awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 12oz Bottle. Pours the color of rich honey with a healthy serving of white head. A gently swirl rejuvenates a youthful layer of head. The initial aroma impressions set off some unexpected warning bells. Rather than the expected hop bitterness of grapefruit and pine, my olfactories are greeted by an oaky chardonnay, softened with notes of banana and watermelon rind. Syrupy texture, sweetened with raw sugar and flavors of a dry german riesling. Some sherried apricots and ensligh thyme as well. Final smack of granny smith apple and white grape skins. Thanks, Jay!
RealAle (12) - USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
If I didnít know better I would think this is a baby Barley Wine. The 12 ounce bottle showed an amber appearance with a great head and legs. Aroma is fantastic with a big caramel malt flavor, but I canít seem to find the 80Ibu. Interesting use of the aggressive hops.
jason (1686) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This ale completely caught me off guard.
Essence of a cherry lollypop caught me when I was snifing it.
Appearance is light amber/ a typical IPA look.
Flavor is sweet with a punch, Cherry lollypop flavor again, but not very strong. Very drinkable.
One that I would like to have aged for a couple more years.
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a beautiful, clear, dark amber with a creamy, off-white head. Soft, sweetish aroma with lots of oak. Very full body with lots of caramel and roasted malt. Some sherry-like notes. Extremely alcoholic finish that even the solid body cannot really uphold. Hoppy finish, but not overly so. Thanks to Degarth for sharing. 030406
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Penny colored, minimal head. Slight lacing on the glass. Sweet, light most of the high alcohol IPAs from Dogfish Head. More hoppy than the Immort, but not as much as the standard array of IPAs. Sweet musky aroma. Creamy malt on the toungue with just the slightest bit of bitterness of aftertaste. Generally pleasant beer, but high enough not for a session. (Bottle Pour of early 2006 bre - 05/03/2006)
blankboy (6364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a large lasting tan head. Great aroma of caramel malt, fruit, hops and a hint of oak -- I love that smell! Flavourís caramel malt, oak and a hoppy, slightly boozy finish -- a little similar to a Barley Wine. Surprisingly easy to drink for the amount of alcohol in this beer. Medium to full bodied. This is a I2PA? Either way, itís pretty damn good.
HogTownHarry (6142) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, his bottle. Poured clear deep copper with a large lasting foamy beige head, nice lacing. Dry, slightly dusty hop aroma, dry sweet lightly roasted malt, and sharp/sweet yeast. Taste - slight bottle metal to it, very dry (straw and wheat graininess), the hops are incredibly muted for an I2PA, lightly funky, hardly any resin or citrus character, which is a nice change - thereís alcohol aplenty here, and a sneak but solid backing of quiet toasty malt. The body is ... average, with a very slight astringency and a building alcoholic bitterness - really subtle and a nice beer, but if you donít tell me itís an I2PA I would never guess it.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours out of the bottle with a coppertone base and warm dark amber highlights. the creamy white head clings to the room and by the end lines the glass in very thin strips scattered all over. from the first sip you are hit with strong bitterness and malts, malts, malts ~ chocolate, vanilla and roast. all the flavors swallow overwhelmingly sweet. finishes strangely raw and bitter.
hotstuff (4353) - Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium size ivory head that was mostly lasting with poor lacing, fizzy carbonation, transparent, and a copper hue with some ruby in the background. Malty, oak, mildly hoppy, sweet, and caramel nose and ditto for the flavor with mild vinuous. Tingly mouthfeel. Medium body.
jimhilt (2442) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another fine beer from DFH . . . pours a two finger, white head that slowly fades leaving a good lace. Almost clear amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet malty/hoppy nose. Starts sweet a lot of malt but balanced with a lot of hops, finish has hints of molasses, high ABV is not noticeable. $3.50 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.