bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is easily one of my five favorite beers. So hoppy but the brilliance is that there are actual flavors here. This beer is quite complex. It not balanced or centrist but it is popping with flavors. You can taste the different notes that hops have to offer. Ahhhh...so good!
Cows9 (41) - Dumont, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow---Pours amber with white head. Huge aroma of Hops, pine needles, and citrus. Hops dominate flavor with caramel, pine needles and citrus showing up also. Finishes hoppy with a touch of sweetness (caramel). This beer really displays dogfish signature style with an integrated touch of sweetness blending beautifully with rich hop flavor. Alcohol is totally masked. This is the best crafted brew Iíve ever had.
morehops (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a super 2xIPA!!!!! I was in hop heaven. Itís super hoppy, super balanced and super drinkable!!!!! Only problem is that my distributer canít keep enough in stock. (At $40/case, I wonder why?)
brewrater (92) - akron, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2006 IBUs live here. Hops driven as the style dictates. No malt to speak of. One sided? Yes without apology - thats a Double. I like their 60 minute where hops dominates but a little more centrist.
Tmoney99 (11103) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a golden amber with medium white head. Complex aroma of hops and malt with sweet tone. Full body and flavor with long bitter finish. Very good double IPA.
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2006 Nice gold color with almost no head. High alcohol content is masked beautifully. Good balance between malt and hops. Beer is bold and flavorful, notably citrus, caramel, and pine. Long-lasting bitter finish. Great beer.
Zeswaft (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2006 Surprisingly, there is not as much hop presence as I was expecting. Pours with almost no head and a copper color. There is somewhat of a minute hidden roasted coffee scent. Very rich hop flavor that is not too overpowering and a nice malt balance. It has a sweet citrus taste. There is a minor alcohol burn on the palate. This is an amazing brew. Best IPA Iíve had, probably my new favorite beer. rerate. not that great. kind of alcoholic and not nearly as hoppy as a lot iipaís. On second rerate this is totally inferior to a lot iipas. of course itís not bad but itís nowhere as good.
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow!! found this at my local liquor store, thought I give it a try.
This beer is full of aroma of Citrus and earthy notes. The Smell of hops is abundant, taste of hops, hops and more hops. Citrus flavor with a taste of the forest.
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 13, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2005 Another great beer from one of the best American breweries. The hops, presenting most a pine and mixed citrus come out in this one. Also a fair amount of sweetness to balance things out. Probably the top imperial IPA I have had. For sure a beer I would go back to.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím not a huge fan of the aroma but I thoroughly enjoy the rest of this beer. It is more refreshing than the 60 minute IPA since its seems less mettalic to me. I like watching the soft carbonation as the bubbles floated to the top. I noticed a slight kick in the aftertaste which I attribute to the malt. The blend of hops in this beer is excellent. Its not overly stingy or coppery as one finds in other IPAs. As others mentioned, this is very well balanced.