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RATINGS: 4410   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Loddeer (171) - USA - OCT 23, 2004
This is a very interesting IPA. The smell reminds me of an oak cask with hints of charcoal. Pours nice. The flavor for an IPA is simply unique. First off, thereís no overwhelming hop aftertaste, instead itís more a continuation of flavors throughout. The initial taste is hoppy citrus with a preeminent alcohol flavoring (usually the inability to mask alcohol is bad, but in this case it is welcome). The flavoring of the hops is very unique. The complexity is superb, with no individual dominance, but instead a pleasing harmony of flavors throughout. A little dark and dreary for an IPA, needs more life, but still extremely deep and satisfying. If there was a uniqueness rating ... it would receive a 10. Excellent overall, refinements would make this an unbelievable offering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2004
Very cloudy dark orange body with a small but persistent white head. Once it was in the glass, I could smell this one from a distance of a few feet (literally). Upon closer inspection, I was hit with a huge hoppy aroma. The tastes consists, predominately, of lemon and other citrus with a long, slow dry finish. I look forward to comparing this with DFHís other IPAs (or at very least the 60 min).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerly There (20) - Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Bottle. Nice orange-amber color. Small white head. Aroma is a pleasant mix of malt and hops. Better yet if you allow it warm for about 30 minutes after you take it out of the fridge. The only complaint I have is that there is so much malt to balance the hops that itís a bit on the sweet side. None-the-less, itís a great beer from a great brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Wow pretty much describes it.You can smell and taste evry hop.High frutiness taste with a very clean finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2004
Bottle. Pours orangish-amber with a small-medium sized head. Wonderful citrus hop aroma--a barely detectable alcohol burn in the nose. Flavor is very good, not over the top as I expected. Well-balanced with a dry finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 Bottle from 23rd Street, Aroma of sweet hops ,citrius grapefruit. Medium body kinda syrupy.pine hoppy flava not malt in there somewhere.BEAST

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2005 Eye-watering hop nose includes pine, orange/tangerine citrus and suede. Clear copper coloured body with white head that recedes to thin cover with some patchy lacing. Pine, orange, woody notes to the aggressive hop flavour that is cut by a sugary sweetness with finishing bitterness that seems comparatively light. Medium-full body and tingling mouthfeel. An interesting offering but altogether far too sweet for my taste. Must say I prefer either the 60 or 120 minute versions. Sampled on draft at The Moan and Dove (Amherst, Mass) with MartinT and Rastacouere. Resampled a few times since both from the bottle and on tap and with each time I try this one, I find I like it less. The sweetness becomes cloying and overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DUbrew (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2004
Good IPA. Definetly not a Three Floydís, but this beer has a good flavor. Citrus with a hint of alchohol. Hoppy, with a lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Classic. A delicious IPA with a well-rounded, non-intrusive hops. A bit overly-citrusy, but over all, itís a great balance between smooth and bitter. Itís a step above the 60min in smoothness - not as grapefruity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BJM8 (17) - USA - OCT 11, 2004
Maybe itís me, but these Dogfish Head beers donít do it for me. I find them wildly overrated. Overly citrusy, very hoppy, and not a great aftertaste at all. Iím disappointed...no comparison to Stone IPA.

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