hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold color. Slighty hazy. Woody aroma with some hop notes. Medium heavy body and relatively high carbonation. Clean finish. Lingering hop bitterness.
Iphonephan (4007) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared with friends. Pours a cloudy amber with a thick off white head. Fruity hop aroma. Strong hops muted by maple syrup. Bitter finish. Nice.
Spab (2696) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pt 9.4 fl oz bottle courtesy of MK. Pours a cloudy burnt orange with large, slightly off-white head. Aroma is juicy, piney/citric hops with caramel and very subtle maple syrup. Flavour has similar hop profile with solid malt base and gentle maple sweetness. Nice bitterness in finish. Quite good.
JulienHuxley (3898) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear gold pour with white head, nice lacing. Aroma of dank hops, really grassy, maple syrup is present actually, pine, a tad yeasty. Taste is slightly sweet, good citrus hop flavor, not very bitter at all. Palate is a tad sweet/heavy, carbonation is medium. Good beer, not sure about the IPA style, but a nice hybrid style. Nothing like what a 50/50 blend would taste like I believe.
drfabulous (4522) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750. Tons of carbonation. Slightly sweet with the subtle citrus taste. Caramel and malt. Malty nose.
czar (5207) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared with mathieuc, tom10101 minderbinder and others. thanks david! hazy light yellow orange, nice off-white had, good retention/lacing. earthy, spicy malts - nicely toasted, some leafiness and sweetness. average carbonation, short to medium long grassy, medium body - oily. nice but freshness is missing or hops have faded significantly.
Minderbinder (2320) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with medium creamy white head. Interesting lacing. Aroma is of soap, malt, citrus, caramel. Taste is of malt, citrus, caramel. Palate: medium body. Overall: Good beer, but weird soap in aroma.
tom10101 (3577) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by David M., thanks! Unclear yellow/orange with a small white head. Aroma of malt/caramel with citrus and resinous hops. Taste is sweet and malty (caramel) with a smooth hoppy finish. I didn’t smell or taste the maple syrup. Good well balanced IPA but a little too malty for my taste (maybe because the bottle was old?).
mathieuc (1839) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dogfish Head sure knows how to brew with special ingredients (until they have the occasionnal failure but they usually make up for it). This one was really malty/sweet but with a lot of hops to counteract. Nice! I couldn’t really taste the maple syrup but I believe this is a hard taste to put in a finished product as it will most likely just ferment out and lose its aromatics.
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a strinkingly clear amber with an aggressive, pillowy head that is slow to dissipate. (poured into a tulip). Mellow, orangehop aroma. Something sweet smelling. Nice, smooth taste.Hop character melds with a sweetness that makes this pretty delish. A little nutty. Darker finish that other IPAs. Residual sweetness. Very good. Not a beer to chug but one to savor.