viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - DEC 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild, malty IPA, bit meh. Tastes somewhat underpowered, maybe i’m too used to having hoppy/bitter IPAs.
dogbomb (833) - ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Dark tea coloured ale with a thick cream head. Nose is hoppy, American style, mango, pineapple, lemon, sweets! Taste doesn’t quite live up to the smell. The malts kick in a bit too early and takeover a little. Tea flavours dotted with the aforementioned fruits, but it’s not as rich as I’d like. Tastes a little "stale" because of it. Close, but no cigar.
WeissGary (276) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Decent, quite a balanced beer, could be sharper on the hops but otherwise a good light drink. Good to see some form of Dogfish in Scotland!
burtsbeerblog (11) - - JAN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the best beers wells and young have produced recently. It may have something to
do with the fact they are using a reduction of dogfish 90min ipa. There beer itself has the hoppy aroma you would associate with american craft beer. The taste is somehow different. It's like someone has taken a youngs special and mixed it with a craft brew cordial. After a couple of pints you get a sicky feeling like you have been downing something artificial . Don't get me
Wrong this is a great beer to see on cask in the uk especially in youngs pubs where there range is slightly tired. It's just there is something strange about this beer that I can't put my finger on
wheresthepath (1427) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Duck in the Pond (Ember Inns), Harrow. Pours a bronzey amber with a medium-sized white head. Pine and citrus and tropical fruits set against a solid biscuitty malt background. Lovely smooth resinous mouthfeel that is very drinkable and very moreish. Gentle bitterness. This has the great aromas and flavours of US IPAs (albeit toned down a little) combined with the balance, rich mouthfeel and sessionability of a UK bitter. Finally a US-UK collab delivers as you hope it should, and how unexpected it is for it to come from the unfashionable Wells stable- nice one chaps, I loved this and could have drunk a lot more if not out with my in-laws!
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump Old Contemptibles Birmingham 09/12/13. An amber coloured beer with a whitish head and lace. A pleasant and approachable mildly hoppy beer. Zesty fruits in the nose. Nicely balanced in the mouth. Very easy to drink and very likeable. Good.
allmyvinyl (1912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Haymarket. Clear amber pour, nice white head. Aromas of honey and malt, light citrus hops. Taste has more hoppiness going on, then a toffee hit which knocks it a bit out-of-kilter. Not bad, not great. I wish Dogfish Head would start exporting again.
AshtonMcCobb (2051) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Haymarket Bar.
Appearance - amber to honey with a nice head.
Nose - honey and malty cereal. Then toffee kicks in.
Taste - honey and soggy bran flakes
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly fresh finish.
Overall - a solid citizen. Then it just started getting better and better. Completely grew on me down the pint.
marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cadk, half pint. Mid amber, thin clingy light tan head. Aroma is mute toffee and stronger tropical fruits, papaya I can pick out. Taste is nice, clean, bitter. Kinda nutty on the open, with a good lasting outro. Quite slick and oily. No idea why everyone is ragging on it - not varietally correct, but a nice pint it is.
mr_h (2321) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear golden amber, creamy beige head, grassy, citrusy aroma, excellent film of thin lacing, sweet, fruity, hint of citrus, very easy to drink