Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 4508   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinnamon (40) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2006
The aroma of this beer blew me away. Very hoppy with a delicate bitterness. one of my favorites so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2006
Pours a clear honey amber with nearly no head to speak of. Big hop aromas, grapefruit, orange, floral with plenty of malt to follow it up. The taste starts out with a big grapefruit kick with the sweet maltiness rushing in to balance it out. Thick mouthfeel . To my unexperienced palate itís almost like a barleywine. I really love these big hopped up beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luvcasks (178) - USA - APR 16, 2006
Aroma: Lovely Floral, Fruity (like fruitcake) Apricots... yumm Appearance: Caramel highlights... with a white head leaving nice lace on the glass (appeared slightly cloudy) Flavor: Opens with Malty sweet notes to be followed up with fruity, caramel and nice big juicy hop flavors and bite Palate: Medium bodies, grainy, fruity finishing dry and slightly sweet Overall: Fabulous east coast double IPA with malt backbone with the hop wallop (Balanced... nope cant say that for a DIPA) wish this was available in the west coast as well

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5134) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2006
Pours light copper with white head that goes away quickly. Aroma is clean piney hops with a bit of rich caramel malts in the background. Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation and bits of prickliness. Flavor has the piney hops from the aroma with an added bit of floral qualities. There is also some rich malt underlying to give balance. Due to the flavors there becomes a bit of a syrup aspecet the mouthfeel. I remember this being beer in the 750 ml bottles, but the 12 oz. bottle is still nice. A nice quality beer that is worth trying.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vitriolix (12) - USA - APR 14, 2006
by far my favorite double ipa. i just wish they would distribute in california.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2006 Great beer. Super smooth and pleasantly bubbly, and great hops in the aroma. This is one of my favorite beers. Itís hard to find an IIPA as well balanced and evenly rounded as this one (and easy to find).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
altivoid (4) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2006 does not count
A great IPA but I think it lacks some of the bite that the 60 min. is famous for. It has almost too smooth of a finish for an IPA. I must admit the regardless of my critiques above, this beer is still one of the top ten in my book.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2006
12 oz. pours a rather clear amber with a medium off white head. decent lacing. Aroma is of pine and citrus, taste is of big bitter hops up front with a malty body and a smooth, piney bitter finish. In my opinion, this is the most well balanced imperial ipa iíve come across.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricpimp (7) - USA - APR 6, 2006 does not count
Pours a steady dark reddish amber. Strong notes of citrusy grapefruit. Aftertaste is light and lasting. 9%abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2007 On draft at Issac Newtonís. Pours amber with small compact off-white head. Aroma of pine hops, citrus, sweet malts. Flavor is exceptionally smooth, citrus, sweet up-front, carbonation with a mildly bitter finish, with an after taste of slight orange. Good healthy body, Great brew.

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