Enormo (26) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good IPA. Orange golden appearance with a smell of very fresh hops. Taste has the same spicy, fresh hop taste. I do like a little more sweetness to back it up, but this is still delicious.
bigrond (1478) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
excellent brew!! Has a great bite/flavor. Definately one of the better ’mass’ produced i.p.a. But I haven’t had the 90 minute imperial... yet.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
There are no defects in this beer which is the only compli,ent I can give. This is at best a pale ale not near enough hops to be an IPA, sweet malt nose predominates in what should be a very floral style.unimpressive unbalanced sweet bland pale ale witha following based on hype and not my style of IPA at all.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a white head. Good grapefruit/citrus flavor and a big hop aroma. Easy to drink, finishes dry. Malt backing. Well done IPA.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2012 I have had this one a couple of times but not recently as I generally go for the 90 Minute. So I grabbed a bottle to remind myself of what this one was like. The beer poured bronzish color with a large tan head. There was a strong grapefruity aroma that was mildly sweet. The flavor is straight grapefruit. There is a mild sweetness but this beer is really lacking in malt balance. It also tastes a bit thin. The hops are quite sharp. A decent IPA but nowhere near my favorites.
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a deep amber color with an average-sized, off-white head. Fair lacing. The mouthwatering hoppy aromas were very outdoorsy: flowers & pine... swirling brought forth some wood... from the beer, not from me. (I would have rated aroma a 10, but every so often I’d catch a musky, glandular scent... like an un-fixed ferrett.) Flavor held a consistent bitterness with a lasting duration. Finish was dry with slight astringency, a little alcohol in the aftertaste. Very good.
JonMoore (1861) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this in RFD, Washington DC this week. They had two versions the normal tap stuff which was good, hazy light amber colour, white head, hoppy flavour, with some citrus. They also had another, which they referred to as Dog Fish 60 Minutes Hardcore IPA, also on tap, which had been part of a recent tasting event. This was excellent, crystal clear, with similar traits to the above but better balanced. Rating for the latter.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2008 Typical IPA coloration and aroma, if not slightly fruity. I had this as a session brew and the dry aftertaste became rather tiresome. It is rather good in helpings of one to two bottles however.
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
first off a big thanks to doclock for this beer.the 60 minute poured a murky orange with a small white head.smells of cedar wood,pepper,and juicy fruit gum greated my nose.the mouthfeel was crisp,yet smooth and refreshing.i gathered flavors much like the aroma with a bit of caramel malt.i was very happy with how balanced and drinkable this was.this would be an awsome session brew.
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is just a high-quality beer, especially for the price. Wonderful aroma and spritely effervescence. Still heavy enough, though, to make two or three feel like a full evening. Good color and a nice woody quality. Have yet to try the 90-minute, but I expect much of the same.