkEmUpJones (1063) - Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy golden orange with pillowy white head. A dry hop presence on the nose- very earthy. A very balanced palate with dry earth flavors and a touch of citrus. Nice palate, rich and not over bittered.
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 This beer is what I had hoped it would be; sessionable with more of a hop profile than 60 minute but not as sweet as 90 minute. The pour is a dark gold color with a huge fluffy off-white head. Citrus hops with grapefruit and lemongrass flavors, some herbal undertones, and a touch of pine toward the back end. I would have never had known maple was in this if I didn’t read the description and I’m still skeptical. At no time did I pick up that. Maybe it’s a shade too light/thin in the body but nothing to worry about. Crisp bitterness and refreshing, with some nice flavors makes this one a keeper. This is a pretty solid IPA and I’m generally not a big fan of Dogfish Head.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber---->snifter. Pours a dark straw witha huge fluffy white head and crazy lacing. Aroma is floral and sweet citrus. Taste is same as smell with a little sweet malt thrown in at the end. Palate is pretty smooth with good carbonation. Not sire why I was expecting more, but this one is just average.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, thick cheddar orange with a huge flippin’ white head. Nose is grapefruit, orange peel, pine, rose, and new carpet. Flavor is garpefruit pulp, orange juice, rose, and light biscuit. Decent mouthfeel. There’s maple syrup in this??? Where?
Cybercat (3341) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had the version bottle conditioned with maple syrup. Strong, very hoppy aroma definitely has a hint of maple as well as a citrus fruity touch. Pours a nice clear amber with a fairly thick pale wheat head. Hoppy, lively flavor is more fruity than bitter and has a subtle maple syrup note but is not too sweet. Smooth texture has good body and fizz. Love the label on this version! Another winner from Dogfish Head.
nikeballs7 (9) - boone, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Think head that lasted the whole beer. Smells like maple syrup. Hops stay on you tongue for a long time. Delicious! Try this beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
steview (1020) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A sweeter and nuttier IPA. I don’t what the back-story is behind this that they chose maple syrup. The aftertaste is very nice. The mouthfeel is a bit too fizzy for me; it’s a shame that I had this from the bottle because I know for a fact that if I was at the brewery and had it on cask, it’d be a lot smoother and nicer. This is good, but what’s right for me is their 90 :o)