WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - JUN 2, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Drank 5/24/06. Super clear, light copper. Sm. 1 cm. off-white head drops quickly to a thin layer of foam. Eventually makes a ring of foam that leaves OK lacing. Huge hop aroma. Big, fruity, piney hops. Little bit of sweetness. Aroma actually gets less strong as it warm, which is the opposite of other beers in my experience. Flavor - nice, high level of bitterness, but very nicely balanced by a big malt backbone. Really well balanced. Sweet as it hits your tongues. Then the bitterness kicks in. Some sweetness, a little bit of alcohol warmth, and a ton of hop flavor in the swallow - mostly piney, resiny, fruity hops - a little bit of floral. Palate - medium to full body. Not too much carb, a good amt. Bitterness helps balance the body. Perfect body for this beer / style. Tiny bit of dryness in the finish. Overall - Really nice IIPA. Really well balanced. Great aroma. Great flavor. If I had one complaint it’s that it’s a little too sweet. I’m sure my review is somewhat influenced by the hype surrounding this beer. It’s really good though and I look fwd. to many more tastings and re-reviews. rdawson321 (145) - USA - JUN 1, 2006
I’m not a big IPA fan, but the balance of this brew makes it one of my favorites. Super hoppy, but with enough malt to smooth it over the tongue. Lots of alcohol in it, but totally unnoticeable. Excellent beer. MonsterMash (58) - North Tonowanda, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Amazing beer. Super hoppy, but balanced and not noticible alchohol. Large offwhite head, hoppy scent, delicious drink. alcamp99 (72) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Typically IPAs are not my favorite, but this one will knock your socks off. Very well balanced hoppy finish that was not bitter. Settle for this one when you can’t find the 120, and don’t drive after you put one of these away. KyleMac5 (17) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Great IPA, very hoppy and flavorful. It was a pretty strong, as it is 9 percent, but definitely well balanced. This is a nice gem put out by dogfish head brewery.
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Tasty IPA. Pours golden amber with thin offwhite head. Aroma is fruity and sweet with piney notes. Taste is hoppy and bitter with nicely balaced malt. Coating and sticky. Excellent big hop finish that lingers quite a while. This is a nice middleground between the 60 and 120 minutes. biermensch (64) - USA - MAY 27, 2006
I really enjoyed the bottle of 90 minute IPA dog fish head. Very tasty, balanced, hop and malt flavors coming togetherr for a delicious mouthfeel and flavor. I can’t believe the abv, very well-hidden. Very good IPA!. glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2006
On tap at the Tap House. Very tasty IPA...always solid. Big hop taste is bitter but very balanced. The malt comes out before the hops. A little too sweet, but very good. zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle - Pours golden orange with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy with hints of vanilla and citrus. Palate is medium in body with a good amount of carbonation. Taste has an upfront hit of hops with grapefruit and pine, followed by a touch of malty sweetness. Follow through is spicy bitter hops with a good alcohol warming in the aftertaste. Overall, this is an excellent double IPA. I’m still exploring the IPA and Double IPA styles, but can’t imagine that there are many better than this. redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle, dated 1st of May, 06, quite new, [think this would have legs....]
Pop the cap and a burst of floral. Once in the glass a nice grassy aroma. Amber colored, slightly dark, light creamy head dwindles, with some lacing. Great balanced hoppyness. This is an imperial IPA [the 120 is a Barely wine] Very nice, wish we could get on the west coast, but then we do have Stone brewery....