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RATINGS: 4331   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - 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 (4651) - 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 (1519) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1373) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Facinatingly strong, wonderfully balanced IPA beer. Good color, nice hop aroma. Strong beer, but not terribly alcoholic tasting. Just a good strong beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Pours a cloudy amber with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity, citrusy, and hoppy. When it hits your tounge it is pure bliss. Malty, fruity, citrusy mouthfeel, with a sour and bitter finish. This beer makes me proud to live so close to Lewes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2003 Okay, now it's hoppy as shit but amazingly enough it's not bitter. God I love that hop flavor when it's not masked by overly high IBUs. Well done. 3/12/03 - 3.6: Yeah so my roomates tell me that this bottle I am drinking is a bit off the beaten path from the bottles they have had so far. Considering this is the result of intense hopping I expected something a bit more, well...hoppy. Now, the rediculous amounts of barley malt are most definitely coming through - like a big thick malt bomb amidst a light disapating vapor of floral hops. Damn I'm poetic. Very well rounded, lots of flavor and the label is awesome (is that a real picture!?!). I plan on buying another bottle of this real soon (only $6.50 for the liter at Red Apple) so I'll bump up the rating if needed...so I don't want any nasty messages from people who baptize their children in the shit.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Pours into the glass with an amber gold body topped by a medium thick white sustaining head with great lace left behind. Sweet and citrusy (grapefruit) hop aroma with some tropical fruit notes. Incredible aroma. Sweet and citrusy (grapefruit) hop flavor well balanced with maltiness. The finish is strongly bitter and hoppy. Best IPA I've had to date. I expected a strong alcohol presence, but it wasn't there. Medium bodied, remarkably smooth and slightly dry.


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