MishkinBeer (73) - , New York, USA - DEC 23, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The ale is light copper in color and has a deep floral aroma full of hops. Compared to Dogfish’s 90 Minute IPA, the Squall has a more sour fruit taste, less carbonation (due to natural fermentation) and a thicker mouthfeel. In other words, this beer is richer, tastier, and more complex. Given the high alcohol content, one might expect a bit more ’sting’, but Squall is delightfully smooth. A wonderful IPA!
b79turner (247) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2016 release, golden pour with a white light fluffy head. Nose is floral, Belgian spices, very light and mild. Taste is similar, lightly carbonated. This is a nice beer that doesn't show it's 9% ABV. I would prefer the 90 minute IPA any day.
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Sledutah (6757) - Utah, USA - MAY 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle thanks to obguthr
Pours cloudy golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel and herbal. Taste is sweet, grassy, grapefruit and pine
Chad9976 (1608) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 BJCP Category: 22A Double IPA
AROMA: Sweet floral and candy aroma. Some berry and perfume. No malt or alcohol presence. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Flame orange; mostly clear. Large, eggshell, frothy head. Good retention and lacing. 3/3
FLAVOR: Surprisingly well-balanced for the style. Some sweet amber maltiness complemented by candy/berry/floral hops. Bitterness is restrained and does not feel like 90 IBUs. Some pine flavor on the finish. Alcohol is part of the palette, but not distracting. Satisfying and enjoyable. 16/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-full body; noticeable thick though soft and smooth. Carbonation is a bit low despite being bottle-conditioned. Finishes rather clean with minor resiny aftertaste. Alcohol warmth is part of the experience. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: A fine strong IPA, but not as special as it’s marketed and packaged. 8/10
TOTAL SCORE: 39/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
sinfull (1329) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy , straw color . Big , white head . Caramel malt , honey , pine and fruits in aroma . Great balance of maltiness and bitter hops . Full body . Good , classic DIPA.
Koskela (492) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The cascade and simcoe really stand out in this hazy orange brew with almost no head. The taste is sweet full bodied up front. The aftertaste the hop flavors and bitterness come in the hops are floral and balance well between Thenbitter and the malt sweetness.
ryanscourt (1261) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
not a strong nose, straw colored translucent when poured. very malty on the nose Not a lot of after taste, actually ends a little malty.
rajendra82 (1030) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pored golden amber in color, and the body was quite clear, despite the beer being unfiltered and bottle conditioned. The head was about one finger thick. The aroma was a little subdued to my liking, as the hops were evident, in the form of grapefruit, melon, and hay, but this was not a hop assault on the nose. The taste was very tropical, full of juicy fruits, mild bitterness, and hard candy like sweetness. There was a little bit of butterscotch vibe to the malts. The body was dense, but the alcohol content felt much lower than it was. The aftertaste was mild, and lasted briefly. This was a decent tropical style DIPA, but for me a super dry West Coast style hopping goes much better with the style.
SG111 (1013) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Numba 999. Bottled 03/03/16, so about 60 days old. Pours clear honey, white frothy head. Aroma is orange, caramel malt, burnt sugar, maybe just a bit old, but kinda malt heavy, could just be that DFH high gravity residual sugar I seem to find in so many of their IPAs. Dank notes (CTZ I reckon?). Flavor is nice hop bite, sugar sweetness, lots of pine, little bit of boozy burn to it, just in the back of the throat, orange, citrus. Not bad. Not their best IPA.
cobaink2 (364) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from beer junction. Nicely flavored. It's marketed as an IPA however at 9 percent more like a double. A bit of melon and sugar undertones. It does have a bit of corn additives on the aftertaste which I'm not sure why that is there.
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Quick3Beers (781) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a warm reddish-amber from a bottle, nondescript fruit, maybe a peach or papaya. Flavor is booze, front, center, and back. Big rock candy sweetness, some bitterness toward the end. Weird IPA, okay though. Might need to sit a few months.