vickvega82 (35) - Maine, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a beautiful clean golden color with a dence white head the dissipates reasonably fast. Smell is indicative of Dogfish Head’s well documented citrusy hops. The initial flavor is quite smooth but some what bland and for what I would expect for a dogfish IPA. For a collaboration beer between dogfish and Sierra I would expect a much bolder flavor. All the typical dogfish IPA flavor is there but but far to muted.
nimbleprop (4543) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours a slightly hazy, yellowy orange with some thin, creamy, white head. Nose of tropical fruit, some orange and grapefruit, a little birch, malty and a little floral too. Flavor is bitter, grapefruit zest, papaya, some pineapple juice, again an earthy birch-ness lurking underneath. Full, bitter finish.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
slightly cloudy (ever so slight clouding) - golden yellow pour with medium white head - aroma of malt and biscuit with very slight grapefruit - flavors of rich malt, grapefruit and biscuit. finishes with malt/ligh brown sugar.
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/26/2013 and 7/27/2013: Dogfish Head Life & ... Aroma: Juicy, sugary citrus with pineapple and papaya. Appearance: Shiny, bubbly golden color with and attractive and lasting ivory-colored head. Flavor: The bitersweet, perfumy start bleeds into a sugary toffee middle with a delicious, soft citrus peel finish; moderate level of bitterness overall; strong, but even bitterness and alcohol throughout. Palate: Medium-full body; smooth finish; great mouthfeel; sticky on the lips. Overall: I like the pineapple in the front and mango in the backend with a touch of resiny pine throughout; quite delicious!
Draught (sample and growler fill) at Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #91 for this beer.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle split with Hopswagger
Served in a SN IPA glass
A - Pours copper/amber some suspended specks. 2 fingers of rocky meringue head sit on top and sinks into a dense collar.
S - Doughy caramel malts, sweet lemon and grapefruit citrus, pungent floral hops show up when swirled.
T - Bright sweet citrus against a sweet and clean caramel malt. Hop oils coat the tongue with notes of orange blossom and leafy hops. Lemon and grapefruit pith bitterness comes strong on the finish. Grapefruit oil is left on the aftertaste.
M - Full body, soft and smooth feel, oily at times, creamy carbonation.
Very bright flavors with clean bitterness, soft and creamy mouthfeel. Hops are showcased well. I’m very glad I git to try this.
Serving type: bottle
drpimento (2153) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a properly chilled bottle: Poured with a massive, cream-colored, foamy,frothy head that lasts to the bottom of the glass and good lacing. Color is a clear amber with a few bubble trails. Aroma at first reminded me of oxidized hops, but then other qualities, such as caramel malt, spice, grass, & peppers, come through and round things out. Flavor’s like nose, bitter is in front, fairly dry except in the finish where some residual sweetness lies; carbonic tang is just right. Body/carbonation are perfect for this brew. Finish is as stated above, has a bit of alcohol warmth, and has some length. This is a welcome reminder of more traditional American IPAs with a sense of balance. Very quaffable.
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Nimrod’s place. Thanks Nimrod. Floaties, clear golden with white head. Delicate sweet apple bubblegum and shampoo aroma, generic bitter with a little citrus in the mouth. Light body, a little oily texture and bitter finish.
ACHops (641) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle poured into an IPA glass. Pours bright orange with thick white head. Aroma is earthy herbal fresh hops. Taste is clean mild caramel malt followed by bitter floral earthy hops. Bitter rye notes in the finish. Solid, and I like the adventurous angle here, but with this abv and the Dogfish name attached, I was expecting a bit more hops.
roxtersoxter (259) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light amber with large white head out of bottle. Strong floral scent with hint of hops and malt. Citrus flavor with notes of spice and hops. Good beer but I hoped for more hops.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured into my dogfish head glass, a clear amber with a large off-white head, and good lacing.
smell is of citrus, floral, few hops, and earth.
taste is malty and thick, citrus, caramel, and hops really comes through in the back. ends crisp and thick, somewhat bitter.