dogfishhead (3) - TINLEY PARK, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I think the 90 minute is the perfect IMPERIAL IPA that can be found in the bottle. I usually drink it in the big bomber bottle. I was amazed to discover that this beer is as good as the best IPAS you will find on tap. In many bottled IPAS the beer is much different than on tap. There tends to be an excess of bitterness and lack of malt balance. However, the 90 minute is very well balanced with the hops not overtaking the malt. Also, there was no diacetyl or oxidation in any of the bomber bottles I have tasted.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
i have enojyed this beer both in the bottle and on tap and it is a good variety of smells and flavors. very hoppy taste through-out and absolutely MUST sit for a few minutes before drinking.
LawofCreation (8) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow....this stuff wasnít even cold and it was awesome. Out of the bottle, the head is about 1/2" and fades to 1/8" thru the glass. Laces the glass all nice and pretty like. Pours an amber color with slight carbonation....still, not enough to tingle your tounge enough to the point that you canít taste the beer. Going down the gullet, well itís thick, I canít really place the tase (newb) and has an ever so slightly bitter finish, but not enough for me to complain. This stuff is 9%? Wow, this is an awesome beer that I would definitely try again. Yet another great from Dogfish Head.
LJBrewing (22) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This takes big brews right to the edge, without going over (Unlike Stone). Nice aroma, good balnce on the IBUís considering the level of alcohol. Some slight chill haze noted, maybe due to the 9% alc/vol. What an Imperial IPA should be. One of my top 10 IPAís.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Beutiful brew. Nice heavy caramel, toasty, and bready maltiness with abundant citrusy and floral hopping; long, dry finish and slightly hot alcoholic palate. This would be great if it was aged out a bit.
ceejmomeechmo (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from binnyís...Poured a crystal clear amber with a big lasting off white head that left great lacing. The aromas are strong of hops, citrus and light floral notes. The intensity of this beauty is a pleasant, bold suprise. Flavors are full of hops and citrus, beginning semi-sweet with a smooth bitter finish. Overall a very enjoyable Imperial IPA.
Rballs01 (279) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
WHam! Thats something special. Unique flavor. Pours a sweet amber with a honey-hop aroma. The hops are there but masked by the syrupy malt. Donít be scared by the 9% its not what it seems. *A word of advice* donít drink it ice-cold, let it warm for 5 then the flavors are at their peak.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A deep amber colored beer with very strong floral aroma. A very strong hop characteristic and an aftertaste that last.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear deep mahogany/ruby color. Citrusy and grassy smell. Taste extremely good, very strong hop presence, citrusy and grassy, the malt shines through in the finish leading to a great sipping beer!
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 doesnít taste too bitter. Palate is medium-thick and works perfectly for this type of beer.