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Squall IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Squall IPASquall IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,123 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,123
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 57
Gots: 135 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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bluemoonswoon

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Spotted this at the store today, heard about it before and was surprised to see it here.

A: Was a little nervous when I only heard a tentative hiss when I popped the cap on this bottle. Had to give a pretty strong pour be the head eventually does for, though it is rather soapy and loose when it finally comes around but this being basically a home brew it makes sense and lasts for quite some time. The color on the other hand is very interesting, which is to say very pretty. Looks a big pink when put together with the golden orange and oak.

S: Love me some Amarillo hops. Bright and citrusy opening which then paves the way for that familiar malt sweetness that I'm used to seeing out of the 90 minute IPA. The deep I get into the aroma of this beer the sweeter and mellower the hops become with citrus giving way to ripe melon and/or papaya.

T/MF: Wait I just realized this is a bottle conditioned beer. Shit it makes sense now! It feels like it was just pulled from a cask and the loose soapy head re-confirms my suspicions. Getting into the beer finally because damn is it tasty. Flavors of peach, sweet, ripe melon, caramelized doughy biscuit. Feel is soft, it seems to fall around the tongue rather than sit on top and bubble.

D: An excellently crafted beer. Would love to be able to bottle a beer like this myself one day. Alcohol is basically a non-entity here past a mild heat in the middle of each sip. The sweet fruit flavors and DIY feel and attitude of the beer makes for an awesome take on the original 90 minute version of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2010 02:37:59 | More by bluemoonswoon
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Squall IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 1,123 ratings.