2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is not a subtle beer. Definitely not your typical IPA. Thick head, very powerful aroma, pours a medium amber color. Incredibly hop presence with a slight bitterness. Overwhelming taste that comes at you from all directions.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange colour bordering on the red hues. Thin white bubbley head. Floral and piney hops fill your nose, some spice is noted as well. Huge thick malty body with loads of hops. Lots of pine flavours with bittering finish. For being such an overly hopped beer, it has so much balance. I was quite surprised at how well done this beer was.
tennisjoel (1244) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Purchased in Fort Myers Florida. Made sure to look for this one since you can’t get it in Minnesota where I’m from. This is a truly special beer. Everything just works here. Grapefruit and citrus floral flavor with a nice bite in the finish. But it is extremely smooth for an IPA and not as harsh as some can be. This is not a beer or a style that all enjoy, but for me, it’s heavenly! Superb!
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2006 (updated 05/1/2006) - Got this on a bottle for the 2006 Spring bottling. After having the 120 Minute a few weeks ago, I’m workign back down the scale. Almost as sweet as the 120 but without the kick. Plesantly candied and hoppy, just about right, although, I’d follow this up with a cold Shelter Pale Ale before downing another 90 Minute. (adjusted rating from 3.3 up to 3.8)
I’m not exactly a hophead, but this was a bit more pleasant than some IPA’s I’ve had. I had this as par tof a sampler at the DFH Gaithersbug Alehouse (2/4/2006). I thought, out of the five (5), this was #4 on my list. It finished a bit more bitter than I would have hoped given all the raves from friends. It did go extremely well with the spicy (and I do mean spicy) Jambalya for the evening.
kfarrnd (113) - Oldsmar, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Roy’s Restaurant. Poured a orangy-gold color with a small off white head. Aroma was intense with hops and pine. The flavor was initially malty with a touch of honey sweetness and then the ruby red grapefruit, pine and bitter hops flavor hits you. I had no clue it was 9.0% ABV, I would have thought it was in the 6.5% range, did a great job of hiding it. It was very full and even a bit syrupy on the palate. Really wonderful IIPA, definitely the best I’ve had thus far and my favorite Dogfish Head to date.
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Scored a Four pack at the local beer store that seems to be the only store in Jacksonville that carries this beer (7 ’til Late in San Marco). Poured a nice dark gold color with very little head. Wonderful aroma that really awakens your nose. The first sip I took, I said ’WOW’. Great tasting, with a little sting from the alcohol content. An oustanding beer.
tsgrayson (15) - Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Serve in a Sifter? Do you really want me to go there? Dont forget to put your pinky out! Dark clean beer...Intense flavor...good ABV. Nothing lacking in terms of taste, flavor, color, or appearnance. One of the best of the best with a great finish. Darn you four pack!
Lowe1983 (1393) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy light amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is citrus with strong hops. Aroma alone is enough for me to know that this is going to be a good brew. The flavor is intense with the citrus and the hops blending well together and finishes off with a slight taste of alcohol. This is a very good IPA, probably one of the best I’ve had so far
nchurman (12) - USA - JAN 31, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a pint draft. It had a very bright amber color, a good deal of lively carbonation. The aroma was excellent, very hoppy. The taste was hoppy, but not too much; the malt and hops were well-balanced. Overall very tasty.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
See DFH 60 Minute rating. Add a few +’s on the deScription of aroma, body, taste in terms of more powerfuly distinctive. Therefore take a few points away cuz for me in this instance less is more. Pretty good, yet, a tad too much of this and spritz too much of that topped off with too high of an alcohol % to be called very good.