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RATINGS: 4391   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (319) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2015
An impressive imperial beer, worthy of it's reputation indeed. From a bottle, this poured a beautiful and perfect bronzed amber color with a steady white foamy head and strong lacing, a pleasure to observe. This beer just looks like a refined and full flavored beverage. Aroma is appetizing also, strong and flavorful of rich candied apple malt and grapefruit hops, but some alcohol warmth from the high ABV. The taste is layered and complex, caramel malt and fruity sweet malt notes, along with some hoppy resin and tropical citrusy notes. Warming and rich throughout. Medium bodied and smooth, although some alcohol bite along with hoppy bitterness in the finish. Possibly my go-to Imperial IPA, not that I consume this style often. I found this far more enjoyable than Dogfish's renowned 120 Minute mega IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1479) - Herning, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear golden amber with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are resin, pine, citrus, and malt - with a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OneMoreRoundd (1) - Perth amboy, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
Overall great taste. However, the after taste was a bit too bitter for my liking. Nonetheless, I highly enjoyed it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle at the Mandalay Bay Hotel Las Vegas. Is as described, 100th percentile - really? Good but had better

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixer006 (24) - 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 hasnít 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 (78) - 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 itís supposedly 90 IBU.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (248) - 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 (183) - 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.


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