Poured slightly cloudy with a quarter inch of slightly off-white foam. Surprisingly the retention held on for quite some time in spite its small stature. Lacing was spotty but sticky.
Aroma is a tall order of hops. Amarillo hops with citrus, mango, and floral. A bit of sweet malt make up the backbone.
Taste sort of starts a bit slow with a touch of sweet that is almost syrup in quality. Hops start in the middle with a big dose of orange and some heat from the alcohol. Hops build even more in the into the finish carrying a bite of bitterness. Pine and citrus are the biggest players.
Big body for a DIPA with very little carbonation. Dries the palate while being very close to coating like a sticky mess.
Drinkable for a big beer but the hops do ruin the palate maliciously. I keep giving Dogfish another try and they are nothing but average to me. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Monday, July 04, 2011 at 21:41:08
Tasted: Monday, July 04, 2011
$8.99 for 750 ml bottle
One fine body…
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An unfiltered, 100% bottle-conditioned, super-pungent imperial I.P.A. clocking in at 9% ABV and dry-hopped with Palisade, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade, CTZ, and Willamette hops.