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RATINGS: 4572   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   IBU: 90   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerowl80 (181) - - MAY 10, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2016 Bottle. Pours copper. Aroma has biscuit, raisin, pine and citrus. Has a strong malt backbone with a nice smooth biterness. Good mouthfeel with alcohol not over present. A great beer, very satisfying.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdolfoCC (146) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - MAY 9, 2016
Servida en un Spiegelau IPA. APARIENCIA: de color ámbar, con destellos naranjas y ligeros marrones a contraluz, se observa cristalina y una alta actividad de carbonatación; corona de espuma color blanco de buena retención, de burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas al centro. AROMA: se alcanzan a percibir los lúpulos de características cítricas y herbales sin embargo no es tan intenso, se percibe el dulzor de maltas con ligeras notas a caramelo. SABOR: las notas cítricas como cáscara de toronja y ligeramente herbal de los lúpulos se percibe, además de notas a caramelo de las maltas, se alcanza a sentir el alcohol en boca pero no es agresivo; en el retrogusto queda un amargor medio-ligero, con sensación cálida en garganta por el alcohol. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio, sensación oleosa y algo así como de sirope, carbonatación media. RESUMEN: IPA de la vieja escuela, no muy de mi agrado.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1236) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 2, 2016
Copper colored, clear, medium- off white head. Aroma is of malt, caramel, medium fruity and floral, pine hops. Taste is medium+ sweet caramel malt, bit hardcandy, quite fruity, some pine, citrus, medium bitterness, semidry finish, lasting aftertaste, resiny. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, sticky-oily. (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erikh04 (153) - - APR 30, 2016
Bottle. Dark color for an IPA. Nice hoppy balance with a smooth finish. I've had 70 minute IPA. I guess that extra 30 minutes was well worth the wait. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Carlisle (469) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown color with light tan head and lacing. Malt and hops aromas. Hop flavors with strong malt backbone. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
prawlie (1492) - ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
Bottle. Perfumed citrus aroma, and a rich biscuity backbone with spicy hops. A lovely well balanced beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 24, 2016
From 12oz bottle, about $1.50 for single at Trader Joe’s, poured into 16oz tulip glass

Aroma: citrus, spruce, caramel, vanilla,

Appearance: amber, clear, frothy, white foam,

Taste: very bitter, medium sweetness,

Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

Overall: A solid heavy bitter, balanced double IPA. Nice body and malts with good American hop (citrus, pine). Very well made and balanced IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
akoeninger (653) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2016
A beautiful beer, this is all about the dance between hops and malt, bitter with a large amount of caramel, herbal, boozy notes. Smooth, we’ll balanced, and hides the alcohol well

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielst (319) - AUSTRIA - APR 18, 2016
12 oz bottle. This is a decent double IPA, although it could be hoppier (wish I could find a bottling date). It is fairly malty for the style, although not cloyingly caramel sweet and you definitely can’t tell it is 9%.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RajnCajn (11) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2016
One of my favorite DIPA’s so far, beautiful glass of beer, nice color great head retention, aroma gets better as it warms as do the individual flavor notes. This beer is still tasty at room temperature! Great malt choices blend with the hops to produce a very smooth, high bitter nutty flavor finish that keeps you asking for another round. Have to check myself with this beer as it can put a decent buzz on you fast.


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