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RATINGS: 4507   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


paintyouup824's rating

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paintyouup824 (13) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2010
The highly rated 90-Minute Imperial IPA delivered what was it promised as being a very rich and high quality beer. Like all beers it is all in the eye of the beholder with their individual tastes. Myself personally, I am not the biggest fan of IPA’s, but Dogfish Head still produced a very nice high quality beer. I would have to say like all Dogfish Head beers that the aroma was fantastic. A characteristic that really starts off the party and is often overlooked. It had a very nice heavy dry hop aroma and a white mostly lasting head. The beer had a beautiful cloudy appearance to it and surprised me with an initial sweet flavor in the beginning. The middle yielded a fruity touch with the common bitter finish with IPA’s that was quite delightful. A full body on the palate with a soft carbonated oily texture with a long lasting bitter finishes. I am always impressed with what Dogfish Head produces, and love their TV show on Discovery. Whatever it is that they come up with next, I will be they’re waiting in line.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grundsow (119) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Disappointed. At 90 IBU’s I was expecting a wonderfully bitter bite, but instead I got a mouthful of sweet malt. Definitely prefer their 60 minute IPA. This 90 min. is hoppy, but malt-heavy for an IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Guilow (8) - Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
Still working my way through the top 50 IIPA list, but I’ve yet to find one I like better than this. So smooth, you hardly notice the high alcohol content. I always have some of this in the fridge, and it’s my benchmark for a good IPA, the close it gets to this one. Love it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (531) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JAN 23, 2016
Ambar levemente turva. Espuma amarela de média formação e persistência. Aroma resinal, caramelado, maltado, dulçor açucarado predominante, lúpulo secundário. Paladar segue o aroma, dulçor médio, amargor leve/médio. Corpo licoroso, alcoólico, baixa carbonatação. Aftertaste de média persistência, maltado, açucarado e lupulado. Boa, bem equilibrada, mas esperava algo excepcional (o que não foi ...)

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jeffreylee (13) - HHI, South Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2016
This is the gold standard for beer. The 90 minute is exceptional and far superior to the 60 minute and also much better than the 120 minute. I guess it’s the perfect balance. The higher ABV can sneak up on you since the beer doesn’t have the extra fullness feel of other high gravity brews. The color is a light bronze that is darker than other IPAs, but still in the amber-red family. The foam is an orange tan that gives a nice tickle when consumed. The initial taste is slightly bitter hops, yet remarkably smooth with just a hint of citrus and smoky wood, It rests in the mouth like a fine single malt scotch with an impeccable smoothness of perfectly balanced hops and malt with hints of golden raisin, candied orange peel, vanilla and caramel. The finish is what truly sets it apart from other IPAs. It has a touch a bitterness, but still leaves a smooth essence like sweet tobacco and refined hops. This is the beer to compare all others. While a few may be better or have more complex tastes like barrel aged and flavored porters, the list is very short.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (260) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2016
Pours orange with medium head, disappearing fast, but leaving a nice lacing on glass. Aroma: a burst of peach and mandarine, followed by some herbs and pine tree. Taste: malty sweetness comes first, followed by a nice hoppy counterbalance (herbs, citurs) and a nice mid- to long hoppy palate. Very good, dangerously drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1680) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2016
Rating #1575 - 21.03.2015 - On tap at Larry’s - Venice Beach. Pours a darker amber, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is citrusy, soft fruits predominant. Taste is extremely hoppy, lots of cool citrus notes - mild tropical, mild pine, mild orange zest. Huge toffee, caramel, raisin, plum pudding malt bill adds a pile of sweetness, zesty hops and sharp bitterness. A lovely DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1173) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 22, 2016
Ámbar limpio y espuma marfil compacta. Aroma especiado, caramelo, toque cítrico. Cuerpo denso, inicio maltoso, con sabor de pino y resinas hasta un final de amargor intenso.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mambossa (212) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Pour to taster snifter. Deep gold pour with thinner-than-average head. Nose is bready, syrupy cherry, grapefruit, flowery perfume, pine. Ripe flavor with a barleywine alcohol/malt combo running along the base of the palette, apple, orange rind and juice, resiny sugar, tea-like flavors. All in all, not my cup of tea for an imperial. Definitely some clove-y belgian yeast mingling somewhere in it. Not the best IIPA by far, but enough complexity to give a nod to. A bit too clingy and not enough cleanliness. If you like your residual-sugary resin, grab this.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Biroholik (141) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - JAN 19, 2016
<>Kolor: Bursztynowy. Niebywała wręcz klarowność. To co wyróznia amerykańskie browary - ta niesamowita czystość piwo. Można dokładnie odczytać napisy i logo, które jest na drugiej stronie Hamburga.
Piana: Jasnożółta, drobna, średnio i drobnoziarnista. Fenomenalna gęstość, puszystość i trwałość. Piana jest wysoka i powolutku opada do grubego kilkucentymetrowego kołnierzyka. Lacing wzorowy. Nie ma tutaj słabych stron.
Zapach: Aromat od pierwszej sekundy zaznacza, że rzadzą tu amerykańskie chmiele. Jest słodko, tropikalnie. Przede wszystkim: mango, ananas, marakuja, papaja, karambola oraz lichi. Słodowe, słodkie akcenty są daleko w tle z minimalnym stężeniem karmelu. W drugim podejściu żywiczne nuty lasów tropikalnych.
Smak: Po pierwszym łyku już wiem dokładnie wszystko o tym piwie. Smak jest słodki, chwilami wręcz likierowaty. Słodycz ta pochodzi wyłącznie od chmieli i tropikalnych owocowych akcentów. Nie ma tu landrynkowej, karmelowej, maślnej cukierkowatosci. Jest za to smak świeżo wyciskanego soku z mango, marakuji, papaji i luchi. Piwo wydaje się napompowane tymi owocami. Sprawia wrażenie jakby wyżej wymienione składniki były przepuszczone przez Randala. Na drugim biegunie mamy aromatyczne sosnowe, żywiczne niuanse. Niebywałe jest to, że przy 9% alkoholu i 90 IBU odczucie w ustach jest wciąż lekkie i gładkie. Pijesz Double IPA, a wydaje Ci się, że to lekkie, sesyjne APA. Goryczka jest wysoka, ale krótka, stylowa, w ogóle nie przeszkadza. Piwo jest kompletne w każdym calu.
Wysycenie: Niskie.
Podsumowanie:
90 Minute Imerial IPA - nazwa nawiązuje do CIĄGŁEGO dodawania chmieli przez 90 minut gotowania! Swoisty majstersztyk! Bardzo popularny w USA magazyn dla mężczyzn "Esquire Magazine" nazwał to piwo Najlepszym IPA w Ameryce. Podpisuje się pod tym rankingiem. Była to dla mnie wycieczka do świata piwnej rozkoszy. Doznania smakowe były nieograniczone. Piwo jest wybitne. Jedno z najlepszych IPA jakie piłem w życiu. Kompletne smakowo w każdym detalu. Buteleczkę przywiozła mi koleżanka z Nowego Jorku. Jest to świeżutka warka, dlatego też walory smakowe są spotęgowane. Wiem na pewno, że zrobię wszystko, żeby ktoś przywiózł mi z USA - 120 Minutes Imperial IPA - 18% alk. +120 IBU - to dopiero będzie torpeda chmielowa ;-)))

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (303) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with a thin white ring. Light pine resin and sweet citrus aroma. Smooth with only a little bitterness. Semi sweet citrus flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Not as good as I thought it would be. Refreshing and good ;but not as good as all the hype.


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