Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 4509   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jb (2705) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Iím a bit of a hop head AND I LOVED THIS STUFF! Looks-wise it was nothing special, dark yellow with small white head. Fantastic fresh American hops aroma. Same hops in the palate and very dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Opened because I was so disillusioned with their "flagship" beer Shelter Pale Ale and because I need a big, hoppy beer to have with my Indian food. Straight fom the cellar @ 51.3į and served in my NB worthy glass. It poured light orange with a smallish off white head. When swirled, the beer coats the glass. Aroma is hops, nice and spicy and beautiful. There is also a honeyish background. The taste is hop flavored with all kinds of crazy flavors, the first the comes to mind is a honeydew melon (thats a first in a beer for me!). The hops are also spicy and piney, but that melon flavor really steals the show. Pretty tasty. The bitterness not overwelhming, but it can be felt. Despite itís huge hop aroma, this is a somewhat balanced beer. The finish is piney and melon flavored, with a bit of tongue tingle from the underlying bitterness. Mouthfeel is nice and full. Overall a really nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Very good beer. Fairly large off white head. Body is clear and light amber. Slight citrus aroma. Full well balanced palate, sweet, bitter and alchohol flavors are present.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2005
Poured into a pint glass, a very rich, clear copper colour with moderate head, Intense and inviting piney aroma. Taste is deliciously bitter in hoppiness with some nice malts too..alcohol is well hidden. This beer is very refreshing, canít wait to have it again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Katmgck (1) - Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2005 does not count
Very very good IPA. The best I have had, actually. I look for this brand wherever I go and am dissapointed when I donít find it. Higly recommend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2005
Light amber coloured with a thin white head. Clear hoppy flavour. Sweet and fruity with an acid aftertaste. Fresh with a slight alcoholic segment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3846) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2005
Bottled. Light clear amber colour. White head. Alcohol nose, citrusy, nutty, fresh feel to it. Very malty, piney hops in flavour, then the abv takes over. Still very well balanced, but maybe with too much alco to it. Also, not as bitter in the finish as expected.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
flocco (20) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2005
This is by far the best IPA Iíve ever had. ABV very strong, but the flavor is just delicious. Gotta go, I am getting thirsty just thinking abou thaving one! beer is not cheap, but is is not that expensive either.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Louipa (121) - USA - MAR 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 Well, Its the best IPA Iíve had. It is sweet and hoppy and smells flowery and alcoholic. Expensive, but worth it. I will buy it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
can8ianben (1446) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
This was the beer that got me hooked on IPAs. It is a great beer although not for the faint of heart. It has a great hoppy aroma and flavour. Get giddy just thinking about having one!

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