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RATINGS: 4423   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tsgrayson (15) - Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Serve in a Sifter? Do you really want me to go there? Dont forget to put your pinky out! Dark clean beer...Intense flavor...good ABV. Nothing lacking in terms of taste, flavor, color, or appearnance. One of the best of the best with a great finish. Darn you four pack!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1389) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Pours a cloudy light amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is citrus with strong hops. Aroma alone is enough for me to know that this is going to be a good brew. The flavor is intense with the citrus and the hops blending well together and finishes off with a slight taste of alcohol. This is a very good IPA, probably one of the best Iíve had so far

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nchurman (12) - USA - JAN 31, 2006
Had a pint draft. It had a very bright amber color, a good deal of lively carbonation. The aroma was excellent, very hoppy. The taste was hoppy, but not too much; the malt and hops were well-balanced. Overall very tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2006
See DFH 60 Minute rating. Add a few +ís on the description of aroma, body, taste in terms of more powerfuly distinctive. Therefore take a few points away cuz for me in this instance less is more. Pretty good, yet, a tad too much of this and spritz too much of that topped off with too high of an alcohol % to be called very good.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kickback98 (6) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2006 does not count
12 oz. bottle. Clear, beautiful amber color. Strong hop aroma, and the taste is as expected very hoppy. The large amount of malt used balaces the hoppy taste; this is a very good version of Double IPAís. The prefect brew for your íhopí fix.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA pours to a beautiful, bright, deep orange color with a thick and creamy off white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose of this beer is stunning. Huge waves of piney/citric/spicy/resiny hop aromas flood the nose. I shouldnít say aromas, it is more like intense hop vapors. The palate is firm, you can tell they did indeed use a "ridiculous" amount of malt in this beer, to stand up to the hop character. But this beer is all about hops, and they are in this beer big time. Slight flavors of pale malts pair with intense fruity/citric juicy hop flavors on the palate. 90 Mintue IPA finishes with more hop flavors up front, then ends with a long, dry, very zesty/piney/resiny hop bitterness coupled with a high octane burn that lingers for quite some time. This beer is amazing. It is a very drinkable beer at 9% abv, so be careful with this one. I would suggest the 60 Minute IPA if you wanted more than a few, the 90 Minute is one you will want to drink sparingly. I can not put into words the depth of hop character in this beer, in flavor and aroma. It dominates this beer, but it isnít a throat peeling, all out acid wash of hop bitterness. There is some real hop synergy and hop magic going on here, putting the hop character of this beer is a class by itself. Every bit of hop flavor, aroma, and character you could get out of the hop varieties used, are squeezed into this beer. You would have to taste this beer to understand what I mean. This beer could stand hop for hop with the best of the best from the PNW, and truly is one of the most exceptional "Imperial" IPAís on the market. 90 Mintue IPA is a hop headís dream come true. If you love hoppy beers, then this beer is a must try, and a holy grail of a beer. It is a bit pricey at $8 a 750ml bottle, or $12 a 4 pack of 12oz bottles, but worth every penny, and then some. A perfect aperitif beer, or a beer to enjoy and relax with after a brutal day at work.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
masedawg (156) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Golden with a light head. Citrus aroma. Flavor is full of citrus and a slight bit of honey. Sits nicely on the palate but nothing incredible. Pretty good brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Poured a nice golden color with a small off-white head. Aroma was very hoppy with a bit of spicy citrus. A medium smooth body with a malty flavor that finished very hoppy.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pjyielder (9) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2006 does not count
Heard such great things about this one, and it didnít disappoint. Very nice pour from the bottle; the color is a reddish amber. The aroma only hints at how good this beer tastes. The flavor is one of a kind. Very smooth, with a unique, almost velvety mouth texture. Hints of grapefruit and bittersweet chocolate, with a good balance between malt and hops. ABV is 9%, but you canít tell at all. Let this sit in your mouth for a few seconds at just-below-ice-cold and the torrent of flavor becomes a real joy. Iím very impressed. Extra helpings of love went into this one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
This IPA pours a beautiful golden color, it leaves a nice sticky white lace that sticks to the side of the glass. The smell is of hops, lemon, sweet fruit. I let this beer sit for a minute to bring out more flavor and aroma, and as I put it back to my nose more floural and spicey aromas became present. As I tasted this beer I let the beer sit on my palate and so many delicious flavors came to mind, a smoothe, malty, hoppy finish. The taste is carmalized fruits, grape, peaches, caramel, and kick of hops. You canít even taste the 9% abv. This is the best IPA, actually one of the best beers Iíve had the priviledge of tasting.


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