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RATINGS: 4425   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   IBU: 90   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Everything you would expect from DFH: loads of flavor, substantial ABV, and just all around delicious. Go for the 120 if you can find it, but otherwise one of the best imperial IPAs you could find.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2006 deep orange/light amber color, drinks very smoothly with complex hoppy tastes remains delicious and deeply flavored throughout. one of the few ipas ive enjoyed *much revised: very hoppy, thick ipa style. poured from bottle. not too much head but nice golden yellow color. malty in the beginning but a ton of hops take over soon after. has the bite of sierranevada bigfoot but balanced. is a solid beer...definately worth tasting for those hopheads out there. iíd like to have an evening comparing the 60, 90, and 120 - especially if complemented with a meal. the english two-row sweetness comes through in the end, similar to some Stone Brewing IPAs, deliciously noticable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebirdshow (27) - Burlington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2006
This beer had a nice amber color with a white head and covering glaze. The smell was of carmel and hops. It had a rich full bodied taste. A hoppy bitter yet malty flavor. This is an excellent IPA one of my favorites.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a nice white head. Pine and caramel aroma. Strong Sweet, nutty, and caramel malt profile balanced by a very pleasant hop bitterness. Finish is bitter, earthy, and slightly dry. To me, the malt profile has some british influence. Overall, this is a great and unique tasting IIPA. You could easily pick this one out in a blind taste lineup. Easily a top ten IIPA in my book.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosco (235) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2006
orange/red hues, great nappe on glass, slight burnt toast. low fizz/carb. Very bold front with waay lonnng finish. This beer deserves at least 5 more adjectives that I canít think of. Bought at Boca Raton Whole Foods Market...date on bottle says it was bottled 2 months before I drank...tasted quite fresh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2006
A 12 oz. bottle pours a crystal clear, light amber bodied beer with an average, rocky white head that left great lacing. The nose is dominated by the pine and floral aromas lent by the dry hopping. This is an incredibly bold but simple beer thatís powerful on all sensory fronts. Palate entry introduces a strong malt backbone, full body and commanding presence. The malt character never quite fully develops before a mid-palate bitterness balance and high hop profile suggested by the aroma lends a grapefruit citrus and pine needle character to the flavor spectrum. A malty sweetness and light alcohol presence split through the finish, making the beer surprisingly less dry than expected. Still, the high IBU contents leaves behind a welcome high hop aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2006
This is not a subtle beer. Definitely not your typical IPA. Thick head, very powerful aroma, pours a medium amber color. Incredibly hop presence with a slight bitterness. Overwhelming taste that comes at you from all directions.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Orange colour bordering on the red hues. Thin white bubbley head. Floral and piney hops fill your nose, some spice is noted as well. Huge thick malty body with loads of hops. Lots of pine flavours with bittering finish. For being such an overly hopped beer, it has so much balance. I was quite surprised at how well done this beer was.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tennisjoel (1222) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Bottle. Purchased in Fort Myers Florida. Made sure to look for this one since you canít get it in Minnesota where Iím from. This is a truly special beer. Everything just works here. Grapefruit and citrus floral flavor with a nice bite in the finish. But it is extremely smooth for an IPA and not as harsh as some can be. This is not a beer or a style that all enjoy, but for me, itís heavenly! Superb!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2006 (updated 05/1/2006) - Got this on a bottle for the 2006 Spring bottling. After having the 120 Minute a few weeks ago, Iím workign back down the scale. Almost as sweet as the 120 but without the kick. Plesantly candied and hoppy, just about right, although, Iíd follow this up with a cold Shelter Pale Ale before downing another 90 Minute. (adjusted rating from 3.3 up to 3.8) Iím not exactly a hophead, but this was a bit more pleasant than some IPAís Iíve had. I had this as par tof a sampler at the DFH Gaithersbug Alehouse (2/4/2006). I thought, out of the five (5), this was #4 on my list. It finished a bit more bitter than I would have hoped given all the raves from friends. It did go extremely well with the spicy (and I do mean spicy) Jambalya for the evening.


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