TomDecapolis (4444) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a darker orange amber with a medium size creamy (with small bubbles) off white head that left lacing. Aroma of citrus, oak, vanilla and a general overall sweetness. Flavors were similar with a bit of the alcohol, some darker fruits and some dry hops coming through. I really enjoyed what was going on with this one. Liked how the oak complimented this Double IPA.
MLdragoon (14) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hearty and intense like a barleywine, dark amber with white colored head. Great nose that instantly reminds me of the 90 minute. rather sweet and fruity. Overall i loved the first third but it was tough going from then on, don’t let the IPA tag fool you, this dose pack a punch.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hearty, complex, and rich; the alcohol doesn’t hide. It really does taste like a blend of Raison d’Etre and 90M IPA. Not something I’d plan to drink in significant quantities in one sitting (even if I could). Closer to a barlywine than an IIPA.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(01.31.06) 12 oz brown bottle purchased from DiCarlo’s, Mundelein, IL. 10% ABV. Tony C. (beer manager at DiCarlo’s) put a 4-pack aside for me because he knew that I would like this one. The man must be clairvoyant! Clear red amber hued oak-aged IPA with small white head. No discernable carbonation. Good hoppy aroma. Full bodied ale with mouth-coating oiliness that starts with light malt sweetness and intense hop flavoring. Notable wood flavoring but not overwhelming. Finishes with lingering hop bitterness. Well-balanced with a pronounced hop flavor profile. Thick and lush. Simply delicious.
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - FEB 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of 90 min but with some wood and smoke. Not as much earthy/grass aroma as 90 min either. Pours a dark amber with minimal head. Flavor is intersting and not what I expected...it’s dynamic and fast, with flavors coming in and out of the scene very quickly. The primary characters were a mild bitterness, minimal malt, some paper/malt liqour qualities, and a bunch of sweet fruit. Mouthfeel was syrupy and with an killer dry finish.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark gold body with a minimal head. Musk and sweets in the aroma. Heavy oak accents with an almost mead quality in the body. Very pleasent ending.
zathrus13 (1704) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper/amber, with a small, white head. Aromas are subtle, hops, and some malt. Flavors are also subtle, with hops, fruit, sweet malt, and caramel. Not at all what I expected, but very nice.
Certainly not a double ipa, though.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I expected much more of this, since the Dogfish 90 minute is an almost perfect IPA. This one might be called 90 minute meets Raison d’etre or Son of Barley Wine, or something. Too cherry, too bubblegummy, too alcoholic in its taste. at 10% ABV it’s hard to think of a time when I would drink this, and the flavor is pretty disappointing. But the story is so good, it will make wonderful gifts for my beer geek friends. And it looks so great and smells so inviting that I’m sure the gifts will be much appreciated.
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - JAN 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared this with some cousins. pours a dark ruby ambar color. smells slightly hoppy but not as much as one would expect from a double ipa. the oak flavors are very nice, this is my first barrel aged beer and i enjoyed the unique flavors. the hoppyness is well balanced, not as prominent as i would expect from an IIPA, which is not a bad thing in my book. goes down smooth and warms the belly
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dissapointing really. I expected almost too much of this and maybe that is why I am rating it so low. Dark ruby with a small quicly discipating white head. Sour hops in the nose... almost metallic. In fact, this nose is usually an open that I will not like the beer. Copper in taste, more sour than anything else. Im not sure what it was aged in but I dont really like it.