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RATINGS: 4331   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.


4.7
   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 (3037) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Kind of a glowing copper color going on with little bit of head. Has a nice floral aroma, fresh floral aroma. I get pine and grapefruit, pink grapefruit mostly in this one. Ya, alot more citrus bitterness than pine, but its pretty damn good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2004
I was expecting a hoppy aroma but found a neutral blend with malt. Appearance was pleasing to the eye of orange koolaid. I was expecting hops but found slight hops and a hint of sweet citrus. Palate was empty besides the alcohol. Overall, I didn't know what to expect from this 90 minute IPA but I found myself slightly disappointed with the IPA characterization.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Draft. Orange/amber color and a small head. A great beer with a nice hop bite as well as some complex fruity/spicy flavors. Balanced nicely and surprisingly different flavor than the Alpine Exponential Hoppiness I had right after it. On this day I prefer the 90 minute.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2004
750 ml bottle. Hazy orange colour with huge fluffy white head. Piney hop aroma with notes of peaches, pine-apples and tobacco. Taste of caramel, apricot, peaches and grapefruit. Finish is hoppy! I can find notes of grapefruit, leather and green hops. Good stuff! Ciderguy - Thanks!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Fruity grapefruit peach aroma.Dark blond appearance with a full head.Fruity apricot peach grapefruit flavors with medium bitterness with a smooth bitter fruity aftertaste.Not as aggressively hopped as I thought it would be.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Nutty, malty, grassy and lemony aroma. Reddish gold with an off white head. Honey, malt, amazing hop bitterness in the flavor. Scotch/alcohol burn at the back of the throat. Citrus aftertaste.


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