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RATINGS: 4283   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Esquire Magazine calls our 90 Minute I.I.PA., "perhaps the best I.P.A. in America." An Imperial I.P.A. brewed to be savored from a snifter. A big beer with a great malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping rate. This beer is an excellent candidate for use with Randall The Enamel Animal! 90 ibu
Tasting Notes: Brandied fruitcake, raisiney, citrusy.
Food Pairing recommendations: Pork chops, beef, grilled fish, frites, focaccia, split pea soup, Stilton cheese & escargot.
Glassware recommendation: Snifter
Wine comparable: Sauvignon Blanc
In case you care... the average 12 oz. serving has 294 calories.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oly (42) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottled 10/13, drank 11/1. Poured clear golden into a snifter. Light, white head. Aroma is citrus zest and sweet tropical fruits. The hops aren’t huge, but the citrus and pine resin are very nice. The maltiness is a bit too much, though. A bit boozy, but not too bad. A very nice beer, and for $10/4 pack at Trader Joe’s, an excellent value.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (85) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014
355ml bottle @ home. Pours yellow golden with a frothy white head. Aroma is tea, sweet malt, tropical fruit and maybe some artificial candy? Flavour is sweet, not that bitter. It’s too malty and sweet but very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gad905 (103) - - OCT 29, 2014
On keg in the Joshua Tree Saloon (of all places), CA, 20.9.14. Clear orange/pale amber, off-white head. Nice juicy hop aroma, as well as the citrus and pine there’s some berries and a whack of toffee malt. Lots of sweetness in this one, is it fresh? Probably not but I still like it, especially a whole pint! No detailed notes, but from memory, all the usual citrus and pine with some strawberry hints and some complexity to the malt character too, definitely some warming booze. In a karakoe saloon in a 1 horse town in the desert. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phikus (75) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
This beer is really good but as it says in the commercial tasting notes there are notes of brandied fruitcake and raisins. I can finally taste the hops I was looking for in the 60 minute but the malt profile is just something I don’t desire in a double ipa

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluemooner (634) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Pours a hazy copper color with a small light tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, citrus fruit, and piney hops. Flavor is malty with grapefruit and other citrus notes, some sugary sweetness, pine resin, and a bitter hop finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Really nice and complex IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
remice2 (120) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
4pack dogfish 90mins. Nez d’abricots sèché,caramel,des notes de citron quelque teintes chocolaté mais c’est très subtiles.. une bonne présence crémeuse, alcool bien caché , pamplemousse qui colle l’abricot sucré c’est super bien faite ,débile..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Masterkush7 (559) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Pour is clear amber with a golden touch. Head disappears quickly. Nose is heavy dark fruits with a lot of dough. A bit boozy. In the mouth, it’s an IIPA with a heavy body, a long medium pine bitterness and a huge malt sweetness. Fresh bread and dried apricots. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbertels (118) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Nice head and a wealth of aromas! Bananabread, caramel and toffee, citrus, dried fruits. Taste is enormous and this complete and full ale deserves to be sipped. Extremely well-balanced and the alcohold is quite hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"solid, but i must admit, i was a little underwhelmed by this one. for the reputation that DFH has, particularly this beer, i was expecting way bigger aroma, bigger hops, bigger flavor...this ones just "good". i’ll try again some other time...maybe i got an old batch... 3/09 - retried a fresher one...better, but still not of my favorite 2IPAs. too much sweet malt and fruitcake, still quite good, just not on par with it’s rep. 8/10-the brandied fruitcake aspect really starting to grow on me. for the first time head to head i liked 90 better than 60."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
isaiah41v10 (3) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
Very good IPA. Golden color and pours with little head. Taste is complex. Starts with a unique fruit flavor and finishes with a slight bitterness. This IPA also comes with a nice kick.

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