Boutip (5862) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a medium brown color ale with a larger then average head with good retention. Aroma is very floral with some bitterness coming from the abundance of hops. Taste is a well balance between floral and sweet hops and bitter aftertaste. Body if bit thinner then expected but alcohol is well hidden. Great beer but not as well balances the Dreadnaught I had last week.
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couleur ambrée aux reflets orangée chapeauté d’une belle mousse blanche et persistante. Des champs de fleurs roses et de cannabis sont situés à la même altitude qu’une plantation expérimentale d’agrumes dont la souche provient d’une autre planète. Un tas de houblons forme un duo remarquable arôme - amer tout en se mariant très bien avec le malt biscuité et carameleux. Corps de densité moyenne, parfait pour une Impérial IPA. Finale amérisant témoignant le houblonnage à sec utilisé. Un autre monstre apprivoisé en provenance de cette excellente brasserie. E n fut au Moan And Dove, 21 Mai 2005.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - MAY 24, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful orange pour with a small, but fluffy white head. Much more complex than one would imagine from such a heavily-hopped brew. Alcohol is well hidden. The oily hops are obviously bitter, but also have a distinct smoky flavor. The hop powerhouse is well complimented by a smooth malt backbone and sweet fruit flavors.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
huge fluffy white head that laces well nice carbonation on the glass and a light copper color. Flavor is a big crisp citrus and grass hop the back of the smell was an alcohol and some light carmel. The palate is pretty solid a dry finish w/ a nice body a good light creaminess. The flavor is a great hop blend citrus, grass, something else.. just cut w/ enough malts to keep it from being biting but nicely bitter in the finish. Overall a damn good IIPA.
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 I’ve 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. It’s super hoppy, super balanced and super drinkable!!!!! Only problem is that my distributer can’t keep enough in stock. (At $40/case, I wonder why?)
brewrater (92) - uniontown, 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 (13347) - 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 (248) - North Carolina, 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.