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RATINGS: 4255   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
calicool (16) - Keller, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2004
I love Dogfish Head. This again, has a blend of hops and maltiness. Hops don’t overpower like Sierra or other Pales. They are there, but there’s more going on here than just hops. Feel it burning as you swallow. Smile and enjoy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2004
12 oz. bottle. Copper/orange color with medium-sized head that is cream colored. Nice and clear. Malty, hoppy, citrus aroma. Great flavor combination with bittering hops balancing the malt. It has some tea-like flavors and the alcohol starts coming through as it warms. Great beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2004
12 oz. Bottle. Pours a clear light copper hue with good head and some lacing. Great pine, citrus, and sweet malt nose. Piney bitterness with some citrus and a good malt profile. Does not seem to be 9%abv! Great beer!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 A hop-head’s delight. The aroma stuck my head into a sack of citric hops. The taste... wonderously bitter with a floral/citric aftertaste. Bless those Dogfish Head folk for taking chances like few other American breweries do.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Thick aroma of milk chocolate with citrus notes. Ambery orange color with a trace of a white head. Flaovrs of milk chocolate with a very bitter peachy aftertaste. Would like to see more aroma and flavor hops to balance intense bitterness

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2004
[Cask conditioned] Amber coloured. Extremely hoppy, rather citrusy and fruity. Very bitter. Long bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (1903) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Pour is a burnt orange amber without much head. The aroma is all hop bitterness. The first hit of flavor is all hops but it quickly finishes on a lighter note. I don’t know if this is worth the really high ratings it has recieved. It wasn’t nasty like the 120, but I wouldn’t call it a top 50 beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2004
I get really excited about IPA’s and this one did not let me down. Nice maltiness to balance the crazy hops! Thank you dogfish head.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2004
I must admit that I love a good IPA. In this case this one qualifies on all fronts. The beer poors a nice orange color with a big frothy off white head. The araoma is full, foral hops with citrus nose and enticing. flavor is hugw with the incredible hops but nicely balanced by a stong and enjoyable malt backbone. Check this one out it is worth the hunt.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
UPDATED: APR 10, 2008 Bought a bottle at Hyde Park Express. Poured great. Smelled like chronic bud. No lie, this stuff smells like pot. Tastes like northern lights chronic. Maybe with some northern brewer hops thrown in. Bitter as a beer gets. It gives new meaning to the word bitter. Definitely intense, but highly offensive to my palate.


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