2late2brew (14) - the woodlands, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2006
A beauty with outstanding clarity & light orange apricot color, very low head retention yet still young (6 weeks from bottling date on bottle neck).
Bold, deep malt character balanced with a nice piney citurs burst of flavour. Aroma inviting but not overpowering but lasts with each sip.
This is in my opinion the finest, most consistant commercially widely distributed American Imperial IPA available. Would highly recommend to all you Hop Heads out there willing to plunk down nine bucks for a 4-pk. MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Strangely the musty aroma is not stronger in this flavorful beer. Pours in to the glass with a minimal head. Amber orange in color with carbonated bubble production on the bottom of the glass. The aroma hits your mouth before the beer. Full rich IPA bitters with out the bite. Nice warm mouth feel. Has an almost syrupy mouth feel to it. This beer is close in taste and presentation to Dogfish Head’s 60-Minute IPA. dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Aroma of light grassy hops, with strong floral overtones and some orangeblossom, over a malty caramel base. A crystal clear light amber color, with a medium-sized cream colored head that reduces but lasts. Flavor is sweet but not cloying, and bitter but not overwhelming; superbly balanced. Palate is thick and syrupy and alcohol remains well hidden. Overall, this beer was a very pleasant suprise, and one that is greater than the sum of its parts. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 Pours a dark carmel with a small cream colored head. floral, hop, and citrus aromas. Very well balanced with a lot of malt to counteract all those hops. A thick syruppy mouthful with a touch of alcohol and spice coming through in the end. An amazing iipa. chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 You can achieve this expensive brew by getting a Dogfish 60 minute IPA (which is a nice drink) and sticking 2 cubes of sugar in it and letting it sit for an hour or two so it starts to go flat. Sweetness and flatness are the last thing I want in an IPA. The nose is nice WARNING: Do not grab this as a thirst quencher while mowing the lawn. POST NOTE: I tried one of these ice cold and it thought it much better since the chill seems to tap down the sweetness.
jedadiahcombs (41) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Great, great, great! Beautiful hoppy aroma without all the sweetnes that I have experienced from many of the DFH Imperial/Special brews. Plenty of citrus notes in both aroma and on the tounge! thebaldwizard (1207) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2006
This is one great IPA. Out of all I have tasted, I would put only Great Divide, Yulesmith, and Ruination ahead of this. The pour is the classic dark orange color with a great white head. The aroma is classic IPA, with plenty of floral and citrus notes combining to make a fine nose. The mouthfeel is solid, and coats your tongue nicely. As far as the flavor goes, this one has plenty of hops--with a great malt backup. The balance is perfect grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Pours light gold with medium off white head. Very nice orange hoppy aroma. Almost perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. Wow, very nice. Thanks OG. HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2006
I was expecting just another unbalanced hop-monster, but this beer surprised me with is near-perfect balance. A beautiful and viscous orange-amber in the glass with a small but creamy head and mild aroma. Great creamy, almost buttery mouthfeel. The hop and malt balance was reminiscent of cinnamon butter on whole-grain toast. Lightly spicy hops without too much piney or citrus distraction. As the glass warmed, bourbon aromas were released. A few bites of farmer’s cheese really accentuated the hops. Also went well with home-made smoked elk sausage. rayg1 (593) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Pour a bright copper orange into my tulip, suprsingly thing off white head. This is one good smelling brew of floral hops and mild citrius. Flavor is a burst of hops followed by grapefruit and pine. This is followed by a pleasant sweetness finishing with a clean and stimulating bitterness. The bitterness doesn’t linger if you take time between sips as do some IPA’s I’ve had. Amazingly good will def. buy again so glad I went with a four pack.