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RATINGS: 4560   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
redbarista (40) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2006
appearance was so-so; everything else was superb; slightly more bitter on the palate than I like (well, duh; this is a super-hoppy beer), but excellent overall.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 12, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2008 Id better rate this as long as I have a glass. Gorgeous in the glass, spectacular on the nose and the palate... Not a whole lot needs to be said here. I love the hop varieties. Not the grapefruit bomb that most big IPAs seem to be. And not the astringently bitter ale that can also bare the moniker. Exceptional balance, the continuous hop addition has to be the reason behind the silky constant wave of hops. The definition of balance. So refreshing for 9%. Even more lethal on draught.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2006
Super clear, dark golden, huge white head, fast away; Again (for Ameracan IPAs) super sweet nose: Cookie like, but also dry pine and sweet, fresh fruit; Huge carbonation, very sweet body turning into bitter and a little spicy finish. Not very impressive!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Light, golden yellow color. Little head. Lot of hop smell. Taste of sweet hops and rye. Can also taste some grape. Bitter alcohol taste at the end. After I was done, I also could taste some celery. Good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Bottled. Clear copper color with an ivory head. Aromas of lemon grass, clover honey and oranges. Sweet, malty flavor with exceptional bitterness. More oranges, straw and floral notes as well. Very bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kingdavid (18) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2006
interrupted my roomate mid-story after I smelled this brew. the taste is good, really good. leaves ya with that feeling like your naked at school, in a dream, but at the time your not sure if its a dream or not.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sweetgoodness (19) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Clear amber in color with a big off-white head. Smells sweet and tangy. The alcohol really hit my mouth first and rest just came along for the ride. The hops are very mellow and it is very sweet, tastes a little of dried apricots. Not too thick but a bit too sweet to drink more than one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a clear amber with a small, off-white head. Some citrus in the nose. Only medium-bodied with some caramel. Soft and citrusy. Hoppy finish but not overly so. OK but not really a great IIPA. 220406

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (782) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2006
12 oz bottle. Bottled on date 04/04/06 stamped on the neck. Poured out clear amber. Thick two finger head slowly recedes and coats the glass with a layer of sticky lace.
Aroma is fruity and floral much like the 60 min, just a little juicier.
Flavor is sweet at first followed by some pine and citrus with a little bit of spice.
Finish is long and piney, a little heat from the alcohol burns the back of the throat and warms the belly.
Pricey beer, for just a little more than what I paid for this, Id rather have a bomber of Ruination. Still, cost aside, it was a damn good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Courtesy of decaturstevo - Clear amber color with a very small head that faded quickly. Nice fruity aroma. Malty with a tad bit of fruit flavor. Smooth medium bodied beer. Good beer. Thanks Steve


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