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Squall IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Squall IPASquall IPA

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An unfiltered and 100% bottle-conditioned version of 90 Minute IPA that's dry-hopped with Palisade, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade, CTZ, and Willamette hops. Brewed to honor the Rogue Gallery in Portland, Maine, who will also be releasing a DFH designed clothing line in the summer of '09.

Added by mday on 05-17-2009

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Reviews: 775 | Ratings: 1,400
Photo of beerbully
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Weyerbacher Cuvee

L-golden, clear, 3/4 inch white frothy head, minor carbonation from the bottom

S-Aroma very faint, some tropical notes, malts,

T-a bit boozy, mild oak, bitter, orange / lemon rind, some tropical notes, breay malts

F-sharp carbonation, medium bodied, slight bitter finish

O-OK.......worth a try but don't think I will revisit it anytime soon

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Photo of jjboesen
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a sweet bottle-conditioned and continually hopped upgrade of the magnificent 90-Minute IPA; brewed with 3 hops and 3 malts, it is a crisp and clean IPA with a champagne body. It pours a light, but cloudy, copper body topped with a wispy cream-color head. The beer offers a subtle nose of peach and cider and a pleasant taste of citrus mash that goes down smooth without any bitterness. Great beer from a great American brewery.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper colored with an inch of creamy dense tan head. Heavy lacing. Aroma is of biscuit malt and piney hops. I taste a blend of bready to biscuit malt and piney hops. The hops are a bit more assertive, but this is fairly well balanced. The is a slightly vegetal to vinegar flavor in the finish. The mouth is moderately carbonated and dry.

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Photo of Gregaroo
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

5-20-16 - Had this one from a 750 ml bottle that I picked up in Rehobeth last weekend. Poured into my DFH IPA glass and enjoyed with my wife of 27 years today outside by the fire. NIce head and hop aroma over a nice clear straw color. Hops didn't overwhelm me, which is what I was kind of hoping for. 90 minute is my go to beer, so this was right in line with that.

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Photo of rickrem
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice light to medium golden Color. On draft so decent head and minimal lacing.

Not getting a ton off the aroma, as a matter of fact, I'm getting very little. Maybe some heaviness of tropical fruit and a bit of malt.

Not getting MN much citrus out of the hops. Some darkness and some sweet almost 'Belgiany' tastes. Maybe the bottle conditioning? I'm good with the regular 90 minute.

If you're into a heavier Belgian IPA, this might work better for you.

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Photo of rajendra82
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pored golden amber in color, and the body was quite clear, despite the beer being unfiltered and bottle conditioned. The head was about one finger thick. The aroma was a little subdued to my liking, as the hops were evident, in the form of grapefruit, melon, and hay, but this was not a hop assault on the nose. The taste was very tropical, full of juicy fruits, mild bitterness, and hard candy like sweetness. There was a little bit of butterscotch vibe to the malts. The body was dense, but the alcohol content felt much lower than it was. The aftertaste was mild, and lasted briefly. This was a decent tropical style DIPA, but for me a super dry West Coast style hopping goes much better with the style.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.16/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Yardhouse. Super cloudy, light orange-yellow. Smells mildly hoppy. Flavor is a lot liek 90 minute because I get that candy type sweetness, it has some bitterness too. Overall, its ok but glad I never bought a bottle of it.

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Photo of Ricelikesbeer
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really like that Dogfish has a $10 Double IPA in their lineup that is more "classic" and doesn't have to have fourteen ingredients and five yeast strains... you get the idea. Just a straight up IPA.

L: nice clarity, visible chunky yeast in the bottle. (love the bottle conditioning here.) light orange/gold. Pours with strong carbonation but not over-carbed.

S: Floral hops in the nose. Doesn't burst with aroma, but it's there.

T: Wide aray of fruit/citrus flavors up front. Peach, pear, maybe strawberries, and some light tropical fruits too. Nice and complex. Extremely clean finish. Man is the ABV very well disguised. Dangerous! Very nice ferment here and the bottle conditioning appears to have further refined the character. Malt is well integrated and not overly sweet or dry.

F: light/medium body, oily on the tongue. lingers nicely on the palate.

O: I may enjoy this better than the original 90 minute! It's very well balanced and the bottle conditioning is a nice touch. Props to Dogfish!

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, bottled 02/24/16. My first new big bottle from Dogfish Head in quite a while; their bottle-conditioned IPA.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours a hazy burnt golden orange body. Over a finger of soapy frothy white head with good retention, and leaves good random spotty lacing. Good carbonation. The second pour yields lots of dark sediment, which i absolutely love some good sediment in my beer. Very nice.

S - Good solid IPA aroma: bready malts & subtle fruits. The fruits are in the background, but very tropical & floral smelling hops. Still smells fresh even at over two months in the bottle.

T - A classical IPA flavor profile: fruity bitter hops, bready malts, & some bready earthy yeast presence from the bottle conditioning. Notes of stone fruits & citrus - orange, grapefruit, mango, papaya, pineapple, dry brown bread, bread crust, pine, resin. Not a trace of the 9.00% abv.

M - The feel is smooth, crisp, spritzy, creamy. Medium-bodied with excellent carbonation. Very easy drinking stuff, especially for the high abv.

Overall, a simple but classical and delicious representation of what IPA can be. A very nice bottle from Dogfish Head.

Dogfish Head Squall IPA -----4/5.

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Photo of EvoRich
4.71/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Perfect. Big fluffy head. Nice light Amber color. The lacing and foam it leaves stuck to the glass as you drink it is nice.

Smell: Citrus notes, with hopes and pine.

Taste: Very citrusy. Almost has a very similar oak flavor like burton baton.

Feel: Very full bodied. Creamy in texture.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A: slight haze; bronze in color; 1+ finger off white head that receded to a splotchy cap; very nice lacing;

S: earthy, floral, white chocolate; hoppy, but sweet;

T: earthy, floral; there's a candy sweetness in the middle that persists side by side with moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; very dry finish; smooth; completely hides the ABV;

O: very interesting;

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Photo of Jeffwise
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Keeping it short and sweet. I was actually really pumped about a quarter way through this beer when I realized how basic it was. It's all hop up front followed by very nice bitterness and then sweetness on the very back end. No real fruit smell or taste just a basic, very hoppy, strangely sweet, IPA. Brings me back to the first dfh beers I've had like 60 and 90 minute.

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Photo of OrangeMen
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2016 release
~2 months since bottling

Appearance- Pours a lighter orange, deep golden color, slightly hazy. Finger and a half of pillowy, white colored head, spotty head lacing. Decent amount of sticky alcohol legs as well.

Aroma- Citrus, orange zest, peach, tangerine, little bit of tropical fruit notes. Piney zestyness and some grapefruit. Sugary malt sweetness.

Taste- Sweet fruit notes, tangerine, peach, sweeter orange juice. Piney and grapefruit hop bitterness, but nothing that lingers too far, shows up and then leaves. Good amount of sugary malt sweetness, sugary and doughy malts.

Feel- Medium type feel, fluffy carbonation and pretty sweet / creamy.

Overall- Real nice combination of sweeter fruit notes, hop bitterness, and sweet malts. I was relatively surprised at the amount of fruity hop notes, and the bitterness just kind of comes in to balance and then leaves. None of the lingering palate wrecking bitterness. This beer is bottle conditioned and you could probably get away with aging it, but i would probably not suggest it.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2016 bottle served cold in a teku

Poured a hazy orange with a huge head and nice lacing. Nose is dank west coast hops, strong and bready malt backbone, caramel, citrus, grapefruit, pine, butterscotch, snicker doodle cookies. Taste follows the nose to a tee. Dank, hoppy, very malty, balanced. I like this new but will probably go for the classic 90 minute in the future. Nice bottle conditioning but I don't think it adds a lot.

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Photo of Whackyhanz1
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

a bit chunky at the bottom but that i kind of expect. The color is a amber orange, maybe even golden. smells light on the hop side, but has a faint malt smell to it as well. The taste is bitter up front with a slightly boozy after taste but not too strong. Also has a slight grainy mouth feel to it, but sharp medium carbonation. Really liking this double ipa if i had to shoot for IBU i would say it is 80 or less. I would buy this again if they would keep making it.

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Photo of Apellonious
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1 pt 9.4 fl oz poured into a tulip glass.

A - Ruby red/orange, slight haze, half finger head that retains for a hike.

S - tropical fruit, slight heat, not much else.

T - not sure what to make it. Bitter up front, grainy, some malt/citrus undercurrent

M - Carbonation medium, a touch sharp, medium feel.

O- Prefer the 90. This is decent. May have palette fatigue setting in, perhaps?

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Photo of This_Guy_Likes_Beer
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass = snifter
A - golden, cloudy, excellent lacing, long lasting thick head
S - piney, peppery
T - spiced forward with floral finish, lingering alcohol burn on the tongue
M - highly carbonated, smooth, heavy
O - very balanced for a double IPA, which could be attributed to the relatively lower IBU (75). This beer has a unique aftertaste that I have difficulty describing.

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Photo of zshaft
3.51/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

looks kind of gross in the glass with thick floaties abundant. after they settle it looks better. wicked head retention. like thick foam. nose is faint biscut and malt with some pine in there. not great. taste is up front earthy with almost grainy mouthfeel. beer travels uneventfully through some pine and earthy tones with some grapefruit tossed in there for good measure. this is not a great ipa for me. to malty and earthy for me with minimal nose. ive never been a huge dogfish head fan. this beer did not convert me. gets a little better as it warms.

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Photo of barczar
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Missed reviewing this years ago.

Aroma is a fruit salad of melon, tangerine, maraschino cherry, pineapple, pear.

Flavor is a touch sweet, with floral and resiny hops alongside muddled fruit. Finish is lightly bitter. Grapefruit kicks in late.

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2.71/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This is like a bad version of 90 minute. Lighter crisper and more bitter - but not in a pleasant way. There's no nose, literally no smell. Not sure how in the world this has 90+ rating.

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Photo of delta490
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy, orange/amber with a thin layer of lightly foamy white head that clings more to the circumference of the glass than the top of the beer. The aroma is juicy and fruity, more tropical than anything else. It's not huge but it is good. The taste is much the same with some malts holding it up. You know they're there but they don't really push themselves into the taste. The body is lighter and there is just a hint of carbonation.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light Amber color. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor is malt forward with a touch of bitterness from the hops on the back end. This drinks incredibly smooth but overall this is just a solid IPA.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a one finger white head. Light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is tropical fruits, sweet biscuity malts, and earthy hops.

T - The flavor follows the aroma. Sweet malts and tropical fruits upfront. The sweetness gives way to some nice earthy hops. The finish has some light alcohol heat.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel with an oily finish.

O - Another solid Dogfish Head DIPA. This tends to be on the sweeter side which I enjoy. Definetly recommended.

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Photo of djkman
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Yes . It's looks like beer.......

Smell: because I am a fan of DFH, when I catch the aroma, I know I am smelling the hop from these guys. Familiar smell as if it's between a 60 and 90 ..circus is definitely there. The smell is the expression" you want hop, you got it"

Taste: first subjective taste.. Was .. How do you say it 'Dammn that's good !" Pleasantly surprised.
You can tell you are drinking an IPA at 9 percent.

Mouthfeel: as always.....that's personal....

Overall: reminds me of the 60 IPA kicked up about 5 levels. Not the 90 IPA where there is more malt.

The best compliment I can give is this: if I see it at my local liquor store, I will buy it again.
Yes I will, no problem.
I like this.
And that's my review.

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Photo of frasergrove
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a medium hazy medium orange and lightly amber tinged body, huge head to start with varying bubble sizes that dissipated into a funky froth. Lots of lacing left behind. Rich malty notes on the nose, some pepper, minor pine, super ripe apricot. Quite smooth drinking with toffee notes, nice malt body, medium bitterness to finish, but quite smooth. Seemingly old world or quintessential East coast IPA, but surprised to read it is an amped up 90 Min IPA though.

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