jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours orangish-amber with a small-medium sized head. Wonderful citrus hop aroma--a barely detectable alcohol burn in the nose. Flavor is very good, not over the top as I expected. Well-balanced with a dry finish. Excellent.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 Bottle from 23rd Street,
Aroma of sweet hops ,citrius grapefruit.
Medium body kinda syrupy.pine hoppy flava not malt in there somewhere.BEAST
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2005 Eye-watering hop nose includes pine, orange/tangerine citrus and suede. Clear copper coloured body with white head that recedes to thin cover with some patchy lacing. Pine, orange, woody notes to the aggressive hop flavour that is cut by a sugary sweetness with finishing bitterness that seems comparatively light. Medium-full body and tingling mouthfeel. An interesting offering but altogether far too sweet for my taste. Must say I prefer either the 60 or 120 minute versions. Sampled on draft at The Moan and Dove (Amherst, Mass) with MartinT and Rastacouere. Resampled a few times since both from the bottle and on tap and with each time I try this one, I find I like it less. The sweetness becomes cloying and overpowering.
DUbrew (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good IPA. Definetly not a Three Floydís, but this beer has a good flavor. Citrus with a hint of alchohol. Hoppy, with a lingering fruity finish.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic. A delicious IPA with a well-rounded, non-intrusive hops. A bit overly-citrusy, but over all, itís a great balance between smooth and bitter. Itís a step above the 60min in smoothness - not as grapefruity.
BJM8 (17) - USA - OCT 11, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maybe itís me, but these Dogfish Head beers donít do it for me. I find them wildly overrated. Overly citrusy, very hoppy, and not a great aftertaste at all. Iím disappointed...no comparison to Stone IPA.
ricardowess (25) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear IPA with beautiful honey color and a creamy (smallish) head. Smells of maple and tastes like caramel malts. Malts head off the aftertaste of this hoppy concoction. Thanks to my brother for sending it via USPS!!!
Gmku (296) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow. I know this has a great rep, but I guess I donít entirely get the whole superabundant hop trend. Seems really harsh to me, and I generally think of myself as a hophead. Iím glad to have some on hand, and itís certainly a tasty beer--thereís enough malt to keep it drinkable, and the ensuing 9%ABV beer buzz from my 12 oz bottle was pleasant. I just donít enjoy getting the roof of my mouth ripped to shreds by those hop soldiers.
canary dog (715) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good quality strong beer, as is most of Dogfish Headís products. However, I just canít enjoy too much of this style anymore: strong, citrusy hops that are presented in an almost thick and sweet cloying fashion. Drink only 1 bottle per session.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice ruby, with a decent head. Pronounced flavour is mostly hoppy, but well-balanced with some fruity cherry and pear notes. Aroma is also mostly hoppy, but has some fruity notes as well.