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RATINGS: 1815   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The elusive brew is made from pilsner malt and amber malt with an original gravity of 26.5?P, yielding an 11% abv. It's hopped with Warrior and Glacier varieties. Primary fermentation takes place in open vessels using two yeast strains, one American and one English. For added complexity, the beer is conditioned on barrel staves of French Oak for four months before being dry hopped with Glacier at the rate of a half-pound per barrel. This elixir is then blended 50/50 with 90 Minute IPA. After blending, the beer will measure 80 IBU and 10% abv. Bottled in corked bottles through Michael Jackson’s rare beer club by late November 04 and available in 12 ounce full distribution in early January 05.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewGoblin (260) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
Sweet terra-cotta nectar, how I long for thee again! So not a session beer, but why can’t it be? Shorter sessions, fewer drinks? It pours oily and beautiful with a big frothy lasting white head. Maple, bourbon, wood and pine in the scent. Slightly sweet, burning alcohol but in a good smooth way. Dank resin and caramel collide, some nuttiness and floral hops frolic.....better than 90 Minute even. Awesome, just awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pjames317 (66) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours syrupy, full bodied. Dark amber. Nice satin head. While cascading from the bottle, aroma was overwhelming woodsy oak. Complex, steady malt backbone with notes of oak chips, prune juice, vanilla bean, and resinous/oily hop profile. Definitely detect the 90 minute IPA blended in. Mouthfeel is sticky and sweet. Pretty amped up ale. Barrel aging works well here - Only complements the malt/hop co-existence without dominating. Warming booze. Floral hops in a battle royale vs toffee/raisin bread malts. In the end the malts win but both fighters left bloody and bruised. But the real winner here is me for getting to drink it. Another good one by DFH.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (363) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
2 bottle experiment. 1 - 12/2012 2 - 3/2014 --- same amber brown color but the aged bottle didn’t have a head at all, while the fresh one had a fluffy 2 finger off white head. The aged one was malt forward with the barrel present and absolutely zero hop flavor. The fresh one had a malty backbone with a strong piney hop flavor and orange citrus with much higher carb. The older bottle was not flat at all though and aged very well. It was very enjoyable and a little syrupy. The fresh bottle had a bigger punch to it. Overall, fresh is better, but the age made it different, not worse. -- Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (322) - - MAY 25, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with lasting bone white head and lacing. Aroma is aggressive: hops, malt and oak in the background. Flavor is 90 minute IPA bitterness with oak sweetness. Clean bitter finish. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (977) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Love this barrel aged ipa. Got a nice hoppy and bourbon taste with a bitter finish. Strong alcohol flavor and bitter taste. Had at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (476) - - MAY 23, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-13-12 - Poured from bottle into tulip shaped glass Appearance – Poured a hazy orange-red color with a thick off-white head. The head was quite persistent and faded slowly to give good lacing. Smell – Sweet aromas of toffee and orange are most potent. There are bits of banana and some roasted woody smells all mixed with a bready smell. A slight bit of alcohol is also present as well. It all gives a very nice aroma overall. Taste – A citrus hop flavor, mainly orange and lemon in nature, is the most potent and prevalent. It is quite a bit stronger then the nose would have suggested. There is a nice body of wheat bread mixed with a woodsy roasted flavor. Toward the end there is a big hit of alcohol flavor. While warming, it doesn’t really mix well with the orange/wheat/oak flavors and results in a somewhat off putting aftertaste. Mouthfeel – Rather thick and creamy, it coats the tongue quite nicely. The carbonation is just a tad too high for the body though and never really lets the creaminess sit on the tongue. Overall – Alright, but would likely not do again as its not really worth its price. It had a nice nose and some nice flavors, but the alcohol taste at the end and the not quite right mouthfeel would likely prevent me from having this beer again

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coyforce (579) - Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Nice sweetness on this brew. Flavor is bready with a sweet aftertaste. Light woodsy notes are left.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cousin_Larry (291) - - MAY 18, 2014
I love pretty much everything from Dogfishhead. This one is no exception. Maybe the best imperial IPA I’ve had to date.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2063) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Cavity search came up with nothing. Damn tasty stuffs. Fragrant - peach water, sugary caramel, thick barley wine ideas, green, lightly toasted marshmallow popped up for a small time, gotta move on to flavour as it’s freaking hard not to just blast through this glass. Slick lightly oily concoction, every sip is pure enjoyment. Sort of peachy, faint alc pepper thing, savory sweet fruit, lemon, peach, light faded zip, wonderful. I’m out of beer. This was great cold and totally changed as it warmed lots to a different form of goodness. I like tits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (1904) - NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle shared at the daje reaches 2000 ratings sessions
Copper clear, small white head. Smell of malts, honey, piny hops, some hints of citrus. Medium to heavy sweet, quite fruity, more pine, some citrus as well; quite sirupy texture. Heavy bitter, alot of resins


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