ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours translucent copper color with a two finger white rocky head that falls quickly. Smell is very sweet with some banana, licorice, honey, and floral notes. Taste was a bit grainy, toasty, nutty, with caramel malts and a touch of honey sweetness, bittering pomegranate essence, herbal hops. Medium bodied with high carbonation.
NikkTwist (1630) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Good Dog. Tulip. Hazy orange amber with a lasting fizzy ring. Some dark toasted wheat flavors off the nose but tastes much juicier than expected. Amber red fruit. Plum pudding. Celery stalks. Blood oranges. Fizzy figs. Burnt mangoes. Apple plum wine. Medium malt caramels. Some black pepper finish at the end. Unusual mix.
kevinator (934) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A perfect example of Sam getting a wild hare and traveling across the world to make a beer. Actually, it works. It’s not awesome but is interesting. It seems to lean toward witbier characteristics without the same color profile. Fruit and spice are up front. The color is copperish with an average head. Medium body and good carbonation. There is a lot going on with the flavors and its tough to identify most. Some nuttiness, cinnamon, citrus, wheat and yeast. Hard to categorized.
Steve_0 (2676) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Hops and Pie. Pour is clear amber with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Dark fruits, red licorice, sweet caramel, corn, floral, earthy, husky, straw, and bready aroma. Taste is corn, dark fruity, cherries, light honey, hay, lightly vegetal, caramel, and spice. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really kind-of messy and not my favorite DFH release.
brokensail (10961) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Malibu Sundowner. Amber pour with a white head. Really sweet and spicy. Weird nuttiness, some pomegranate, sugar, and caramel. A little bit of tart golden raisin. Tastes of golden raisin, sugar, herbs, and spices. Lightly floral, some hazelnut, pomegranate, and honey. Typical overly sweet beer from DFH.
AndyReynolds (889) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reminds me of the inside of a Clifton store. Specifically, the one where Gregg bought his gayass dragon shirt in 1999.
Jrwhitney6 (311) - - AUG 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasting at brewery. Deep amber color. Wonderful nose with dark fruit, especially some pomegranate. Taste following nose is a bit disappointing. Not particularly well balanced. Some fruit up front but it fades quickly...and ends with just some fizz.
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Nische (719) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper color with a small head. Very complex and sweet taste and aroma. Herbal/perfumy nose and sweet fruit that is even more present in the taste. Spices and hazelnut with some metallic notes in it. Quite special and quite good.
thetmaxx (746) - West Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bomber. Aroma is complex. Fruity, dark fruity. Flavor is also dark fruits. Really good beer, just hard to put a finger on all of the complex flavors.
chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sadly, my very first disappointment with Dogfish. I guess it had to happen eventually. I had my suspicions going in, because in my experience any beer that uses "real juice" is treading on dangerous ground. The aroma and the first few sips gave off an abbey-like quality with an interesting kick on the finish. As I continued to drink, I realised it wasn’t good - a seemingly solid beer ruined by sickly sweet fermentation. This honestly tastes like half Midas Touch, half 2.99 sparkling wine. All things considered, it’s far from undrinkable, but it’s an experiment gone wrong.