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RATINGS: 4302   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1266) - Linden, - NOV 5, 2012
Draft at the Yard House at Costa Mesa, last day og our motorhome tour - pours orangy yellow with a thin head. Aroma of sweet peach and some pineaopple. Taste is sooooo mellow: sweet and bitter at the same time and just in a perfect balance This is TOP IPA! Easily to be put next to Heady Topper & Pliny (if not even better than the latter one). Waauw


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (577) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Aroma of intense citrus and pine waft out from the orange sudsy pour. The taste is quite a good balance of hops and malt. Very good

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
OsuStu (79) - - DEC 20, 2014
Draft. Gold amber color. Aroma of hay, grass, citrus, spices. Coconut?, banana, pine, cloves, well suppressed alcohol...drying. Candied mouth.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
forevernhim (2) - - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
Absolutely stunning beer. Crisp and fresh, with a flavor that lasts. The color is perfect, and its scent is mouth watering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (685) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Copper. Grapefruit, honey, sugar aroma. Big malty taste that changes to bitter grapefruit with a surprising clean finish. This is a big one with decently hidden alcohol. One of the best from dfh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swamp_Thing (38) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
"Perhaps the best I.P.A. in America" sayith Esquire, and since I drink this more often than any other beer I will have to concur with the great beer brain-trust of Esquire magazine. My favorite IPA with the bonus of being widely available!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Crazy_Kiwi_13 (9) - Wanganui, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
Appearance: (poured into a tulip glass) pours a 2 finger pillowy head, nice lacing, slowly subsiding into a 1 finger head, body is a clear dark coppery amber with lively carbonation. Aroma: Fresh grass, malty hops, pine, resin, grapefruit, yeast,rich sweet honey, floral, citrus, bread, bready Palate: full bodied, thick, moderate carbonation, slightly chewy like yeasty bread. Taste: Malt, bread, caramel, grapefruit, black pepper ,mildly bitter finish with resins, pine, and, sweet honey Overall: Delicious, complex, malt heavy, honeyed, balanced, mildly bitter, the best beer Iíve had thus far.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1473) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle into Spieglau IPA glass, thanks Shane! Light golden amber colour, everlasting white foam and lace. Extreme American hoppy aromas, but not severely grapefruity, more of a mild flowery, honey-like balance. Taste: malty, caramelly sweet, and VERY hoppy again, bitter but smoother than usual (apparently through their use of low-cohumulone hop varieties). Tangy hops-forward balance. Light-medium body, strong carbonation, lingering hoppy aftertastes.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bennetporter (52) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2014
A 1 oz sample poured at a tasting table. Pours a nice rich amber with an off-white head. Sometimes beers just defy description, this is one of those. An example of the style, yet like nothing Iíve tasted.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stldicedealer (10) - Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2014
From a 4 pack of bottles poured into a snifter. Nice orange color with a thick white head and great lacing. First taste is smooth followed by slightly bitter. Good job of hiding the 9% ABV. First thing I have tried from Dogfish and have to admit I look forward to my next

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TattooJack (159) - Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2014
I read the high praise of this beer a few months back and since then I have had it on my list. Well today I saw a 4-pack and it was cold. Poured it into my pint glass. Orange clear little foam, smells of hops. Itís really good, fruity at first, then bitter, spicy & some malty sweetness in the after taste (oh and itís 9%). Didnít find it to be as boozy as other raters, or the ABV might suggest, but the rapid buzz says itís strong all day long. The Dogfish Head brewery does a good job of making beer drinking fun!


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