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RATINGS: 4410   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2002
Cloudy orange, with minimal head. Smooth hoppy hoppy aroma -- rich potential. Much stronger flavor -- big bang, so one-dimensional it’s not funny. Almost pulls it off but suffers for that imbalance. Still a good beer but misses greatness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11821) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Bottle. Poured a golden amber with medium white head. Complex aroma of hops and malt with sweet tone. Full body and flavor with long bitter finish. Very good double IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11722) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2007
Quite light amber with a big solid head. Surprisingly malty aroma, with caramel, grain and some dried fruit - the hop notes are grassy and citrus. Dry and bitter but with a giant malty mouthfeel. The bitterness has a tobacco-like astringent touch which isn’t bad at all. Some alcohol. After being underwhelmed by the bitterness I checked the date to see if the journey across the Atlantic could have killed it. But it was bottled in April, and I was disappointed in May and in June. I’m just not a fan of really malty and sweet IIPAs. But store it three years and I’ll probably love it as a barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11454) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2014 12oz bottle-pours a 2 finger high rich tan head. Bright, clear copper-gold color. Aroma is mango & hops. Taste-oily mouthfeel like many 2IPA’s. Balanced hops & malt. Big beers just aren’t my taste, but this was OK. Bottled on 11/25/05 Bottle 140312-rerate 3.7

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11439) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2007
Bottle, from Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. Pours a pretty clear redish copper with a small, slightly fizzy yellowish creamy head. Aroma is surprisingly mellow. A slightly tart caramelness dominates along with some citric tones. Very nice and full mouthfeel. Flavour is equally mellow - this isn’t a ’hop-bomb’, more balanced than most IIPA’s. Not to say it isn’t bitter, there are citric and ghrassy hops aplenty. A good finish on a sweeter caramel note as well as a lingering viniousness. A terribly well-balanced beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (11436) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle. Finally!!!! Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. not as powerfull as hoped but nice citrus/mango notes. Heavy bitter wonderfull balanced flavor. Long great finish. Creamy palate. Wonderfull beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2008
bottle, bought at ølbutikken, cph. denmark. ar:hoppy, fruity, raisins. nice amber, small light brown head. flavor is sweet and hoppy, slightly fruity, aftertaste is very very good, You need to drink a good deal of the bottle before all impressions settle. also watch out for temp. A very good ipa, but not more than ’’somewhere’’ in the best 10 i’ve had. i’d like a more solid mouthfeel, a less barleywineish aroma, a stronger aroma, and better looks.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (11292) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
Bottled, 355ml from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Hazed amber with short lived head. Not as overblown with hops as I was lead to expect, which was a good thing, slighlty sweet and fruity initially, grapefruit and bitter lemon over quite a plummy note, loads of alcohol showing through, nasal, breathy. Crisps up later on for a drying note. Obviously very good but not quite there with the greatest for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle poured a clear copper with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of carmel, pine and a hint of citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, pine, light orange and a hint of grapefruit with a lingering moderatly bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2007
Bottle. Orange color. Loads of grapefruit and red berries in the floral aroma. Sweetish, very malty flavor with flowery hops, lemon and red berries. Surprisingly malty beer, even a bit salty. Red berries in the hopbitter aftertaste. Extremely well balanced, very drinkable. This is indeed a world class beer!


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