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RATINGS: 4249   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mikebov (7) - Grandville, USA - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
I didnít think I would ever find a better IPA than Bells two hearted but this might be it. Incredibly smooth despite the 9.0 abv. hoppy but not too hoppy despite being a double ipa. itís expensive but great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
doctahdj (8) - Newport, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2014 does not count
Great flavor. Really well balanced IPA with a nice malty character to it. Hops donít overwhelm the sweetness. A must try for anyone new to craft beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnymusky (245) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Great beer .....loved the start....the finish....and everything in between....awesome beer....a new top 10 for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KamGoPro (79) - Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Full oakey and rich malt ipa with plenty of bite from the bitterness. Almost a thick meal of flavors

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Humlehode (85) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Pours dark golden with small head. Aroma of caramel, malt, grapefruit and pine. Full bodied and very smooth. Perfect balance and bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1783) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle picked up at GBBF. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Sweet aroma with caramel, light candy and a hint of orange. Medium body, medium carbonation. Quite sticky initially with light toffee and some booze coming through, but then it gets drier with woody resin, light banana, toast, pine, lemon... Thereís orange marmalade too - actually quantro. Good, decent balance, not too sweet, with a nice woody grapefruit bitter finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (815) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2014
On tap, poured a clear golden-copper hue w/ large foamy beige head and beautiful lacing. Moderate sweet citrus hop aromas. Initial flavor moderate sweet w/ a bold lasting bitter finish. Tastes are orange, honey, clover, straw, pineapple and pine. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerstearns (1) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2014 does not count
A supremely complex and tasty beer that is both well balanced and (at 9%) powerful to boot. The aroma, while pleasant and rather floral/fruity, is not nearly as outstanding or fragrant as certain other ipaís. Despite the somewhat demure aroma, this beer is bursting with flavor and is easily one of the best beers Iíve ever tasted. Itís strong, sweet malt backbone is complemented by a mildly bitter hop presence and subtle hints of raisin and caramel. It should also should be noted that this beer also provides a nice warming, almost spicy effect similar to that of harder alcohol . This likely has to do with the relatively high yet well masked 9% abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (196) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2014
BOD 4/16/14. Clear light amber pour with a touch of ruby. Massive head that retains and laces quite well. Complex nose of tropical, citrus and pine hops over a biscuit sweetness with a slight spicy note. Medium body, but on the higher end and quite smooth, with normal carbonation that imparts a bit of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is very complex, but yet well balanced with its 3 main components - hops, bitterness and sweetness. It begins with the hop flavors of the nose, transitions to a mild spicy bitterness and finishes with a smooth sweetness over an alcohol note. As it warms, the body approaches full with a nice oily texture and the alcohol more prevalent in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Floral hop aroma. Clear amber colour with excellent head. Very bitter hop flavours and finish. Heavy body with medium carbonation.

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