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RATINGS: 4393   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2014
The aroma is complex with hops and malt notes. The texture of the beer is delicious with a good balance of butter and acidity. The flavor is excellent with good balance among hops and malt. A big delicious beer.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tfontana (84) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle from Hannaford Supermarket Exeter NH. Aroma is strong piney/spruce hops along with toasted malts. Appearance is beautiful crystal clear light golden orange with trace sparkling, 1/2 finger width head that dissipates quickly to ring with fair lacing. Taste is robust complex mix of malty sweetness with sweet liquor fruitiness and finishing mild bitterness. Palate is light bodied but meaty texture and lively carbonation at the sides of the tongue. Overall, this is a beer with a lot of things going for it--complex aroma and taste with a beautiful look and an interesting palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pumpkin87 (106) - - MAY 30, 2015
Pours pretty amber-orange, initially hazy with effervescence but quickly clears, and modest off-white head that reduces to skim. Big pine aroma with whiff of citrus and brown sugar. Even bigger, rougher palate with candied mango and grapefruit, biscuit, fortified wine, vanilla and cleaning solvents, like a PineSol fruitcake. The disparate tastes seem like Thomas Pynchon’s spoofs of English candy in "Gravity’s Rainbow:" salted plum, gin marshmallow, camphor nougat, sweet-and-sour eggplant. 90 Minute goes past the usual over-hopped American IPA, with similarly large amounts of malt taking it into barleywine country, albeit a very evergreen type of barley. On the plus side, that puts it into better balance than a lot of rival products. And the 9 percent ABV, while substantial, is quite reasonable for a barleywine. Still, you probably don’t want to be operating your backhoe while drinking this. In short, a prime example of the more is not enough school of American brewing, throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. Completely unsophisticated, but true to the wackiness that is Dogfish Head.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (3272) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle from BarleyWine, Copenhagen - orange amber pour with good white head. Aroma and taste is big sweet malty, tropical, citric and herbal hoppy, piney hop resin, sweet caramel, toffee, cake like, also some dried fruit, and slight spice gives it almost a barleywine impression, beautiful.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nicksbeers (22) - - MAY 22, 2015
Amber in color. Pours a one finger head that goes away over time. I smell a lot of malts. Not much else. Medium body. Very well balanced. It’s not as hoppy as I thought it would be. Goes down smooth. Oily texture. Overall REALLY good beer. I would like a bit more hop presence on the taste, but it’s balanced VERY well so I’m just being picky.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SG111 (452) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottled 03/18/15. Pours crystal clear golden honey orange, effervescence with off-white creamy looking head. Aroma is citrus hops, malt, slight grape, grapefruit, mango, papaya, tropical notes with lots of biscuit malt and candied sugar to balance. Flavor is citrus, honey, sweet malts, mango, papaya, grapefruit, really sweet citrus. Just such sweet fruits. Like candied fruits. It’s got a great IPA bitterness but it’s so sweet at the same time. Effervescent on the body. It’s been a while since I had this. It was the first IPA I really thought was fantastic. And coming back to it, it’s all still there. Still amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (356) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle@NYC. Copper color with light grey head. Aroma has malt, citrus, caramel. Taste is malty with bitter and quite dry finish. Flavors of grape, pine, grass. Nice balance between malt and hoppiness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
capecod (18) - - MAY 13, 2015
Very pretty deep orange pour with a thin-ish white head. Tangy nose...citrus and brandy. The entire experience is indeed like drinking a brandied fruiitcake (which I like). Raisins, citron and bready malt. I know the hops are in there, but not a hoppy beer in a traditional sense. I dont taste a west coast ipa, just my opinion.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingaugusta (22) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Pours golden with a long white, foamy head. Nose is pure hop deliciousness with a touch of apple. Flavor is classic west coast IPA and quite well balanced. Nothing ground breaking but a fine west coast style IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Woodspop (13) - Rivervale, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
Bloody excellent beer, fantastic look and pour. Growler az bought! Herbal notes. Will definitely buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (1056) - SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
Gyllenorange vätska, med tjockt skum. Dofter av grape, mango och något annat, kryddigt. Bra punch i beskan. Fruktig med en söt närvaro, som beskan lätt bemästrar.


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