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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2005
This beer poured a sickly orange color and had that typical high hop Dogfish Head aroma. It actually gave me a touch of heartburn just smelling it. It has a suprisingly refreshing dry palate. The alcohol was nicely hidden. This is a suprisingly decent beer. I had some preconceived notions after trying their terrible 120 minute IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2005
A good show from Dogfish Head. This IPA has a delightful bitterness without the harsh taste present from their other IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Crystal clear amber, beautiful fine bubbly head that lasts and shows nice lacing. Spicy hop nose and noticeable alcohol with a subtle malt underpinning. Very light carbonation, just right, allows a medium full mouthfeel. Caramel malt and some fruity esters are well balanced by spicey hop flavor. The finish is not as bitter or dry as I had expected, considering the hop aromas and flavor. The malty sweetness lingers a little, but there is enough hop bittering for a balanced finish. Very nice, and what Iíve come to expect from Dogfish Head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 big creamy head, brew looks like ice tea, thick palate, intense ester nose with a similar dry malty finish, hop fruits, i n t e n s e

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdjuice (496) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - NOV 1, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 Pours an uninteresting copper color, but with a big pale yello-gold head. Aroma is sweet, honeyish with plenty of hops. Big thick sweet taste with thick mouthfeel yet surprisingly agile and is expertly countered with the bitterness of the hops. Long finish that is kind of sweet and bitter at the same time. Pretty darn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Great hoppy taste! If you like hops youíll love this beer. They still manage to get great hop flavor and not have it be ridiculously dry and bitter. And itís good and strong!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
altkencru (143) - USA - OCT 31, 2005
Far too sweeet for my liking. Not enough hops and too much malt. Too expensive also.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapital75 (6) - USA - OCT 31, 2005 does not count
maybe it was just me but after pouring this beer smelled like its namesake. thankfully, i was able to get past that. very flavorful and kicks like a mule!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Poured an amber color that is not perfectly clear with a tan head. There is great head retention and very good lacing. There is a sweet taste to this beer along with the hop and slight malt flavor. It is almost a grapefruit sweetness with a medium bitter taste. I can see how people really like this beer, but it is not for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2005
I loved this IPA. I admit, IPAs are my favorite. But this hoppy IPA is unreal. Looks good, smells good, and taste so hoppy it will knock your socks off. Buy it now.

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