Bov (10248) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy orange colour, big foamy head, very well-hopped (what a surprise ...), strong aroma of apricot, grapefruit and cream, medium to full-bodied, slightly oily, the mouthfeel is quickly overwhelmed by a powerful bitterness which persists in a very long fruity and flowery finish - about just the right amount of bitterness for my taste - thanks to fiulijn for this beer !
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definitely a session IPA, as it’s malt-hop ratio is well-balanced when compared to the popular hopped up versions available from other US craft-microbrews of the style. The DFH brewery continues to intrigue me with some of the offerings made available for purchase. I prefer the 90-minute, but I am sure that 90%+ would concur with that statement. As far as session IPA’s are concerned, I put Avery & Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale at the top of my personal list of favorites.
fiulijn (16186) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2014
2014-09-18, bottled 07/21/14, 2 months old, 6-4-7-3-13=33
Parallel with 90 Minutes and Sixty-One
Hazy golden color with small head. The aroma is lightly malty; the mouthfeel is smooth, it has some pale malt flavor, correct bitterness, but not much hop quality.
Beautiful golden color and big creamy head. Very nice hop aroma, crispy, a bit nutty, and fruity (mature apricots and raisins). Some good malt flavor, unable to balance the huge amount of hops, with a lot of caramel character. Enjoyable.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Ashleys in Ann Arbor, wonderful IPA, pours medium amber with considerable lacing. Fresh hops with slight spice, finishes with alchohol running through.
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 (1499) - 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 (7306) - 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 (5338) - 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 (1972) - 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.