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RATINGS: 1873   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (186) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish gold with a fluffy white head. Aromas of butterscotch, black grapes and hearty hops. Flavors are sweet malt--butterscotch, pine, ripe peach, bittersweet citrus, pineapple and bready tones. Finishes with a pleasing hoppy bite that balances beautifully. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. This is a beautiful beer. Big, but not cloyingly sweet or overpoweringly hoppy. Malty, but nicely balanced with the right amount of hops. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Duchammer (92) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle: Poured coppery orange with off white head. Mild fruity hop aroma with nice malt undertones. A very nice balance between malt and hops and a light oak note comes through in the palate. For an imperial ipa this was really smooth!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinVanBeer (116) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
A really excellent brew from dogfish head. Orange/Amber pour with a creamy lasting head. Great balance, as always from dogfish. Molasses and floral hops on the nose. Creamy, boozy body. I think this beer is underrated. Definitely cellar this one for at least few months.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours two fingers of head on a clear straw body. The aroma mild alcohol, old grain and wood. Not bad, just not much there. The taste has excellent balance. A tame mixture of sweet and bitter in the beginning that turns to wood mellowness, and finishes with a slight uptick of bitter. The texture is smooth with low carbonation. An outstanding ale. I wish it had a bit more on the aroma side though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Carlisle (115) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle. Caramel color with thick white head; thick lacing. Malt and hop aroma. Malt and citrus with pine notes. Alcohol finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCaptMatey (133) - Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Poured a cloudy amber colour with a thing white head that left thick lacing. Aroma is sweet floral malt and hop notes with an encompassing woody base. Flavor is sweet caramel and toffee malts, piney and citrus hops, and notes of oak with a small bite of alcohol with toasted vanilla. Medium bodied and not too bitter with a warm finish. Fun for those who love their alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
remice2 (151) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
on tap chez dogfish, début août avec le beaux frère. Belle couleur orange foncé avec des teintes bourgogne. arômes de fruits des champs, zeste d’orange et bourbon, quelque traces de vanille subtile, en bouche c’est très fruité et crémeux, velouté même! la vanille et bourbon s’embrasse dans une final sec et rafraichissante accompagner d’une richesse tropical , taux dialcool honnête et trop facile à boire pour celui ci.En gros . Très très bonne!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbertels (136) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Nice head, dark brown and slightly opaque. Aromas are strongly wood, hops, banana, caramel. The richness of the taste is joy-inducing; the oak and the dry hopping makes this powerhouse of an ale very, very interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1422) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2014
12oz bottle shared. Medium to dark orange with white head and wonderful lacing. Aroma is complex malt and plenty of hops. The flavor is a definite blend of 90 minute and the oak staves. As they say very complex and very tasty. At 80 ibu the bitterness is somewhat muted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Criz (138) - - OCT 12, 2014
12 oz bottle from a 4pk. Pours a deep golden amber with no head. Aromas lead with apricots, followed by floral notes and finished with bitter hops. Flavors of floral perfume, resinous hops, with a white wine finish from the oak. Mouthfeel is syrupy, oily, and low carbonated.

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