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RATINGS: 4229   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10838) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10779) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10588) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (10516) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10453) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10368) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
Clear amber with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with loads of caramel, toasted malt and hoppy notes. Sweet flavor with grapefruit, pine, caramel and loads of hops to finish it off bitter. Excellent!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10290) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 23, 2007
Bottle. Amber colour. Malty, hoppy, fruitish and alcoholic aroma. Flavour is quite sweet and hoppy with a good fruitiness and some spices, alcohol and with a pretty bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10170) - 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.


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