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Dogfish Head Squall IPA

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RATINGS: 601   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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An unfiltered, 100% bottle-conditioned, super-pungent imperial I.P.A. clocking in at 9% ABV and dry-hopped with Palisade, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade, CTZ, and Willamette hops. The beer will come out in June of 2009 in a handful of eastern seaboard states. It will only be packaged in 750ml champagne bottles. Seek it out... and hoard it from the non-believers.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rxeight (1846) - Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Had this a few months ago. Assuming the bottle was pretty old, i dont think it was made in quite some time. Not all that impressed, tasted like 90 min past its prime.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3688) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottled in 2011. Just opened now. Iím surprised how well this has held up. Pours dark orange with a couple of inches of khaki foam. By this point thereís not a lot of aroma here. Lots of malt on the tongue with a bit of sweetness. Hides itís alcohol,very well. A bit of bitterness on the finish to clean things up. I wish I had this one fresher, but itís still a solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Gold with a small off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, caramel, light grass. Taste is of citrus and grass.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (1125) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2012
bottle.. Pour is very hazy bright orange. The aroma is full of hops. The taste is rather mild up front and finishes soft. Somewhat suprising for the amount of hops in this beer. The taste has a lot going on, very complex. Not much bitterness. Overall a quality ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2012
2010 bottle poured into a dogfish pint glass. Pours light rust with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma is pungent malt and rich fruity hops. The taste is incredibly earthy with the malt and hops coming together in astringent harmony. Very interesting ipa and ages fairly well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1201) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2012
June 11th, 2010 - Every so often, there comes along an IPA that not only breaks the mold, but shatters it, then urinates on the pieces. I count the Dogfish Head Squall IPA amongst these. A thin, mostly loose and wobbly head and a rich, deep amber body conceal a sensory feast. Sweet, puffy cotton candy, fresh strawberries, slithering strands of caramel and wet, rich malts define the inviting aroma. The flavor is lighter, almost imperceptible at first, but it warms up to itself. A medium-light palate offers a blend of alcohol, rye, honey and some of that blended, dessert sweetness from the aroma. Itís an addictive brew, and Iíd caution future drinkers from quaffing the thing too quickly, but to rather savor it. Itís a treat, and tastes as such, and is in a category of IPAs that tend to suit those of us who donít harbor dreams of suckling on a raw hops cone one day.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - SEP 20, 2012
Bottle sample. Light copper color, very nice head. Relatively mellow hoppy aroma, more to the sweet side. Flavors of honey and butter. Lacks bitterness. A bit oily and alcoholic, but drinkable. Had to be an old bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1638) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2012
pint 9 bottle shared with no one..pours out hazy orange color with minimal white head that disappears quickly. some minor lacing on the glass. the aroma of citrus and orange. has a stronger than normal sweet aroma. the flavor is really intense of hops and citrus and orange. this beer has aged for awhile so i am thinking the bitterness would be stronger. the i do like the flavor of this alot.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
This was better the first time I had it a couple of years ago. Still an excellent beer but I feel the hops have faded over time and as a result the alcohol bite is a little more prevalent. I have one more bottle left in my cellar and will leave it there for another time.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2942) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
A: Hazy, sunset orange with a thick head and copious amounts of lacing. S: Hops, malt, alcohol. T: Malty more than hoppy. This beer is sticky and sweet, with a small hop resin flavor. This basically tastes a little worse than 90 minute IPA. No other distinguishing characteristics come to mind. I tried not to get excited about Squall IPA, and am glad I didnít build my expectations too high. M: Carbonation level is ok, alcohol present throughout. D: Too malty, and ABV not hidden at all. I didnít even finish my glass. Come on man, brew an IPA. Take a vacation to California and try again.


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