IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice copper/amber color with a thin off-white head. Tons of hops, but kept in balance, not too overpowering. Nice masking of the 9% abv. A great IPA.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber color with thin head.Hoppy aroma with some floral notes.Very smooth for the ABV.The best well balanced IPA I have ever had.Finishes with a solid warming feel.
presario (4522) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much more enjoyable than the 60! Light gold. Medium head with a nice lacing. Strong hop aroma. Perfect hop blend with an interesting malt finish. Alcohol notes are not overly strong. Clean and dry.
TipsyMcStager (1127) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lemon, citrus hoppy aroma. Soft and pleasing. Pours golden brown, thin white head. Very smooth. Pleasant sweet aftertaste. Hop bite but not as hoppy as expected. A smooth and tasty beer, much better than the 60 min.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - AUG 15, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my first rating, I think I picked a good one to be my first.
Bottle. This is a hophead's wet dream. Intense floral hop start, then a nice bitterness that stays constant during the the sweet maltiness afterwards and a warmness at the end. Thick and sticky. Just keeps getting better and better as it warms and as you have more of them.
Rocky (1) - nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2003 does not count
3.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have just started the rating process. To date the Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA is the best beer I have tasted.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very clear golden orange color. Smells of floral and fruity hops. Hides the 9% abv, very well. Has much more malt balance than I expected. Very good.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 Really dropped over the years, or perhaps I have, for some reason I can no longer find this beer as I once remembered it.
Sampled July 2004
A nice strong citrus & pine aroma wafts to my nose as I pour this beer. It pours a deep copper color and is quite clear. The head is quite large and it a tan color. As I take a couple of sniffs I get a strong note of candied orange peel, lychee, grapefruit, apricot, and some pine needles. The taste tells me that thankfully this is a fresh bottle. The taste is sweet up front, and is pretty much all hops. The beer is much less hoppy than your typical west coast hop monster. Never-the-less this is quite hoppy, with a candied fruitiness in the mouth. The finish has a hint of harshness from the mixture of alcohol and hops, a sort of raw hop type astringency that clings to my mouth in the finish. I really like the front half of this beer, it is like sucking on a candied hop lollipop. This is quite tasty, yet is still missing that certain something to really make this great.
Sampled August 2003
Pours brilliantly clear. This beer is an amber color with a pale tan head. The aroma is of American hops; floral and grapefruity. It smells a bit sweet as well. It tastes citrusy with a sweet maltiness to it. Finished by a solid bitterness. This beer tastes strong with a bit of alcohol in the finish. There seems to be something missing to make this a great beer, nothing wrong with it, just seems to be missing something that could push it over the edge.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big hop aroma. Fairly dark amber color for a pale ale, with a nice head. It took me a few sips to get into this, but it's very good. A big hop finish which is balanced by the malts. 9% abv, you would never guess. Still, this is a big beer that takes some getting used to. But when you get used to it, boy, is it good.
SDquaffer (18) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 6, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bitter....bitt but, after the initial assault, the flavor settles down on your tongue like a chatty rapist...asking you if you liked the ordeal....strangely...I did...a lot!