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RATINGS: 663   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
Bottle at Cole’s. Dark caramel colour with a medium foamy head. Good retention. Splendid aroma of citrusy and earthy hops, caramel malt, Flavor is citrus, caramel, earthy notes, wood and fruits. Full body. Awesome imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Caramel, dough, toast, some earthy hop notes, soft florals, and light citrus - sweet orange and lemon. Pours a bright orange amber with some brownish hues in there. Caramel and toast, some underlying doughy malt flavors. Some peach, apricot. Earthy hops, light floral notes. Balanced and drinkable, not very bitter. Well made east coast iipa. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2009
25.4 oz bottle from Peekskill Bev. Nice foamy head with a dark amber pour. Clear great carbonation. Sweet Carmel fruity hopps tastey tastey. Wonderfully refreshing. Go get some!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Dogfish Head Squall IPA is a great Imperial IPA. The color is a deep orange and has a small off-white head. The aroma is distinct with light fruity tones. The finish in enjoyable. I drank this following an AleSmith IPA (a great beer). I think I would have enjoyed the Squal more is I were not looking for another AleSmith glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2009
750 mL bottle courtesy of CrellMoset. Thanks! Pours a vibrant bronze-orange color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of leafy and floral hops with a nutty caramel finish. Taste is citrus and floral hops with notes of burnt caramel, cotton candy and a bit of alcohol warmth. Light toffee and a bit of cheese in the finish. Medium-full bodied. Drinkable and very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours a nice orange/amber color with a thick-looking creamy white head. Aromas of piney and floral hops dominate. Velvety smooth, but it kicks with a nice hoppy bite. Bitter pine, roasty caramel, and a boozy warming finish. Well-balanced and very drinkable. I’m hoping I can find another bottle of this. Thanks Kate!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2009
bottle...hazy dark copper pour,small white head ,some lacing.aroma of sweet malt and citrus hops.Citrus hop flavor competes with the sugary sweet malt backbone.low carbonation ,thick and slick with a bittersweet finish .alcohol is very well disguised .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11596) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Thank you Josh for picking me up a bottle of this! 750ml bottle. Poured a medium and clear amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral hops, pine, toasty, some woodiness, and lighter caramel. Tastes of citrus, caramel, floral hops, and pine. Nice and hoppy for sure (especially the aromas!). Overall the alcohol content well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
bottle courtesy of joet. very dark, viscous, oily brew. large but soft hop aroma with an essential (hop) oil taste. very smooth for the abv, not much carbonation, seems like an aged iipa. good stuff, dfh keeps it as pungent as ever!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
750ml bottle obtained at McKinnon’s in Salem, NH. Pours a red-amber crystal-clear body with a good inch or so of off-white head. Grassy citrussy grapefruit with a good bit of mint and just enough caramel, toffee, and a hint of chocolate malt to balance. Hops definitely dominate toward the beginning, with citrus (grapefruit and lemon), pith, grass, and mint, and a bit of sweet caramel, toffee, chocolate, and coffee, but just enough to balance the beer - definitely very hop-forward, more so than 90-minute IPA. On the fuller side of medium-bodied with moderate to low carbonation, no doubt due to the bottle conditioning. The flavors and moderate mouthfeel make this a much easier drinker than expected. Absolutely stellar in every regard, I fully intend on picking up more should I come across it!

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