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RATINGS: 4184   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2005 Iím normally not a big fan of IPA, but this one is pretty good-- not spectacular, but it will do. A little steep in the pricing department (over $9 for 4 bottles) and I canít say it was worth the cost, but Iíd rather buy four for that price at a store than spend that much on 1.5 bottles at a bar. I am curious to find out what this one tastes like on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tweety83 (26) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Amber colored liquid. Has a strong aroma with a very sweet taste. I did not care for this beer at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 15, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2005 Pours gold mahogany with a creamy ivory head that settles fairly quickly. Aroma is wonderfully fragrant, complex and strong. Floral, apricot, leather, pine and lots of other things going on I canít quite put a name to. Taste is huge and mouth-filling, but still a well-balanced play between malt and hops. Though as the glass progresses, the hops win out. The 9% ABV hides pretty well, but provides a nice warming sensation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2004
This is a hop-loverís beer! Heavy hops aftertaste is amazing. Kept looking for the sediment as I poured it but it never came. Only down side to this beer but flavor is incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2004
Deep golden hue with a decent creamy off white head. Strong citrus nose with a twist of orange. Brutal hoppy taste. This beer is crammed full of hoppy flavour with citrus, flora and hints of caramel. The after taste is long and intensleybitter. This is the full on hop experience for IPA lovers. Fantastic! It is hard to describe the great flavours that this beer holds due to its glorious complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Poured a cloudy orange with a small white head. Strong hop aroma. Strong spicy hop flavor. Alcohol taste is also present. A great double IPA that i will have more of.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Delicious and hoppy as hell. To me, this is the standard of Imperial IPAs and all I dream about when I think of serious IPAs. Another good call from Dogfish Head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2004
Extra strong pineapple, floral, citrus, spice, sweet peach, very complex aroma. Gorgeous orange color with obvious strength by how the light is refracted by the thick syrupy body and the numerous bubbles move slowly to the dense perfect white head. Slight chill haze that clears as it warms. Straight ahead hop bomb flavor with a rich malt liquor palate. Finishes sweet and spicy with low percieved bitterness. Very good but a bit sweet for my tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lilsis (4) - USA - SEP 7, 2004 does not count
Lovely amber color with thin white head. I smell hops and banana fosters (banana/caramel/molasses). A little bit spicy, and definitely interesting wthout overwhleming. Emjoyable finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 7, 2004
Deep golden orange with fine head. Peach, syrup, malt, orange, candy, and more in the nose. Medium mouthfeel with bitter lingering finish. Roasted flavors, carmel, pine, citrus, vanilla, nice flavors. Not enough malt it seems to support the hops, though this could show more when warm. Not bad

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