Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2003
This beer is awesome. The malt is wonderful as it's full flavored, rich, and sweet. The beer is warm, very pleasantly hopped, finishes very smoothly, with a nice lingering hop flavor. Outstanding brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2003
Copper with some cloudeness. Sweet malty taste with strong bitter undertones. The taste is just outstanding. One of the best IPA's to date. If you get a chance, please try this. Dogfish head continues to suceeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2003
Very hoppy. It's a pretty good beer. Very bitter, with some sweet pale maltiness, but I found it unbalanced. Instead of wowing us with tons of hops, toning it down with extra malty esters and sweetness would help.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2003
YUM. Very close to the Three Floyd's Dreadnaught. A very serious, BIG IPA. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 12, 2003
Poured a mostly clear light amber/golden orange color with a huge, thick white head. Powerful fruity floral hop aroma. Quite expressive. Lots of hop flavor up front with a nice balance of malts. The hops came through with a strong bitterness in the aftertaste. Smooth taste with a medium mouthfull and resiny creaminess. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WabashMan (1014) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2006 This beer begins with a big, citrus aroma and nice color. The head is creamy and rich and the flavor is full, bold, and delicious. This is, in every way, a BIG beer. It’s not hiding anything, and doesn’t need to. Superb! RETASTE: Tried it on tap, which really added a nice mellowness to this brew. Almost a creamy IPA, and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2958) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2010 Cloudy golden. Thick wonderful head. Tons of lace that sticks in sheets to the side of the glass. Perfectly bitter. Hoppy grapefruit aroma. Smooth mouthfeel punctuated by carbonation. Strong malt backbone supports floral, pine, and citrus flavors from the hops. A beautiful, beautiful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2004 This is a really good IPA. 90 min. IPA is spicy, hoppy, and bitter flavor. Also the 9% ABV. is well hidden. It finishes clean smooth and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dorkasaurus (15) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2003
The label grabbed me and the beer hooked me. The hops are huge and forward but in no way overbearing. Finish is clean and not too sharp as some pales can be. I love this one but the price is going crazy in our area!?!?!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2003 750 ml bottle-conditioned (8 months old): Amber with a full creamy off white head. Wonderfully frothy sweet orange juice. . . Beautiful flowers and soft citrus fruits, I was expecting this one to be way over the top (overhopped and too much bitter), but I was surprised at the softness, sweetness and complexity of this rare gem. AMAZING.

12 oz. non-conditioned: Bright yellow orange with the same full, creamy, rocky off white head. . . aroma has more grapefruit and citrus rind characteristics and not as much pulpiness. Palate is a bit more bitter, but has the same great complexities in the sweet, soft malt and fruit.

Note: Numbers are for the 750 ml bottle, though I would only lower the flavour and overall one point each for the 12 oz bottle.

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