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RATINGS: 1961   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Amber orange color with offwhite head. Disapates to a thin cap with some heavy lacing that lasts for a while, but eventually disappears. Heavy citrusy hops in the aroma with a touch of the oak. The taste is hops, hops, hops - more earthy than in the nose - however, this is not a hop-bomb and the 10% abv is well hidden. It goes down smooth with a bit of a slick/oily mouthfeel. Overall, very good beer. Learned recently that this was a blend with 90 minute IPA, which is one of my favorites.

kambei70 (1136) - - DEC 14, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2017 Pours hazy deep amber/brownish with a medium sized, thick/creamy, white head that lasts. Fades to a lasting cap. Smells of caramel malts dank, piney and citrus. Tastes sweet malt and citrus with some earthy piney hops. Lots of oakiness, burnt caramel and hint of vanilla. Finishes mostly dry with a long pine linger. Slight alcohol taste. Lighter side of full bodied creamy.

wombat23 (2149) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pours hazy copper with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, and oak. Taste is caramel, citrus, oak, pine notes. Nice.

OnTheTrail (608) - Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Pours clear amber, big off white head. Aroma is rich malt, orange, vanilla, wood. Taste is rich wood, toffee, vanilla. The alcohol is mostly dissolved into general warmth. The hops are noticeable, but subtle - the IBUs balanced by the malt and ABV. Fairly heavy, rich, creamy mouthfeel. Avery good well balanced beer.

mitchclay2002 (11) - - OCT 20, 2017
Great blend of 60 minute IPA and ale. Deep and rich but hoppy citrus from the IPA. Another classic from Dogfish Head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

nihtila (4007) - 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.

trapped (3801) - 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.

ads135 (5215) - 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.

beern (238) - 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.

alex_leit (5316) - 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.

Gluepot (759) - 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.

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