Squall IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Squall IPASquall IPA
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4.14/5
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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:
#1,754
Reviews:
795
Ratings:
1,487
pDev:
11.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,487 |  Reviews: 795
Photo of Stanley23
3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gerred
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I remember really digging this when it first came out so I jumped right on a bottle when I saw it had made a triumphant return.

Pours a light copper with honey-like edges and a finger of head. There are plenty of yeast flaoties in this offering. The nose is more malty than hoppy - and is that a whiff of smoke I just caught?

The flavor is well-balanced but the hops bite remains potent throughout.

As I recall, this is a bottled conditioned version of 90 but I'd call it a strong ale a'la the Bastard Series.

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Photo of DMcGirr
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crownrl28
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hydrolaw
4.64/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kidzord
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

What is this? I'm no fan of IPA's ...
seems like they're trying to ruin my tastebuds much of the time. This beer is awesome. Looks great. Nice dark amber color with good lacing. Smell is not what I would commonly think of as and IPA, I guess because it's bottle conditioned and artfully produced. Still smells great. Taste is hard to describe. 9% alcohol starts coming thru as it warms but it's too good to let get warm. Tastes a little like a typical IPA but it seems the conditioning takes the bitter bite away and makes it smooth and creamy.

Would buy again. Bravo!

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Photo of tdm168
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Burkbom23
3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergoot
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful gold colored body; slow rising carbonation; thick, dense, creamy head. Floral and pine hop aroma. Mellow light grain flavor with a very subtle fruitiness; bitterness glides in midway and gently lingers through the finish. Medium body; soft and smooth; powdery and clean finish.

An exceptionally smooth and easy drinking IPA that hits on all cylinders.

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

Photo of LouZ
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryant21
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HiWire
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an almost clear straw yellow with 1 finger head and great lacing. Smells of faint sweetness and earthiness. Tastes of very clean tea leaf with subdued hop bitterness finish. Extremely drinkable for a 9% beer. Would definitely drink again.

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Photo of jrein0254
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMarlinJ
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very nice balance and easy drinking. I noticed the bottle condoning difference between the 90 minute in the taste but I can't put my finger on how to discribe. Not as bitter or biting, very smooth and clean finish. I would say it is a nice variation to one of the top IPA'S in the country.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden tan color with a foamy head and lacing. Malt backbone scent with slight hop maybe some citrus. A lot of flavor! Citrus pine slight taste, some sweet Carmel and some toasty malts. Medium body and creamy. Great beer.

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

Photo of HipCzech
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 1 pt 9.4 fl oz bottle poured into a Spieglau IPA glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy orange gold with a billowing head of white foam. A frothy cap and whispy lace persist. Last pour fills the glass with sediment.

Smell: Rich malt and piney, citrus and herbal hops.

Taste: Full malty core, caramel; layers of hops: pine resin, tropical fruit, citrus. Just enough bitterness to finish dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation, smooth almost creamy.

Overall: Very balanced with well integrated hop and malt character; big but still smooth and drinkable. Unassuming for its 9% ABV.

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Photo of Tbone2131
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drbenderdo
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Teerevvv
4.94/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For an IPA, this is exceptionally well rounded and smooth. The hops seem to meld together, and not in a bad way. This is one of the best bottle conditioned IPA's I've ever tasted.

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Photo of Nightmare1972
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Squall IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 1,487 ratings