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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Pours a hazy amber with a thick and fluffy white head. Hoppy aroma mixed with the scent of pine. Initial sweet taste that gives way to a caramel finish with a nice creamy mouthfeel and a super smooth finish. Leaves a nice bitter flavor afterwards.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Oh beautiful, for spacious beer...for amber waves of greatness!!! I sampled this at the San Diego Strong Ale Festival and Im glad i did. It pours an ambery orange hue with a pretty white fairly long lasting head. The aroma is naturally supra hoppy with a life of its own. Weeds, grass, trees, twigs and woody smells dominate your nose. The 90 minute goes down VERY smooth with one hell of a caramelly sweet finish. There is definitely some souring acidity right in mid sip, but man that is one hell of a great finish. Dry, with hints of vanilla, clean, fresh hops, a tingle of carbonation, and a caramelly sweetness. You could almost feel the stickyness or syrupiness of this great IPA throughout the tasting...a great beer!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2004
My favorite beer at the 2004 SE gathering. Very hoppy aroma. Crisp, clean hop flavor throughout with a lingering bitterness on the tongue. Wonderful!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 This is a classic and a staple of my beer fridge. It has changed some over the years but remains a favorite and a hard draft for me to resist when I am out and about. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a golden bronze color with very little head. There is an intense bursting grapefruity hop scent. This brew drinks thick and strong with a mealy texture. There is a heavy grapefruit explosion that paints the tongue and dares you to try and remove it. The grapefruity taste lingers forever. Absolutely wonderful. A hophead’s delight.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2004
Sample glass, RateBeer Southeastern Gathering. Great IPA aroma; cookie, piney, citric. Sweet and hoppy. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: thanks Scoobyluv, this was a delicious IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
UPDATED: APR 20, 2009 Wow! Hops, hops, and more hops! Dark orange appearance with a fair head and good lacing. Flavor was hoppy and slightly sweet with some sour citrus fruit lurking in the shadows. Full bodied and very complex. I think Double IPA has just taken over regular IPA’s as my favorite style! Update......Amazing how this beer has gone to shit the original score 9/5/9/5/19.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Great IPA..nicely done good dose of hops but not overdone...Great amber color with decent head retention. Flavor was extremely complex lots of fruits mainly citrus. Huge finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Now this is a beer. Pours an inviting gold with a nice white head. Malty aromas, which also predominate in the flavor as well. Definately one of the best IPA's i've had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baroque1977 (25) - Southeastern, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Wonderful malty aroma, crystal clear Märzen syle color, a wonderful fresh malty flavor balanced with the perfect amount of hops. Alcohol shows through a bit too much however.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2004 (Draft: Double IPA tasting, O'Brien's in SD) Pretty light and gentle flavor overall for a double IPA, and less bitter than even a standard IPA; Gentle, smooth maltiness is reminiscent of English ales; Moderately sweet with maybe a fruity, slight orange-citrus flavor, but it would be masked by a stronger hops signature; Very well balanced until the finish, which is moderately hoppy; Smooth, velvety mouthfeel; Mildly hoppy nose, but overall, the nose is gentle; Dark, golden color and slightly cloudy; Plentiful carbonation bubbles; Off white head is creamy with excellent retention; Remarkably dense, thick lacing coats the glass


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