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RATINGS: 4572   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1546) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Bottle. Pours a clear gold/orange with a thick fluffy off-white head. Aroma is of hops and grapefruit. Smells like breakfast. Taste is hoppy and of grapefruit juice with a finish of alcohol. On the dry side. Very enjoyable. This is the beer that could put me in the hospital.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2005
UPDATED: APR 2, 2005 Pours medium amber/tan in color, thin whispy almost non existent lacing to go with the very thin offwhite head. Smells of hops, citrus, and some slight pine. Definite hoppy kick to it but in a very nice way, bitter buit not too much so, at least not for my tastes. Delicious after taste made me want to take my time drinking it. Slight warming sensation in the belly. Taste very even for an IIPA, I like this beer a lot, Iím glad Iíve got another one stored away. Goes outstandingly well with grilled hamburgers, which brought out some subtler tastes in the beer as opposed to covering them up.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2005
This beer should come with some kind of warning. Drink with caution, hops will jump out of the bottle, kick the hell out of your tongue, and leave you in a gutter crying for your momma. Seriously.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Pours copper/amber with nice bubbly head that fades to just a film. Strong earthy aroma of floral and pine. Initial taste is all pine hops that afdes to a very malty sweetness. Aftertaste is very unique not as hoppy as you would expect but nice. Nice lacing in the glass. Very well done.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Had to see what the big deal on this stuff was, so I picked up a 4 pack. Coppery color with a tan coating for the head, ends up ringing down the side of the glass. Aroma is pungent hops, with hints of the malt. The taste has a great balance, but not until the 2nd or 3rd sip. After you get past the original bitterness, you realize the complexity and evenness of the flavor. Aftertaste is very palatable, not too bitter, but holds the taste from the mouthfull. Feels a little bit fizzy in your mouth, maybe a newer bottle, I think I will have to cellar some of this and see how it is in about a year. Overall, I am impressed, with both this beer, and the IIPA class. I need some more samples of the doubles.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2005
A thick, almost milky pour, as expected from this Imperial IPA. The taste is dominated by hops and citrus--delicious. Savor this beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wyntastr (10) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Thought Iíd enjoy this as we close up the store. Poured a nice golden copper color...clear(filtered), smooth head that fades leaving thin lace clinging to the side of the glass. Nice aroma of fresh hops, not as pronounced or green as the 60 min....This beer tastes fantastic. Almost perfect balance between malty sweetness and hop[ bitterness. You would think this would bite more by the description, but it doesnít. Big mouthfeel rounds out the package. Flavor, flavor, and more flavor....Outstanding

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2005
huge hop aroma. nice gold color, few bubbles. bottle conditioned? i doubt it, but iíve been wrong before. i like better than 60 minute but thatís not saying alot. this ipa is sweet and finishes with a cloying sweetness. i like an ipa that shows dry malt. 90 minute is not solid, only strong in hop flavor and aroma and alcohol strength. once again iím glad i bought only a single. dogfish head is a cool name though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GregClow (3117) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2005
Deep, brilliant golden-orange colour. Big hop aroma - slightly medicinal, but very appetizing. Flavour is as bracingly bitter as I expected, but is also surprisingly well balanced, with some caramel and fruit notes coming up the rear. Got even better as it warmed up. Fantastic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2010 Pours a dark gold in color with a healthy head that lingers for some time allowing for some excellent lacing. Very nice hoppy taste with caramel undertones. By far my favorite IPA and one of my favorite beers.

Update 8/7/08: Iíve sampled this beer so many times over the years and it is still my go to even after all this time. This is the quintessential IIPA for me.


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