tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, pours nice orange with lasting finger of yellow-white head. Medium to full bodied and very smooth, perfect feel for IPA. Aroma is more subdued than expected, but has notes of burnt oak and citrus. Flavor is nicely balanced, caramel biscuit, maple, citrusy hops. This is an IPA with a big malt profile, which I actually like. It produces a very hoppy yet still balanced beer. Nice.
OldGrowth (2937) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, from Triangle Wine. good aroma, sweet. grapefruit, little candied sugar, toffee, clean copper orange color, good head, spotty lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, bitter finish. I like it, the blend with the dry hops really come together nicely.
umich03jm (2859) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into tulip. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange color with a very foamy head that lingers a long time. Great aroma of citrus, pine, barrel notes, vanilla, toast, maple, and grass. Taste is rich in flavor. Hops hit immediately along with toasted malt. Barrel notes, vanilla, pine in the middle. Finish is long, mostly toasted malt, grass, hints of maple and spiciness. Medium body, a bit foamy in the mouthfeel, and that’s about the only knock on this. Really great IPA. Better than 60, 90 and 120 minute. Try this if you can.
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours crystal clear pale gold with a huge with foamy head. Smells lemon and hops. Tastes like a like IPA. Nice and smooth.
GMurani (11) - - NOV 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a pint bottle. Pours with a nice, thick layer of head. Very hoppy aroma. The perfect amount of hop taste that signifies an IPA with a nice bitterness. The complexity of the maple syrup comes alive in the aftertaste. A very solid IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AxlLives (288) - 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 (826) - 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 (1069) - 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 (1721) - 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.