jb (2635) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Ron shared. Dark gold. Syrupy palate. Nice look to it with an effervescence. A bit of booze. Okay.
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. Pours a golden copper, clear. Ivory head with decent retention and average lacing. Smell is interesting, definitely get some caramel, citrus hops, almost a bready earthy smell, hard to identify. Taste is citrusy, not overly hoppy, although there is a definite IPA hop bitterness on the back end. the malt does have a nice sweetness to it which doesnít linger too long. Mouth feel is slightly syrupy. Overall I like this beer, but there isnít anything about it thatís blowing me away. The flavors are very subtle, the hop presence is way more tamed than I would expect being a collaboration of these 2 hop giant breweries. Does have a nice spiciness and citrus as you keep drinking. Decent, yet Iím disappointed.
leadtogold11 (4) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2013 does not count
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Sorry, Iím not getting it. I have had the best that both Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head have to offer, and this is way down the list. I had heard that this was just released, but if this is an IPA featuring some cool new hops, it is somehow either an old, stale bottle, or those hops arenít very special. Doesnít have more hop flavor, aroma, or freshness than a pretty old bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale. Doesnít drink like an IPA with a pedigree like it has, and not for $16.
obxdude10 (2150) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25oz bottle from Wegmans. This is a very smooth and drinkable IPA, but it doesnít necessarily blow me away. The beer pours a light copper color with a decent off-white head. The head leaves plenty of sticky and cascading lace around the inside of the glass. The nose features a balanced tone of hops and caramel malt, with some hints of butter, lemon and grass. The body is really smooth, almost as smooth as what a hand pump would give you. The flavors start off slightly dry and spicy with plenty of hops, but then turns sweet and malty. I get some hints of lemon, grass, cereal, grain, caramel and rye. The finish even features a very subtle note of banana.
joeneugs (4585) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Mission Liquors. It pours a nice golden color with a big, creamy white head. The aroma is nice and balanced with fruity, floral hops and some caramel malt. The flavor is hoppy fruit and alcoholÖ definitely a good dose of some caramel malts. Solid bitterness. A touch earthy with a full body and a sweet/bitter finish.
waolsen (1372) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. copper pour. carbonated to thin foamy white head. lacing. fresh hops, light citrus and baked bread. light and refreshing. a bit of apricot and perfume. body is a little oily. alright with me.
Jow (2905) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Stagshead for some odd type tasting thing that seemingly had no structure but tasty enough brews. pours orange with very typical double ipa nose. tastes juicy of grapefruit and pine, with some banana, toffee, and malt.
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hey this one really has a Dogfish bent that is evened out by Sierra. I taste and smell oats in this. Pretty interesting. The syurpy texture reminds me of a barleywine. Great beer but not something I really like
ryanscourt (1063) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too special. Nice hop flavor. Nice flavor in the body Iím not totally familiar with. Enjoyable. Good Sierra Nevada fresh hops.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from CBX, Charleston. Nice looking beer, deep orange and almost pink grapefruit in places it seems. Full head, lustrous and elegant. Nose is initially bright and resinous, but quickly seems to turn into that sweetness I get from most DFH beers (hoppy ones very much included). Robust body, nice to savor on that level. But it comes across a bit too sweet again, with notes of honey amid the strong malt presence.