Squall IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Squall IPASquall IPA
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From:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
 
Delaware, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,103
ABV:
9%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,644
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 11.35%
Reviews:
797
Ratings:
697
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 13, 2021
Added:
May 17, 2009
Wants:
  95
Gots:
  266
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Squall IPASquall IPA
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

Jun 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.84 by Thirstygoat from Illinois

Jan 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Oct 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by csfcmitchell from Texas

Sep 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.49 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Mar 28, 2019
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Rated by Reggie_Dunlop from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
For some reason I remember this as not having the Dogfishhead beer taste..... it tasted just like any other good beer I guess
Jan 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Nov 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Beerbuddha from Florida

Jan 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.43 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Dec 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Oct 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.23 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Oct 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by icemanls4 from Switzerland

Jun 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by axf4129 from Indiana

Apr 30, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by pda22 from California

Mar 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Lelampp from Ohio

Mar 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.89 by BrewNoob1 from Minnesota

Jan 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.07 by RichieRich1812 from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Karibourgeois from Texas

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.
Jan 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by Timtac from New Jersey

Jan 08, 2017
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

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.
Dec 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Dec 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.92 by Cachookie from New Jersey

Dec 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.12 by scxcrunner from Massachusetts

Nov 13, 2016
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Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

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...
Nov 12, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by Wesmaze from New York

Nov 07, 2016
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Reviewed by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

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.
Nov 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.7 by jp32 from Michigan

Oct 16, 2016
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

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!
Oct 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.45 by SebastianMandeville from New Jersey

Oct 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.36 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Sep 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.18 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Sep 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by addiwilliams from Virginia

Sep 14, 2016
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Reviewed by joe16siny from New York

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.
Sep 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.45 by Happyyb from New Hampshire

Sep 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.28 by Bill235 from Ohio

Sep 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by torwart94 from Ohio

Aug 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by BellsFan from Michigan

Aug 20, 2016
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Reviewed by Jadjunk from Georgia

3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
No label information. Squall IPA is brewed in the style of an American IPA, available in 750ml. bottles and on limited draft. 2016 re-release of a previously retired fan favorite.

Poured from a 750ml. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a caramel-cream head of a creamy foam consistency over a moderately hazy standard amber body with modest streaming carbonation and no visible sediment. Retention is very good and lacing is light and patchy. 4.25

(Smell) Bright hop aromas of juicy citrus, lemons, pine, grass, some tropical fruit, mild dank tones with a moderate perceived bitterness. Simple pale and crystal malt profile provides ample aromatic sweetness and body, with the hops still remaining a central focus on the aroma. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) Lightly toasted crystal and pale malt body generate a clean, smooth malt base, with hop characters largely leading the flavor profile from there on out. Tropical, citrus, piney and resinous hops build the majority of the flavor, with an adequate bitterness to round out the sweetness of the malt build, for an overall largely balanced IPA. The combination of flavors are fairly mild and punctuated with cleanliness, even for an IPA, but are overall enjoyable and very sessionable. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is smooth, silky, clean, medium dry. Carbonation is modest, generating a medium frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is shy of medium for the style, medium overall. Balance is very slightly hoppy bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is low and there are no off characters. 4

(Overall) An all-around solid IPA with a solid representation of malt body and hop flavor and bitterness. Some mildness on the malt and hop profile is evident, although not jarringly so, this beer has a very sharp beginning and end for a very sessionable IPA. Very bright, clean all-around and highly drinkable. I'm wishing it was in a more reasonable format for its drinkability, but a 750ml. bottle isn't much of a challenge in a single session for one thirsty person considering how enjoyable it is. I'll definitely revisit this next year should Dogfish keep it in its rotation. 4

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery's
Squall IPA
3.92/5.00
Aug 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.8 by Navalartichoke from Virginia

Aug 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by informaticsDoc from Pennsylvania

Aug 05, 2016
Squall IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 1494 ratings