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RATINGS: 3492   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2005
En ft chez American Flatbread, VT. Trs belle IPA avec beaucoup de houblon. Le houblon est floral et fruit et symbiose complexe avec un malt caramlis.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a pale gold with yeast particles floating around. A big, quickly fading lacy ivory head. Smell is overwhelming hops and light grassy malt. Taste is bright and lightly sweet with a pervasive hops bitterness. Tastes of freshly mown grass. Big hops throughout. Round hops aftertaste with a surprisingly light body. Somehow, the grassy flavored malt holds its own against the hops. Very smooth. Would actually be a good session beer for my tastes. A very nice, very different IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Medium orange-amber color. Thin cream head which dissapears quickly. Sweet fruity aroma. Very bold and dry taste. Bitter, tastes of pine (like fine gin), hopps. A very nice IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy and copper, with a small head of tiny bubbles. Pretty much what you want from an IPA. The aroma isnt as strong as I would have expected. Piney and floral hops dominate, and a malty sweetness works its way in toward the end. First sip is citrusy, bitter and dry. Yum. As is warms, it mellows out, but never really picks up a maltiness like other IPAs. Its a good IPA, but its missing something to make it great.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
I should say that I tend to like Dogfish beers, but nevertheless I think this is exactly what an American IPA should be: bottle conditioned, a little hazy with a strong bitterness complimented by assertive hops in the flavor and finish. This beer also has a good maltiness to balance the hops and is appropriately on the dry side. Im not a stickler for style (what fan of Dogfish could be) but an IPA should be well-attenuated and dryish. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6857) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2005
Clear orange golden color, short head. Aroma is very hoppy, typical of an american IPA. Taste is bitter hoppy, bit sweet and dry, spicy, herbal. Full palate, very nice balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (3111) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2005
The boys from Delaware know how to make an IPA. Big flowery hops aroma to get you excited. Nice white head, long lasting. Some malt in the palate with a hops kick and astringent finish. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (2222) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2005
Once again big thanks to my collegue for bringing the booze. Clear dark golden coloured, thin lacing. Strong hoppy aroma, flowery, with some fruit perhaps. Bitter flavour, full mouthed. Very well balanced. Good beer, i wish we would have more examples of this style around here in the Netherlands.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2006 Pours a dark golden color, with a large head. Tastes of pine, lemon and strong acidic flavors. Very nice aroma.. and the best balance of malt and hops out of the DFH IPA line. An outstanding IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Transparent yellow-gold in color. Creamy, tall white head with great lacing. Aroma is sweet lemon grass, honeycakes and pine. Hits the palate as smooth and creamy. IBUs seem to be almost an afterthought, as theyre not as powerful as I was expecting. Muted carbonation. Grassy, pine and lemons compose the majority of the flavor. This is one smooth IPA, and a solid rendition of the style.


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