J_man (796) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly funky barnyard Saison aromas off this medium yellow body with a white head. I would have guessed there was Brett in this, but it doesn’t mention anything about that. The initial flavor is pungent and dry with notes of hay and mushrooms. This gives way to a much softer wheaty taste and then a strikingly astringent bitterness. However, an incredibly focused caramel sweetness cuts through the middle of this in a reversal of what you usually get with an IPA. Not to worry, that bitterness lays into your tongue with a strong citrus pith character and doesn’t let go while the sweetness slides over it. It’s then that the alcohol attempts to wash things clean with a strong booziness, but the bitter hangs on tenaciously. In the end, with all this swirling around, the finish is quiet and bitter with just a trace of the initial barnyard funkiness. This is unlike any IPA (or any beer for that matter) I’ve ever had!
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from DeLaurenti, Seattle
Hazy golden color, small head. Moderate fruity aroma, light biscuity malts; good body strength, good malt flavor, a soft pale malt, it comes with a pleasant light sweetness, and a good portion of fruity hops. Strong bitterness, but that was expected.
I guess that fresh and from tap this could be great. Appreciated mostly because of its balance.
GJF (1371) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber as a Christmas present. Pale yellow. Big fluffy head. Fresh hop aroma. Semi sweet flavor with a boozy finish. Some tropical fruit in the hops. Nice. The boozy flavor is a little much, but a very pleasant brew.
Doghair (295) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark cloudy yellow with creamy foam. Wonderful malty caramel flavors with thick resinous sweet hop flavors. Nice coffee in the finish. Excellent!
DarLeeMa (20) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great beer with the look I like. Cloudy and yeasty looking with an aroma I loved. 8% but didn't taste like it. I'd definitely drink this one again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tiong (5114) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, thanks Aleksi & Jay
Bottled 01/29/13 - Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of aged hops, vegetables, caramely malts and mild hints of hops. Taste is sweet, malty and caramely with hints of toffee, aged hops and citrus. Finish is crisp, malty and sweet with loads of caramel, toffee and hints of aged hops. Would probably be pretty good from a fresh bottle, but this one is just way too old.
LearninBeer (425) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is hops and malt; caramel and spruce/grass. Pours a clear copper/orange with off-white head, mostly diminishing and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy and the carbonation average, the finish bitter. Very good.
bbertels (229) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. A somewhat strangetasting IPA; some caramelly malts, some wheat taste and a slightly off-hand, bitter hoppy taste. Tried to warm it a little but still found it to be a bit too unbalanced (and not in an interesting way) for my taste.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle from Uptown Market in Braverton, OR. Aroma is floral and sickly sweet, with hints of honey, bubblegum, and cotton candy. Mouthfeel and taste is way too sweet throughout, with a bit of hoppy bitterness in the finish. Hard to drink much of this one.
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 750ml. Color is a nice amber color although the beer is very cloudy and it looks "thick". Aroma and flavor are floral/citrus with a nice subtle bitterness in the after taste. The beer is very easy drinking for the 8%, but the price point is highway robbery. You do pay for the name and I am a sucker for Dogfish Head...
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark gold pour with a small head, very nice aroma. Pine and citrus flavors with a bit of malt coming through.