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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Great stuff. Amber with an off-white head. Aroma was grapefruit/hops. Full-bodied, thick, creamy. Flavor was awesome. Citrus/grapefruit. Refreshing and satisfying. Excellent!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrockLanders (771) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2004
This is one fine ale....one of the best Iíve ever enjoyed. It pours a nice deep amber color. The aroma is a sweet, floral, citrusy one. The mouthfeel is thicker than I imagined, not as syrupy as the DFH 120, and darn good. The taste is superb. Iíd be hard pressed to think of a better example of the style. Hop Wallop and Ruination are excellent, but this bad boy kicks it all up a notch. Iíll always have some of this on hand...period.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Dark golden pour with a good head that held for a fair amount of time. Nice hop smell not overpowering. The suprise to me on the beer was the balance. I expected more hop bitterness and was met with that but almost just as much sweetness as well

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtownEraser (63) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2004
Probably the best IPA that I have had to date. Nice pour with a amber color. Excellent maltiness to compliment the hoppiness. Outstanding flavor. It brought me lots of happiness!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2004
on tap at blind tiger and i reckon it might have been a bit more subdued than in the bottle. woody, sherry aroma. pretty sticky in the mouth but with some vanilla and plum and then a big hit of grapefruit

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Bottle(s). Iíve had so much of this and Iím shocked Iíve never rated it here. Pretty copperish amber pour; medium brainy head that fades to a lingering trace. Aromas are a surprisingly solid mix of malt and hop. Flavors are not even close to blaanced. This beer is an assault of hops. The difference between this and many hop overboard beers is that this one presents a substantial, sweet, chewy malt backbone on which to stand its hop component. Itís good beer. No, itís great.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2008 Bottle into tulip glass. If there were a Platonic form of IPA floating in the supersensible ether, DFH 90 min. is the reflection of it in the mortal, human world. Drinking this is tantamount to fighting off the shadowy, unreal imitations of beer shackling us in our cave of ignorace to emerge (as if from the womb) to see the sunlight for the first time. The perfection of this beer actually scares me; Iím tempted to look into the sun, to try and actually see that glowing orb, but I know I will be blinded by its brilliance. Now, to practical matters. The smell: smoky hops and alcohol. The vision: orange amber, clear, with a peachish white head, creamy and average sized, mostly lasting, small-bubble lacing. The taste: cream and fruit at first and some unexpected maltiness; hops bitter comes on slow like a train from far away, and intensifies; basil dryness and a bit of black pepper accent the hops; all flavors last through the long finish. The touch, the feel: medium to full bodied; creamy; soft carbonation. Overall: DOPE.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2004
With IPAís being my favorite style, I must say I havenít enjoyed one as much as this in quite awhile. Balanced and luscious in every way. The floral / citrus hops just fill the air. Gotta enjoy this one on the warmer side (55-60 degrees) to really appreciate the aroma. Lots of sweet crystal malts balance out the orange-grapefruit hop flavor and snappy bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky with a long bitter-sweet finish. Makes me want to go out and drop the $7.50 on a bottle of the 120 to compaare. This babyís gotta be tough to beat!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Amber/orange with a medium white head. Aroma of rosemary and hops. Somewhat malty/sweet at first then finishing with a nice hop kick. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2004 poured clear amber. the alcohol% was hidden better then other high percentage beers. the consistency was oily and it seemed to slide around in your mouth. NIce fruity taste.


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