Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2006 (Bottle 35,5 cl) Dogfish Head may best be known for it’s "extreme" beers, but fortunately they also make more accessible beers like this Pale Ale, which they call their flagship. Beautiful orangey golden, unfiltered with a small, dense head. Very soft, malty character with a nutty touch and a bit of sweetness. Has the typical fruity ale character, and even though the hops are prominent, they don’t bite as hard as in an IPA. and 280306
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber. Clean, dry and superbly balanced. Very drinkable.
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hoppy citrus hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with a hoppy aftertaste.
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at Brickseller, Washington DC
Hazy amber color. I didn’t expect such a poor, common beer by DFH, with paper aroma nad dry mouthfeel, and astringent.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well-balanced session ale. It’s hard to wrap your head around the fact that there aren’t caramelized rose petals, sandalwood oils, hickory-smoked ostrich eggs or some other bizarre stuff in here. Imagine, a normal-tasting beer from DFH.
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught, Dogfiish Head Brewery & Eats, Rehoth Beach, DE) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel and grassy hops. Flavor of caramel malt and mild hops.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2003 (draft) Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is sweet, honey, light herbal. Taste is mild sweet, herbal/grassy. Light body. Nice summery beer. (bottle) Crisp hoppy aroma, perhaps with Belgian yeast. Flavor is clean, sweet hoppy, Pilsnerish with Belgian twist. Bitter aftertaste. (7/3/6/3/13)
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle-pours a huge off white head. Color is gold. Aroma-hops & grain. Taste follows with what seems to be a balanced hops & grain but the taste is not. Also has earthy tones, alcohol. Not an especially memorable beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Total Beverage, DC
hazy amber, whispy head, fresh floral hop aroma, hint of citrus, tart malt flavor
lots of banana (!) in the aroma
hazy dark yellow, sour malt aroma with just a hint of carmel sweetness, big tart flavor, hint of lemony character, strangely compelling, or just strange, grows on you, upgrade i to ii
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium amber color with a slight white head. Aroma is cat p---, citrus - must be Columbus - . Medium body with near creamy carbonation. Flavor is all hop. Could be a little bread in there. It finishes bitter - not like a DIPA, but really bitter. It’s a great APA. Could drink this all day.