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RATINGS: 1812   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2033) - 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 (1214) - 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 (7097) - 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 (240) - 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 (186) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (492) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours a heavy dark rust orange. Strong floral and citrus hops. A sweet citrus and fruit flavor with some hard alcohol taste. A decent bitter hop aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (109) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
Before I got into rating, the few times I had this was when it was aged and I couldn’t stand it. I picked up some for a recent trade and had two bottles left over that are still pretty fresh. Wow, I was very surprised. Aroma was a pleasant one of nuts, toast with floral, citrus hops and some oak booziness. Pour was a bit dark, almost brown, and minimal head but lacing left in glass. A nice citrus taste with some alcohol, but nothing over-powering. Drank very easily. Everyone has different tastes, but I prefer this fresh as opposed to it having a ton of age on it from my past experiences.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopswagger (196) - South Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2014
P: Clear effervescent pale golden body with an off white milky head. Chunky lacing that sloshes around like succulent whale blubber. S: Rich syrupy amber malts, resinous hop oil, saltine crackers, orange peels, taffy wrappers, damp oak and doughy yeast. T/M: Taste follows the nose with thick amber malt, resin, orange oil and wood. Chewy body with moderate carbonation finishes dry with a floral bouquet. O: Fantastic oaked IPA. Chewy and rich. Malt forward with an appropriate balance of resinous hops.


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