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RATINGS: 4574   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   IBU: 90   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ratz (2) - Buies Creek, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2006 does not count
Beautiful amber beer with wonderful floral hops. Moderate to thick creamy malt. The palate is fruity and vibrant with darker raisiny flavors. Stronger piney/citruisy hop finish that leaves you wanting another sip. A perfect IPA for hop lovers.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 12 oz. bottle: pours a golden amber and laces really nicely. aroma emits a lot of hops and malt. Very nice aroma flowery, and bready. flavor is very balanced. Really nice hop bite with lots and lots of malt like the label says. oily think mouth feel. Very good brew. Had it at the pub, but saw cases for $57 too bad its that much. re-rate: all thoghts are the same accept this to me now is very "catty" reminds me of the "cattiness" from the 120 min and it just isn’t as enjoyable as it once was.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2006
VERY GOOD IPA NOT OVERWHELING AND BITTER.HAS A SMOOTH AND HOPPY FINISH.MELLOWS AS IT WARMS.I ENJOYED THIS AND WILL DRINK IT AGAIN

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Bottle dated 1/4/06. Clear with a slight haze. Light copper in color with white head that last. Aroma is dominated by hops....resinous with hints of light fruit. Mellows rather quickly and has slight toasty malt notes. Taste fantastic. Bitter upfront, but with a soft malty sweetness in the middle of the tongue. Finishes bitter. Warming sensation indicating the high alcohol. Overall, very well balanced IIPA with healthy amounts of hops, but with enough malt to balance. I would love to have this with some different hop choices, but as is, it’s still fantastic.

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 I’d 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 IPA’s) 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.


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