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RATINGS: 4228   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Killer IPA from DFH. Pours a beautiful ruby-blonde with a touch of head. Does not look in the glass anywhere near as aggresive as it tastes in the mouth. Aroma is a highly complex combination of pine, tomato, citrus (grapefruit, orange). Taste is dominated by the same hop complexity, with a smooth, lingering finish that really doesn’t taste too bitter. Palate is medium-thick and works perfectly for this type of beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Awesome IIPA, everything was just right, the pour, the head, the aroma....everything. If you like IIPAs givre this one a go.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sregnar35 (971) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2005
YES! Thank you for lighting a fire on my tongue, it’s like a million needles from heaven. Great bitter, biting away at your tongue, really good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Bottled month or so old. Cloudy, like swimming through an orange pond (thankfully no vegetation!); tiny head...oops its gone...left an almost white rim of tiny bubbles around the edge, very little lace. A little malt, lots of hop, predictable, but a bit rough going down.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2006 12oz - Aroma is a bit faint. Floral hops and notes of carmel malt. A copper color with little head but good lacing. Flavor is a bit of a surprise for such a highly regarded brew. It has the hops, and the malts to smooth it out, but just doesn’t seem all that special. A sticky palate leaves the flavor lingering. I think I’ve let the hype get in the way of it. A better than average ipa, but not the best.

10oz chalice using "Randall" to hop-infuse from Jan 06 Indy gathering at BW3 downtown - 8/4/8/4/17 = 4.1
Wow, the Randall mixed with a fresh pint of 90 Minute is a hop heads dream! Like chewing on fresh hops. There is still a gracious malt back to balance the assult. Pours cloudy orange with a nice creamy head and great lacing. Palate is clean and smooth for such a hoppy monster. If you ever have the opportunity to drink it this way, do it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kxkeller (32) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2005 A clear, golden color with a beige head. A nice, fresh hop-dominated nose. Very nice, piny hop taste balanced by a surprisingly sweet body. Some alcoholic notes. The aftertaste is smoothly hoppy without much dryness. A real nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2005
12 oz. Bottle: Tranparent medium orange, pours a largish tan head which is mostly diminishing. Aromas are of fruity hops which fade to expose overbalanced sweet malts and yeast. Flavor mimicks the aroma for the most part with the some mild hops being the first recognizable flavor until the sticky sweet malts take over all the way to the finish. Mouthfeel is soft with little to no dryness, and slightly sticky.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MHED (114) - lisle, USA - JUN 12, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2006 Aliitle different in the smaller bottles. A nice rich amber color, huge Pacific N.W. hop aroma and flavor lends way to a well balanced malt backbone. A solid beer that has paved the way for many.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeT (76) - Hollis, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Bright amber colour with a floral herb and sweet aroma that poured a thick off-white head with some great lacing. Well balanced taste of malt and big hops and citrus ending with some alchohal and bitterness. Nice for a high octane IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SNOB (13) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Light amber (almost iridescent) in color with a large, creamy head. The nose hardly detectable, but remniscant of light fruit bread. Sweet at first, then bitter. Seemed thin in texture, but lively. I was a bit disappointed. (Bad bottle?) The beer seemed very immature.


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