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RATINGS: 4476   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kepano (249) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 24, 2006
90 Minute IPA poured a crystalline orange tone topped of a fuzzy white head. The aroma initially evokes sweetened grapefruit and orange, a hoppy nose that only subsequently accretes in complexity. Mirabelle, pineapple and vanilla are soon revealed to create a fruity blend that merges with the alcohol tones of an expensive flowery perfume. A grainy wheat smell that reminds of Corn Flakes is further supported by Parmesan cheese and surprises amidst the traditional hops. Meanwhile the looming sweetness of chestnut honey provides a luscious background to the elaborate nose of this beer. As the tip of the tongue collides with the liquid a sweet flavor of orange juice appears but gradually expands to a hoppy burnt toast sensation and ultimately descends to a creamy finish. The strong carbonation and bitterness of the palate renders this beer difficult for me to drink and evaluate but I do appreciate the attempt at a more complex brew in this style.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
xdream (16) - Madison, Alabama, USA - MAR 24, 2006
The aroma is like that of a Christmas tree. In a snifter the liquid brew reflects the light like a copper ornament ready for that tree I smell. The flavor is an amazing piney taste upfront, followed by a bitterness. The mouth feel is smooth and easy. Overall this is a perfect DPA. I tip my hat to you DFH.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2006
Ahhhh 90 minute. Sam C. once made Hop Brownies for us... but thatís another story. 90 minute is the same as 60 minute, with just less water. The smell: Like slightly rotten fruit. The look: Totally filtered darkish amber. Large head. The taste: The sweetness of hops is brought to the forefront and one feels as if he is on a dessert island with Jimmy Buffet. If you were to slam a pina colada then take a swig of sierra nevada, this would be the taste you find in this beer. Good aftertaste with a plate stick that lasts, but does not annoy. top notch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 21, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2006 had this at the tap house bellvue washington....over 100 drafts, good selection , i highly recommend. huge shot of pungent grassy hops, floral fiction as well. flavors pass by with grapefruit and apples. significant malt character in the substructure of this beer. full bodied brew more then you would expect from an ipa. nice drinking after taste of thyme. not as easy to drink as i would of hoped imo,. this is just the next level of biggness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cappadonna (110) - Delray Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Pours clear and golden and shows moderate carbonation. Sweet, hoppy, and malty aroma. Nicely balanced flavor with a late bitter / alcohol finish. Definitely one of the coolest beers around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Fresh but light hoppy aroma. Flavor was smooth pale malts and hops. Nothing harsh in here. No notice of the 9% alcohol in the taste. Superbly balanced throughout. Thick syrupy mouthfeel but not too sweet. Slightly floral and fruity, plenty of hops but not over the top, and a mildly bitter finish. Very easy to drink and enjoy. I donít have that much experience with IIPAís but this was exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Bottle. Pours a near translucent honey color with a white frothy head. Aroma is light and very hard to describe. Hoppy, but not overpowering tantilizing aroma. Flavor is not over the top, it is mild and VERY well balanced. You get the hop surge at first, but that quickly mellows with the malt. In the tail end of the finish you get that typical IIPA bittering finish. Body is medium and quite enjoyable. Leads you to believe it is an everyday drinker, but quickly kicks you in the ass. Wonderful!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2006
The beer poured a fantastic color with small head. The aroma was faint, and didnít really display the fantastic flavor of this beer. This was a very different beer than anything I have ever had. It was incredibly balanced. The first taste wasnít overly bitter like some IPAs. The after taste was smooth and warming. Itís awfully expensive at $2.50 a bottle, but itís definitly worth every penny.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Callahan09 (7) - USA - MAR 14, 2006 does not count
This is a very good beer. It tastes like a fine India Pale, itís just stronger. More alcohol, less to drink. Itís pricey, but worth it on special occassions. I like the color and the aroma a lot, the flavor is a little bitter but also kind of sweet. Thereís a slight harshness as it goes down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
Barrel Draught at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 05/08/2004 Golden amber coloured with some alcohol present. Fruity bubble gum aroma and flavour. Slightly dry lasting malt finish.

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