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RATINGS: 4411   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MHED (114) - lisle, USA - JUN 12, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2006 Aliitle different in the smaller bottles. A nice rich amber color, huge Pacific N.W. hop aroma and flavor lends way to a well balanced malt backbone. A solid beer that has paved the way for many.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeT (76) - Hollis, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Bright amber colour with a floral herb and sweet aroma that poured a thick off-white head with some great lacing. Well balanced taste of malt and big hops and citrus ending with some alchohal and bitterness. Nice for a high octane IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SNOB (13) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Light amber (almost iridescent) in color with a large, creamy head. The nose hardly detectable, but remniscant of light fruit bread. Sweet at first, then bitter. Seemed thin in texture, but lively. I was a bit disappointed. (Bad bottle?) The beer seemed very immature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehinge (283) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2005
A lively, (from the hopping, I think) honey colored pour with a white head that lingers a good while. Lacing is very good. Aroma has hints of bread/yeasty. Taste is very nice.....fruit on the front end and nice bitter, hoppy finish. I would recommend this. I gotta say.....I don’t wonder why Dogfish has stayed in business for a while with beers like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisfrey (15) - Franklin, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Nice yeasty aroma, you can smell the alcohol. Nice fruity flavor with clean, bitter aftertaste. Even though you can smell the alcohol, there is not much taste of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Bottled.. Poures a clear amber color with a small head. Aromas of pine, oranges, sweet malt and a little grapefruit. Flavor is a great balance of pine/citrus hops and sweet malts and almost no taste of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Great IIPA!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2005 Robe cuivrée aux reflets chatains surmontée d’une mousse blanche timide. Arômes de pamplemousse rose, de pain et de malt caramélisé. Saveurs de pamplemousse bien balancées avec le corps. Caramel, houblon floral, sapin, un peu de levure. Très intéressante et bien puissante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2005
Bottle: Poured a medium brown color ale with a larger then average head with good retention. Aroma is very floral with some bitterness coming from the abundance of hops. Taste is a well balance between floral and sweet hops and bitter aftertaste. Body if bit thinner then expected but alcohol is well hidden. Great beer but not as well balances the Dreadnaught I had last week.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2005
Couleur ambrée aux reflets orangée chapeauté d’une belle mousse blanche et persistante. Des champs de fleurs roses et de cannabis sont situés à la même altitude qu’une plantation expérimentale d’agrumes dont la souche provient d’une autre planète. Un tas de houblons forme un duo remarquable arôme - amer tout en se mariant très bien avec le malt biscuité et carameleux. Corps de densité moyenne, parfait pour une Impérial IPA. Finale amérisant témoignant le houblonnage à sec utilisé. Un autre monstre apprivoisé en provenance de cette excellente brasserie. E n fut au Moan And Dove, 21 Mai 2005.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Beautiful orange pour with a small, but fluffy white head. Much more complex than one would imagine from such a heavily-hopped brew. Alcohol is well hidden. The oily hops are obviously bitter, but also have a distinct smoky flavor. The hop powerhouse is well complimented by a smooth malt backbone and sweet fruit flavors.

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