Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 4437   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hezron (611) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Cloudy, medium oragne color with a huge off while head. Hoppy aroma, pine/citrus with some earthy pear. Flavor is initially acidic with a bitter finish that still has an acidic feel to it. I taste major spurce-pine like hops, some citrus and some earthy fruit (apple). Medium palate with a dry texture,...lightly metallic finish. It took me a while to finish this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Botttle. I had been sitting on this, and well for 400. Poured amber with a white, fizzy head. Spruce and grapefruit hops smack you right from the pour. The taste was not as hoppy as I feared.I liked this IPA. It maybe the use of hops other then casscade. Excellent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Had this one on tap at Ashleys in Ann arbor, MI. Light amber, alchohol comes through later, fruity with strong hop presence. An excellent IPA, worth the price. Thick mouthfeel but very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2006 i mean wow. pours a clear light amber. aroma is a bang of resin-y hops . flavor: wow. malty fun in front, hoppy finish in back. it ends with some sweetness, but the dry-hopping character is there. enough of the malt gets through to make this an absolutely stellar beer. no evidence of the 9% alc. i think iím in love.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2005
UPDATED: APR 5, 2006 Pours amber with thick off white head. Has aroma of hops, fruits and citrus. Flavor of grapefruit, hops, floral, and citrus. Execellent I2PA not too strong and well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2005 hands down the best I.P.A ever strong hop flavor, even stronger hop finish and nine percent alc. WOW this is heaven

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Boy,I love the looks and the nose of this brew.Clear amber brew with a dash of big bubble head and a blast of piney resiny hops that leapt outtaí the glass and landed one on my nose.Hoppy and malty,I found there to be a very good balance between the two.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
UPDATED: APR 17, 2005 Nice but not great Imperial. too much malt sweetness for me not hoppy enough. a good beer fron a much overrated brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tejas (932) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 Iím not a big hop head or at least I didnít used to be. The flowery hop aroma in this one is actually very enticing. Nice 1 finger head that holds itís form. Very smooth and hardly any of that hop bite that I used to hate. Extremely drinkable. The 9% is not noticeable at all. I could drink this regularily and thatís saying a lot for this malt lover.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holdwine (1131) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Wow! Like jumping into a hops pool. Dark red pour with a small lasting head. Must be sipped to get the full citrus tang with the sharp hoppiness. I guess there is malt as well, but who cares?

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