HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was expecting just another unbalanced hop-monster, but this beer surprised me with is near-perfect balance. A beautiful and viscous orange-amber in the glass with a small but creamy head and mild aroma. Great creamy, almost buttery mouthfeel. The hop and malt balance was reminiscent of cinnamon butter on whole-grain toast. Lightly spicy hops without too much piney or citrus distraction. As the glass warmed, bourbon aromas were released. A few bites of farmer’s cheese really accentuated the hops. Also went well with home-made smoked elk sausage.
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour a bright copper orange into my tulip, suprsingly thing off white head. This is one good smelling brew of floral hops and mild citrius. Flavor is a burst of hops followed by grapefruit and pine. This is followed by a pleasant sweetness finishing with a clean and stimulating bitterness. The bitterness doesn’t linger if you take time between sips as do some IPA’s I’ve had. Amazingly good will def. buy again so glad I went with a four pack.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2007 Bottle. Poured a nice copper color with a nice white head. Nice citrus taste, a little sweet but not too sweet. My favorite IPA so far.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with a weak ending head. Strong malt aroma, equally balanced hop finish. Interesting overall.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Aroma: Heavy grapefruit, flowers, and some maltiness underneath. Appearance: Pours a nice deep gold color with a small off white head. Head was creamy at first, but dissipated into a film covering the top. Some decent lacing. Flavor: A rush of hop flavors at first, mostly citrus (grapefruit) and floral flavors, but some resinous tones in there as well. The malt backbone that the hops are built on is very pleasing with some caramel, honey, and bread tones. The bitterness is good and refreshing, but doesn’t ’set up camp’ on the tongue. An amazingly well balanced and clean tasting brew. Palate: Medium to full bodied. Carbonation was perfect. Overall: A pleasant surprise! This beer almost seems restrained compared to DFH’s other beers. They walk a perfect tightrope of hop flavor and bitterness, malt flavor and sweetness. Terrific beer!
snowden719 (130) - USA - JUN 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2006 Golden amber color. Nice big white head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is malty sweetness, with hints of raisons and hops. I don’t taste as much as the hoppiness in the beginning of the beer as others do, but there is a nice hoppiness that finishes the beer off. Flavor is sweet, but balanced nicely. Another great brew from DFH.
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 If you like sweet, then this is for you. Not as sweet as 120 and a lot more hop floral citris aroma. Not a sweet person, but if you are get this one!! Upped my rating after a second tasting. I had drank the 120 before this last time which threw my tasting off.
kevinphish (31) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Large snifter. Pours clear amber golden, with a white head.. Hop aromas tend to really come out when the beer warms up a bit- floral, critrus, earthy, herbal- the whole package. Taste is "Dogfish head sweet": sticky, candy sugar and honey. Finishes with a long sweet finish with the herbal hop bittering battling for position on your tastebuds.. Was expecting a bit more
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very aromatic. Beautiful deep amber, clear as can be. Small, filmy head from this bottle. For a 9% alc. content, surprisingly smooth. But there is a nice late arriving bite. This is so drinkable. Lively palate. No sour aftertaste that some IPA and Ales will leave. Total quality in this selection. A special treat.
stefgriff (6) - Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Most recent tasting on tap at the Dogfish Head brewpub in Rehoboth Beach. Great amber color with very little head. Nice hop flavor with some sweetness from the malt. One of my favorite IPAs thus far.