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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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1,130 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,130
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 58
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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brurevu

Texas

4.36/5  rDev +4.3%

From my tasting notes: As a double IPA I was expecting a lot and this one delivered right off the bat. As a bottle conditioned IIPA it poured a nice hazy copper with a sharp fruity herbal aroma that you could smell as soon as I opened the bottle. It may be an IIPA, but this one was more in the realm of a Barley Wine with a thick syrupy mouthfeel and complex taste. The Squall had fat chewy hops with a good balance of biscuity malts that helped keep everything balanced. It was a very impressive beer.

12-04-2013 19:35:13 | More by brurevu
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-01-2013 19:49:15 | More by Agentveba
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

11-25-2013 00:30:32 | More by XmnwildX12
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spw109

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

11-24-2013 01:58:25 | More by spw109
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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

11-20-2013 15:10:34 | More by athomasPSU
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

11-14-2013 04:19:29 | More by jaydoc
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

11-11-2013 03:15:54 | More by BillRoth
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guido19

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-25-2013 17:49:46 | More by guido19
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-17-2013 23:24:26 | More by djrn2
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jsherlock

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

09-16-2013 13:27:03 | More by jsherlock
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Brenden

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev -0.5%

2011 release reviewed 11/01/11

Squall is a chill-hazed amber color with lots of activity and a small, fluffy pillow of off-white head. Lacing is left in a mixture of spotting and lacing in decent volume. The beer is pretty bright, even with the haze.
The aromatics are very nice. There's a strong, complex and well-developed hops bouquet with lots of citrusy, leafy, floral, spicy and perfumey bitterness with good, strong balance from malts and a bit of sweetness. Citrus zest adds a bite to it. Caramel and toffee counter the bitterness while allowing it to rule.
The same big, complex notes are in the flavor, again well-balanced by caramel malts, with an additional light alcoholic heat and a little rawness, citrus bringing a little more juiciness as well as pith. This is a big, hoppy brew that shows off lots of flavor. The finish is a little dry and brings out some raw green stem, almost like young wood, which is actually nice with the caramel coming through and the leafy notes following it.
The feel is good but the bi-polar character of sweetness (just in terms of the mouthfeel) and dryness strobing is tough for the palate to catch up with. Otherwise it's really nice, crisp and creamy.

09-13-2013 15:01:47 | More by Brenden
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Sonofalime

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

09-11-2013 22:02:11 | More by Sonofalime
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inspektor

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.3%

09-07-2013 17:49:21 | More by inspektor
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ghscott

Florida

5/5  rDev +19.6%

09-03-2013 13:13:47 | More by ghscott
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Varkias41

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-27-2013 14:27:47 | More by Varkias41
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-16-2013 23:25:25 | More by Kopfschuss
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JTomczak

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-06-2013 17:30:14 | More by JTomczak
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-05-2013 23:49:57 | More by ADTaber
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-02-2013 12:19:26 | More by dgherm
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Msh2960

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-17-2013 19:41:54 | More by Msh2960
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hbroyal

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.6%

07-12-2013 00:44:57 | More by hbroyal
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-07-2013 22:16:34 | More by WOLFGANG
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cp45

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-06-2013 04:10:49 | More by cp45
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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-05-2013 00:22:26 | More by pathman
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MoreIPAs

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-30-2013 20:47:23 | More by MoreIPAs
Squall IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 1,130 ratings.