Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Imperial/Double IPA State/Country: Delaware ABV: 9% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 10 Medium amber color, fluffy white head, nice sticky lacing Smell: 9 Pine, orange, bread Taste: 9 Citrus, grass, dried fruit, bready, slight alcohol, toast, toffee Mouthfeel: 9 Slightly thinner than it looks, but it is sticky Drinkability: 9 The ultimate summer quaffer for me! Nice balance. Alcohol well hidden Overall Score: 9.2 Value: 10 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.67 Overall Impression: There are few misses with me with DFH. That said, this is one of Sam's masterpieces! If you want to impress someone with a great Imperial IPA, that's easy to find, then this is the beer! Nuff said!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: IPA State/Country: California ABV: 6.8% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8 Golden color, medium head, sticky lacing Smell: 7.5 Citrus, pine, hops, grass Taste: 7.5 Grapefruit, biscuit, pine, stale bread Mouthfeel: 8 Thick and sticky Drinkability: 7 One and done! WAH! Something weird with this beer for me! Overall Score: 7 Value: 7 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.17 Overall Impression: I LOVE IPA's! Just not this one! It seemed unbalanced to me. A weird aftertaste going on. It wasn't the worst IPA I ever drank, but it's not at the top of my list. I may have drunk a bad batch. I will try this one on tap in the future if I can find it.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: IPA State/Country: California ABV: 7.5% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8 Light amber color, head dissipates quickly, light lacing Smell: 8 Citrus, pine, floral, cereal Taste: 9 Lemon, apricot, pineapple,sweet candy, toasty bread, pepper Mouthfeel: 8 Medium with medium carbonation Drinkability: 9 I could go a few rounds with this one Overall Score: 8.4 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.77 Overall Impression: This is a solid IPA! Well balanced with a very long finish. There are only a few IPA's I would drink over this one. Well done!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Double IPA State/Country: New Jersey ABV: 8.3 Serving Type: 12 oz bottle Look: 9 Cloudy copper color, thick creamy head, nice lacing Smell: 9 Hops, pine, citrus, grass, honey, malt Taste: 8 Grapefruit, grass, soap, hops, alcohol, caramel, bread, pineapple Mouthfeel: 8 Dry with a little carbonation Drinkability: 8 One or two for me at best Overall Score: 8.4 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 2.41 Overall Impression: This beer had some good things about it, but it wasn't my favorite Double IPA. River Horse is hit or miss with me. This one was a little bit of a miss, but it is definitely worth a try if you like the style.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Belgian Style IPA ABV: 8.3% ServingType: 12 oz Bottle Look: 8 Clear amber color, big frothy head, sticky lacing Smell: 8.5 Herbal, orange marmalade, yeast, grapefruit, banana, clove Taste: 9 Pine, citrus, hops, spicy, hoppy and slightly malty Mouthfeel: 8.5 Dry, sticky, and slightly tingly ( woopsie!) Drinkability: 9 Goes down like an IPA, but has the “Belgian Funk” going on. It's like drinking two of my favorite styles in the same glass! I can definitely drink more than one of these bitches! Overall Score: 8.6 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.60 Overall Impression: Mikey likey! This is one of Flying Dogs better offerings! (It's their 20th anniversary beer). I've had this beer with Asian food, and it paired nicely. You should try to seek this one out if you like the style. I can't believe they finally named a beer after my ex wife!......DOOOOH!