kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Easily one of the best IPA aromas I’ve ever encountered - has the citrus of Bell’s Two-Hearted, but with a great malt backbone as well. Also hints of pine, floral notes, and perhaps a bit of candi sugar. All of this without being overpowering. I sniffed this beer for several minutes before finally sipping it! Head is absolutely fantastic, and the bubbles of lacing are everywhere consistently. So far, living up to the hype - now, will the taste? Full-bodied, sweet, creamy, smooth, hops coming in at the finish. Full-flavored, and yet so SMOOTH! Sweet malts and hops last full well after each sip. Very close with Ruination, but I think I have to give this the edge overall - it’s a clear victor in aroma, and it compares equally, or almost equally, well in all the other facets. Geez, I wish this was available at my local - had to special order this, and I just have four bottles! Must! Savor!
markextrae (3212) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared with a friend. poured a clear dark amber colour with an off head. nose has a lot, but i mean a lot of malts. and imo it’s showing no signs of an ipa whatsoever, slight earthy notes, riped banana, cloves, and caramel. taste is not as bitter aswell. overdone? not a big fan
Bernstein (4) - - MAY 31, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a light to medium caramel color with a nice thick white head, moderate carbonation.
A - Toasted caramel malt with some juicy citrus aroma.
T - Toasted caramel malt base from start to finish with grapefruit citrus and oily pine resin over the top, finished with a lingering pine bitterness to even out the toasted malt sweetness. The ABV is well hidden and deceptive.
P - Full medium body.
O - This beer is all about "balance" (at least coming from this keg it was. ’Cellars quite well also!
IvanMoscow (13) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 30, 2016
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The thing I was not ready for was the malts in this thing. Holy cow. Lots of carbonation. LOTS. Very attractive Amber color. Nice head retention. Sexy lacing. Smell is just of a hop-forward beer but the taste is where it stands out from the rest. Piney resin with a malty sweet, thick feel. Also a slow sipper for sure.
Samact (20) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bière complexe avec une belle présence de sucre, de résine, de caramel, et d’épices. Peut-être trop sucré par contre. J’ai l’impression d’avoir dégusté un barley wine plus qu’une impériale IPA... bien.
tkenvin (4) - Walpole, Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probably my favorite brew on the planet. Seriously. I try many others but always come home to Dogfish. Heading the Delaware is like a religious pilgrimage.
HansHuber (11) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The flavor is strong and the finish is smooth. All hop-heads need not apply as this is a great balanced beer with no hint of the 9% alcohol it delivers. Great aroma and a very strong, yet enjoyable beer. I can’t find anything I don’t like about it. The bitterness and high ABV are not that prominent. A few of these will really sneak up on you. A slow sipper for sure.
Marduk (5412) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Clear dark amber color. Small size, beige head, stays as a ring. Sweet, fruity, malty, caramel, alcohol in aroma. Sweet, caramel, fruity in taste. Caramelly and malts and bit of burtness in aftertaste. Medium bitterness. Medium carbonation. Sweetness covers alcohol quite well, but can feel the heat. Drinkable brew.
aleksander9 (1207) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy copper with white head. Citrus, green leaf, tea and herbal. Sweet, round and spicy finish. Overall: old bottle
martjoobolut (2620) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bottled 11.2015 (from beergium). Pours amber. Aroma is sweet, grassy, caramel, malt. Flavor is sweet, malt, caramel, citrus. Alcohol is well covered. Finish is citroc bitter. Overall: very good.
mjmoen (272) - - MAY 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
B. Pours a clear amber color with white head. A little harsh, but full flavor