jackfrost9p (244) - California, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice beer. Taste is sweet with a more subtle bitterness and nice oak flavors.
vlan1 (188) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
jflopsu (503) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
bigda83 (130) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Hopswagger (197) - South Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
FestDecBeet (104) - - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served: 12 oz bottle
Look: pours a copper color. White head 1 finger that hangs around. Slight haze to the pour.
Smell: smell the hops, citrus. Slight smokey smell
Taste: hop flavors hit first. Slight bitterness. Taste the smoke from the barrels. Hint of pepper in the back. Slight alcohol taste
Feel: heavy carbonation,
Overall: not bad, slight bitter taste but a well balanced beer.
First drank: April 16, 2014 home Decatur, il
Petkus331 (224) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of charred malt, citrus, vanilla, flowers, and a touch of raspberry. Apears orangish-copper, clear, thick head, beautiful lace. Tastes of reisling grapes, flowers, passion fruit, a touch of pine resin, followed by a flash of mild grapefruit bitterness. Palaye very nice, fizzy, but not enough for a 5. Overall, wow! This is a great beer! Dogfish Head never fails me!
firstsip (351) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Dark amber. Lingering head. Boozey nose. Tastes of honey, floral hops, subtle oak adding to a sweet boozey taste. Fantastic.
Pizz5116 (56) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a darker Amber. Minimal head. Decent carbonation. Aroma very earthy hops with some oak. Taste is hops with a slight barrel tasting. Easy drinking beer
Xenon (81) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep lacquered color, hardly pale. This was good, but despite the complexity I still enjoy their 90 minute ipa better. I do like the hop choice they’ve made for this. It smells a bit more mossy and outdoorsy than the standard beer. It reminds me of my boy scout trips more than almost any other beer, so I think that is it’s strongest point. Sticky lace all over the glass. Really good, but I will still reach for the cheaper standard beer