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RATINGS: 1956   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The elusive brew is made from pilsner malt and amber malt with an original gravity of 26.5?P, yielding an 11% abv. It's hopped with Warrior and Glacier varieties. Primary fermentation takes place in open vessels using two yeast strains, one American and one English. For added complexity, the beer is conditioned on barrel staves of French Oak for four months before being dry hopped with Glacier at the rate of a half-pound per barrel. This elixir is then blended 50/50 with 90 Minute IPA. After blending, the beer will measure 80 IBU and 10% abv. Bottled in corked bottles through Michael Jackson’s rare beer club by late November 04 and available in 12 ounce full distribution in early January 05.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bagalagalaga (161) - Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2013
The imperial amount of alcohol makes this one pretty formidable. The hops are piled on thick, with some sweetness underneath. I don’t know if I can pick out any barrel aging flavors when there is such an insane amount of hops anyway. I think the 90-minute IPA still stands as my favorite Dogfish Head beer, this one is pretty nice too though.


3.9
nihtila (3836) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2017
Bottle from Whole Foods. Nose is sweet caramel, citrus hops, orange, light oak. Tastes sweet orange, caramel, toffee, hoppy citrus, oak, rich malty. Yes, boozy as well.

3.4
trapped (3483) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 21, 2017
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange with small foamy off-white head, woodsy aroma, sweetish woodsy taste with medium bitterness following up, alcohol undertones, thin body, long bitter finish with slight alcohol aftertaste. Tastes more like a triple ale than an IPA.

4.1
ads135 (4923) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Hazy amber color. Some really nice wood and a teentsy bit of vanilla. Mostly grassy hops, some light citrus and a dense malt backbone. Very pleasant. Picked up a bottle in 2017 at On the Rocks in Lawrence.

4.8
beern (173) - Alabama, USA - SEP 1, 2017
Pours a light whiskey color with a 3-finger off white head with a hint of oak and malt in the nose. Tastes of moderately bitter hops with a semi sweet malt backbone with a hint of astringent oak. It's medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. It has a warming candi sugar finish. Very little alcohol in the taste. Very complex and very good.

4.4
alex_leit (5018) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 18, 2017
Bottle. Aroma: different malts, wine, spices, a little oak, hoppy, oxidized and fruity. Taste: white port wine, oak, richest maltiness, warming, bitter finish.

4.2
Gluepot (685) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2017
A dense off-white head on an amber/orange body. Nose features citrus hops, brown sugar, apricots and fruit zest. A well blended and crafted double. Citrus and tropical fruit, melon, toffee, wood, dark berries and a hint of cherries work well together. Used to have a solid whiff of vanilla, but not in this batch.

3.3
Nsanders (1162) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2017
6 month old bottle. Hazy amber color with a white head and medium lacing. Green pear, grass, slight oak, and pine aromas. Light sweetness finished by a restrained pine aftertaste. Heavier body with a fizzy feel.

4
stef73 (664) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2017
Pris au pub même, de couleur cuivre avec peu everfesssance, on n’a des notes des agrumes a ex un côté de bois . C est une qui a un côté boisé avec un agrume et un côté floral .

3.5
ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2017
DOB:?

2015 BJCP Category: 33A Wood-Aged Beer (base style: 22A Double IPA)

AROMA: Sweet nose with confectionery notes of toffee, caramel. Slight sherry oxidation character is fine. Citrusy/piney hops are present, but do not dominate. Moderate alcohol character. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Murky copper hue; very hazy body. Mammoth off-white frothy head retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderately-sweet palette overall with English-style confectionery notes of toffee. Wood imparts slight vanilla and nutty flavors. Bitterness is strong, dank. Hop flavor akin to resin or citrus concentrate. Minor oxidation creates for sherry-like taste. Alcohol is quite prominent as it finishes with warming sensation. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Full-bodied with medium-low carbonation. Smooth, soft texture with noticeable alcohol warmth (not surprising consider it’s 10% ABV). 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Interesting, impressive hybridization of styles. May be a little too big, though. 7/10

TOTAL SCORE: 35/50

4.1
swesson (469) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2017
From a bottle. Pours amber and makes a medium white head. Smells of hops and oak. Tastes of caramel, brown sugar, and hop back taste. This is an original brew from one of my favorite breweries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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