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RATINGS: 4390   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2003 [Updates 10/10/2003] Hazy orange color. Moderate malt aromas, bready with hop citrusy/fruity notes. Frothy off-white head with good lacing. Looks very appealing. Very bitter but malt-presence is substantial. Big creamy/syrupy body. Alcohol bite at the end. Lies just about 1/2 between the 60 and the 120 minute IPAs.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2003
(bottle conditioned about a year old). Beautiful orange color, almost brilliantly bright. Pronounced malty nose with great citrus (Amarillo adds a hint of tangerine?) & woody hop aromas. Mouthfeel is big with great malty smoothness and fantastic lingering bitterness. Complex, big malty beer with a lingering citrus finish and a little spicy alcohol to boot. Very nice!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nedman (10) - ward, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Nice hazy gold, with floral hop aroma. Head presented well, and lasted. Incredible mouthfeel! Very smooth. Initial hop bitterness complemented by citrus sweetish finish. The underlying maltiness makes this IPA really unique. Overall, an outstanding India Pale Ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2003
Very faintly hazy pale amber under a huge size medium lasting faint yellow white head. Awesome perfumed floral hops with faint hints of citrus and bready yeast. Medium thin body. Strong to fierce hoppy bitter start. Flavours are mainly bitter hops but includes those hints of something floral and malty sweetness. Superbly masked alcohol by very high but not unpleasant hop bitterness except perhaps the extreme biting bitter finish and aftertaste maybe detracts from what is otherwise a lovely IPA

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Citrusy hop aroma on a nice amber beer. A nice sharp hop flavor, with an almost candy like sweetness. This is a freakin' good IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2003
pours a golden amber, with a nice white head. hop flavor in the nose. flavor is hoppy, citrusy and a little spicy. gets bigger and better as it warms. an excellent ipa

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Sharp initial shot of hop citrus in the aroma followed by a touch of caramel. Surprising initial toffee/caramel sweetness on the palate, moderately carbonated, infact pretty smooth. Hops are certainly bitter in the finish but are kept in check by the initial sweetness and light toffee aftertaste. What's more overwhelming is the rush of hops up the nose with every sip.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2762) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2003
A hazy golden color with little head. The best part of this beer is the aroma, different then any beer and more complex then any american beer. This is the best aroma of any american beer. Bitter kick at the end of the sip with a light-medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2003
A hophead's delight!

Pours with a short-lived white head, copper body. The hop presence was great, but what really set this one apart from other IPAs was the great malt background.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TChrome (1439) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2003
This is so much better than the 60 minute, oh and by the way, I am so bummed that I didn't get the bottle with the dude tapping himself the nose with a hammer. As for the rating, the aroma is excellent, hops, hops, and more hops. This is the kinda of IPA we hopheads look for, it has layer upon glorius layer of hops. It is magnificant to behold when you hold in your hand a beer that presents layer after layer of what really gets you going, the hop flower.


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