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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ester_ (92) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Amber color with a medium foam collar. Aromas of biscuits, spices, wood, aromatic and resinous hops, chocolate and yellow fruits. Flavors of malt, oak, spices, chocolate, aromatic and resinous hops, a little bit of alcohol. Couleur ambrée avec un col de mousse moyen. Arômes de biscuits, épices, bois, houblons aromatiques et résineux, chocolat et fruits jaunes. Saveurs de malt, chêne, épices, chocolat, houblons aromatiques et résineux, un peu d’alcool.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbeatdano (44) - - MAY 3, 2014
Pour from bottle is red amber with a fluffy white head. Aroma is pine sap, grapefruity citrus hops, toasted biscotti, sweet malt, and a musty, earthy background. Also has a touch of boozy burn in the nose. The taste is very sweet up front with pleasant fruity citrus bitter finish. Very good balance and very crisp, clean flavors. Can taste the influence of the barrel on the flavor as you sip more. Palate is nice and full, not thin and watery. Fizzy carbonation, bready mouthfeel, and a nice long bittersweet finish make this IPA one of the greats. Nice complexity, definitely not a sessionable beer, have to really sit down with this one to fully enjoy it. Right up there with Dreadnaught.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
This one is a treat. The illusive Dogfish Head is exiting to chase, and this paid off. A hard beer to pin down, it hits you with the double IPA side of things, strong piney and citrus flavors from the hops meeting a pilsner malt that really makes this one stand out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2043) - NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
Bottle from Kihoskh shared with esp0r and edvard, april 26th 2014. Hazy orange body with a medium offwhite head. Aroma of caramel, wood, topical fruits and peppers. Taste of tropical fruits, pine, caramel, heavy sweetness, very maltforward for a douple ipa, still has a solid taste and one I’d gladly have again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbarty91 (7) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2014 does not count
Poured from a bottle. A: citrus, spruce, and some alcohol. App: amber, translucent,and a whit head. T:very bitter, light sweetness.P: medium body, slick feel, lively, bitter. O: Very good beer that I would like to try aged. Another great beer from Dogfish Head.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pours a darker amber color with off-white head. Dark fruit, citrus, and some pine on the nose; all follow onto the palate. Medium-bodied, finishes sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Bottle from Pioneer supermarket, Columbus Ave, UWS, NYC. Burnished bronze with legs and a fine cream head speckling with lace. Evocative US aroma of pine, grapefruit, mandarin, all manner of soft tropical fruits, liquorice, blackcurrant and perfumed peach. Quite a conk. Soapy, perfumed, hop-dominated taste awash with pine, grapefruit, peach, peppercorn and kumquat-type notes. Slick and full. Tastes a bit like shower gel. But nicer. Intense soap, floral aromatics and rosemary-like resins. No idea what the barrel contributes; body, balance, silk, maybe? It can’t compete with the bristling and exotic hop beauty on show. Magnificent.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukedarock (142) - Howell, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2014
The smell of this beer gets me excited lol great head, the complexity of this brew is good but simply smooth, the oak is present and alcohol is there but not as strong as you would assume.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackfrost9p (243) - California, USA - APR 23, 2014
Nice beer. Taste is sweet with a more subtle bitterness and nice oak flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (188) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle poured into pint glass. Somewhat hazy golden amber with a big fluffy white head that leaves sticky white lacing on the glass. Aromas of sweet floral pine with oak notes. Flavor is pine resin, oak and caramel. Really clean mouthfeel. Good stuff


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