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Squall IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Squall IPASquall IPA
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4.14/5
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1,484 Ratings
Squall IPASquall IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,592
Reviews:
795
Ratings:
1,484
pDev:
11.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
267
Trade:
1
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Photo of Prost76
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of icemanls4
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pda22
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lelampp
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy orange/gold pour with a foamy off-white head. Big citrus and grain aroma. Taste has a very mild bitterness at the beginning with flavors of orange rind, herbs, mango, grass, and a hint of wet bread. Bitterness becomes stronger as the beer warms but is never overpowering. Full bodied with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Timtac
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the 2016 batch in the 750 ml. bottle. Sampled on December 26, 2016.

Handsome orange-amber and heady pour. Good clarity.

There are more malt sensations than vibrant hop sensations in the nose but I pick up some earth and resin. Maybe a hint of orange or fruit. I might have expected more but it is pleasing nonetheless.

Medium to full body.

Smooth malty taste with just enough orange and tangerine to bring out a kind of full juicy flavor. But not overwhelming at all. Mild to moderate bitterness.

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Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cachookie
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scxcrunner
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't buy a lotta DFH product anymore, but they were one of my early faves, 'specially with the Ancient Ales series, but then it seemed like everything was too honey-sweet and kinda gimmicky...

Well, I was pretty excited about this, but failed to realize it was actually from February (2/24 bottling)...

Bottle-conditioned helps, and it's a DIPA (9%) despite the moniker... Features Simcoe, Amarillo, and Palisade hops - I believe its essentially their 90 Minute DIPA with bottle conditioning...

Medium amber/papaya colored with an off-white head a few fingers high...

Super fruity, a bit more sweet than bitter - very mellow as a matter of fact; full-bodied and moderately carbonated. Nothing wrong with this at all, 'cept for the fact I never had it fresh for comparison...

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Photo of Wesmaze
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours a copper orange color with a very fine, one finger head of off white foam. Excellent lacing and retention.

Aroma: Big notes of cantaloupe, honeydew, pine resin, caramel malt, beeswax and moderate orange peel and grapefruit rind. Has a clean, slightly alcoholic smell.

Taste: Flavor is well attenuated and sweet. Tastes like honey drizzled over melon and sticky caramel malt upfront. Gradually a gentle pine sap and orange peel flavor creeps in mid palate to balance out the sweetness. Ends on more sweet notes of toffee, caramel malt and honey with melon.

Feel: Body is fine and dense. Mid-heavy with low carbonation, very silky and velvety. Alcohol is slightly detectable.

Overall: Not bad at all but not my cup of tea. Very sweet and dry with big notes of melon, honey and caramel balanced out by a very gentle, but prominent resinous hop character.

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Photo of jp32
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patre_tim
4.73/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Yellow brown and cloudy as possible, moderate carbonation and 3 fingers of off white head.

Smells of peaches and pine and pears, with a light red pepper note.

Tastes of berries and melon and citrus and pine. Very well balanced.

Moderate body with moderate carbonation. Alcohol well hidden except for the burn in the throat.

Got yesterday at Oppermans from Kurt's stash. Thanks buddy! Drinking at Birch Run, Michigan, Oct 5th, 2016. Excellent IIPA!

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Photo of SebastianMandeville
3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Duffman79
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of addiwilliams
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of joe16siny
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This brew is so balanced that it could one of the best beers you've had or one of the worst. I vote best, its a perfect blend that even at 9% is so damm smooth. Went down so ez that i would have drank another if i had more than 1 more left. Shook up last few oz to get the dregs and was given a great biscuity yeasty treat.

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Photo of Happyyb
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bill235
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Squall IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 1,484 ratings
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