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RATINGS: 4426   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (13911) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle from Voldby. Hazy orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 191013

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13539) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (13387) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2006) Yellow, white head. Dry hoppy aroma, citrus, floral but also with some smotth malty notes. Really hoppy flavor, oily, fruity, citrus, grassy. Hoppy, metallic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (13270) - Orange County, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12738) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle on my balcony of the Shore Hotel, overlooking the Pacific, that was probably the highlight of this number acquired from Surf Liqour Santa Monica, 16/04/14. Clear golden amber with a moderate off white head that retains well. Nose is caramel malt, straw, bitter grapefruit, bitter orange. Taste is caramel malt forward, orange pith, bitter citric tinges, straw, light grapefruit, pinch of spice. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with hop bitterness. OK DIPA but can’t see how this acquires such high scores. I’ve had this many times in the past prior to joining RB, including on tap at Rehoboth and remember it being far better than this, perhaps an old bottle?

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (12665) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 19, 2011
Hopfiger Geruch, leicht nach Kaffee. Der Hopfenantrunk ist dementsprechend recht malzig und karamellig, zudem alkohlisch. Die leichte Kaffeenote ist schmeckbar, röstig. Karamellig bleibend, vollmundig, die Hopfiegkeit gerät teilweise in den Hintergrund. Sehr würzig-malzig werdend, cremig, hefig frisch, aromatisch. Sehr gut! Test vom 13.8.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,13,12,13,12,13 - 12,40

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (12658) - DENMARK - MAY 30, 2010
Bottle. Hazy amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit and lots of hops.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12467) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
12 oz. bottle; in my possession over 3 years. Rich aroma of ripe light stone fruit. Hazy ripe apricot color with a creamy beige head that flattened, laced, and did interesting things. Medium bodied, with crisp carbonation. The flavor starts with pale raisin, citrus, and something floral. The malt approaches caramel, but it is quite balanced by the hop - bitter and floral. It really pleases the mouth, and the finish is primarily dry, a little fruit lingers, and surprisingly unbitter. Well, it’s bitter, but it is so nicely set off with fruit aspects, like apricot all of a sudden. This is one of those ales that just demands full attention for savoring. This one makes bitter non-bitter, but bitter. Try it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (12416) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bu11zeye (12268) - 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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