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RATINGS: 4198   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle Stockholm Beer Festival ... Golden orange ... sharp american lime hop nose ... Juicy hoppy ... tart lime smooth rich bicg kick ... packed full of flavour ... lots of hop resins

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
Sample at EBF Copenhagen. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich with hops and flowers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13766) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
Bottle at CPH festival. Clear gold with off white head. Moderate hoppy and malty. Very well balanced. Bitter sticky. Surprised how moderate/well balanced this is!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (13529) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2007
Bottle at KØ07. Clear copper colour, very small head. The flavour is very malty with a good pepperiness. Fat and sweet and nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber - white head. Weird thick feeling, high malty, sweetness, a lot of hop, resin, high bitterness. burning feeling on the tongue.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (13283) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2008 Cask at GBBF 2005. My beer of the festival. Never had anything from Dogfish before, so I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. Slightly cloudy dark copper/orange colour. Slight herb on the intensely hoppy slightly metallic aroma. This is just a huge rollercoaster of a beer. Superb. Good citric lime flavour mixed in with the hoppy finish. I could still taste this in my mouth the day after (4.5) Cask at GBBF 2006. The hop aroma is just so wonderful. Fresh hops, grapefruit and golden syrup flavours. (4.8) Cask at GBBF 08. This is one of my favourites and I looked forward to it for 2 years, so I had it twice on the day it came on before it ran out. Just so drinkable for a 9% beer, it’s untrue. 4.6/5

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (13209) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 Bottle at Københavnske Øldage. Clear, golden beer with a small, white head. Very hoppy nose, with lots of pine, and beef-stock. Stinging bitterness in the mouth, with pine and beef-stock as well. Long piney finish and full body. Even though it is a nice beer, and I really like hoppy beers, it feels too unbalanced. Rating: 7-4-7-4-14-3.6. (070511)

Rerated at home. Bottle. Clear, golden pour, with a dense, off-white head. Could wish for longer head retention. The initial aroma is very hoppy, with pine, resin, citrus, the usual stuff, then the malt comes forward, with meat-stock and sweetness, as well as a little alcohol touch. The flavor is quite intensely bitter, yet under heavy influence from the malt. Residual sugar, beef-stock, pine, resin, citrus and citrus peel, some caramel and a little alcohol giving it a warming mouthfeel. A full-bodied beer indeed, finishing mostly hoppy, but there’s a well pronounced sugary touch as well. Definately not so unbalanced as it felt the last time I had it. The beer is so hoppy it feels a little astringent in the mouth, but combined with the warming sensation from the alcohol, and all the lovely flavors, it is really nice. Come on mr. Calagione, let’s have this beer in Norway! And big thanks to the_epeeist for sending me this bottle. (070906)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled
Darkish golden color, good creamy off-white head. Barley and rye-bread in the hoppy nose. Bready, hoppy - in the edges sweet - flavor. Medium-bodied. Nicely balanced IIPA and extremely drinkable for such a high IBU.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2001
Amber, brilliant colour; florals, herbs, caramelly nose; body is full of woody bitterness; big flavour with citrus, cascade. The bitterness really comes on strong late in this beer, detracting from the overall balance and coating the mouth. I wanted to see a more expressive nose and less bitterness in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2007 (Bottle) Hands down the best IPA that I have tried. Pours a dark amber color with a small head. Great flavor that makes your taste buds crave for more.


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