matt7215 (2231) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. muddy light orange with a lasting whit eehad. muted nose, minimal hop. solid ipa flavour with maple on the finish. decent but not special.
DrSilverworm (6974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, shared with friends. 2012 edition. Huge foamy off-white head. Sort of hazy amber color. Some lace. Lighter carbonation, smooth, very dry texture. An IPA with a maple syrup note. Better than 60 minute (which I think is just OK), but a lot different than 90m, which is usually pretty malty-sweet in my experience. This is a unique brew from either one of those two, and it’s not bad at all. Nice light sweet taste, lighter bitter. Interesting, unique and decent, pretty good brew.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/23/12 bottle at azwine.
Hazy,orange gold with a big rocky ow head. crazy sticky lacing.
A earthy,slight pine, bs,earhty hops,mild citrus,some spice,vanilla.
Maple is very noticed in the at. Woody,earthy,savory. Crisp spicy finish. Quite nice. Quaffable. pleasant bitterness
Impressive how much the maple comes through
mansquito (3569) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chevy Chase, DC 750ml ($11): Pours an orange colour with a perfect looking head. Aroma is all fruity-like: pineapple, grapefruit. Taste is a wee bit on the sweet side. Hops are not overwhelming, but are flavourful and varied in character. This has a good malt character as well. I am not sure if I can go so far as to say that there is some roasted malts going up in here, but I can say with certitude that they are wicked dope. Mouthfeel is very much on the mellow side. This is ultimately an excellent, and moreover a rather subtly executed, IPA.
jkwalking05 (3930) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange with a large fluffy off-white head. Aroma is of wood, musty hops, lightly floral, earthy. Taste is of spicy hops, light dust and earth with maple in the finish.
travita (4163) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy, golden colored, somewhat billowing white head. The smell is hops, earthy, spiciness from the hops, sweet, and grassy. The taste is some bitterness, hops, sweet, maple syrup, grass, and good.
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours orange...aroma is sugar pine...taste is pine sweet citrus...very smooth..will seek out again
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a bright golden with a huge off white head that doesn’t seem to quit. Great lacing and smells of light pine, resin, and heavy maple syrup. Taste is sweet and hoppy, ends with a light bitter finish. The maple syrup is very apparent in the smell and aftertaste. I think this beer would be better without it, but is still a good IPA.
SPDickerman (991) - Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours orange with a large white, dense head. Smells woody with hints of maple syrup sweetness and some bitter hops. Taste is bitter, woody, tannic, and has some maple sweetness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA finishes with some mild sweetness.
JStax (3243) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a brandy snifter. Poured a copper color with a huge white head of foam. Nice head retention too. It took about ten minutes to pour two glasses of this. The head is about as dense as a marshmallow. Aroma is sweet like syrup. I don’t mean to say it tastes like maple syrup, but it has similar characteristics to the syrup. I can truthfully say I don’t think this beer would need the maple syrup and it probably detracts from the beer itself. Bitterness is almost completely covered by the maple syrup. Overall this beer is a nice, interesting, and challenging beverage, but I feel like Dogfish kind of shot themselves in the foot with their creativity.