ryecatcher (1348) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dried-apricot orangey color with a healthy off-white head, excellent retention and mad lacing. Nose is candied orange, malt and some tropical fruit. Mouth is medium-full bodied, lightly sweet, citrusy hops and some caramel maltiness up front, hint of woodiness and maple syrup, then smooths out into some bread, then a light lingering bitterness that fades out. Iím admittedly not a huge fan of the 90 or 60 Minute versions, but this one is pretty good stuff.
redtechnj (309) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance- Cloudy golden with a thick, fluffy white head with very good lacing.
Aroma- Grapefruit, spicy,grassy,sweet
Flavor- Starts with a nice balanced grapfruity hops, a touch of sweetness with a maple syrup, nice bitter hop finish.
Hair6a11 (1479) - Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, on the shelf for a few hours , i.e. fresh: Pour is murky gold with a frothy white head in this glass, with a decent head and average retention here. The nose is biscuits, minerals, some pine is present, with a touch of tropical, but light. The caramel sweetness comes through , and eventually, the maple syrup. The flavor profile is an interesting mix, but Iím not impressed at all really in the final result. Pine up front, more mineral water, and some bitterness present, moving into the caramel and maple sweetness and rounding out into a bit of tropicals. I Admit it grew on me, so i added a .1 to it near the end.
joshwoodward (575) - - JAN 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice. Quite hoppy, with a nicely balanced body. Fresh, exciting, delicious. This is arguably in the sweet spot between 60 and 90.
Frothmeister (726) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1Pint 9.4oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy and the colour of honey with a large three finger head of fine off-white bubbles. Resinous notes up front, peach, pineapple, and a faint note of darker malts. The taste is also up front with the resinous notes, tropical fruit, with a surprising wallop of bitterness in the middle. The maple syrup makes itís presence known in the finish as well as some malt, and some Fishermanís Friends-like bitterness. Itís excellent, and it definitely succeeds as an IPA. Unfortunately, it also succeeds at making me want more 90 Minute IPA which is an international border away. Dear Canada, open up your beer borders.
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Split bomber with sherm1016; thanks! Poured into my dollar store tulip; cloudy golden/yellow with one finger head. Mild citris hop nose and initial taste. Maple more in the background to mellow out the usual DFH bitterness. Enjoyed it!
Beerdedone (3222) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a huge foamy white head. Aroma of pine, caramel, citrus and some light maple. Creamy flavor of caramel, piney and citrus hops, biscuit, earth, and subtle maple with a dry and bitter finish.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden orange body with a tall rocky long lasting white head. Aroma of grapefruit, florals, tangerine, grass, pepper, and mustiness. Flavor of herbs, grass, caramel, resin, citrus, and earth with a dry, bitter finish.
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Cloudy yellow-gold, with a large lacy white head. Fresh aroma, like the sea, with high notes of citrus, fresh peach, celery. Sweet cereal malt, lightly toasty (but no maple syrup that I can detect), lightly floral hops and delicate citrus. Much more delicate and lovely than I had hoped for. I liked this even better than the 90 minute I think!
ipamonger (80) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy light amber with a pronounced fine beige head worthy of promo shots. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, bread. Good body, fine carbonation, a bit sticky, thick texture. The taste brings through the maple syrup only a bit, which may explain the stickiness/thickness. Dogfish always seem to get a great bitter and sweet balance going, and this is no different. good bitter finish. I want pancakes. Viva la ipa.