eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This might be my favorite of the X-minutes--in the middle in several nice ways--although they are all oh-so-good. This one pours a burnished gold with fluffy head, beautiful grassy blossoming hop aroma, smooth malty taste with grapefruit and honey that can stand up to that big bold dry-hopping, nice creamy mouthfeel.
ebarnes (260) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Poured dark gold with a light yellow-ish head that was fairly large. Very, very smooth. Maybe the best IPA Iíve had to date. Youíd never know the alcohol content is that high. Very nice.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2008 (Bottled on 11/10/05) Light golden amber with a thin fizzy off-white head which mostly goes away. Powerful aroma of aromatic hops. Some fine lacing. Mouthfeel slightly syrupy, sticky (is this a DFH trademark?). The flavor is sweet then bitter. Aftertaste of hops. Easier to handle than the 120 Minute which will kick you in the ass quickly. This also seems less carbonated. Very much the same beer to me, just less extreme. Would be easier to go back to. Updated 7/12/08: Well I had this again at a DFH beer tasting and finally realized just how good a big IPA it is. Really not overly sweet as I may have felt before. The wondrous hop bouquet is as fresh as any I’ve tasted in a beer. Just so fresh and alive tasting, even from a bottle. Lovely caramel and vanilla malt base. I’ve had more perspective on this style since my first rating and now put it up there with the best.
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another excellent take from dogfish. I love you man. Had this in a sampler at a dogfish restraunt in Gaithersburg. The rueben was steller, and this was best of batch in my opinion. It takes the 60 and turns it up just a notch, smooth a small hint of alcohol. Beautiful lacing and god am I salavating
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 (2824) - 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 (11553) - 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 (3240) - 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.