dpointer74 (16) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very good IPA. It has an insane amount of hops, but there’s enough barely to prevent it from being overpowering. The weakest attribute is the appearance (the head was a disappointment), but who drinks a fine IPA because it looks good?
xdream (16) - Madison, Alabama, USA - MAR 24, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The aroma is like that of a Christmas tree. In a snifter the liquid brew reflects the light like a copper ornament ready for that tree I smell. The flavor is an amazing piney taste upfront, followed by a bitterness. The mouth feel is smooth and easy. Overall this is a perfect DPA. I tip my hat to you DFH.
tjm0264 (16) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
very good. reminds me of sam adams, but with much more flavor (more hoppy). Recommend, but BEWARE....very strong.
the6thnitemare (16) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is quite tasty. The aroma is a very very strong grapefruit, and the flavor has no choice but be exactly the same. I’m not a fan of grapefruit, but for whatever reason enjoy this beer. The only problem I have with this beer is that it may be too much. The flavor is borderline overpowering. I will drink this again, but only when I’m really in the mood for something with a very strong citrus flavor.
Fyrdraca (16) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2008
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best I’ve had. Considering the alcohol content, it’s very mild. Very smooth, though I was disappointed by the complete absence of a head. It’s color is beautiful, and it is very rich, especially taking into account how easy it goes down. The flavor is complex. I would definitely reccomend it.
grampageoff (16) - arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep honey amber with a 1/2 finger soapy white head. Decent lacing. Smells of strong floral hops and sweet malt. Dry hopping is pretty obvious here.
Flavor is hops up front (duh) with a pleasant malty sweetness. This is more balanced than I had expected. Medium mouthfeel that coats the tongue and finishes sweet with a teeny bitter kick. The high abv% is expertly hidden here. This would be the perfect accompaniment for a nice bloody steak. Awesome.
FedorStout (16) - Anaheim, California, USA - MAY 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First beer from dogfish head. dam dog this fish got some head yallz. Smells really great i was expecting more hops from this. Not that it wasn’t good but a lot of malt covers the hops im used to from a dipa. Still very smooth and good definite good stuff
osb33 (16) - Milwaukee, USA - MAY 19, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very nice color and pour. The head is short lasting but the taste is what makes this IPA. Excellent overall. Expensive, but worth it.
belieson (16) - USA - APR 17, 2010
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my favorite beers. Notes of grapefruit and other citrus. A total winner.
Honestbrewer2 (16) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
There is a nice amber color and fluffy white head with a floral hop aroma. In the taste there are apricots and more floral hop notes. The body is medium but balanced nicely. A very pronounced bitterness resonates on the tip of the tongue, but it goes down nice and smooth. Overall I think this beer is wonderfully balanced and a great beer. A nice slight alcoholic warmth, and a slightly dry, but not overly so finish are very welcome. As it warms up the sweet malt and slight breadyness are welcome.