robgibbens (340) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Found this one in Olney, MD. Only allowed one bottle! This brew pours a nice bright amber color with a very tall and lacy head. The foam sticks to the glass very nicely. The aroma is citrusy and doughy with a warm lemon coming through. The flavor is bitter with a hint of lemon and finishes clean. This is a really nice brew. It’s mellow and flavorful. I love it.
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - JAN 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent IPA. Very hoppy of course. Nice touch with the lemon coriander. Glad I could try this gem.
BMMillsy (680) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 A beautiful DIPA. Pours dark golden or orange with healthy head. Smell is heavy pine and some nice lemon notes. Tadte follows with solid malt and a sweet bitterness. Hints of lemon in yhe aftertaste. This has become one of my favorite beers. A rather unique DIPA that is complex, but keeps the flavors subtle and allows the hops to shine through. Top tier.
Rerated on draft: Still very nice DIPA, but lowered the smell and taste 1 spot after a little more experience on the palate since I went overboard with my original rate. Still see this as top tier, and am surprised it doesn’t get more love.
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thetmaxx (664) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a snifter. Aroma is citrus hopped, with fresh lemon. Flavor is bitter, with citrus flavor. The alcohol is noticeable, dry finish, and the effects settle in quickly. Very good brew love the dfh!
Blairgus (1749) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
26 July 2011, tap at the brewpub. hazy orange with slight lacing. nose is sugary alcohol and lemony hops. hops are astringent but not hugely aggressive. full body and fizzy. really really similar to 120min but not quite as sweet and hops are more astringent. maybe a bit more lemon but not too much. very nice!
verd77 (13) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber: pours clear amber with a nice lasting head. Very hoppy with a slight lemon taste to it. You can also taste the alcohol in it a bit. still pretty good.
JoshuaB (473) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One dogfish head beer that doesn’t taste like an afghani’s bunghole. Actually quite yummy. hides the alcohol real well.
Heathen (1386) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
THOUGHTS: Hid the alcohol incredibly well. Very lemony, but very well balanced. Some breweries just make better beer. Maybe even a little too heavy on the lemon. Became almost like the soapy lemon of too much lemon water ice. Tons of flavor and aroma.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium orangey amber with an average to large, off-white head that mostly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate dark bread, grain and caramel; heavy lemony hops; slightly lighter pine hops; toffee; light alcohol; and something else wonderful that I couldn’t put my finger on. But lemon was the strongest aroma. The initial flavor was moderate to rather sweet, light to moderately bitter and light to somewhat acidic; while the finish was rather sweet, heavily bitter and moderately to rather acidic. There was mostly lemon, but also caramel malt, light alcohol, lemony hops, pine hos and almost soapy lemon hops. The nearly full body was a little syrupy and sticky on the lips, but also oily and then rather dry with soft, but tingly, carbonation and a lightly alcoholic and very dry finish.
jstraw (1647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy orange-gold with good, creamy, off-white head / Mild nose of cream, soap, and citrus / Medium body, very creamy and lightly sweet, smooth, flavorful but mellow hopping, good balance and mildly biting finish / Flavors of cream, orange, grapefruit, banana, and cut pine / I love the creamy, mellow, body of this one. Lack the biting hops expected from a Dog double.
GandGKevin (840) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Very aromatic citrus. Nice lacing on the glass. Good color. Flavors of hop citrus with nice malt balance. Finishes with citrus and a little bitterness. Overall a damn fine brew from Dogfish Head.