kapital75 (6) - USA - OCT 31, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
maybe it was just me but after pouring this beer smelled like its namesake. thankfully, i was able to get past that. very flavorful and kicks like a mule!
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an amber color that is not perfectly clear with a tan head. There is great head retention and very good lacing. There is a sweet taste to this beer along with the hop and slight malt flavor. It is almost a grapefruit sweetness with a medium bitter taste. I can see how people really like this beer, but it is not for me.
shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I loved this IPA. I admit, IPAs are my favorite. But this hoppy IPA is unreal. Looks good, smells good, and taste so hoppy it will knock your socks off. Buy it now.
Metalhead (632) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2006 Not sure if it was the dry hopping or what but this tasted like a cross between a IIpa and bad fish. It was a fresh batch and the fishiness subsided as it warmed but holy crap. COLD,this stuff blows.
2-28-06 Re rate. Having have a few more bottles something tells me I got a bad batch. Poured light gold with little head. Aroma of mild hops,light citrus and a hint of sweetness. ABV well masked. A bit watery in the mouthfeel for a beer this strong but thats a plus (or not)as it makes it easy to drink a few. Tastes pretty much like it smells.
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amaber with a small off white head. Aroma is piney and hoppy. The taste has a lot of hops but is balanced out very well by sweetness and bitterness. nice long bitter finish. Well done.
miketrum (18) - NAUGATUCK, Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2005
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
a great great IPA. Had it on tap in a pint glass. Very hoppy but balanced. I am a hops freak and this did the trick.
moody (12) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow!!! I canít knock this one for anything. One of the most drinkable beers Iíve ever had. Not as bitter as most IPAs. Little aftertaste. Goes down easier than Paris Hilton.
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer looks sexy in the glass. Pours a clear rich amber with a frothy white head that diminishes to a thin cap. Nose is piney with that strange dogfish malt smell. Palate is thick and lasting. Like drinking pineapple juice. This beer could be a little more bitter, but otherwise itís great. And Itíll do the trick quick without you realizing it.
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A golden amber color with a beige frothy head, aroma is sweet fruit. Wow this is a darn good beer, plenty of mouth watering hop flavor, with just the right amount of malt. A sweet taste similar to grapefruit, this is simply a great tasting brew if you enjoy IPAís.
dogfishho (599) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
I am by no means an expert at describing specific flavors, but I will attempt it nonetheless. I had this on tap at a bar neer my home having never heard of it. It had an amber/golden mixture in its color with a thin head, though this could be due to ambiant conditions in the bar. I love IPAs as a group and this one is top shelf in the category. Spiced fruits come through when first sipped with that signature IPA hoppiness on the long finish. This beer got me interested in the rest of the excellent DFH line.