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Dogfish Head Squall IPA

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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 22, 2012
A - Pours a cloudy copper-orange with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. The head fades down fairly slow leaving behind some nice lace. S - Aroma is full of tropical hops with lots of grapefruit, pineapple, and mango, with some citrus and pine hop as well, with some sweet caramel and bready malts, and just a touch of vanilla. T - Starts off with lots of tropical hop flavor with lots of grapefruit and pineapple, with some good bitterness alongside some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine and grassy hops come through with more bitterness and a touch of sweet bready malt. The finish is a mix of tropical and earthy hops with bitterness, sweet caramel malts, and a touch of vanilla and yeast flavor. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish. D - Very drinkable. Really fantastic DIPA. The hop profile is really fantastic from start to end with some great bitterness alongside. Balance is spot on here.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerSquare (117) - - MAY 18, 2012
One of my favorite IPAs ever. The pour is so cloudy that it makes you wonder if you’re getting some type of wheat beer. Then you smell, and you know it’s 100% IPA. This one is as juicy and biting as the best of them, but retains a nice cool dry flavor above it all. I barely taste the malt, but still still wouldn’t call it unbalanced. . . strikes me as a very subtle blend of very bold flavors. Love the fruity notes that come through-- especially the banana / clove side of it. Great compliment to the piney edges.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmonster (981) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Bottle served in a tulip. Hazy, thick, dark honey in color. Short head. Massive aroma of endless lush caramel malt, with earth and a hefty infusion of floral hops. Huge and complex. The flavors components are rich, sweet caramel, raisin, orange, and pineapple. Thick, creamy body, followed by a waft of sweet malt, then a medium bitter finish. Great balance between the malts and hops. Definately related to 90 minute, and even better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 8/9/09. Poured into my snifter. Pours a very dark, cloudy burnt orange. There’s a bit of the yeast residue floating about, but not that much. A good 2-finger ivory head rests on top. This disappears to just a thin ring around the edge. Leaves some spotty lacing. This beer smells like hop candy, if they made it. Huge citrusy, piney, sweet floral hops all over the nose. There’s a big sugary scent that makes me want to just start gulping this beer. Hold on, champ... As I sip, I notice the mouth is crisp and very well-carbonated. Plenty of bubbly pop to this drink. This ’off-shoot’ of the 90min differs in one big way. Where the 90 is a little on the sweet side, this beer brings out a bit of a spicy side. The bitterness isn’t overpowering in any way, but it lets you know it’s there with a nice spicy kick on the finish. Slight bready malts are noted as they help balance this out a bit. I think I dig the 90min a little more, but this was a dang good DIPA. Recommend.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thechasm442 (337) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
2011 bottle in a duvel tulip. 44 degrees. Pours a hazy orange amber with a 2 inch white head that shrinks to a finger with nice lacing. Aroma is tangerine, lemon, light booze, and a cracker like malt. Flavor is orange, lemon, grapefruit, apricot, mango, and a light biscuit flavor malt. Mouthfeel is sticky and somewhat syrupy. Real good beer, I’d love a fresh one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
750ml bottled in 2011. Pours a glowing orange. Opaque. One finger white head with very little retention and no lacing here. Big tropical fruit aromas. Banana, pine. Earthy,caramel, maltiness. Hints of vanilla. Starts off sweet and malty. Thick caramel malt and sugary sweetness leads to grapefruit and tropical hoppiness and cleans up with a dry piney hop bitterness. Lots of flavor going on here. This baby is thick syrupy and full bodied. Low carbonation, Finish is dry and bitter along with a little bit of heat. I actually really like this. But not sure if I prefer it over 90 Minute.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
csaso (1442) - Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2012
Bottle - good size thick head, dark amber color, piney hop & alcohol aorma and flavor with a good malt backbone, pretty complex IPA

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 29, 2012
aroma, very flora nose, sweet hop esters, pleasant, color, light medium hue lacing on the head, taste, hop floras front some bitter esters, fades to mellow malt background, overall, a pleasure to drink, very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdamJackson (2786) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2012
"Purchased this bottle at ""The Wine Cellar"" in Chester, MD. Paid $19 a bottle. Picked up 3 of them. Opened the first that night and served at 48 Degrees F for friends. A - Two finger head, golden colored and almost blinding golden color. Very bright and beautiful. S - Smells just like a 90 minute but about 30% stronger. This beer erupts into your nostrils and sticks around for a LONG time. T - Nectarine, grapefruit..just a lot of citrus notes on this beer. I’m getting some Nutmeg and Pine wood as well. Piney and Sweet. M - Medium bodied and very bitter. It lingers for a while and has an awesome carbonation! O - I’m so glad I bought three. The BA reviews had me wishing I had room for a full case in my car but this store only had 3 left and I picked them all up. This beer would be GREAT with sausages, bacon and fried jalapeño bites."

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MBrausen (69) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a CBS snifter. A. Pours od medium-dark orange, slight 1mm foam that settles to light bubbles S. Smells of lots of sweet pine, and tons of orange peel and grape fruit. T. Tastes of sweet pine, orange and then more pine, and a sweet citrus and bitter end. M. Thin bodied, heavy carbonation, tingly feeling, slightly dry finish. O. A very good beer! Very refreshing, and easy to drink. Super smooth all the way through. A very good beer wirth searching out if your a DIPA fan!


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