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RATINGS: 4378   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.

auerbrau's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 11, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Original rating: 8/11/05 - 7/3/9/4/18=4.1Clear yellow-orange pour, with an extremely creamy off-white head that laces fantastically. Medium-strong standard hops aroma, acerbic and cloying. Impressive! Flavor is so smooth and silky, with fantastic symmetry in the flavor profile and a complex blossom of hop and malt notes. Absolutely delicious, I wish I could drink this for days on end. Complex blend of cream, wheat, malt, brown sugar, grapefruit, floral, and light almonds. Palate is very sweet and sticky, making you want for more. Chewy, with a very strong texture. Fantastic. More drinkable than most IIPAs I’ve had. Rerate - 12 Oz Bottle - 6/3/6/2/13=3.0 What the hell was I thinking? This is terrible. Aroma is a stagnant cesspool of catty hop flesh and decaying ferns. There are some bright spots with a little candied resin. Pour is acceptable with a burnished gold afroth with white. Flavor is immediately sapifying. Theres too much sugar from the get go. Cats climb into bed with caramelized raisins. Lots of stinky residuals, greased with high gravity yeast by-products. Filtering removes probably any intrigue. Theres a creamy softness, likely derived only from excessive malt content. It doesn’t approach the warm breadiness from hop construction in good examples. Palate is downright sticky. Theres a creeping ugly plant bitterness in the backend. Combine that quality with excess sugars and I left a third of a glass at the bar. I’m glad to see my tastes have improved. New score is composite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4665) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2015
Poured medium amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of moderately heavy citrus and floral hops. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, lightly bitter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
omgbeer (3) - - APR 25, 2015 does not count
Absolutely the perfect IPA. Draft or bottle, doesn’t much matter. Clean, crisp taste, mild hops, and amazing finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 22, 2015
2014-10-19 Bottle. Pours copper in color with a white head. Piny, citrus aroma, slightly weak (probably by the age of the beer). Good malty base over hoppy, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartzluke (109) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 22, 2015
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. Moderate fluffy white head with nice retention and lacing. A bit opaque. Golden. Nose is citrus, pine, and malt. Mouthfeel is fairly creamy. Crisp. Taste is complex. Buttery, piney, citrus (strong orange and tangerine). Strong malty backbone balances well all the aggressive hops. There?s a lot going on here, but it never feels like too much. Awesome IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darb85 (134) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2015
Good. Sweet nose. Molasses at the start, Hoppy middle. Thick mouth feel with a bit of a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheSilentSaint (82) - Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2015
Pours dark clear orange. Hops with fruity aromas. Tastes hops and fruits like pineapple. Hops bitterness is balanced with malts. Not a true IPA but tastes really good! Edited: additional spicey taste of cinnamon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (635) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
Wow, the malt bill just about makes this well balanced, but this is a full on beer, hitting you with hops and abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Barnacle_Ed (31) - Milpitas, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
One of my favorites. Usually I prefer my hoppier IPAs and the West Coast styles, but the 90 minute is a malty work of beauty in my eyes. Slightly harsh in the finish, but thats really the only downside in my mind; Deliciously balanced and an exemplary imperial IPA overall. Sadly hard to find on tap here however!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
skatanarchy (75) - - APR 17, 2015
독피쉬헤드-나& 임페리얼 IPA 9% ABV 스무스하게, 하지만 높이 치고 올라오는 알콜기의 고도수 IPA. 도수를 높이려 당을 더 첨가하고,당 비중이 높아지므로 맛이 점점 단순해질수 밖에 없는듯. 시트러스향의 예쁜맥주 https://twitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dgbeer (3) - - APR 16, 2015 does not count
Beer no 318 for me. One I've been looking forward to for a while. I forgot my snifter and escargot, but Drank with my good buddy Drew. Great beer but a bit under hopped in my humble opinion.

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