Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle into dogfish IPA glass. Orange amber golden pour with a thick white head. Smells heavily resinous with some sweet overtones. Tastes full of hops that range from sweet and fruity to piney and grassy. Bitter finish with a citrus backbone. Really complex, quite impressive.
kambei70 (598) - - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours a clear light amber-copper color with a frothy off-white head with sticky lacing. Aroma is piney and herbal hops with caramel and some mango and other tropical fruits. Taste is sweet caramel malt with a slight flowery and herbal bitterness. Also a strange, almost minty taste that I can't quit put my finger on. Possibly some alcohol coming through. A dry medium mouthfeel.
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mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold orange color with thin white head, strong citrus fruit aromas, lots of orange and hints of lemon. Taste is pretty hoppy with citrus and pine notes, slight caramel malt finish, strikes me as more of an IPA. Good beer
fiveacestx (595) - Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - dark gold with a nice head. Now this was one over the top beer. Strong citrus aroma and a grapefruit hoppy taste. Full body and a smooth finish. Excellent!
ADesenberg (592) - Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft: pours golden orange with a foamy head. Aromas of grapefruit, citrus and caramel. Taste is wonderfully balanced, bitter hops playing side by side with a breadiness. Ckean finish... Tasty.
michaelinwa (591) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s just not possible for beer to smell better than this one. The aroma is the first attraction here, but the flavor measures up just as well. In my mind this is a very balance IPA, not a strong ale (pure labeling there). Bitterness pushes the envelope for me, but stays away from being harsh and over done. Malt flavor comes through and works well with the hops. A new favorite IPA.
bursprak (590) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear bronze/amber with a tiny head that quickly fades. Nose is sweet, syrupy, grapefruit, brown sugar and some lemon peel. Taste is sweet, malty, grapefruit and again sweet. Finishes medium bitter.
ekoerper (589) - Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: resinous hops, somewhat floral, juicy ripe citrus, spicy rye, toasty malts.
Appearance: slightly hazy golden color, bordering on a light copper. Off-white head with average retention, spotty lacing.
Flavor: lots of citrus and pine, some orange rind, biscuit and rye bread, medium bitterness is well balanced by the malts, slightly sweet finish. Alcohol is well hidden for an 8% brew.
Palate: medium body and carbonation.
Overall: great brew, nicely balanced, very drinkable.
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
IPA love in a glass. Wonderfully pure expression of a classic west coast IPA. I’m not sure what it is about this beer that gets to me so much, but it has an innate balance that makes me not miss Brown Shugga whatsoever. I hope they "suck" every year.
MarkSachon (585) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Caliente in Pittsburgh. First sips reveal strong hops and a mellow creaminess going down the throat. Plenty of complexities and a strong body, perhaps a little on the flat side. Not perfect, but close to excellent.