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RATINGS: 4330   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (993) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - NOV 19, 2014
BOTTLE 355 ML from CH-303, 6 months old. Look: clear copper, off-white creamy head. Aroma: rich dark honey sweetness, the hops are not that intense, but still pleasant: fruity, some resin and fresh hoppy notes. Some alcohol spice. Taste: very sweet, honey, fruity marmalade, the moderate bitterness fails to balance out the sweetness. Zesty notes in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kespecial (60) - - NOV 19, 2014
Among the finest American Imperial IPAs, and, perhaps the best one that is widely available (depending on how one defines that). Maltier and stickier than the usual "west coast style" that dominates this category (e.g., Green Flash, Stone, Russian River). I personally prefer the drier WC style but 90 minute just works, undeniably. Piney hops and caramel sweetness on the nose. Orange amber with a hint of red in appearance. In taste, a first sharp wave of hops, followed by a sweet, sticky, candied apple center, finished with a clean rush of more hops. A delicious treat to be savored at 9% abv. A classic, defining the maltier end of this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (214) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle from Winooski Beverage Warehouse... Aroma: caramel, pine, grapefruit. App: clear orange with nice frothy head. Taste and palate: full bodied, medium sweetness with dry bitter finish. Carbonation is light. Overall: another great beer from DFH. Iím not a great fan of malty IPAís but this one is really well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ckilly (21) - Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
I'm a fan of IPAs and I really sharp, sometimes bitter, high alcohol brews. This selection was very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wollipam (23) - - NOV 12, 2014
Great aroma. Great flavor and very little after taste. Also a staggering 9.0 ABV packs a mighty wallop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (386) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - NOV 11, 2014
Bottling date was mid 2013, so over a year past. Dark yellow to orange color, medium hazy, with a nice white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee and fruits. Taste was really sweet, with caramel, malts, bread, toffee, some citrus fruits, lemon. Sweet aftertaste, sticky mouthfeel. Medium body with medium carbonation. Would definitely try a fresher one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbeatdano (70) - - NOV 10, 2014
Nothing short of a fantastic IIPA. Aroma is full of sweet apricot, pineapple, grapefruit , toffee, caramel malt, and hop resin. The aroma is very sticky sweet. The taste is also very sticky sweet caramel toffee, a blast of citrus hops, grapefruit, orange, lemon peel, and pine. Everything is very balanced. Finish is bitter and long. Body is relatively light for an imperial IPA. Right up there with all the great IIPAs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brewhemia (46) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014
Pours deep yellow with white head. Aroma combined of many things, caramel eg. and maybe som rural aromas of barnyard etc. Heavy tastings of malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness. I really like the thickness of the brew, both in its taste and its palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oly (50) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottled 10/13, drank 11/1. Poured clear golden into a snifter. Light, white head. Aroma is citrus zest and sweet tropical fruits. The hops arenít huge, but the citrus and pine resin are very nice. The maltiness is a bit too much, though. A bit boozy, but not too bad. A very nice beer, and for $10/4 pack at Trader Joeís, an excellent value.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (93) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014
355ml bottle @ home. Pours yellow golden with a frothy white head. Aroma is tea, sweet malt, tropical fruit and maybe some artificial candy? Flavour is sweet, not that bitter. Itís too malty and sweet but very drinkable.

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