Floback (500) - Naples, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with the Dogfish Head label from Total Wine. Pours a large one inch head with a lemon-gold body. The head holds well. Not much aroma besides subtle notes of biscuit and resiny hops. More biscuit, subtle pine cone, and very subtle citrus are included. Flavors are crisp besides a slight bite of alcohol that contribute to the mouth-filling body. Medium/high carbonation. I like this Pilsner.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2010
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Champagne bottle (dogfish head) served in a tulip. Pour is hazy gold with three fingers of extremely foamy head which leaves a very nice show of lacing. Nose is very light yeast and very light hops ... I can barely smell much at all actually. Taste is very neutral with a bitter grapefruit thing that takes over about half way in and runs the rest of the coarse, right through the finish. This is not terrible, but I probably wouldn’t drink this one again unless my choices were Budweiser or Pabst ;)
nearbeer (3288) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2010 750 DFH My Antonia version. Clear burnt orange with a lasting quarter inch of foam. Nose is lemon-resin and light grapefruit. Taste is the same, but more of it, which isn’t necessarily a good thing. Near-medium body is almost smooth, but has some fizzy flareups, and is toward the dry side with all the hops. Decent, but pretentious and way overpriced compared to the 40 ouncers that are nearly as good for half the price in the malt liquor section.
jtclockwork (6254) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dogfish head my antonia bottle. Pours dirty blond with white head. Nose is lemon zest, pepper and grass. Taste has strong malt character, zest, white pepper and spice.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had as Dogfish Head My Antonia. From a bottle poured a golden color with a fair amount of head. light grassy malty flavor with a quick finish.
dmac (3538) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml capped bottle from Spirits RB. Poured a nice looking clear bodied bronze/orange underneath a large a foamy bright white head. Aroma is dry with lots of grain, cereal, bread and then a touch of pineapple and tropical fruit out of no where. Fullwe bodied then expected with a dry finish and lots of carbonation. Flavor is like the aroma and concentrated a lot on grains, cereal and malt. This is super dry and malt forward even for a pils. Overall it’s not worth the hefty price tag but what Italian ber really is?? (EDIT....I know this is a DFH brew and therefore made in America but it’s listed under an Italian brewer). (EDIT TO THE ORIGIANL EDIT....I know DFH brews get pricey, especially the one off large bottles,but this one is even pricey for DFH being that it’s only 7.5% ABV, no odd ingredients, and not barrel aged in anyway)
Chalsk (970) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the DFH Rehoboth Brewpub. Pours an yellow haze with a generous white foam head. Has an aroma of citrus and malts. Sweet up front and then a hit of bitter hops. Has more of a DIPA feel to me. Will pick up a few bottles to try again.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at DFH Pub. Hazy yellow, small white head. Grassy aroma. Assertive hop flavor, a bit too much alcohol flavor. Breadiness develops after the swallow. Pretty good, but the alcohol stands out too much for my tastes.
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I tasted this on draft at DFH in Rehoboth Beach. This pils pours a clear and bright yellow color with a decent-sized head. The nose is full of hops, slightly sweet fruits and a bread-like tone. The head leaves a nice amount of lacing around the edges of the glass. The body is slightly heavy, but is still very smooth and very drinkable. Flavors are mostly hoppy, spicy and dry, but some notes of yeast and bread balance the body. I got a little lemongrass and grapefruit in the finish to make for a fruity and spicy finish.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2010 served as Dogfish Head My Antonia. sample at SAVOR on 6/5/10 poured by Sam. light yellow pour with 1/4" white head. spice nose with bright hops. medium body with hops throughout. sweet body, dry finish. big hoppy imperial pilsner with citrus notes. very enjoyable.