tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a crystalline red-gold with fluffy off-white head. The aroma is, well, grapefruit hops, with some alcohol and a note of sweetness. The flavor is assertive and well balanced: a foundation of rich barley holds up the crazy hoppiness, with the alcohol prancing around. Impressive.
sean1981 (3) - palisades park, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BEERS EVER MADE,MANY OF MY FRIENDS AND I HAVE SAMPLED THIS TASTY BEER AMONG MANY OTHER IPA’S. THERE IS NO OTHER BEER AS SMOOTH AS THIS WITH THE AMOUNT OF HOP OFFERED, I RECOMMEND THAT EVERYONE TRY THIS LUCIOUS BEER AT LEAST ONCE IN THERE LIFE. FURTHER MORE DOGFISH HEAD IS BY FAR THE BEST BREWING COMPANY TO COME. SO DRINK DOGFISH AND ENJOY AND MAKE SURE YOU TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW DOGFISH HEAD IS NUMBER ONE.
siriusbugeater (5) - Clayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2006 I recently have been addicted to finding great IPAs. I bought four of these a few weeks back and found it DEEELICOUS!!! Not for the faint of heart the 90 minute hop will kick your ass!!
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My roomate offered me one of these and just couldn’t turn it down. Dogfish head is picking up where american knowhow and inginuity left off, and NASA pissed down the toilet. This percepts an arrange of hops shoved into a bottle somehow capping a fresh toasty feel. I lovered it:)
reedcd2 (47) - USA - DEC 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve been trying to get this beer for a few weeks and was then waiting for a good occasion to try it. Last day of classes seemed appropriate. Great hops and other notes in the aroma. Thin white head on a perfect tawny body. Little bubbles rising like a champagne. Smooth taste for the 9% ABV. Crisp and smooth hops in the taste. Head and shoulders about the 60 minute IPA. Certainly worth the wait and looking forward to more.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2005
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2008 (Tap @ Flying Saucer, DT HOU TX): Pours a brownish-reddish color. Foamy white head, big & lasting. Very hoppy, green, Very enticing. Malty sweet taste. Hoppy & bitter. Warming up...a little more smooth, but still malty.
NachlamSie (2944) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2008 bottle. Pours a very rich dark gold with an appealing white head. The aroma is very robust with giant barley and nice spicy hops. The hops are ridiculous in the flavor, but countered so well with outrageous barley. Between these two warring aspects a little sweeter caramel and softer leafy notes make themselves known. As the beer warms, the bitterness becomes a little more evident, but is still evenly balanced by the bready barley. The 9% is completely hidden. This beer is just plain absurd and over the top. I like it.
[May 12, 2008]
On tap at Bier Garden: I really wanted to revisit this one because the last time I sampled it was next to Dreadnaught. hah. This didn’t hold a candle to that one, but that’s more of a testament to the power of Dreadnaught and not the weakness of 90 minute. The pour was very nice on this with a clear dark golden body and a tall, dense white head. The aroma proved ballsy this time with loads of cutting grapefruit and pine. Mouthfeel is nice on this, just dense enough to carry the sweet, clean caramel flavor and the stinging hop blast. Really this is a solid, highly recommendable IIPA.
bum76 (25) - port washington, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
the best beer on the market right now in my opinion great with or without food and drinkable enough to drink a four pack.
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2015
First rating (2005): Creamy, offwhite medium head, clear orange body. Light aroma of citrusy hops with hints of pine needles. Deep firm taste of hops (citrusy, pine-like, some resin) and sweet caramel malts. Long, lingering aftertaste of hops. Broad, firm body, oily mouthfeel. Hard to separate out all the tastes here. Excellent IPA! Low on aroma, but high on taste. 7,4,8,4,17=4.0
Second rating (2015): Huge offwhite head. Clear deep yellow body. Grainy toffee and straw
aroma with raisiny syrupy notes. Sweet raisiny toffee and straw taste
with cake and spice notes. Full-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth
mouthfeel. Dryish syrupy strawy aftertaste with raisiny toffee notes.
Lovely, drinkable, and full of flavour. Must be pretty old, so that
mostly the malt character survives. (0.355l bottle, from Kihoskh,
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. Too sweet. There’s quite a bit of hops in here, but they’re quite far from balancing the hops. I would have thought that there would be more bitterness from the hops, but not so. Disappointing.