rmussman (1671) - California, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled in the big bottle. A really smooth and refreshing ale. Not a huge hop palate but very nice drinking.
J_man (651) - 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 doesnít 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 doesnít let go while the sweetness slides over it. Itís 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) Iíve ever had!
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5243-20130420] Tap. Mild biscuit straw light fruit aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Light fruity grains flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/4/7/3/14) 3.4
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spacemonster (65) - Igo, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
When all is said and done this is a well made slightly off the intended mark IPA. Looks and smell delicious. beautiful hazy orange/amber color and nice nose. Taste is unusual as the hops are an weird mixture. Not a total miss as the glass empties my score lifts. weird but good collaboration.
veronneaupy (35) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Au nez, les houblons sont présents. Le goût ressemble vraiment gros a la 90 min de Dogfish. La bière a un beau sucre résiduel. La finale est assez longue, sucré et agréable.
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monk191 (691) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another good, unique beer from Dogfish Head. Pours a basic clear orange with a white head. Smells like an orange creamsicle, with some rose. Taste is a bit hoppy to start, then becomes very creamy and sweet, with some vanilla. Very well balanced. Had on tap at Billcos.
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Hopswagger (177) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
P: Slightly fragmented but clear golden copper body. Creamy wet head that laces the edges gracefully.
S: Fresh sun kist grains, wheat, barley, orange oil, lemon and lime leaves. Clean and crisp.
T/M: Toasted caramel malt forward, toast with honey, lime, lemon grass and fresh grains left in the sun. Bitterness presents itself in a stable citrus assortment creeping in toward the finish with an ever evolving profile. Timid persimmon bitters in the back of the throat. Creamy medium feel with a dash of perfected carbonation to create a creamy smooth pull.
O: The aroma is a powerful beast of beauty and grace. Smooth and relaxing flavors massage the palate and coax it into submission. The profile changes from sweet sunny malt to a assertive yet refined bitter dragon that creeps in towards the end. Enjoy!
Naka (698) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey golden with a huge foamy head. Aroma sweet with lots of floral hops and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is earthy and bitter with a hit of grainy honey. Finishes very bitter.
tgncc (2614) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is citrus, caramel, wine-like. The appearance is orange, clear, white head. The flavor is citrus, sweet fruit. The finish is citrus, grapefruit. Nicely done.
mnurda (1077) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled sample from Specks in San Antonio. Could be one of the best beers I have ever had. Pours golden with medium head. Great aroma, and very complex taste. Loved it
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Earthy hops, medium malty sweetness, and a floral and earthy bitter finish. Not that good.