RateBeer
overall
100
100
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 4203   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2005
On tap at the scottsdale big beer fest. Gold yellow in color with decent head. Great clean hoppy aroma with a little citrus thrown in. Good hops flavor just strong enough and not bitter at all with just a taste of alcohol at the finish. VERY GOOD!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 Rate adjustment 1/20/04: Okay, Iím warming up to this a bit more. Not as off-putting as the first bottle I tried. Maybe it happened to do with it being taken directly from the cool, cool basement rather than fridged first. Still highly sweet and syrupy and sticky, and pretty alcoholic in the flavor/palate. And Iím still too afraid to take another shot at the 120-minute monstrosity concocted by this brewery. Only so much A-oiliness I can take.

This needs more balance. It isnít too highly hopped; itís too highly alcoholic in the flavor and palate! Oily character comes through too much. Stoneís Ruination IPA managed to do this style to perfection; this has too much A.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homebrewerguy (303) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 Achtung!! Zis bier kerls mein leiderhosen. In der fadderlant such as zis bier haz nebber bin brewt. Zees Americaner micros are ashamet ov Budmiloors, so zey "kranken up" der bier styles. Eben der Englander vould zay, "I say, Old chap, haveínt you beefed this one up a tad?"
Earlier Rating: 12/31/2004 Total Score: 3.9
Massive hop aroma of american hops thatís not true to an English IIPA, Luscious mouthfeel but dominant hop flavor to the finish. I havenít looked, but is there seperate catagories for American and English IIPAís? I think Golding hops blend better with this style of beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubbleflubber (1787) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2007 Yes.... very nice.... Pours orange into the glass with decent head and nice lacing. Aroma contains citrus fruits & floral notes. Has a bit of a citrus upfront, nice bold malts with grapefruit in the mid-palate, backed with a nice array of bittering hops. This has a bit of retentive alcohol burn, mixed with an abundance of toffee and caramel. Feels very full-flavored in the mouth, and has a rich embodiment. The finish contains a nice warming complexity. An awesome IIPA, one of the best brews available!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Intense pine hop aroma that is like sticking your head in a bag of hops. Crystal clear light amber body, lacey head. The flavor is forcefully bitter, obviously generously hopped, sticky malt background pulls it all together. Very good stuffÖ

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thehoff (595) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Bright orange beer with cream head, quite thin. Smells of hops. Citrus. The taste is quite strong, thick, bitter. The finish is dry. It feels like it coats the back of your throat. You can really taste the alcohol here. It warms you right up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Pours a clear light orange with amberous tones to it. Aroma of stale tobacco, grass, and lemon and pine. Flavor is dominated by what I can only describe as "stale hops". Not sure exactly, but the flavor remains pleasent. Palate is pleasent. Very dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Spliffy (55) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Wicked Brew! Cantí wait to try the 120 if I can get it. Great hops and a bit of citrus in there. Love to drink it nice and slow!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 5, 2005
i poured the 90 min. into my snifter glass.i was very impresed by the color of this brew.it was a nice translucent orange.i didnt get anything as far as head.just a ring around the snifter glass.the aroma gave me blends of banana,and vanilla.i was very surprised by the tatse.it did have a hop character,but not like any other ipa i have had. i got flavors of honey,caramel,and then some hops.even though this is nothing like any other ipa i have had,its still really good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Awesome beer that started off my eve before New Years Eve. Moderate head, about 1/3". Smells sweet, smooth and crisp. Color is calming; an easy amber brown. "Holy crap" was what went through my mind as I took the first sip. Tastes of honey, alcohol and lemons. Mouth watering and semi-citrusy; very sharp. Grassy and bitter afterbite, making me pucker up. You could feel the alcohol resonate with the finish.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 363 364 365  366  367 368 369 » 421


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50