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RATINGS: 4219   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.


4.5
   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 stuff…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thehoff (596) - 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! Cant’ 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 (1776) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Nice hoppy aroma, but could use a little more dry hopping. Golden to Amber and slightly hazy in appearance. Very heavy malty flavor. Balances more toward the malt than the hops. I get a slightly strange aftertaste. Another rating said metallic, and that is what it feels like. Warmth from the alcohol content. Overall, not bad but I would rather go with a hoppier regular IPA or an Imperial IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jde123 (763) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2005 Pours amber with a bubbly countenance. Forthright aroma, punches you in the face, but not overly sweet. Very silky and rounded palate, decent enoguh flavor, but seems to have been brewed with a quixotic detachment better relegated to lesser imperial IPAs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cdog (32) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2004
A good IPA but not my favorite. I got a little metal taste after every drink. Not a nasty metal but a lingering taste on the sides of my taste buds.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2004
This is easily one of the best IPAs available. This is a more accomplished IPA than the 120 minute, which probably suffered from overkill. The hops are strong, but remain balanced. The finish is strong, but clean, with a slightly lingering caramel flavour.


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