Sarlacc83 (890) - Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle consumed on 1-24-13. Reviewed from notes
A: Translucent copper color with a settled foam on top. Bubbles speckle the glass.
N: Oak, soap, and grapefruit. A deeper inspection reveals grass, pineapple, and caramel sweetness. Pine and tree bark aromatics. Biscuit, straw, and honey. Good.
T: Bittersweet. Spruce is the front end dominant flavor with a biting brulee of burnt sugar in the middle. Yee gods, this is harsh, and not in a West Coast hop way. Pepper corn and dried pineapple combine into a divergent taste, so figure that out. Very tannic; lots and lots of oak. More bitterness, yet, somehow cloyingly sweet like hopped honey in a barrel.
M: Biting and sticky. Alcohol carries a hobo shotgun with Rutger Hauer.
O: Oak and hops can work, but when they don’t, they lead to this abrasive assault. I can’t believe the ratings for this one. Have a 2011 Doggie Claws instead.
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 (44) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 (1064) - 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 (100) - 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 (1330) - 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 (83) - 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.
remice2 (120) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
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!