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RATINGS: 3481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our flagship beer. A session India Pale Ale brewed with Warrior, Amarillo & Mystery Hop X. A powerful East Coast I.P.A. with a lot of citrusy hop character. THE session beer for beer geeks like us!

Tasting Notes: Citrus, cedar, pine & candied-orange flavors, floral.
Food Pairing recommendations: Spicy foods, pesto, grilled salmon, soy-based dishes, pizza.
Glassware recommendation: Pint
Wine comparable: Busty Chardonnay
In case you care... the average 12 oz. serving has 209 calories.

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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eggman (45) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2006
12 oz. bottle, purchased for a friend of mine as a bet settlement, he was kind enough to give me back 1 of the 6...Pours a flat, slightly aged penny color, with an average sized frothy off-white head that lasted a while. Spare lacing...Since my bottle was quite old, the piney hop aroma wasnt as strong as it should of been and it resembled more floral notes. Could also smell some straw malts with a touch of molasses. Shockingly, hints of brown sugar and even ginger were evident...Medium bodied and sticky in texture with lively carbonation, an awesome bitter finish...A long flavor that was slightly sweet with heavy bitterness. Warm sprucey hops dominated...Let me preface the summary with this: Ive had this beer on tap many times and it has always been my 2nd favorite IPA (90 minute as the 1st), but this bottle was definitely off. That said, the aroma was disappointing with slight metallic tones but the flavor more than made up for it. Expert blend of hops, not overloaded for the sake of hopping the holy hell out of it. Usually, it comes across as a near perfect IPA, one that could be used as the IPA measuring stick, so re-rating this with a fresher version is an absolute must.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Filled up a half-gallon from tap. DFH 60 minute has some of the smoothest hops around. Sweet piney, floral nose and a medium body with some earth and bitter hops. Lingering dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2006
aroma of hops. flavor is great. This is a very good IPA. Very nice body and palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JdoubleyouS (82) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Great IPA. Generous with the hops. I wish I could get my hanfds on this more often.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Pours golden, slightly hazy, white head that hangs around. Nose is citrusy hops and lots of it. There are some toasty malt undertones, if you can find them underneath the hops, the grapefruit, citrus, & pine hops. Palate was smooth, I enjoyed this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingfiogojr (78) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Aroma: Citrussy grassy hops, pours deep gold, clear with medium white head flavor was a medium strengthed citrussy affair with a good biting bitter aftertaste. A good balance between a lighter beer with the taste of a good hoppy IPA. A perfect balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Thanks to gputty for this one. Pour was golden with a nice white head. Aroma was citrus and hops. Flavor was a light hop bitter with citrus notes. Body was a bit light but overall a good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 20, 2006
GPutty redeems himself for bringing Icehouse to my house by busting this out. Pours amber with a small white head. Nose is light citrus and some grasslike aromas. Fairly light hop bitter, some citrus flavors. Flavor is lightly bitter. Nice body, albeit a touch thin. I like it, but a tad light overall for my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2006
From bottle. Pours a copper/amber color with small white head. Nose is of grassy hops with a little citrus blended in. Flavor follows nose with a nice bitter finish. Body is on the light side but makes for a good everyday session beer when the 90 minute is too much.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tennisjoel (1401) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Bottle. Large bubbled white head with a copper body beneath. Nice strong hoppy aroma. How do they do that given this is relatively low in alcohol at 6%. For 60 IBUs, this is a very well crafted brew. DFH really knows how to make excellent IPAs. Just a notch below the 90 minute version. Havent tried the 120 minute, but would like to get my hands on that one some day.


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