Dogfish Head Squall IPA

Dogfish Head Squall IPA

Rated 3.552 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Dogfish Head Brewery

Milton, DE, United States

Style:  Imperial IPA

9% Alcohol by Volume

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An unfiltered, 100% bottle-conditioned, super-pungent imperial I.P.A. clocking in at 9% ABV and dry-hopped with Palisade, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade, CTZ, and Willamette hops. The beer will come out in June of 2009 in a handful of eastern seaboard states. It will only be packaged in 750ml champagne bottles. Seek it out... and hoard it from the non-believers.

ID: 37407 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank2407
Overall Percentile94.9
Style Rank191 of 1803
Style Percentile89.4
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score4.1
Average Score3.656
Weighted Score3.552
Standard Deviation0.308

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  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Sampled on 6/10/2011. This Imperial India Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head with god lacing and nice retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet, hoppy and citrusy. A medium to full bodied Double IPA. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and grapefruity. Nicely balanced, it really sweet and really hoppy, yet it’s so well balanced that you need to look for the either to notice. Not 90 minute like at all. This beer hides the 9% alcohol very well and almost doesn’t taste like an IPA, are we sure this is a Dog Fish Head Beer? Nice sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Maybe just a little bit lighter than the normal DIPA from DFH? Lots of pine and malt in the aroma, also in the flavor, the body is a touch light, really should rate this next to the original...maybe next time.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Acquisition from the Charleston Beer Exchange - a quaint, happening little beer store... Pours deep amber-orange with a moderate head and superb lacing throughout. Aroma and flavor of pine, citrus - grapefruit - and apricot or peaches - couldn't decide which, but very nice. Medium bodied; alcohol masked well.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Floral and citrus hops with almost a very slight hint of chocolate malts, weird but not in a bad way. Hazy orange body with a thin head, lace was ok, mouthfeel was a little on the syrupy side. Flavor was about the same as the aroma, with a hint of sweetbread, ok bitterness in the finish. Overall it was decent, a bit above average.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Mostly clear amber color with little head, only a white ring that is sustained, leaving some nice lacing. Ripe peach aroma with slight grapefruit, sweet and lightly floral. Taste is peaches, heavy and medium sweet, with a slight pine and grapefruit flavor, and a nice bitter linger.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    750ml bottle, bottled in 20112A. Pours a slightly hazy golden copper with a medium frothy head that retains well and laces the glass.

    The aroma is sweet melon, caramel malts and peppery hops.

    The flavor is sweet sugary malts, some melon and some spicy peppery hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and kind of watery.

    Overall, an OK DIPA. It's still kind of subdued. Better than the Hellhound though.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    i dug this one more than the scores here would indicate. a dry hopped bottle conditioned 90 minute ipa...some of the brandied fruitcake sweetness in 90 minute has been tempered and replaced with a little more pungent hops, which i liked. smooth feel that fits the flavor profile from the bottle conditioning. nice beer - liked it better than Poppaskull and Raison D'Extra head to head, and probably better than 60 or 90 minute...just shy of the Burton Baton though :)

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    750ml bottle, $9 .. . 7pm Monday, March 21 2011 .. . Pours a tan gold, really nice head, lacing pretty damn good too .. . resin, sticky bark, golden syrup, and sweet citrus .. . this could be great, but that syrupy mouth kills that pipe dream .. . i enjoyed this quite a bit, but the syrupy thickness kills the massive enjoyment that this beer could have had; but i think this beer sits were it should.. . The balloon is a bit of an overrated player. He scored one good goal but did nothing for the rest of the game.

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 3.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Peachy bronze with a nice cap……looks like your typical IIPA. Sweet peachy aroma withy a lot of substance to it, aroma is not that sharp but there is lots of it. Heavy malt flavored like caramel and very sweet. Pine, peach, some grapefruit round out the hops flavors. So very sweet. I’m really loving the thick heavy feel of this beer, it almost syrupy but not quit. Good brew glad I tried but not sure it was worth the insane price tag, and I guess it was bordering on being too sweet for my liking.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle courtesy of Robert at State Line. Poured an orangey, slightly copper color, ok but thin head, weak lacing. The aroma was bready and musty malts, sweet honey notes, and some citrus/piney aspects. The flavor followed with a non-cloying semi-sweet honey bready malt at the fore, but well supported by some strong citrus and pine hops along with slight floral too. Bitterness was mild, sweetness was above average for the style, yet far from the 90min cloying aspects in that beer. Mouthfeel was of moderate body, undercarbonated. Overall, I enjoyed the flavors despite it being a unique dIPA.

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