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RATINGS: 4564   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haukur (1624) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 1, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2013 [re-rate pending] ..... Initial Rating Date: 5/1/2004 3.4 08102013: Opinion has not changed, still think it is one of the most overrated beers in america, apricots dominate the aroma which is the only good think about this, faint fruits but overly malty. Nice bitterness but nothing really to back it up.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 30, 2004
UPDATED: APR 30, 2005 bottle 12 oz. Purchased @ Total Wine in Claymont, DE. Beautifull clear amber/copper w nice beige head that fell fairly quickly, moderate lace. Aroma is fresh malt w clean, potent, fresh hops with a very resinous, slightly bubblegum characteristic. Full bodied, big malty flavor with kick ass hop flavors described above. Spicey, complex, quite good. The palate explodes with flavors and they linger with a slow fade to an ever pleasant bitterness. Wonderfull hop "burn" all the way through. I do notice some alcohol taste but basically well hidden. Somewhat sweet. Mighty fine stuff. The hop flavors and bitterness can last on the lips and palate for quite some time afterward. You’re still gonna enjoy even for hours after its drunk every time you belch. 4/$7.99.... Add on: 10/2/04 its as good from the bottle as it is on tap. 10/9/04 Hey, you guys were right...it does smell like bubblegum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 30, 2004
I must give DFH credit when it comes to IPA’s they are standard on the East Coast. This one hides the 9% very nicely until your realize what your are feeling. A winner for any IPA lover

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (7054) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2004
Light copper appearance, looks like a fine single malt scotch. Little to no head, Fresh, strong sprucey, hoppy aroma. Good grapefruity essence with a heavy, malty undertone - one of the best balanced "intense" IPAs I have had. Heavy hop presence very evident without being tongue numbing. this one just sits right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - APR 27, 2004
Citrusy hop aroma. Color and taste is like Yulesmith, but finishes more mellow. Has a nice creamy texture to it. On of the smoothest double IPAs I've had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2004 This bottle has been aged for probably about a year and I think it has mellowed out too much. The aroma is that of a slightly hoppy scottish ale. The flavor tastes the same, lots of soft caramel with hops only in the background. I will try to rerate a fresh sample

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
document (36) - USA - APR 26, 2004
Well, this is a good quality strong IPA. It's very, very bitter, but it's lacking the brighter hoppiness of some beers I prefer. Stone Ruination IPA is much nicer, with even more outrageous hoppiness that includes the higher, citrusy hop notes, vs. the black sludge of pine tar taste in the dogfish head 90 minute. I'm not sad that I have three more to drink, but I don't know if I'll buy another four-pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (3009) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2004
As typical with dogfish, this beer has a long lasting creamy white head. The hop aroma smacks you in the face the minute you pop off the bottle cap. It pours a golden hue of amber. The taste is very hoppy as the name would suggest with a dry/alcohol finish. At first sip you don't realize the 9%, after that it hits you. Great Imerial IPA to sit back and enjoy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (9520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2006 Re-Rate July 2006 Cask @ Ashley’s in Ann Arbor. I was excited to the point of annoying my fellow beer travelers at seeing this available. Teehee! Orange body with a massively creamy head is glorious, and long lingering lace down the glass. Green leafy hop aroma is suprisingly sweet. Sweet yet hoppy flavour with lots of green resiny hops, bitterness is dangerously well balanced by malt. Smooth creamy palate. Worth the trip to Michigan! 9/5/8/4/17 - 4.3<P> Re-Rate Oct 2004 Orange amber body with a fluffy white head. Big hoppy aroma with a resiny sweetness in the flavour. Full smooth body, sweeter than I remembered it being. 7/4/7/4/17 - 3.9<P>Original Rating Crowned by a beautiful pillow of an off white head. Orange body with lots of slightly floral hops in the aroma, lead you to a very hoppy but surprisingly well balanced flavour profile. The bitterness is not as powerful as I anticipated. Velvety soft palate that cannot quite be described as thick. Thanks to IPfreely for sending this one my way. 8/4/8/4/17 - 4.1

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - APR 18, 2004
Pretty good stuff. Very hoppy. Pours a nice golden/amber color with a frothy off white long lasting head head. Lots of hop aroma and flavor with a slightly sweet/alcohol finish. Enjoyable, but I have to say I like the 120 minute better. I think if I had tried this first I wouldve liked it more. Still, tasty stuff.

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