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RATINGS: 4377   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixer006 (23) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle, classic ipa. Nice hop aroma while having a really nice malty backboned body. Really good.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Poured into a shaker pint at a restaurant. Pours golden amber with no head..... mild grassy notes not overly hoppy

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tugboat_801 (23) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 7, 2015
What can I say that hasn’t already been said. This is a great beer and one of the best IPAs on the market.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
donniemillan (74) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2015
It has a really sweet grassy aroma, classic IPA, has some punch to the smell too. It tastes a lot smoother than other double IPAs, surprised it’s supposedly 90 IBU.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (240) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle into snifter. I am not an IPA fan but I did like the imperial version - the extra malt sweetness of the imperial balances some of what I consider excessive hops of most IPAs. Notes of candy, raisins, brandy and perhaps citrus if you think about it. Approaches a Belgian triple. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (152) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Copper hue with a tan head. The aroma is fruit and floral. The taste is bitter at first but mellows out some towards a sweeter finish. You can taste the intense hops of an imperial ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hud (14) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 31, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 I have been wanting to try this beer for quite some time. I have to admit I was a little disappointed. Not sure what I was looking for, but it was more than that. Decent color with a small head. Very little lacing. Not much aroma. Very malty aftertaste with not much hop bitterness. Really expected more. 60 minutes is actually better.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (353) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Clear, golden/amber color with solid head. The smell is surprisingly hoppy sweet instead of bitter smell. The taste is different from what you might expect from an imperial IPA. The bitterness is rather decent, but noticeable. The sweetness is diffuse. The taste reminds of chewing gum with herbal flavor. I assume that this is desirable, since this beer is rated so high. To put it all in a nutshell: I don’t like it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1564) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
[ölprovning med Rydis och Robert, januari 2015] fantastisk balans mellan maltens sötma och humlens beska.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chad9976 (1335) - Albany, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA was one of the first truly “big” IPA brews of the style and has earned its place in the proverbial “Craft Beer Hall of Fame.” It’s radically different when compared to brews of the style today because it’s so well-balanced. In fact, it might even been too malty for its own good, as it seems to drink like an imperial amber ale. Regardless, it’s still quite delectable and easy to drink – no wonder it’s endured all these years.

I poured a 12oz bottle into the official Dogfish Head goblet. It was bottled on 10/2/14 and cost $3.99 ($0.33 per ounce).

Appearance: Beautiful copper hue; mostly clear with a slight haze; plenty of visible carbonation. Pours to a two-finger, white frothy head which laces and retains very well.

Smell: For a supposedly hoppy beer there’s a strong malt presence in the nose. Sweet notes of caramel and brown sugar, plus flowers and pine needles.

Taste: This is an overtly malty IPA. There’s a lot of sweetness and it’s immediately recognizable. Toffee, caramel and other candy flavors lay the foundation for a hefty malt base. Though a highly-hopped beer at 90 IBUs, it’s actually not all that bitter (well, not aggressively so). Like a good East Coast-style hoppy brew, the bitterness is slightly dank with a taste of piney and floral hops. The alcohol appears on the back end, accentuating the malt character and imparting mild warmth. There’s a distinct taste akin to coffee right as it finishes; probably due to some specialty malt. This is a well-rounded beer to say the least and an enjoyable one due to its uniqueness. An oldie but a goodie.

Drinkability: This is the kind of beer that was probably a behemoth when it debuted (or to craft beer drinking newbies); yet it seems so pedestrian in its delivery. Definitely full-bodied, but the mouthfeel is not as intense or cloying or sticky as you might expect. There’s even slight crispness from the carbonation. At 9% ABV it’s not surprising to find the alcohol plays a role in providing some warmth, but it’s far from a fire-breather. Additionally, at 90 IBUs it’s not an enamel-scraper, either. There is some lingering bitterness, but it’s easily tolerable. This is the kind of beer that will pair perfectly with a meal that can match its robustness and balance.


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