zach8270 (3628) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle - 750 ml) range pour with a puffy white head. Herbal and slightly sweet berry aroma. Interesting to say the least. Flavor is the same way. Herbs and a lot of interesting tart berry flavors. Some light bitterness at the end. Eh.
Jared_Clifton (11) - - JAN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2015 Initial taste of cranberry with a honey taste. A slight off taste at the end but overall very sweet.
ckilly (21) - Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice Scandinavian overtones and smooth finish. Hippiness is light and smooth.
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Slipstream (2096) - USA - JAN 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It looks they didn’t make much of this stuff, so I’m glad I grabbed a bottle. It didn’t have much of a name on the label, either. Cool Nordic babe on label. Russet pour with a thin head. A very interesting brew - tart fruits/berries, grains, grapes, leather, plus a little bitter/sour edge that works well. It seems like it has some hops, and you can taste the molasses-like birch syrup. It is complex, with a warming, chili-like finish. The aroma grows floral as it warms. Dave says it is one of most interesting, unique brews he has tried. Excellent.
Steve_0 (2901) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at the Calibration Dinner @ Big Beers in Vail. Pour is clear orange with a small tan head and good lacing. Herbal, tangy, light vegetal, some orange peel, doughy, and bready aroma. Taste is tangy, herbs, some basil, light bread, orangey, and lime. Medium body wth soft carbonation. Kind of weird but I guess that’s expected from Dogfish Head.
TheCaptMatey (133) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an amber colour with ruby hues and an inch white head that left nice lacing. Aroma of fruits and herbs. Flavor of tart cranberry juice, floral herbs, and what reminds me of wine acidity. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation ending in a crisp dry finish.
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a white head. The aroma is funky with lots of berries in there. The flavor is boozy and sweet with a raspberry presence going on. A bit cloying but not terribly so. This is like a sweet wine. Overall a pretty good but not great fruit beer.
UncleKorm (921) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish golden hue w/ medium fizzy diminishing white head. Light floral aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a light tart finish. Tastes are rose water, birch, cranberry, white wine, and a light citrus. Medium bodied and a clean dry tart finish.
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Spab (2604) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Niagara Falls Wegmans. Pours a deep orange colour with moderate-sized off-white head. Aroma is lots of berry, some other sweetish fruit and a unique herbal character. Flavour is fairly sweet with cranberry and other berry, some apple and lots of herbs. Body verging on full. Pretty interesting.
puboflyons (2262) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 750 ml. bottle. 2014 batch. Nice amber pour with modest off-white head and great clarity. The aroma has all kinds of stuff going on including berries, malts, clean hops, and herbs but I would say the fruitiness is the most forward sensation. The body is about medium but smooth. The taste highlights the berries and fruity character above all with a nod to spices and a mild bitterness. Fairly refreshing.