Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2006
A very nice IPA from Dogfish, second only to Stone’s Ruination IPA in my opinion. Strong citrus fruits in the aroma with a taste that has heavy grapefruit overtones. A medium white head that’s quickly diminishing. Very hoppy in taste (to be expected with this type of beer) nice and bitter. mhack1128 (16) - gainesville, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Best beer i have tried up to this point. Very flavorful with a little bite (9% alki content being the reason for that) the taste is heavenly and rich. must let the beer air for a minute or two first. starts out a little to yeasty but goes away after a minute of airing. buy one if you get a chance Redmash (2) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 10, 2006 does not count
I don’t see what the appeal is to this beer. It starts off with all malt and sweet. Finishes with a small amount of aroma in the back end. Totally off balance for a Double IPA. Nice dark color. Hops need to be more upfront and available in the nose. Closer to a barleywine than anything. Not very good. wineandbrew (40) - Steilacoom, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Bottle from Steilacoom Wine and Brew. Beer pours a deep caramel color, very dark even for an imperial IPA. A good amount of head that lasts, nose is definately sweet, and hop, some apricot and mollasis. Mouthfeel is 9%, not harsh, just 9%... this is a BIG IPA and has alot of malt in it... perfectly wonderful for IPA fans and Barley Wine fans alike... Great brew! beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2006
(12.27.05) 12 oz brown bottle purchased from DiCarlo Wine and Spirits (formerly Armanetti’s), Mundelein, IL. 9% ABV. Orange hued ale having a small diminishing white head with spare lacing. No discernable carbonation. Strong hoppy flower aroma. Medium-to-full bodied IPA that starts with light malt sweetness and intense hoppy flavors. Finishes dry with lingering bitterness. Though this beer has a high hop profile, it is not an aggressively hoppy beer as the hops are well supported by a firm malt foundation. This was my favorite Dogfish head IPA as compared to its 60 minute and 120 minute IPA counterparts. Another superb offering by Dogfish Head brewery.
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Pours a golden amber color. Aromas of floral hops, some sweetness, and a touch of fruit. Flavors of hops, pine and citrus. Light body with a bittersweet finish and long aftertaste. Thanks dhrjericho! MarkBarnes (418) - Waterville, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Jan. 5, 2006; 12 oz. bottle.thornecb (5945) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2006
As many others have noted, the alcohol is dangerously well-hidden. Is there such a thing as a "session" double IPA? :-)
Balanced with a huge body, it’s just a shade too sweet for my personal taste. Nonetheless, a very impressive brew; and I shall enjoy working my way through this four-pack.
Nice pour with a good head. Imperial; not a dry hop; I’ll have some saved for the cellar. turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2006
Bottle 341ml: Appearence: orange-amber color with white head. Aroma: floral hop, fruity . Flavor: Hop, citrus. Alcohol is well hidden. Great beer. Thank Danny. kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2006
This brew poured out orange-amber with a real hoppy aroma.The alcohol is well hidden and the taste is of grapefruit and mega-hops.I can see how people really like this,but its not my personal style.