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RATINGS: 4267   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2004
Bottle pours translucent golden, small milky white head, good lacing, and minor carbonation.   Strong hop aroma, as well as spruce/pine.   Initial taste is of biscuits, slowly fading into the hoppiness that is the IIPA.   That transition is quite smooth, and the hoppiness is quite delicious, not overly bitter, well balanced.   Finishes with a soft sweet maltiness with a hop tinge.   Very enjoyable for a IIPA.   The 9% ABV is well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2004
cloudy amber color, small carbonation bubbles and a nice rising creamy head, highly hoppy aroma with a bouquet of hops mixed with a fruity touch; flavor is hoppy and bitter with a very faint fruity flavor – citrusy, acidic, a bit of bready malty as well

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TracyR (1) - USA - APR 8, 2004 does not count
This is a real treat. It has a long and bitter finish. The aroma is very floral with hints of orange, pine and complex sweet/bitter flavours, awesome IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2004
Had this as part of a 60/90/120 Min vertical tasting and loved it. Gorgeous copper kettles colour with thin off-white, lasting head and lots of nice lacing. Noticable alcohol but smooth and mild. Lots of great outdoors aromas - pine forest, meadows, floral. Very creamy and complex bitter/sweet flavours lead to a dry finish with great bitterness. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9607) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 1, 2004
clear amber-orange colour, almost no foam, strong floral hoppiness with notes of cream, butter, litchies and lemon, very dry and very bitter, long floral and bitter finish - good stuff but hard to drink: one more us-extravagance ... - thanks to Clarkvv for this bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2262) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2004
Beautiful copper in colour. Aroma was floral, piney, citrus. Flavour of pine, oranges, creamy mouthfeel, some malt and alcohol. Full bodied and nicely balanced. Finishes with a very nice bitterness and dry. The alcohol is only noticable in the finish. Thanks for the bottle Jeff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2009 One of the best IPA’s out there. A hop lover’s delight. Nice copper color, and the aroma hits the nose warmly. This is a beer to sip on slowly to enjoy the delicious flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2014
2014-09-18, bottled 2 months ago, 7-5-7-4-14=37
Parallel with 60 Minutes and Sixty-One

Amber color, bright, hazy. Fruity and sweet, almost a special Barley Wine, not the expected IIPA.

2004-03-26, 9-5-9-5-17=45
Beautiful copper-amber color, creamy head. Wonderful hop aroma. Explosive; I like it because the maltiness can somehow support the huge hopping. And the fruity character in the nose and palate. Excellent IIPA. Thanks Philippe (Bov) for sharing this bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2005 Great imperial IPA. Pours a beautiful amber with an off white head. Has an INTENSELY strong, floral hoppy aroma. Actually the aroma has a bit of hop stink to it. Taste is citrusy and obviously ridiculously hoppy and sweet but not overly bitter. Although the alcohol content is high, it is hidden pretty well. Aftertaste is spicy and very dry. Actually, I was thirsty as hell after drinking this. Mouthfeel is full and round. Excellent!! Recommended.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1101) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2004
UPDATED: APR 15, 2005 absolutely amazing aroma showcasing citrus, pine, even some tannin-like hoppiness. super-tangy with a superb malt backbone, and a finish that doesn’t go away. it just stays there and lingers. the hops profile is excellent, and the malt profile is excellent--but there isn’t any interplay. they’re both just kinda THERE, doin’ their own thing. can’t we all just get along????

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