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RATINGS: 4107   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Wow, so good. Roasty malt, incredibly hoppy nose thats beautifully balanced with some mild alcohol peaking through and a bit of malt bitterness also. Bronze color, no head as seems to be the usual with DFH. Sweet start, so hoppy throughout each sip. Long lasting hop taste, beautifully put together, so much more sophisticated and enjoyable than the Moylans Double IPA, its got the malt and body to enjoy even if it wasn't hopped through the roof.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flanny (24) - Severn, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Pouring into the recommended snifter yielded a sparse, cream-colored head, which quickly dispersed to the edge of the glass. The 90 minute hop treatment must be used to rein in the heavy-sweet maltiness--a Good Thing. After-sip hop bitterness safely guides the malt sweets away. An excellent, but not outstanding, IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2007 (Bottle) Hands down the best IPA that I have tried. Pours a dark amber color with a small head. Great flavor that makes your taste buds crave for more.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2003
dark amber color. pours a thick, frothy head that leaves relatively quickly. not as hoppy as i expected. tastes more sweet to me than anything. honestly, it tastes like a barley wine

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Golden color with some haziness. Head lingered for a while. Lacing reminded me the head had been abundant. Hoppy aroma that almost masked the malt. Some bite from the alcohol and nice bitterness from the hops. Malts come in and try to balance it, but the hops won't let them. That's a good thing. Goes down smooth but didn't last long enough. I'll need to get two bottles next time.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Wow! This is a nice IPA! It first goes down smooth, but the maltiness is quickly replaced by the strong hops which stick around for a long-lasting aftertaste. I haven't yet had the 120 minute, but this is the hoppiest beer I've ever had that has remained balanced and natural-tasting. Most highly recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bclasen (17) - USA - OCT 30, 2003
Pours to a nice frothy head, which disappears quickly. Some nice lacing. Dark brown color. First taste is malty, with lots of hops. Smooth with a nice aftertaste, a bit on the dry side. While a high ABV, not a high alcoholic taste. A great flavorful beer, although the high ABV will keep me from enjoying too much of it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Refreshingly unique hop character. Citric, spruce, cedar, herbs, etc. Satisfyingly full bodied. Woody, bitter flavor, finishes bitter (duh). Gets away with being a bit tongue-coatingly sweet. Bitterness is balanced by huge maltiness. Toward the end of the glass, the malty sweetness fails under the bitter assault of hop. Hides its alcohol well.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Hops galore. Wow! This one is powerful from the start. Strong hop aroma with grapefruit. Big white head that slowly diminishes to a dark golden colored body. Nicely laces the glass. Smooth and somewhat creamy. Flavors are nicely balanced with hops, malt, and a hint of grapefruit again. The finish is mildly bitter. And, long lasting. It leaves a feeling of hops dancing on the tongue long after the beer is gone.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Light hazy golden color. Aroma is musky hoppy, not citrusy or grapefruity like I like. Flavor is lightly sweet but the hops are pretty straight up in this. This was after my homebrew IPA (which has lots more hops) so it was subdued. Very nicely balanced IPA though. Thanks hopsrus & Indra


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