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RATINGS: 4198   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (621) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
On top there is a very good tall just off white colored head. It is very thick and creamy, long lasting and makes cool rings of lace on the glass after each sip. The body has a slight hazy appearance and a golden amber color. The aroma is full of sweet malt and pine resin and citrus hops. The flavor hits you with a full bodied punch of piney, resiny and citrus hops balanced by thick sweet malt and sweet warming brandy like alcohol. It finishes with more herbal and piney bitterness. The palate has a smooth mellow carbonation with a smooth slick almost sticky texture.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RussianDragon (339) - - JUN 22, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by Mike Brown, thanks! Pours a clear copper orange with fading white head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is light citrus, and prominent booze. Flavor is malt, slight citrus bitterness, and boozy aftertaste. I need to try this fresh, this bottle is nearly 2 months old.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
4theluvofbeer (90) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Nice clean golden pour with a big frothy white head. Floral aroma with a touch of caramel. Sweet malt with a big hoppy finish. A really nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsnicholas (81) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle (12oz): Golden color. Small Head. Very tasty. In WA this is probably the easiest Dogfish Head to find, lucky me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Appearance: golden color, slighlty yellow white head 2 full fingers, clear, great lacing. Aroma: floral, caramel, lemon, slightly dank. Palate: light-medium body, average to average-soft carbonation, bitter lasting finish, sticky. Taste: sweet malt, to an easy building hoppiness, expands to a full blown bitterness that is lasting and distinct. Overall, balance is pretty spot on for the hoppiness, the appearance is great, and the palate is well put together. Winning beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rweingarten (46) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Rich copper color with floral aroma. Immediate backbone to the beer with delicious hoppiness. Great from the bottle, pint or mixed with another dogfish like IBA or Raison D' etre

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (607) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle shared with friend from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: nice golden copper beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: great grassy complexity and floral notes. Hoppy domination. Taste: great hoppy blast with a nice complexity of fruit as pineapple and peach. Aftertaste: good persistence of hops and nice fruity taste. Good wet bitterness. AMAZING !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guil0000 (247) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a small white head. Nose of grapefruit mainly with some other citrus some floral hops. Taste is mainly sweet malts, with some hoppy finish. Not overly hoppy just perfect balance.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
cafgen (125) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Light amber color with a two finger head. Aroma is citrus, floral and slight caramel. Taste is citrus with a nice balance hoppy and sweet taste. A slight taste of alcohol in the end but a good IPA for sure. The warmer the beer it gets, the more you taste the alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Matt_Foran (14) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Dark amber color with a very floral and citrus hop aroma. Malty backbone with enough hops characteristics to even the balance out. Very drinkable and delicious!


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