sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 Bottled at home. Clear amber with a small, lacy head and some lace. British-style, nutty-woody hops in the aroma, along with fruitiness and some winous, smooth alcohol. Strongly toffee-malty, chewy and aromatic-nutty-hoppy flavor with lots of woody-aromatic hops, berries and fresh fruit. Medium to full body with lowish carbonation. A very nice IPA, but somewhat harsh.
Bottled at Oliver Twist, was 9-4-9-5-18=4.5. Slightly hazy, light amber color with a small but tight head. Barley wine-style, toffee-smooth aroma with floral hops. A very pleasant flavor with barley wine style combined withh smooth floral IPA hopping and pleasantly warming alcohol. Long, warming and hoppy aftertaste stays in the back of mouth. An excellently balanced, barley-wineous IPA.
drazil91 (41) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
hay, citrus, amber, cloudy, frothy, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, astringent, medium body, very bitter. Enjoyable IPA. Cant wait to try 120 or 60
Dick1984LS (29) - 29 Palms, California, USA - SEP 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
again i am not a big i.p.a fan but this was a damn fine beer the only bad thing is i gotta run three miles at 600 am and it is now 130 am and i am just starting this beer after a few other beers and a six pack of mickeys gernade bottles tonight all in all a good beer in my opinion THANKS TIMMY I LOVE YOU YOU FAG
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange hue, diminishing head. Strong hop aroma thatís piney yet there is a subtle citrus note. Bitterness is slightly aggresive. Warm alochol finish.
MammothMan (8) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2005 Youíve read the other more accomplished reviews; hereís a laymanís attempt to describe this IPA: Gin mixed with bitters. I swear it has the same juniper/corriander flavor of gin that lessens throughout the glass and gives way to the bitter IPA taste. Intensely interesting brew. Find it on tap for a unique experience.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 Golden body, big creamy, frothy monster head. Good lacing. Aroma is hops, pine and citrus, along with a lot of caramel. Flavor is very sweet, decently hopped, but the sweetness completely overwhelms everything else. Astringent ice tea finish.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
had this on tap at the maproom. delicious!! i wish that i could get this beer in california.
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the best ipa that dogfish puts out it doesnít have that overwheeming acholol flavor like the 120 and is better than the 60. great beer to drink and sit around with
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a jewel. The body looks like liquid amber. No head on my pour. Kick back and sip away. Thereís no way to gulp this down, which is fine because it gets better as it warms up. Refreshingly bitter all the way. But thereís this sweet maltiness as well to keep this interesting. The combination of hops makes this very complex. Something for everyone here: citrus, pine, grass. All lingering at the end. Dry, smooth finish.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2005 Bottle: I swear to god I have rated this beer at least 3 times already and itís getting lost. Weird. Well here goes... Copper amber colored, showing chill haze, with a medium white head that slowly recedes to a ring around the glass. In more recent years this ring seems to dies rather than stick to the glass. Iím not quite sure why. The taste is hops and plenty of íem right from the get go. Thereís citrus, grapefruit, pine and if fresh - grass/plant coming from the dry hopping. Multi-dimensional, this beer adds biscuit, grains, a hint of alcohol, and a slight sweet malt to the mix. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp and bitter mouthfeel that cleanes that palate after every sip. Adding to the rating 10/11/05: On draught this is a different animal. Yeah randall is fun, but it takes away from the body and only adds a little to the aroma and flavor. Nope, this is best on draught, no randall. You really canít ask for a better appearance, beautifully retained & thick head. Fresh on tap, the aroma is so fresh, crisp, and assertive with body and taste to match. I would give this at least a 4.5 for the draught version I had at the Gaithersburg location.