dmac (4007) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Nice looking deep gold clear pour with an average sized full off white head. Aroma is lots of yeast, banana esters, cloves, wet grains, old citrus meat, grapes and hint of alcohol. Fuller bodied that has a syrupy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Flavor of wet grains, yeast, grapes, banana ester, hint of bubblegum, straw and lemons. Wow way better then I thouht it would be.
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy golden straw color with a white head. Aroma has a nice Belgian character to it of banana, mild coriander spiciness, and yeast. Fruity apple character with a touch of grass and white pepper. The coriander and yeast are more pronounced on the palate. Light apple flavor, decently fruity. Banana, a bit of grass, bread, and a light herbaceous quality. Not bad, but kind of watery.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 I tried both the bottle and the draft side by side. The bottle is significantly better though still not great +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a hazy very pale yellow color with a very large foamy white head that left good lacing. The aroma was tangy and sweetish with notes of apple, pear and band aid. The flavor was tangy and bitter with notes of Juicyfruit gum, citrus, pear, apple, band aid and artificial sugar. Medium length tangy pear and apple finish with lingering Juicyfruit gum and artificial sugar. Light to medium body. The alcohol was well hidden.
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly cloudy golden beer with a lasting white head. Aroma is belgian yeast, apples, citrus, and a good amount of coriander, much like a witbier. Taste is almost dominated by spice, with the belgian yeast coming through, and just some apple. Alcohol is well-hidden. Was expecting more apple and a little more sweetness. Heavy spice on the finish. Medium body, well carbonated. Donít think I can drink a bomber of this.
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cider aroma. Pours with a lovely velvety head. Definitely tastes like a cider/wheat beer mix. I love this beer and I hate cider. Coriander taste is very noticable as well. Very good special release from DFH. A bit cloudy appearance.
bigrond (1478) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Quite possibly the worst dogfish head beer Iíve ever had. Got a whiff, slightly, of apple on the first sip. Tasted stale, bland, and lifeless. What a huge disappointment.
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taken from travelsandtuness.wordpress.com :
Well, you got to give it to them. DFH continues to pump out some really odd and wild ideas with their brews. Some really hit it, some do not. After hearing this one was going to be more on the actual "limited" status (aka 66 cases of 6 to the state of Washington, with many stores selling one-per-custy), I hopped on it as soon as I caught wind when it was going to be released, as I just happened to be in a larger city (Seattle) when it dropped. Found one at Whole Foods downtown, they got 12 bottles total. What made this interesting was that the beer guy at WF didnít know what was coming with Positive Contact. I informed him that inside each case, in his case twice, was a brand new 10" from Deltron 3030ís Dan The Automater. Gangster. Anyways, I attempted to score one of the two records, failing unfortunately. Grabbed one of the twelve for $12.99+tax (thankfully not any more than that) and went on my merry way to an epic weekend of glamping upon glamping in The Meadow.
Upon opening the bottle in the Meadow, a light apple esther comes wafting out the bottle, speckled with hints of yeast. A deep pale gold pours into the glasses. Hints of the spices start to hit the nostrils a bit more once the brew sits in the glass, but these notes are not overpowering. Once the brew hits the tongue an overall sense of many flavor notes step in slowly one after the other: citrus, green and yellow apples, muffled peppery spice, and straw...which transmute into what mainly seems to be a light cider. Definitely donít believe Iíd tasted anything quite like it before. That said, the flavors, while noticeable, were unfortunately faint in their delivery. The cider note takes you through the finish with a polite hint of the 9% ABV, but does not linger for all that long. I was happy that the token malt characteristics of many DFH brews over the past 5 years were not present for the most part! A novel idea mostly pulled of once again, but it could use just a tiny kick in general for my tastes. Nice work to whomever got a plate with their brew!
Willfall (2) - - AUG 2, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Incredibly impressed with this beer. It completely crushed all other offerings at the Portland brewers festival in my mind. Truly amazing.
marcus (6498) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beercafe OL, Walnut Creek. Pours cloudy golden with a thick off-white head and a apple aroma. There is a fruity wheat flavor with lots of spices, a distiinct faro taste and a dry finish. Pretty complex, but not really very tasty.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at EBF. I remember ordering this one but failed to get a description about it. I do remember it being one of the more interesting Dogfish brews from the night but nothing mind blowing. Iíll be seeking a 2nd opinion once I get squared away with a bottle for myself.