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RATINGS: 4191   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2004 Whoa, this is the malt-hop heavy. Big in your face beer, with straight up hops and malt, no freaky yeast stuff going on and no fruit/herb additives. This is the smoked peat DIPA. Heavy. No head. Some lace. What a way to end a night.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElGaucho (2191) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Perfumy, floral, dry and hoppy aroma. Dark gold in color with an off-white, large bubble head that mostly diminishes. Cloudy with good lace. Alcohol is pervasive, as are the hops. Piney with some pepper. Very good but a little too peppery and not sweet enough. Nevertheless, excellent! Very well made, fine. long finish. Thanks Kinz for sending another one on my Beerlist!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2004 On tap. Nice fruit/pine aroma. Orange/yellow coloring with a small head. This beer is excellently hoppy and malty at the same time. Not a big alcohol taste, but the hops will knock you out near the end of the glass. Great beer. RERATE 5.10.2004: Art of Beer '04 - For this festival Dogfish Head brought with them a crazy divice they were calling "Randle the Enamel Mammal". It was a cylindar that they ran the keg though which was packed tight with hops. They said that it would strip the hop oils off as it ran through. It made the beer a bit more flowery and bitterly dry. I liked it even more so I had to bump it up from my original rating of 4.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2006 Ah, thou fallen angel! Shalt we ever see thy return to glory? Why must thou be so filtered? To where has thine vivacious flavors and substantial mouthfeel gone?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Wow, so good. Roasty malt, incredibly hoppy nose thats beautifully balanced with some mild alcohol peaking through and a bit of malt bitterness also. Bronze color, no head as seems to be the usual with DFH. Sweet start, so hoppy throughout each sip. Long lasting hop taste, beautifully put together, so much more sophisticated and enjoyable than the Moylans Double IPA, its got the malt and body to enjoy even if it wasn't hopped through the roof.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flanny (24) - Severn, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Pouring into the recommended snifter yielded a sparse, cream-colored head, which quickly dispersed to the edge of the glass. The 90 minute hop treatment must be used to rein in the heavy-sweet maltiness--a Good Thing. After-sip hop bitterness safely guides the malt sweets away. An excellent, but not outstanding, IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2007 (Bottle) Hands down the best IPA that I have tried. Pours a dark amber color with a small head. Great flavor that makes your taste buds crave for more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2003
dark amber color. pours a thick, frothy head that leaves relatively quickly. not as hoppy as i expected. tastes more sweet to me than anything. honestly, it tastes like a barley wine

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Golden color with some haziness. Head lingered for a while. Lacing reminded me the head had been abundant. Hoppy aroma that almost masked the malt. Some bite from the alcohol and nice bitterness from the hops. Malts come in and try to balance it, but the hops won't let them. That's a good thing. Goes down smooth but didn't last long enough. I'll need to get two bottles next time.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Wow! This is a nice IPA! It first goes down smooth, but the maltiness is quickly replaced by the strong hops which stick around for a long-lasting aftertaste. I haven't yet had the 120 minute, but this is the hoppiest beer I've ever had that has remained balanced and natural-tasting. Most highly recommended.

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