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RATINGS: 4572   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   IBU: 90   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (15911) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (15600) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
A: I gave this one a vigorous pour into my Moonlight pint glass. The result is a dark caramel color with two fingers of a fluffy white head and some nice carbonation. S: The smell is much more of a mix of hops and citrus than our West Coast IPAs. A nice balance of citrus and pine hops along with a sweet, caramel malt backbone. T: The hop flavor is mostly bitter grapefruit. There is also a very strong malt component that has a very roasted, yet sweet flavor. The finish is a bit of pine and some more grapefruit. M: This is actually quite full bodied, but that’s not too surprising for a double IPA. The tiny carbonation bubbles help to keep things from getting too heavy. D: For a 9% beer, this is surprisingly lacking in the booziness department (and a welcome change from certain other DFH beers). That said, I still find it hard to stray from our West Coast IPAs which are just so much more hop-centric.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (15451) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit mittelmäßiger Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, fruchtig, malzig. Geschmack sehr malzig fruchtig, stark exotisch fruchtig, wunderbare Aromen.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - 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!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15292) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (15183) - 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 (15096) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (14813) - DENMARK - MAY 30, 2010
Bottle. Hazy amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit and lots of hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14594) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Finally rated this. I have no idea what took so long. Pours a clear amber with nice white head. Nose is very floral with lots of hops and citrus. Taste is citrus, bushel of hops, dark malts and almost a bourbon taste in background.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (13975) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2008 Bottle at Københavnske øldage 07. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is very hoppy, pine. Flavour is hop, alcohol, sweet, pine. Nice beer. 7-4-7-4-14. Rerated with friends at home. A pleasent world class hoppy beer. Nice


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