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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rich42 (128) - USA - FEB 23, 2003
solid bitterness - but actually much mellower than I expected - you won't pucker. perfectly balanced body - malt, hops and alchohol all present and welcome. more copper in color than pale. nice floral nose - but again the hops are more mellow than I would've thunk considering the label. ipa meets barley wine - excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1844) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2003 A very grand looking beer: hazy copper, frothy tan head that is long lasting. Aroma is flowery and strong of hops. Flavor is hops; nothing more, nothing less. Aftertaste is of ever increasing hops, a strong bitterness that leaves the tongue tingly. I would have preferred to see some more malt balance in this beer. The hop flavor is good, but waxing bitterness gets old after a while. Still, a very nice IPA. Hides the alcohol extremely well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2006 A hazy orange color with a creamy white lasting head. A crisp hop/ orange aroma. Pleasant hop taste and bitterness without being overpowering. A very tasty, mouthwatering beer. Not a hint of the 9% in aroma or taste. Excellent beer. note: rating of 750 ml bottle.

   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 (3026) - 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.

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