OnTheTrail (580) - Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2017 KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a clear medium amber that had a slight yellow hue around the edges of the glass with a large (2-3 finger) rocky white head that was mostly lasting and had excellent lacing.
The aroma was heavy of herbal hops, caramel malts and a sweet yeast with hints of oak, honey and citrus (Grapefruit and maybe a little orange).
It tasted mildly sweet and a little acidic with a nice caramel note in the beginning. Then progressed into a hoppy-bitter-sour flavor with a nice citrus note and a mild alcohol finish, which left the flavor lingering for a good long time after the swallow.
Mouthfeel was just a tad under medium in body with the texture being smooth and creamy and having a very nice soft carbonation.
Overall a fantastic Imperial IPA that has a nice mix of sweet and hoppy with a nice citrus undertone. I really enjoyed this brew, even though I am just starting to appreciate hoppy brews.
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 (6) - - 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 nihtila (3908) - 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 (3599) - 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 (5000) - 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 (195) - 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 (5146) - 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 (712) - 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. Nsanders (1171) - 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. stef73 (681) - 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 .