Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 4574   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
osmg95 (44) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2004
I’m not the biggest hops fan as I prefer to lean toward the sweeter side of malt. Still, The aroma was unreal. A beautiful frothy head that had a very pleasing hoppy aroma. Extreme cloves comes to mind. The initial flavor was a bit overwheling for me (too hoppy) but doesn’t linger for too long. The finish is soft and sweet. You certainly can feel the 9% ABV half way through. The strong hops flavor reminds me of the same hoppy flavor s at American micro breweries. As the beer warmed up to 60F, hops flavor mellowed and I really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2004
The color is a very dark copper with a medium white head on top. The aroma is pungent with orange peels and caramel. There is a very sharp hops bite of pine and orange peels. Not much malt balances this out. This is very good but, I personally would prefer the 60 min.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2006 this is a better IPA, even though i really dont care for IPAs. A reddish brown color. not as bitter as i would have expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2004
definently not your typical IPA, pours a brownish red color, good smooth head that does desappear and thick lacing around glass. Very aromatic smell, belgiany spice, and fruity essence. Very smooth in mouth with little bitterness, hoppy and sweet. I am very impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2004
What a great brew, pours a cloudy reddish brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma is very sweet and malty with a nice hop presence. Taste is very sweet and masks the higher alcohol very well, very good balance of malt and hops, ends only slightly bitter. Oh hell of a great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 Poured a dark orange with a small head. Nice hoppy aroma with smells of citris (especially grapefruit). Nice hoppy flavors - citris and some pine (not overpowering hops) with a nice malty balance. This is now one of my favorite IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Filled with tastes of citrus and hops, very well balanced IPA. Enjoyed this one til the last drop, excited to one day try the 120 min.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Crazy out of control hops, but that’s a good thing. Hints of citrus besides the hops. A new favorite

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pexoo (17) - Avon Lake, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2004
It starts with great coloring, a nice head, and full aroma. It finishes with a spice / clove taste and aftertaste on the back of the tongue. Very nice...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4849) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 Original Rating, May 21, 2004. Holy buckets of hops, Batman! Very nice, golden color with a thick head. Aroma was a killer blend of hops and flowers (other than hops). The taste explodes with hops. Malt is definitely present. Some trace spice also. It feels a little thick in the mouth and hides it’s alcohol well. Very splendid brew; I’ll be looking for another one to discover even more about it! 9/5/9/4/18 Re-rating, October 31, 2008. Copper color with a medium head. Aroma of dried flowers and citrus hops. A strong vegetal bitterness, not really piney or citrusy. Strong caramel malt and a little chocolate.

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