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Squall IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Squall IPASquall IPA

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BA SCORE
93
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1,126 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,126
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 57
Gots: 135 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.

(Beer added by: mday on 05-17-2009)
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BradLikesBrew

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Big thanks to bardwashrind for the care package.

Squall pours a hazy peach bodt with a white head.

Orchard fruit, citrus, and vanilla on the nose.

A tale of two halves. Starts like you might expect, caramel malt balancedc by big citrus fueled hops. But the second half is less expected, it finishes sweet and boozy and really steers this thing from DIPA into more of a barleywine direction.

Full, rich body with a sticky texture.

Squall is a nice IPA, but if this is really just an unfiltered, bottle conditioned, more heavily dry hopped version of 90 Minute, then I am not sure why they bothered. Seems like in an effort to improve upon what may be DFHs best beer, they mave have instead ruined what made it so good in the first place. Enjoyable, but dissapointing.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 01:55:30 | More by BradLikesBrew
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Squall IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 1,126 ratings.