kambei70 (1136) - - DEC 14, 2017 Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2008 The aroma of this beer is a sweet, oaky aroma with an underlay of citrus hops. It pours a reddish amber, with a nice off-white head. Definitely not what I was expecting taste wise, it is a sweet beer, with an underlying oak and apple flavoring, and just a bit of hops at the end. Long finish on it, and the alcohol is very well hidden. An interesting beer, but not worth the cost in my opinion. I do have several bottles cellared, and will re-rate when they are opened. (Cellared bottle) The oak notes have faded a bit, sweetness and vanilla have strengthened up in the aroma. The hops have completely fallen out. It pours the same, but the flavor has gone much sweeter. Not a fan of this one even after the aging.
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 (2147) - 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 (607) - 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 (3786) - 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 (5213) - 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 (756) - 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.