dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Aroma of floral hops and the slightest hint of pine overlaying an aroma of sweet malt. Appears a hazy golden-orange with a thick and creamy orange-cream head. Flavor is assertively hoppy, somewhat astringent, with some soapy notes, and with a toasted malt underbelly. Palate is medium-dry and crisp. Overall, this is a well-crafted beer; very refreshing and equal to the sum of its parts. kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 15, 2006
On tap at Tank’s. Wonderful citrusy, flowery aroma(I love the smell of IPA’s). Like the 90 minute, it as a hoppy bite without being overly bitter. Tastes of grapefruit. Pours a orangish cider color with a small head. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005
Golden coloured and strong in alcohol with floral and hop aromas. Crisp slightly bitter finish. IrishBoy (4199) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Dark golden with a small lacing beige head. Nice hoppy aroma, the flavor being kind of malty with the hoppy bitterness coming in after it’s been in your mouth for a second or two, then staying in it’s aftertaste. Thanks again to Enniskillen for this bottle. He takes good care of his good old Dad. Ratman197 (14842) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Bottle poured a hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Aromas of mellow citrus and some earthiness. Palate was light bodied. Flavors of laid back grapefruit, and a hint of carmel with a smooth, lightly bitter finish. A decent session beer, but as IPAs go this ones kind of a yawner.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2006
This beer greets the nose with a nice healthy aroma of hops and nuts. It fills the glass with a golden solution that rests under a thick white head. This beer offers a nice hoppy taste as it flows through the mouth. It is smooth yet hearty and fades leaving a nice nutty taste lingering. deathrag (7) - H’burg, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2006 does not count
This is my favorite IPA. not too bitter and not too high in Alcho. so you can drink a pile which i like.. I HIGHLY recomened this...i dont normally like IPA..but this was excelent. mkgrenwel (619) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2006
One of those beers that can be a lot of different things. Sometimes, there is a woody/cedar flavor that dominates. The hops contribute a nice pine element to this, with a bitter finish. This tends to coincide with a full malt flavor in the front. Other times, the hops come out in full form, displaying a good range of citrus from orange to grapefruit to lemon. Floral character is present as well. Lastly, the bitterness can sits back and the beer becomes juicy, bringing out a definite strawberry flavor and some other explosive fruits like mango and melon. The juicyness is always kept in check by a constant bitterness in the back of the mouth. IMO, this is the best beer DFH makes (that I have sampled). Much more unique and complex than the 90 minute.
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 wasn’t 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: I’ve 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. 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.