Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Filled with tastes of citrus and hops, very well balanced IPA. Enjoyed this one til the last drop, excited to one day try the 120 min.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crazy out of control hops, but thatís a good thing. Hints of citrus besides the hops. A new favorite
pexoo (17) - Avon Lake, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It starts with great coloring, a nice head, and full aroma. It finishes with a spice / clove taste and aftertaste on the back of the tongue. Very nice...
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 Original Rating, May 21, 2004. Holy buckets of hops, Batman! Very nice, golden color with a thick head. Aroma was a killer blend of hops and flowers (other than hops). The taste explodes with hops. Malt is definitely present. Some trace spice also. It feels a little thick in the mouth and hides itís alcohol well. Very splendid brew; Iíll be looking for another one to discover even more about it! 9/5/9/4/18 Re-rating, October 31, 2008. Copper color with a medium head. Aroma of dried flowers and citrus hops. A strong vegetal bitterness, not really piney or citrusy. Strong caramel malt and a little chocolate.
biznizness (1056) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favorite beer, so itís the only one Iím giving a 20 rating. So hoppy and has a great fruity finish, and itís so creamy in your mouth. Best beer eva.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks IPFreely for getting me a bottle of this. And thank you dogfish head for making such an amazing beer. Body is copper colour with just a touch of white foam resting on top. Aroma is hoppy with some fine candy notes that balance things out quite nicely. Taste is hoppy bitterness to a great extent. Also noticeable is a caramel type sweetness. Again nice balance. Smooth mouthfeel with only a slight alcohol aftertaste. Iíd love to have more of these.
thedm (4851) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ale Fest Fort Wayne 2004. This bottled brew poured a small head of fine clear colored mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body was a softly carbonated transparent orange color. The aroma was mildly hopped with some caramel notes to it. The mouth feel was medium strength hoppy with a bit at the start and then smoothened in the finish. The flavor contained notes of caramel malt and piney hops.
susini1 (6) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2004 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice beer with a bitter after taste. Nice hoppy flavor. Not much head. A nice IPA. Needs to tone the after taste down.
Sammy (7719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus aroma. Dark orange color. Bit of lace for attractiveness. Hop attack on tongue and bitterness on palate. Unique mellower finish, after all those bubbles.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured orange/yellow with minor head. Had a medium grapefruit aroma. The taste was defintely grapefruit with a good amount of hops and a slight alcohol burn, much less so than the 120. Aftertaste had some spice in it as well.