Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 4583   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3535) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Capa (2724) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Poured amber in color. Had a citrus bite to it that was very enjoyable. Hops, grapefruit also plenty of bitterness is noticable. Very good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2006
A very nice IPA from Dogfish, second only to Stone’s Ruination IPA in my opinion. Strong citrus fruits in the aroma with a taste that has heavy grapefruit overtones. A medium white head that’s quickly diminishing. Very hoppy in taste (to be expected with this type of beer) nice and bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mhack1128 (16) - gainesville, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Best beer i have tried up to this point. Very flavorful with a little bite (9% alki content being the reason for that) the taste is heavenly and rich. must let the beer air for a minute or two first. starts out a little to yeasty but goes away after a minute of airing. buy one if you get a chance

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Redmash (2) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 10, 2006 does not count
I don’t see what the appeal is to this beer. It starts off with all malt and sweet. Finishes with a small amount of aroma in the back end. Totally off balance for a Double IPA. Nice dark color. Hops need to be more upfront and available in the nose. Closer to a barleywine than anything. Not very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wineandbrew (40) - Steilacoom, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Bottle from Steilacoom Wine and Brew. Beer pours a deep caramel color, very dark even for an imperial IPA. A good amount of head that lasts, nose is definately sweet, and hop, some apricot and mollasis. Mouthfeel is 9%, not harsh, just 9%... this is a BIG IPA and has alot of malt in it... perfectly wonderful for IPA fans and Barley Wine fans alike... Great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2006
(12.27.05) 12 oz brown bottle purchased from DiCarlo Wine and Spirits (formerly Armanetti’s), Mundelein, IL. 9% ABV. Orange hued ale having a small diminishing white head with spare lacing. No discernable carbonation. Strong hoppy flower aroma. Medium-to-full bodied IPA that starts with light malt sweetness and intense hoppy flavors. Finishes dry with lingering bitterness. Though this beer has a high hop profile, it is not an aggressively hoppy beer as the hops are well supported by a firm malt foundation. This was my favorite Dogfish head IPA as compared to its 60 minute and 120 minute IPA counterparts. Another superb offering by Dogfish Head brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Pours a golden amber color. Aromas of floral hops, some sweetness, and a touch of fruit. Flavors of hops, pine and citrus. Light body with a bittersweet finish and long aftertaste. Thanks dhrjericho!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkBarnes (407) - Waterville, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Jan. 5, 2006; 12 oz. bottle.

As many others have noted, the alcohol is dangerously well-hidden. Is there such a thing as a "session" double IPA? :-)

Balanced with a huge body, it’s just a shade too sweet for my personal taste. Nonetheless, a very impressive brew; and I shall enjoy working my way through this four-pack.

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