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RATINGS: 4307   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2008 Cask at GBBF 2005. My beer of the festival. Never had anything from Dogfish before, so I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. Slightly cloudy dark copper/orange colour. Slight herb on the intensely hoppy slightly metallic aroma. This is just a huge rollercoaster of a beer. Superb. Good citric lime flavour mixed in with the hoppy finish. I could still taste this in my mouth the day after (4.5) Cask at GBBF 2006. The hop aroma is just so wonderful. Fresh hops, grapefruit and golden syrup flavours. (4.8) Cask at GBBF 08. This is one of my favourites and I looked forward to it for 2 years, so I had it twice on the day it came on before it ran out. Just so drinkable for a 9% beer, it’s untrue. 4.6/5

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (850) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2005
I hate to say it, but I liked the 60 minute better. I guess Iím not as much of a hop head as some. Anyway, the quality (as with all Dogfish Head beers) was evident (as were the hops!)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Hops and pine at the nose. Very complex and big flavorfeaturing hops aplenty yet also having a definitve malty backbone. Bitter but only to a point where it is recognized and enjoyed. Dry finish that leaves you wanting more.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2005
12-oz bottle. Pours copper with tiny slow to fast rising bubbles and a huge foamy off-white head that literally begs you to grab a spoon and dig in. Excelllent creamy lacing. Fruit (peach, plum and grape) aromas with hoppy pine notes and a light roasted caramel nutty malt (straw) and yeast (dough) nose. Moderately bitter sweet caramel hop and buttery maple flavor with light acidity and barley, oat notes. Medium bodied and creamy palate with a warming feel, finishes dry and spicy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkpie (19) - Covina, California, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Pours a cloudy golden amber... malt hops and slightly citrus in aroma... slightly bitter... a little sweeter than anticipated but not super sweet either... hoppy aftertaste and a dry finish... perdy yummy if ya ask me

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold with a creamy eggshell colored head. Head is dense and frothy. Thick sheeting lace. Smells of...hops. Bitter and citrusy, orange rind. Taste is variations on the first sip. Goes something like this: hoppy burn, alcohol burn, sticky rich malt. Rinse. Repeat. OK the alcohol burn is understated and slow to build which actually make it quite warming in the gullet. The hops are an explosion and actually burn the tongue a bit like a good habenero sauce would. There is some citrus in there but mostly bitingly bitter herbal hop flavors. The malt is rich and sweet, molasses, burnt caramel and such. Mouth is sticky, the hops for all their glory do tend to get washed on the tongue by the considerable malt but do linger on the roof of the mouth forever. And your teeth. Great stuff, did this one right they did.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2006 Very nice hop aroma, a nice mouth feel, a little dry after wards like a typical IPA. A nice complex hoppy flavor one of the better IPAís I have had yet. Just wish I could get it somewhere here in GA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
Very malty without being too sweet, this is an IPA afterall. Medium bittnerness and good hop aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2005
12 oz bottle at Pop the Cap fundraiser. Poured cloudy. A good IIPA but not as good as others Iíve had. Great Divide Hercules is much better, imho. Wished this had more Amarillo or Cascade hops in flavor and aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2005
More complex than my favorite 60min but somehow does not taste as bitter or as hoppy. I like the real hoppy flavor better but this is still an enjoyable ipa.


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