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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Taste is sweeter than expected. Intense hints of honey... full-bodied, smooth, and creamy on the oalate. Subtle hops flavor, very complex. Certainly not the best IPA I’ve ever had, but its very good.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orange_3084 (118) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2014
Fairly clear orange-amber colour with thin white head. Grapefruit upfront on the nose with perhaps some other fruits such as banana and mango too. Kinda grassy and floral. Taste is great. Strong biscuity backbone which combines well with the oily profile and alcohol warmth. More richly sweet than a regular IPA, but the bitterness and carbonation levels balance this one out nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (880) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kespecial (9) - - NOV 19, 2014 does not count
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (31) - 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. I’m not a great fan of malty IPA’s but this one is really well balanced.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ckilly (17) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wollipam (16) - - NOV 12, 2014
Great aroma. Great flavor and very little after taste. Also a staggering 9.0 ABV packs a mighty wallop.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (324) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbeatdano (66) - - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brewhemia (33) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oly (42) - 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 aren’t 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 Joe’s, an excellent value.


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