fakebeersnob (172) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit of a surprise. I was expecting this to be a milder form of Doom. This is not strong at all. It does have floral and fruit to it. The barrel age flavor is very subtle to nonexistent. It does not have a strong hop bite. It is creamier than expected from any IPA. It is creamy, citrusy (grapefuit), floral. It goes from one taste to another, finishing with an IPA taste that probably is from the 90min, but does seem lighter.
I do like this beer....but was expecting something more.
gad905 (105) - - NOV 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bieres Sans Frontieres, GBBF, drank deliberately un-fresh (6 months since bottling). Clear copper, lovely pouffey white head that slowly subsides leaving ring, patches and some lacing. Nose of some citrusy hop notes, toffee, caramel (I have a cold so can’t get more, frustratingly). Tastes sweet cinder toffee and rich caramel malt, moderate bitterness, citrus and resinous hop character, plenty of rich buttery vanilla oak coming though too. Fairly full body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, bitter finish. Wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from this one, but on drinking it the whole idea completely made sense. I don’t want to buy into the hype machine (nor the backlash either I guess) but every DFH beer I’ve had has been excellent, at least.
punkska101 (942) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with the crazy bunch A: citrusy, caramel, grapefruit app: hazy dark copper t/p: full body long bitter finish. O: great. Good mouthfeel and decent bitterness. A great sip.
Stoned99 (49) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2014 Bottle from Winooski. Aroma: sweetness, caramel, grapefruit. App: clear orange, red-ish, small head. Taste and Palate: full body, bitter but kinda abrupt. Overall: really good, nice aroma.
MrFecesious (1067) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Cloudy burnt orange and sticky lacing. Aroma of caramel, sticky melon and ripe peach juice, and wet wood notes. Taste is excellent juicy sweetness balanced by hop bitterness. Creamy and cookie-like mouthfeel, with a bright-feeling dry finish.
Shot (166) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Duchammer (62) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
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!
MartinVanBeer (112) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Fatehunter (1335) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Carlisle (77) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
TheCaptMatey (86) - Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.