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RATINGS: 4374   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.


3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
polo_marco (6) - milton, Vermont, USA - APR 6, 2015 does not count
This beer did not tickle my palate it started off watery and flushed my touge with massive amounts of pine note which mad it wicked bitter. There are much better ipas out there

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaron90 (6) - Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015 does not count
Poured from a bottle. Golden color with a great bitter hop and citrusy. Very smooth. I agree with the hype that it is one of the best IPAís.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Metalflake (31) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from Craft Beer Cellar. Poured into a Shaker, a hazy orange colour with a fingerís worth of head. Aromas of pine and citrus, like any good AIPA. Carbonation was somewhat softer than I expect for an IPA. Taste was somewhat sweeter and maltier than other imperials Iíve had recently - I actually like this in an IPA. Other than the lack of fizz, I couldnít find much to dislike about this one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (530) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 4, 2015
Bottle sample at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear golden with small off-white head. Very malty aroma, notes of toffee and caramel with some prune and hint of hops. Very sweet and malty flavor, sugary, notes of raisin, moderate hoppy bitterness, some citrus and caramel notes. Soft carbonation, medium to full-bodied. Not so fresh and quite hard to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (876) - ISRAEL - APR 2, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Clear copper orange with a small head. Aroma - very malty, fruity, alcohol and biscuits. Taste of sweet malts, honey, caramel, sugary and fruity with bitter finish. Medium bodied, sticky, low carbonation. Too heavy and not fresh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (301) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
Well hopped. Small taste of toffee and alcohol. Small bitterness. Good beer overall

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (455) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
oured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a citrus aroma along with a whiff of alcohol. Appearance- Pours a clear amber color with almost zero head. Taste- Hops and malt with an alcohol bite. Palate- A heavy bodied brew with mild carbonation. This beer has a very dry finish. Overall- A really good beer but I didnít enjoy it enough to give it world class ratings.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (757) - CROATIA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle (trade non Rate Beer member); pours clear orange gold with a khaki head; aroma is malt, tropical fruits, pine, and a little caramel; taste is caramel, tropical fruits, and malt; has a bitter hop finish; very nice imperial IPA

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Hazy orange color with a big soapy off-white head. Big citrus, grapefruit aromas with hints of caramel malt, honey and pine needle. Well-balanced. Sweet and bitter on the palate. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Bready and biscuity aromas come out as it warms up along with more tropical fruit from the hops. Fairly easy drinking for the ABV with a great bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
721Lance (72) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Everything is awesome here from great hop pine aroma greatness, only down side is cloying sweetness associated with this. It would be fine for a barley wine or Xmas ale but not for this type. Didnít let me dislike the overall experience.


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