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RATINGS: 4109   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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coyforce (477) - Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
OMG extremely hoppy! This brew certainly earns its 90 IBUs! Pour is magnificent and the head is beautiful and thick. Flavor is hoppy and malty. Delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barbarino2000 (75) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Sooooooooo flavorful. Glad I finally tried this after skipping it on menus for years. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (460) - Collinsville, USA - FEB 18, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours clear amber with a off white head. Taste citrus, Carmel, bitter. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gangstafaceclay (6) - Tinely park, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2014 does not count
This is my go to IPA a nice piney smell to it. malty, citrus, raisin, grapefruit flavor with a hint of Carmel. Hops are big in this one! A very good brew! Can’t go wrong with it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (190) - - FEB 17, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Great smelling beer. Sweet and floral aromas. Grapefruit flavor stands out and blends well with the myriad of other flavors. Lots of caramel, orange, bitter hops, citrus peels, sugar and hints of vanilla, light fruits and rye. Perfect amount of bitterness without going overboard. Creamy texture handles the complex flavor well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (572) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
On tap at Pub Republic. Pours an amber color with a bit of head. Intense broad hop flavor. A bit of noticeable alcohol sharpness.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
richmondboy (3) - Alabama, USA - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
Probably the best imperial IPA that I have tried. Great balance. Does not taste like a 9% imperial. Hint of sweetness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
borre_m (44) - NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
It pours golden, slightly cloudy. When tasting you initially get the hops but it is pleasent and not too overwhelming, on the way down it is just very smoth. At 9 % alcohol I didnt expect it to be that drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Really malty and flavorful full bodied front with a lightly hopped finish... Very smooth ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Muggus69 (1108) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2014
12oz bottled on 10/28/13 Beautiful clean pale amber beer. Creamy white head persists. Full on aroma; dried apricot, citrus rind, peach and stonefruit, with a good dose of toasty, biscuity, almost muesli-like malt. Moderate carbonation, very smooth, slick, full mouth-coating texture. Palate offers plenty of complexity; toasted cereals, dried orange peel and apricot, woody spice, dried herbs, light caramels and honeyed figs. A firm bitterness lingers, tremendous balance, highly deceptive and potent alcohol content sneaks in. A real joy; besides the drinkability and balance, the other great aspect of this beer is offering something different, and delicious, in terms of flavour. Lovely!


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