Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 4476   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergeek86 (33) - Clarksville, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2008
have had it bottled and on tap @ dogfish head alehouse. amazing beer. hefty 9% alcohol. very refreshing. sweet floral spicy aroma. flavor - malty and floral sweetness, citrus. very hoppy, but the hops balance nicely with the malty, flowery sweetness. very hoppy finish w/ hints of herbs and flowers. color- beautiful golden orange. nice white head. love this beer. would drink every day if i could afford it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Weedking4 (33) - Stratford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2009
12oz bottle.Pours a dark amber red colour. Not a bad beer, I noticed a slight alc.% burn in the after taste though. Only thing knocking it from a higher rating for me. Maybe i’m just not ready for it yet, but solid over all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jnate24 (33) - Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Got this in bottles and was pleased to find the aroma is that fresh hop pungency which I love- usually a sign of good things to come. Taste is equal parts malt and hops in very good balance with some boozy notes. Beyond that nothing really stands out to me; a little disappointing. Not worth $12 for a four pack imo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tommyp007 (33) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Finally tried one of these in bottle a few weeks ago. Probably the first Imperial I can remember, and it was a great one. Maybe a little strong, but i can see why the ratings are so high. Will try again for sure.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rakluba (33) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 This is my favorite Imperial IPA. The beer finishes extremely clean and crisp. Poures a carmely kind of deep gold color and has a beautiful tannish head. Grapefruit/citrus and a smoothness that is amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GearHead (32) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2003
Holy moley!!! This is a great beer. Yeah Dogfish. What a great hoppy flavor. Nice tartness and an aroma to match. Great smooth flavorful aftertaste. If this beer was dry hopped for 90 minutes I can't wait to try the 120 min IPA. Cheers Delaware

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cdog (32) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2004
A good IPA but not my favorite. I got a little metal taste after every drink. Not a nasty metal but a lingering taste on the sides of my taste buds.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
henryalvz (32) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Very nice golden/orange color. malts of toasted grain. Hoppy citrus orange.Sweet light flavor with light bitter finish.Medium to full on the palate. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fallingleaves (32) - Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2009
12 oz. bottle, light orange-red color. An intense experience with a long finish transforming from pine to citrus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Luckyhank (32) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2010
A great beer. This is the the one that turned me onto IPAs in the first place -- and still one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had. This has a dark, golden appearance and a rich hoppy taste that has a smooth bite to it. You won’t notice that 9 percent ABV until you try standing up.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 367 368 369  370  371 372 373 » 448

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50