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RATINGS: 4306   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11232) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11094) - 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 (11062) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10931) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 04/28/2003
Mode: Bottle, 750ml
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC

Appearance: hazy orange, thin tan head,
Aroma: sweet fruity malt and big hop aroma,
Body: smooth creamy body,
Flavor: well hopped rich malt flavor, lots of fruity character, only a hint of bitterness in the finish
-------- /> Date: 10/12/2003
Mode: draft
Words: 5 seasons (gwcb)

much more citrus character hiding any of the fruity character
-------- /> Date: 01/12/2005

sweet winey malt aroma, lots of bitterness,
-------- /> Date: 12/10/2005
Score: iii to ii+

Aroma: sweet winey aroma with good floral hops,
Body: thin body,
Flavor: rich sweet malt well balanced by hop bitterness but very little hop flavor at first but it finally comes through,
-------- /> Date: 09/10/2008
Mode: draft
Source: summits woodstock

Aroma: sweet fruity and spicy aroma,
Body: decent body,
Flavor: big sweet crystal malt flavor, nice spicyness from the hops, touch of pepper from the alcohol,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (10806) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10654) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (10563) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10475) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2006
An hazy golden ale with a thin lacing white head. A doughy malt with nice floral hops, not as strong as expected. In mouth, a refreshing mentolated hops with dry malt, earthy notes, piney, but not as resinous as I expected. Medium bodied, a bit underwhelmed. A sharp alcohol attack is noted in final. Bottle is one year old, from BOTW.


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