cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am a fan of Dogfish from wayback, and this is one of their finest regular beers. It pours a surprisingly amber color for an IPA with a good head that subsides slowly, perhaps shortened by the 9% alcohol level. The aroma is extremely complex, with hops, hops and hops dominating. The only drawback I have with this beer is the residual sweetness I detect in the mouthfeel and the finish. A fine blend of aromas combining citrus and herbs with a touch of caramel. Well done.
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - MAY 3, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
amber color w/ very little head. full bodied, bitter aftertaste. very hoppy.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
pale amber color, nice long lasting head. beautiful, hoppy aroma. goes down smooth, with a hint of a grapefruity flavor. overall, an excellent entry for dogfish head.
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I absolutely love this beer. Much better than both the 60m IPA and the 120m. Increidble hop aroma and taste with a nice malt backbone to keep it balanced. One of my favorite brews. Citrus hops as well as nice mouthfeel
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dogfish has a winner with this beer. It has a nice clear yellow color, a good bitter finish with a distinct grapefruit taste. Itís a lovely beer and one that Iíll be looking for frequently.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to The_Beer_God for this particular bottle. Pours an yellow gold color. Generous white head with excellent lingering. Very spicy, slightly floral hop aroma. Floral nose very quickly becomes malt dominated. Sweet maltiness balanced by noticable alcohol heat and bite. In the finish, the hops return again with a slight bitterness and a pleasant citrusy mouthcoat. This citrus helps dampen the lingering alcohol character. Suprisingly light bodied for such a big beer, with a more balanced mouthfeel than I anticipated.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#200 bottle from Lou18. Iíve never been a hop head & never expected to become one. then Lou sends me this gem. an amber yellow color with a moderate foam head. strong hop-floral aroma but after the first taste, the rich maltiness rounds out the flavors. Iíll have to get more of this one! a real winner
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2005
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2007 pours clear golden amber with little head. aroma of citrus and malt. Nice crisp hoppy mouthful that does not linger. A bit of caramel and smoothness with a little linger of sweetness. This is one of my staple year round brews... As far as double IPAs, it is not big overpowering hop experiance, but rather a perfectly balaced brew that can be enjoyed anytime...
skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a bright amber color with a thin light beige head. Very light lacing. The aroma is heady hops, with a bit of citrus. I could drink this all night.. just might forget what happened due to the 9% alcohol.
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - APR 23, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2005 Absolutely incredible aroma, floral and hoppy, with some hints of berry. Pours a coppery amber, with not much of a head to speak of. The flavor is thick and hoppy, with a nice hint of sweetness. One of my favorite IPAs of all time. My only complaint would be that it is perhaps too powerful to really enjoy more than one or two in a night.
ReRate: I just have this on tap at Eli Cannonís, Middletown, CT. Randall made an appearance, and a Randallized 90 Min is fully worthy of the full 5 rating. tastes like fresh green delicious hops with an aroma straight from heaven. a freaking godsend of a beer. best of my life. holy cow.