Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 4475   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LawofCreation (8) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2005 does not count
Wow....this stuff wasnít even cold and it was awesome. Out of the bottle, the head is about 1/2" and fades to 1/8" thru the glass. Laces the glass all nice and pretty like. Pours an amber color with slight carbonation....still, not enough to tingle your tounge enough to the point that you canít taste the beer. Going down the gullet, well itís thick, I canít really place the tase (newb) and has an ever so slightly bitter finish, but not enough for me to complain. This stuff is 9%? Wow, this is an awesome beer that I would definitely try again. Yet another great from Dogfish Head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LJBrewing (22) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 7, 2005
This takes big brews right to the edge, without going over (Unlike Stone). Nice aroma, good balnce on the IBUís considering the level of alcohol. Some slight chill haze noted, maybe due to the 9% alc/vol. What an Imperial IPA should be. One of my top 10 IPAís.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Bottle: Beutiful brew. Nice heavy caramel, toasty, and bready maltiness with abundant citrusy and floral hopping; long, dry finish and slightly hot alcoholic palate. This would be great if it was aged out a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ceejmomeechmo (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Bottle from binnyís...Poured a crystal clear amber with a big lasting off white head that left great lacing. The aromas are strong of hops, citrus and light floral notes. The intensity of this beauty is a pleasant, bold suprise. Flavors are full of hops and citrus, beginning semi-sweet with a smooth bitter finish. Overall a very enjoyable Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2005
WHam! Thats something special. Unique flavor. Pours a sweet amber with a honey-hop aroma. The hops are there but masked by the syrupy malt. Donít be scared by the 9% its not what it seems. *A word of advice* donít drink it ice-cold, let it warm for 5 then the flavors are at their peak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 28, 2005
A deep amber colored beer with very strong floral aroma. A very strong hop characteristic and an aftertaste that last.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Pours a clear deep mahogany/ruby color. Citrusy and grassy smell. Taste extremely good, very strong hop presence, citrusy and grassy, the malt shines through in the finish leading to a great sipping beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Killer IPA from DFH. Pours a beautiful ruby-blonde with a touch of head. Does not look in the glass anywhere near as aggresive as it tastes in the mouth. Aroma is a highly complex combination of pine, tomato, citrus (grapefruit, orange). Taste is dominated by the same hop complexity, with a smooth, lingering finish that really doesnít taste too bitter. Palate is medium-thick and works perfectly for this type of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Awesome IIPA, everything was just right, the pour, the head, the aroma....everything. If you like IIPAs givre this one a go.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sregnar35 (1031) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2005
YES! Thank you for lighting a fire on my tongue, itís like a million needles from heaven. Great bitter, biting away at your tongue, really good stuff.

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