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Dogfish Head Squall IPA

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RATINGS: 600   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 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeTheYounger (1155) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle shared from WesIRS. Hazy golden pour. Sweet malty and slightly bitter. Pretty good IPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2012
2010 bottle, aging well. Pours a dark yellow that is cloudy and has a white head. Lots of lacing as this one goes down. Aromas of malt and flowers and citrus. Taste is alcohol, malts and the hops have subdued a bit due to age. Overall, this has aged well, and it really showcases the non hop aspects of this beer. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cstuartj (1016) - Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Cloudy gold color with a thick dense head that laces well. Nose is citrus, pine straw, wet grass. Bitter hop attack with a long slow clean citter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2010 vintage. I wasn’t sure what to expect from a year and a half old Squall, but it did have the correct conditions. Pours out a deep golden hue, white head. Aromas are malty and sweet, almost making the beer seem heavy. The biggest shock was how the palate held up, the balance of malty and hoppy was wonderful. The sweeter malty notes hit up front and lasted a bit to the mid, while what was left of the hops finished off the beer with a long graceful finish. I actually prefer this one with age on it as opposed to fresh. Very well done!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4555) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2011
750ml bottle pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrusy and foral hops with hints of caramel. Taste is dominated by the bitterness of the hops but there is enough malt backbone to balance things out. This is a strong hoppy IPA but with the nice balance, excellence arises.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Poured a slightly cloudy amber hue with a white head that had good retention. Aroma had strong grapefruit and pine hops, some strong caramel malts and a slight vanilla note. Flavor was bitterly sweet a good malty backbone and a nice citrus flavor, more orange then grapefruit. A nice warming presence from the alcohol. Finish was mostly smooth. Palate was moderate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Pours a clear deep orange with a small white head. Grapefruit, pine and floral notes with sweet malt in the nose. Flavor is similar to the nose and a sticky mouth feel. Bitter finish and a little bit of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (964) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
750 ml bottle bought at Total Wine in Las Vegas ($8.99). Pours a cloudy brownish-orange hue with two fingers of fluffy off-white foam. Aroma of sweet-ish fruity hops (citrus, peach, pineapple) and floral and piny hops along with sweet caramel and a bit of alcohol. Flavor of tangy and sweet fruity hops (notes of tangerine and tropical fruit), sweet caramel, and some spice. Has some hoppy bitterness but leans more toward sweet than bitter. Overall, the hops and malt are quite well balanced. There is noticeable alcohol which detracts somewhat, but overall a solid DIPA. (562, 640)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Poured 22 oz into an imperial glass. Cloudy and amber in color with a nice white creamy head. Strong hops that are presented in its flowery aroma and flavor, very smooth.


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