jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a quite cloudy orange color with a big thick white head with great lacing. Aroma is a strong citrusy hoppy smell with a touch of spice. Big malt up fron that is beaten down by a considerable hop bite. Medium body and a nice aftertaste lingers for a while.
mreeves (274) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Noticeable alcohol aroma and flavor, but plenty of hops to balance out the strength. A delicious beer, one of the best I've had. Good citrusy, hoppy flavor.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2004 Very impressive brew. Huge hop nose, unlike anything I have ever experienced. Hops Galore! Nice lasting head and light copper color. Malty, yet very hoppy flavor. Not too bitter and backed up with malt. Lingering hop flavor that is rather pleasant. Not unpleasantly citrussy like some breweries would make. And very drinkable. Did I metion the hops?
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light copper coloring with a thin offwhite head. Rich spicy aroma - floral and pine hoppiness on a mellow malt backdrop. The spicy flavor is an excellent, smooth blend of malt and pine hops; neither are overpowering but both easily noticed. Leaves a pleasing aftertaste with moderate, understated bitterness, yet it is not dry. This beer is truly worthy of its high ratings.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 My first double/imperial IPA. Must have more. Is it just this one or are they all so damn good!? Dark murky amber brown color with a thin tan head that left as soon as it got there. Beautiful evergreen, floral hop aroma. Taste is amazing big burst of hops quickly blended with a huge malt. Near perfection in balance but yet the flavors are so separate. Wonderful rich medium body with just enough carbination to play the flavors back and forth. I love this brew could be my favorite. (untill my next favorite, of course)
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a hazy orange amber with an off white head an good lace. The aroma is piney. The flavor starts malty and builds to a powerful hop finish, more like explosion. The palate is nice and rich as it should be for the flavor burst. Overall, real nice I2PA!
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Redish brown pour with a very large head that coats the glass with lace. The aroma is bold, dominated by pine and a slight hint of citrus...drooling... now, the moment of truth... Wow, this is a hop powerhouse. How the malts manage to keep up is beyond me. No trace of the 9% at all. I could read War and Peace before this finish subsides. Ladies and gentlemen, I have found a new favorite beer. If only it were avaliable in this area. Many thanks to Putnam at Cloverleaf for pulling this out of the backroom for me!
haddon90 (1372) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 27, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy copper pour with a lingering head. Not many bubbles. Not as strong an aroma as I had hoped, but still full of floral and hops. The alcohol lingers around in the taste, yet very drinkable. Hops flood the flavor of this lovely Dogfish Head brew!
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2004 Ohhhhh.... How I love the dogfish head. This brew is so tasty... I can't even describe it. Floral and hoppy with the perfect amount of hops. Drinkable and easily getting drunkable.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2004 Whoa, this is the malt-hop heavy. Big in your face beer, with straight up hops and malt, no freaky yeast stuff going on and no fruit/herb additives. This is the smoked peat DIPA. Heavy. No head. Some lace. What a way to end a night.