overall
98
95
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 1958   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012
Date: May 11, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
Appearance: clear dark red, thin yet frothy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet peppery pine aroma
Body: good body
Flavor: sweet sweet pine flavor, touch of heat, good dose of bitterness tries to keep it balanced

Date: September 10, 2008
Source: summits woodstock
Score: 3.6 to 3.8
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma with a good oak character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: big sweet caramel malt flavor, lotsof vanilla sweetness, growing caramelized sugar character, nice spicy hops, touch of peppery character, balancing oak, light bitterness, sweet caramel and vanilla become the dominant character balanced by the oak

Date: August 16, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
much mellower on draft,

Date: November 23, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Aroma: huge sweet pine and oak aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel and vanilla flavor dominated by lots of oak, plenty of hops kick in for balance and complexity

Date: October 13, 2012
Mode: draft
Source: brick store pub
oak is dialed back a bit allowning more of the sweet caramel and peppery pine to come through,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4


4.1
OnTheTrail (583) - 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.

4.5
mitchclay2002 (7) - - OCT 20, 2017 does not count
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

3.9
nihtila (3913) - 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 (3614) - 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 (5031) - 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 (203) - 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 (5156) - 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 (722) - 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 (1172) - 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 (685) - 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 .


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