calicool (16) - Keller, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love Dogfish Head. This again, has a blend of hops and maltiness. Hops don’t overpower like Sierra or other Pales. They are there, but there’s more going on here than just hops. Feel it burning as you swallow. Smile and enjoy.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle. Copper/orange color with medium-sized head that is cream colored. Nice and clear. Malty, hoppy, citrus aroma. Great flavor combination with bittering hops balancing the malt. It has some tea-like flavors and the alcohol starts coming through as it warms. Great beer!
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. Bottle. Pours a clear light copper hue with good head and some lacing. Great pine, citrus, and sweet malt nose. Piney bitterness with some citrus and a good malt profile. Does not seem to be 9%abv! Great beer!
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 A hop-head’s delight. The aroma stuck my head into a sack of citric hops. The taste... wonderously bitter with a floral/citric aftertaste. Bless those Dogfish Head folk for taking chances like few other American breweries do.
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burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick aroma of milk chocolate with citrus notes. Ambery orange color with a trace of a white head. Flaovrs of milk chocolate with a very bitter peachy aftertaste. Would like to see more aroma and flavor hops to balance intense bitterness
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Cask conditioned] Amber coloured. Extremely hoppy, rather citrusy and fruity. Very bitter. Long bitter finish.
shadey (1903) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a burnt orange amber without much head. The aroma is all hop bitterness. The first hit of flavor is all hops but it quickly finishes on a lighter note. I don’t know if this is worth the really high ratings it has recieved. It wasn’t nasty like the 120, but I wouldn’t call it a top 50 beer.
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I get really excited about IPA’s and this one did not let me down. Nice maltiness to balance the crazy hops! Thank you dogfish head.
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I must admit that I love a good IPA. In this case this one qualifies on all fronts. The beer poors a nice orange color with a big frothy off white head. The araoma is full, foral hops with citrus nose and enticing. flavor is hugw with the incredible hops but nicely balanced by a stong and enjoyable malt backbone. Check this one out it is worth the hunt.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2008 Bought a bottle at Hyde Park Express. Poured great. Smelled like chronic bud. No lie, this stuff smells like pot. Tastes like northern lights chronic. Maybe with some northern brewer hops thrown in. Bitter as a beer gets. It gives new meaning to the word bitter. Definitely intense, but highly offensive to my palate.