jsmerig (1320) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 Purchased a bottle at Caponeâ€™s in Norristown,PA. Pours yellow-gold. Aroma reveals a light malt character. Taste is lightly sweet with citrus overtones throughout, ending with a lingering citrusy bitterness similar to grapefruit. Mouthfeel is excellent with a pleasant body and mild carbination. Overall a very refreshing beer
sebletitje (7235) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Au fût @ Datz Deli, Tampa.
Finalement une imperial pislner qui est appréciable.
Couleur dorée/paille avec un col épais blanc.
Le nez offre pas mal de malt pilsner et pas mal de grains pour un arôme qui est doux et ne laisse pas ce côté métallique de pas mal de pils allemandes.
Le palais est appréciable, on ressent le bon côté d’une pils impériale tout en ayant cette amertume des houblons américains qui donne un aspect d’herbes fraîches. Le tout se marrie parfaitement avec le malt pilsner, le grains
L’arôme comme le palais offrent un sublime mixe de houblons avec une interprétation américaine de DFH.
dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 5, 2011
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great look, very effervescent. Not much in the way of aroma. This starts off quite crisp, and then the hops come on quick and strong. The finish is crisp and very dry, perhaps even a hair too much. But mostly this is excellent and worthy of repeat purchase. They should sell this as a six-pack. I just bought the book too; I hope it’s as good as this beer.
HonkeyBra (3654) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour with thick white head. Aroma of grassy, herbal hops, some bread and biscuit malt. Some light lemon as well. Flavor is nice, big grassy hops with a touch of lemon. Bread dough, very mild sweetness. Fairly light effervescent mouthfeel. No alcohol apparent, just a grassy hop finish. Really nice, actually. Impressive from Dogfish Head.
bvc (1179) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml capped, bought at m&v. Pours a clear bright lighter golden with a big foamy white head that settles down to a small layer and leaves some spotty lacing. Blend of noble grassy, hops, light citrus, spicy yeast notes, and some bready pils malt. Interesting blend of hops...the noble grassy hops are the most predominate character but there is some light fruity notes from the west coast hop that come in mid palate and hang for a bit before making way to a grassy peppery noble finish. The yeast and malt add some doughy spice. I dig imperial pils and this one is fine to drink, but nothing that would make me seek out a second bottle.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Lush Wine and Spirits. Pours a clouded, golden yellow colored body with a finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is some crisp citrus and florals, pale and somewhat grainy malts with a pinch of sweetness, a touch of pine, lemon-grass, pear, and some bready malts. Flavor is similar. Pils malt, a light bready grain, lemon-grass, florals, and some herbal spice. Finishes nicely dry with just a touch of imperial residual sweetness. Clean, light-medium, crisp bitterness that leaves a lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid beer. Well hopped and even all-around with a nice, crisp maltiness. Very well balanced and drinks fairly easily for an imperial pils, which can tend to become cloying in some that I’ve had before. Pretty impressed with this one.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
smells alcoholic, but tastes bitter. orange peel and basil flavor. dogfish heads are very different.
chandler0201 (648) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown pour with large white head. Hints of caramel and hops in the aroma, finish had some malts and pale ale bitterness.
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Al’s of Hampden. Pours a hazy yellowish color with a well-formed white head and good lacing. The aroma is grainy and bready with pale malt evident as well as grassy and citrusy Noble hops. The flavor is very pleasant if not as hoppy as expected. Sweet but not too sweet pale malt, grain, citrus, and light fruits. Smooth on the palate but not very dry with medium body. I’d personally peg this as more of an imperial helles lager, but whatev dogg, it’s a good one either way.
AMBeer (15) - USA - DEC 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 750ml bottle into a goblet glass. Hazy gold with a fluffy, bone white, 2-3 finger head. Lots of lacing.
Aroma is nice and hoppy. Notes of citrus, grassy-ness.
Taste: Citrusy, like the aroma. Grapefruit and lemon peel with a nice kick of grassy, citrus hops.
Crisp, very refreshing. Medium bodied.
Honestly, I expected a little more from this brew. Its well-crafted but a little conservative compared to the rest of the Dogfish Head lineup. Its still worthy of a try. My Antonia is one of the breweries "Occasional Rarities," so you should definitely pick it up if you come across it because you may not have another chance for a while.