GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2007 Pours amber honey color w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Good head retention w/ residual lacing. Aroma of flowery hops, citrus rind, and sodium.
Full nectar w/ soft and creamy residual effers. Fat yet refined malts w/ big grapefruit hops and a mild sweetness factor. Like dipping ruby red grapefruit into a bowl of half dry sugar. Not real complex but very drinkable. Nice citrus rind bittering on the finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Highly recommended.
NikkiW (2) - Eustis, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2006 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I canít get enough of the Dogfish Head brews! Personally, I enjoy the 60 minute a tad bit more than the 90 minute. But you canít go wrong with either. Iíve only had them in bottles so far.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on-tap in a pint at BJís Boulder. Beer pours a hazy dark orange color with a small, creamy, off-white, mostly diminishing head. The aroma is thick with wonderful things: light malty notes of roasted grain, cookie and caramel; heavily hoppy with notes of flowers, herbs, sweet, fresh apricot and resin/pine; lightly yeasty with notes of sunny barnyard; and miscellaneous notes of honey, peaches and vanilla. The flavor was moderately sweet, heavily bitter and ended with an average-length, lightly sweet, moderately bitter finish. The body was medium-to-full, the texture was watery, the carbonation was lively and there was a light alcoholic feel. This was definitely my favorite IPA of any type that Iíve tasted so faróit was juicy, complex and multi-dimensional. I would actually keep this in regular attendance in the cellar to share with friends.
mjg74 (2643) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours an amber color. Aroma is an intersing woody/hoppy sort of thing. Very citric. Sweet hoppy flavor right up front. Different than most of the West Coast 2IPAs I have tried. Intersting brew. Most of the bitterness is up front. Finish is surprisingly mellow. No alcohol is noticable.
jcwattsrugger (11319) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2014 12oz bottle-pours a 2 finger high rich tan head. Bright, clear copper-gold color. Aroma is mango & hops. Taste-oily mouthfeel like many 2IPAís. Balanced hops & malt. Big beers just arenít my taste, but this was OK. Bottled on 11/25/05
Bottle 140312-rerate 3.7
Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a golden brown with heads that quickly faded. The initial aroma contained hops, banana and a subtle mix of other fruits. It was not as bitter as I thought, but still strong. The flavor exploded in my mouth - grapefruit and celery is the best way to describe it. Can pick up the 9% ABV, but this is still a keeper.
ceejmeister (7) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2006 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Truly an enjoyable beer. I especially like the fact that the hops are not over the top on this one. A great taste from start to finish.
Capa (2157) - Transient., - JAN 12, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured amber in color. Had a citrus bite to it that was very enjoyable. Hops, grapefruit also plenty of bitterness is noticable. Very good brew.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice IPA from Dogfish, second only to Stoneís Ruination IPA in my opinion. Strong citrus fruits in the aroma with a taste that has heavy grapefruit overtones. A medium white head thatís quickly diminishing. Very hoppy in taste (to be expected with this type of beer) nice and bitter.
mhack1128 (16) - gainesville, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best beer i have tried up to this point. Very flavorful with a little bite (9% alki content being the reason for that) the taste is heavenly and rich. must let the beer air for a minute or two first. starts out a little to yeasty but goes away after a minute of airing. buy one if you get a chance