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RATINGS: 4305   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2003
Kind of an IPA/Barleywine. Aroma is IPA all the way - fresh citrusy American hops. The flavor was barleywine-esque - rich malt intermingled with spicy hops, the way a well-aged barleywine has that smooth blended flavor. There were also notes of fruit and citrus in the flavor. Appearance was dead-on, and the mouthfeel was full with a littel warming from the alcohol. I'm kind of a puriost when it comes to IPAs, but this was pretty darn good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1723) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2003
UPDATED: APR 16, 2004 If you are a fan of IPA's, then this is the beer for you. Very citrus aroma, and taste. Reminded me of grapefruit. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice golden color. This drinks very easily, almost too easy for the 9% alcohol!! Update, 4/16/04: I just tried a 750ml bottle that had aged a year. Although it's still good, it doesn't pack a punch anymore. Drink this beer fresh!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2003
on tap. beautiful aroma, flowery, pine and citrus. quite a bit of hops here. well balanced, somewhat bitter and dry finish. easy to forget how much alcohol is in this stuff. great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2003
Concur with bro on the ABV....I liked this because it was very west coast with the hops, but it came with a nice, smooth malty sweetness that made it worthy of top 50 status on this site. This is not your father's west coast IPA! Chaz was suggesting that they come out with a 24 hour IPA...classic!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 1, 2003
Bottle. Pale but N-I-C-E=H-E-A-D. Tastes like hops in a blender! Like a west coast IPA but cleaner and more alcoholic; I don't know how they snuck in 9%. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapFlu (4616) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2003
(1 pint 9.6 ounces bottle) Another exciting beer sent from my new friend CiderGuy! Pours a thin, white head and an orange, cloudy body. Mild golding hops, mellow malt and ever so slight cloves. Great flavour - Enough hops to knock you on your ass! Thick fluidity filled with a caramel, malt, raisin and citrus. Calming bitterness finish. Absolutely mesmerizing IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GearHead (32) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2003
Holy moley!!! This is a great beer. Yeah Dogfish. What a great hoppy flavor. Nice tartness and an aroma to match. Great smooth flavorful aftertaste. If this beer was dry hopped for 90 minutes I can't wait to try the 120 min IPA. Cheers Delaware

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2003
Glowing orange/copper w/ big, creamy light beige head. Fresh, floral & citrusy nose w/ malt (caramel) & spice in the background. Thick, resiny feel. Sweet malt (honey, caramel) at first giving way to a big, very long, very bitter, citrusy/grapefruity finish. Alcohol comes through late in the finish as well.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2003
Nose is caramelly, subtle hoppiness, slight fruitiness---nice...Color is a glowing hazy bronze/copper---head is a bit thin with light speckled lace, but color wins out here...Flavors are a successful marriage of sweet malts that meld seamlessly with hops that are at once floral and well-bittered---this fine balance carries over to the dry finish...This has substantial mouthfeel, aided by the light carbonation that allows the flavors to stand on their own---smoothness belies this brew's potency...Overall, this has excellent balance and is both rich and mouth-puckeringly dry--a delight for the palate! The 750ml bottle also produces a most satisfactory buzz...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2003 Copper colored with a creamy beige head. Mild hop aroma. Malt and hop flavor. Long bitter finish. I think this is not hoppy enough.


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