Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 4540   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tobias (206) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2005
12 oz bottle: the pour is the color of shinny new copper. withe a small beige head. the aroma is of citrusy hops, flowers, and sweet caramel/malt. possible peachy apricot hints. the flavor is of sweet malt/caramel/honey with alot of citrus fruits. peachy. towards the end a piney bitterness pokes through to tie it all together. the mouth feel is nice and full. man i love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhliesen (812) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2005
12 Bottle-Lovely hoppy aroma, poured a nice rich amber color with a small head. I have to admit that the beer a too much oily feel to the palate. The beer tasted much better as the glass went along. The high alcohol content wasnít noticeable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UNCCTF (514) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Bottled. Hazy amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma dominated by citrus and hop. The flavor started off malty and full but then turned into a walloping hoppy finish. This is one of the best beers Iíve ever had. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Aroma is sweet and sharp; lots of hops. Dark orange body with a medium head. Fruity nose with a nice finish. Lots of hops which cover up the alcohol VERY well. This beer will put me under the table and I will not even know what happened.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slabonator (29) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Brilliant orange haze in my glass with a nice head - good carbonation. Malty sweet aroma with some fruitiness and noticeable alcohol. You know this is going to be BIG. Good balance in the flavor - it is sweet with some heat to it then it dries out toward the end with a bitterness that hangs on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2005
This rates very close to top of my list on robust IPAís. What a wonderful aroma, thick head, lovely amber/copper body, and sweetish bitter joy to drink. I savored these one per evening during a recent vacation. Mmmmm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Great full bodied pale, with a hearty mouthfeel, and a great malt profile which blends seemlessly into a powerful hop finish. Smooth and delicious. Can easily serve as a meal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 Complex. Strong barley and hops flavor with a sweet aftertaste. Complex and flavorful. Strong alcoholic content.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2007 This beer made me love the ipaís. not noticeable bite like I was used to in an ipa. nice amber color floral hop aroma and clean taste! I believe this beer is one of the best beers brewed in America today (and even though I love hoppy beers I am still a malt guy at heart and always will be!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2005 My first Double IPA. Deep honey color, thin, quickly-receding tan head. Very nice, sweet aroma of apricot (perhaps coupled with some other fruit). You can almost feel the bitterness like fine bubbles on the palate. Itís sharp, citrusy, but then recedes into the malts, but then you get the hops all over again. Throughout, this beer has some very nice fruity notes of apricot, peach and citrus. Delicious! You get a little bit of the alcohol towards the end, and some in the aroma, but nothing overpowering. This might have to become my new favorite beer style.

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