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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
A hop lovers dream. Golden amber body with creamy white head. The aroma is huge on hops. Flavor is also all about the hops and just a little maltiness to balance it out. Some citrus comes through as it moves in the mouth. Suprisingly creamy for such a hoppy beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2007 Fridge temp. Pronounced resinous, somewhat herbal aroma with overtones of ethanol. Dark amber in the glass. Fizzy head, recedes to a thin layer. Heavy bitterness throughout with heavy alcohol on the finish. Dry and medium body with a slightly chalky, very long penetratingly resinous wood aftertaste. Second rate: Heavy mouthfeel almost oily. Both sweet and alcoholic. Big bourbon soaked cherry flavor. A bit of a burn in the finish. Packs a major wallop. Comes off far more as a liquor than a session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2671) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
[on tap at Sunset Grill and Tap] Bright golden colour with a fine bubbly ring. Wonderful citrus, grapefruit, and peach aroma with some faint, sweet malt. Not grassy in aroma or flavour. A bit "salty" from all the hops with dominating grapefruit in balance with a pleasant bitterness and obvious alcohol. Warming and full bodied. Excellent. I want to learn to have such good hops control--it must have to do with freshness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DogfishKing (22) - USA - FEB 11, 2005
Very good. Strong at first but mellows. I thought it was fairly well balanced but seemed to be missing something. Still very good beer. Like the Burton Baton blend a little better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2005 First rating: 4.5 Unbalanced and hoppy as hell, but amazing. Citrussy aroma. Round, full mouthfeel. Bubbly. Id drink this beer everyday. Second rating 4.0 Syrupy sweet, with a good citrussy/piney hop profile, but the constant addition process they use at DFH doesnt get quite enough hops in at the start of the boil to bitter them up as much as Id like. A great beer, nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2007 Darker amber, moderate head with good lacing and retention. Aroma is moderate PNW hops with some caramel/wood type malts. Medium bodied with a finish that was too sweet. Some alcohol. Nothing made this stand out as a 4+/5 IIPA. Somewhat flawed and not that interesting, meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - FEB 6, 2005
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 rerate 4/17/05 VIA RANDALL on tap at the Blind Tiger. hoppy smoked meat aroma, lightly hazy amber orangey gold. short quick light tan head. flavor is bitter but only at the front of the palate. hops are flavor soaked like tobacco. clean finish and mild smoky hop aftertaste. 2/6/05: golden amber color, fluffy and rocky white head. nose is strong hops, pine, resin. powerful hop bitternes, resiny flavor too. not cloying like the 120min. dry citrus for measure but not too much. not sticky sweet like a lot of other IIPAs. an imperial IPA on the brink but keeps it together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
Orangy gold in colour with a lasting white head. Malty toffee start with a hoppy citrus finish. Big grapefruit and lychee flavours and aromas. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1426) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Bottle. Pours a clear gold/orange with a thick fluffy off-white head. Aroma is of hops and grapefruit. Smells like breakfast. Taste is hoppy and of grapefruit juice with a finish of alcohol. On the dry side. Very enjoyable. This is the beer that could put me in the hospital.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2005
UPDATED: APR 2, 2005 Pours medium amber/tan in color, thin whispy almost non existent lacing to go with the very thin offwhite head. Smells of hops, citrus, and some slight pine. Definite hoppy kick to it but in a very nice way, bitter buit not too much so, at least not for my tastes. Delicious after taste made me want to take my time drinking it. Slight warming sensation in the belly. Taste very even for an IIPA, I like this beer a lot, Im glad Ive got another one stored away. Goes outstandingly well with grilled hamburgers, which brought out some subtler tastes in the beer as opposed to covering them up.

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