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RATINGS: 4591   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2006
12 oz bottle. Poured dark gold with a light yellow-ish head that was fairly large. Very, very smooth. Maybe the best IPA Iíve had to date. Youíd never know the alcohol content is that high. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 19, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2008 (Bottled on 11/10/05) Light golden amber with a thin fizzy off-white head which mostly goes away. Powerful aroma of aromatic hops. Some fine lacing. Mouthfeel slightly syrupy, sticky (is this a DFH trademark?). The flavor is sweet then bitter. Aftertaste of hops. Easier to handle than the 120 Minute which will kick you in the ass quickly. This also seems less carbonated. Very much the same beer to me, just less extreme. Would be easier to go back to. Updated 7/12/08: Well I had this again at a DFH beer tasting and finally realized just how good a big IPA it is. Really not overly sweet as I may have felt before. The wondrous hop bouquet is as fresh as any I’ve tasted in a beer. Just so fresh and alive tasting, even from a bottle. Lovely caramel and vanilla malt base. I’ve had more perspective on this style since my first rating and now put it up there with the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Another excellent take from dogfish. I love you man. Had this in a sampler at a dogfish restraunt in Gaithersburg. The rueben was steller, and this was best of batch in my opinion. It takes the 60 and turns it up just a notch, smooth a small hint of alcohol. Beautiful lacing and god am I salavating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2006
UPDATED: APR 11, 2007 Pours amber honey color w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Good head retention w/ residual lacing. Aroma of flowery hops, citrus rind, and sodium. Full nectar w/ soft and creamy residual effers. Fat yet refined malts w/ big grapefruit hops and a mild sweetness factor. Like dipping ruby red grapefruit into a bowl of half dry sugar. Not real complex but very drinkable. Nice citrus rind bittering on the finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkiW (2) - Eustis, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2006 does not count
I canít get enough of the Dogfish Head brews! Personally, I enjoy the 60 minute a tad bit more than the 90 minute. But you canít go wrong with either. Iíve only had them in bottles so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Had this on-tap in a pint at BJís Boulder. Beer pours a hazy dark orange color with a small, creamy, off-white, mostly diminishing head. The aroma is thick with wonderful things: light malty notes of roasted grain, cookie and caramel; heavily hoppy with notes of flowers, herbs, sweet, fresh apricot and resin/pine; lightly yeasty with notes of sunny barnyard; and miscellaneous notes of honey, peaches and vanilla. The flavor was moderately sweet, heavily bitter and ended with an average-length, lightly sweet, moderately bitter finish. The body was medium-to-full, the texture was watery, the carbonation was lively and there was a light alcoholic feel. This was definitely my favorite IPA of any type that Iíve tasted so faróit was juicy, complex and multi-dimensional. I would actually keep this in regular attendance in the cellar to share with friends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Bottled. Pours an amber color. Aroma is an intersing woody/hoppy sort of thing. Very citric. Sweet hoppy flavor right up front. Different than most of the West Coast 2IPAs I have tried. Intersting brew. Most of the bitterness is up front. Finish is surprisingly mellow. No alcohol is noticable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2014 12oz bottle-pours a 2 finger high rich tan head. Bright, clear copper-gold color. Aroma is mango & hops. Taste-oily mouthfeel like many 2IPAís. Balanced hops & malt. Big beers just arenít my taste, but this was OK. Bottled on 11/25/05 Bottle 140312-rerate 3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Poured a golden brown with heads that quickly faded. The initial aroma contained hops, banana and a subtle mix of other fruits. It was not as bitter as I thought, but still strong. The flavor exploded in my mouth - grapefruit and celery is the best way to describe it. Can pick up the 9% ABV, but this is still a keeper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ceejmeister (7) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2006 does not count
Truly an enjoyable beer. I especially like the fact that the hops are not over the top on this one. A great taste from start to finish.

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