Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 4591   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 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 (11681) - 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 thatís 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 (4889) - 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 itís alcohol well. Very splendid brew; Iíll 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2004
This is my favorite beer, so itís the only one Iím giving a 20 rating. So hoppy and has a great fruity finish, and itís so creamy in your mouth. Best beer eva.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2004
Thanks IPFreely for getting me a bottle of this. And thank you dogfish head for making such an amazing beer. Body is copper colour with just a touch of white foam resting on top. Aroma is hoppy with some fine candy notes that balance things out quite nicely. Taste is hoppy bitterness to a great extent. Also noticeable is a caramel type sweetness. Again nice balance. Smooth mouthfeel with only a slight alcohol aftertaste. Iíd love to have more of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5800) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Ale Fest Fort Wayne 2004. This bottled brew poured a small head of fine clear colored mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body was a softly carbonated transparent orange color. The aroma was mildly hopped with some caramel notes to it. The mouth feel was medium strength hoppy with a bit at the start and then smoothened in the finish. The flavor contained notes of caramel malt and piney hops.

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