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Dogfish Head DFH Ale

Dogfish Head DFH Ale
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
An Imperial IPA with the body of 60, strength of 90, and hops of 120.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
A mix of the 60, 90, and 120 minute ipa’s A: Pours a hop-hazed amber color with a small eggshell colored head into a pint glass. Retention is ok S: Wow, really nice aroma...citrusy hops from the 60, sugar/alcohol/tons of hops from the 120, and a nice firm malt base from the 90. Seemingly balanced but maybe a little sweet T: A solid sugary sweetness and hoppiness from the 120 (apparently the batch that was to be dumped for being too sweet), malts to balance, and a citrusy/earthy hop bill to follow MF/D: Full in body for sure, carbonation is smooth, the finish is sugary/citrusy hops. Notes: I much prefer this to the 60, 90, or 120. Really wish this will be bottled, definitely a "normal" DFH beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Reviewed back in 2010 - This is a Imperial IPA that they state has the body of 60 Minute IPA, the alcohol of 90 Minute IPA, and the hops of 120 Minute IPA. Don’t care how they describe the beer. I loved it. It almost reminds me of a nice West Coast IPA. Very fruity. Apricot, citrus, and a nice piney aroma. There’s also a nice balance of malt in here. Fantastic. I think this one should also be bottled. A nice huge IPA. Both in hops and malt. Thick, smooth, and full bodied

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Pours a hazy orange with a medium white head. Highly hoppy aroma with a bit of caramel. Well-balanced flavor, strong hoppiness with a good amount of malt. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Pours amber with a white head. Smells of sweet citrus, some bitter citrus, some honey, earthy. Tastes of caramelly malt, citrussy, some resiny hints, some nice bitterness and an earthy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Growler shared by Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, carmel, tangerine, pink grapefruit and light tropical fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, carmel, tangerine, light pink grapefruit and a hint of tropical fruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2903) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2011
On tap at falls church brewpub... Flavor is definitely malty like the 90 minute, with a nice crisp body... Great beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
freekyp (1944) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2011
On tap in Rehoboth Beach. DE. DFH pours a lightly hazy copper with a small bit of lacing. Strong grapefruit, caramel, toffee, yeast, mold, light nutmeg, and chili peppers all have a place in the bouque. Sharp resiny hops come first in the flavor, immediately followed by a wave of deep caramel malt. Finishes sweet. A complex bi-polar taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 5oz sample from a flight. Pour is tarnished gold with a finger of white head; this one has great retention and pretty lacing. Nose is hops, light citrus, light floral notes, a good malt backbone. This is a beautiful DIPA that masquerades as an IPA ... hats off to this brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Sampled on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Apparently this is only supposed to be available at the DFH Alehouses, but something got screwed up somewhere and a keg made it to Beer Run. I’m not complaining. Pours a deep amber color with a medium tan frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, and bitter resiny hops. The taste is big toasty malts, caramel and bitter resiny hops. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Tap at the brewpub. Pours a mostly translucent deeper amber with a creamy off white head. Aroma of pine, mixed citrusy hop notes, lots of toasted malt and earthy. Flavor of the same...a really toasty/hoppy ale.

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