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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2004
on tap at blind tiger and i reckon it might have been a bit more subdued than in the bottle. woody, sherry aroma. pretty sticky in the mouth but with some vanilla and plum and then a big hit of grapefruit

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Bottle(s). Iíve had so much of this and Iím shocked Iíve never rated it here. Pretty copperish amber pour; medium brainy head that fades to a lingering trace. Aromas are a surprisingly solid mix of malt and hop. Flavors are not even close to blaanced. This beer is an assault of hops. The difference between this and many hop overboard beers is that this one presents a substantial, sweet, chewy malt backbone on which to stand its hop component. Itís good beer. No, itís great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2008 Bottle into tulip glass. If there were a Platonic form of IPA floating in the supersensible ether, DFH 90 min. is the reflection of it in the mortal, human world. Drinking this is tantamount to fighting off the shadowy, unreal imitations of beer shackling us in our cave of ignorace to emerge (as if from the womb) to see the sunlight for the first time. The perfection of this beer actually scares me; Iím tempted to look into the sun, to try and actually see that glowing orb, but I know I will be blinded by its brilliance. Now, to practical matters. The smell: smoky hops and alcohol. The vision: orange amber, clear, with a peachish white head, creamy and average sized, mostly lasting, small-bubble lacing. The taste: cream and fruit at first and some unexpected maltiness; hops bitter comes on slow like a train from far away, and intensifies; basil dryness and a bit of black pepper accent the hops; all flavors last through the long finish. The touch, the feel: medium to full bodied; creamy; soft carbonation. Overall: DOPE.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2004
With IPAís being my favorite style, I must say I havenít enjoyed one as much as this in quite awhile. Balanced and luscious in every way. The floral / citrus hops just fill the air. Gotta enjoy this one on the warmer side (55-60 degrees) to really appreciate the aroma. Lots of sweet crystal malts balance out the orange-grapefruit hop flavor and snappy bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky with a long bitter-sweet finish. Makes me want to go out and drop the $7.50 on a bottle of the 120 to compaare. This babyís gotta be tough to beat!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Amber/orange with a medium white head. Aroma of rosemary and hops. Somewhat malty/sweet at first then finishing with a nice hop kick. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2004 poured clear amber. the alcohol% was hidden better then other high percentage beers. the consistency was oily and it seemed to slide around in your mouth. NIce fruity taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 6, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2010 Had a very nice balance for such a strongly hoppy beer. The finish is pretty bitter as well. Definitely a beer you need to sip, as the flavors are very intense. The high alcohol content is hidden very well. Had a nice sweet aroma and above average mouth feel. If youíre in the mood for a very strong, but well-balanced IPA, this is one of the best!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Bottle. Poured a thin head, orange in color. Aroma is malty with a little hop. Taste is initially malty and then a nice juicy, piney flavor. Good, and I would not hesitate to drink this again, but I am going with Dreadnaught

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Didnít really like all that much. It was okay, I just feel its terribly overrated! Very hopsy. Tasted like bongwater!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2004
a great ipa. well balanced, and more complex than the 120 minute. hops continue to kick your butt even as it warms up a little

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