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RATINGS: 4407   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lastdoctor (2) - Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2004 does not count
Great beer! Hops, hops, and more hops. Has an amber like color, with a little head. There is a hint citrus and a lot of hops. One of the best IPAís I have ever tasted.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2004
poured a cloudy amber with a small head that didnít hang around long. aroma hops, citrus and a little yeast. flavor hops and hints of oranges with some bitterness.mouth feel was smooth and and just the right amount of bitterness. this one I will drink again

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkato (18) - USA - MAY 11, 2004
A great Ipa. Very hoppy and bitter. I love the color of this beer. Didnít really notice the alcohol. One of my fav Ipas up there with stone and bellís

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - MAY 10, 2004
Damn. What a beer. Hoppy, bitter and smooth. I love you 90 Minute IPA. Pours amber with a tan head and goes down fantastic. Best IPA Iíve had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2004
Art of Beer Festival 2004: Has a nice amber color and a tan head. Smell is of hops all the way. Taste is syrupy/sweet and finishes with a strong hop bitterness. Overall another fine uber-IPA from Dogfish.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chest66 (6) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2004 does not count
Great pour right out of the bottle - fast fizzing bubbles and a thick head. Delicious hop aroma is readily apparent. The high alcohol content is surprisingly helpful because of the complex flavors that reach the back of the mouth near the end.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2004
This is certainly the best IPA I have ever had, and I have had some pretty damn good ones. It just barely squeezes by stoneís IPA. This may sound wierd and sorry for using the reference, but the aroma very much reminded me of really dank pot. This beer has a great hoppy flavor that doesnít come out as overly bitter. Also, nice citrus sweetness that is common with IPAs. Everything blends together very well. If you can get this beer, definitly give it a shot!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Very nice looking brew, golden amber body with creamy white head. The aroma is explosive hops.. the hops flies right up your nose... Flavor is just hops, hops, hops, hops and a little maltiness to balance it out, i was actually expecting a little more excessive hoppiness. It is very balanced though its so extreme and creamy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eirikur (376) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAY 3, 2004
I was a little dissapointed with this brew, I was just expecting something more palate wise. Well, this a plain hop beer. Nice for those who dig something like that.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
maxxwelle (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2004 does not count
Pours into the glass with an amber gold body topped by a medium thick white sustaining head with great lace left behind. Sweet and citrusy hop aroma with some tropical fruit notes. Incredible aroma. Sweet and citrusy hop flavor well balanced with maltiness. The finish is strongly bitter and hoppy. Best IPA Iíve had to date. I expected a strong alcohol presence, but it wasnít there. Medium bodied, remarkably smooth and slightly dry.


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