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RATINGS: 4348   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer-yum (685) - Wellington, - APR 20, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2013 Hugely enjoyable brew that deserves its reputation as one of the best beers made in America. The complex but balanced taste leaves one wanting another...and another...so can spoil a tasting session unless sampled last!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bootlegger007 (84) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2015
Heavy on the hops - tropical fruits, lightly cloudy golden colour, good sized white head, a please to drink hop hop and then some more for good luck, full bodied with a some more hops to finish.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fantomasus (254) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Can’t believe I have never rated this legend... Pours a brilliant golden copper with a nice head that sticks around (heavy lace). Simple clean aroma profile: caramel, resin, dough, with a little woody vanilla. Taste is out of the park awesome. A perfect balance. Palate: medium body, velvet texture, soft carbonation, with an easy bitter finish. Quite an offering.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (27) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2015
As someone who is trying to ease himself into the world of hops, I was not sure how this was gonna go. In the end I was pleased. The malty backbone eases the 90 ibus while still allowing the hops to shine. The finish is long and bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Everything is great about this brew except price and some residual sweetness. Excellent hops in nose and flavor. Some what like seet peach pine cone flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
COMRADEJOSH (318) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2015
This one really has to be tried to be believed. At first I thought it would be the usually over the top hop bomb that most double ipa’s are but it surprised be with how well balanced it is for being both strong in the flavor of the hops which are fruity and sweet the malt is while at the same time covering the big alcohol of this beer. Absolutely delicious and should be the standard for this category.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
japi (115) - Kisvárda, HUNGARY - FEB 22, 2015
An amber colored beer with an off-white, thin head. The aroma is not so intensive, but crispy and soury. The taste is complex, full body; crispy notes with banana and caramel. Very lond and bitter aftertaste. It’s not the best beer that I’ve ever tasted, but good.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robobeerbelly (73) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Very good beer with excellent flavor. Rather bitter after taste but over all a very good beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (301) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2015
An impressive imperial beer, worthy of it's reputation indeed. From a bottle, this poured a beautiful and perfect bronzed amber color with a steady white foamy head and strong lacing, a pleasure to observe. This beer just looks like a refined and full flavored beverage. Aroma is appetizing also, strong and flavorful of rich candied apple malt and grapefruit hops, but some alcohol warmth from the high ABV. The taste is layered and complex, caramel malt and fruity sweet malt notes, along with some hoppy resin and tropical citrusy notes. Warming and rich throughout. Medium bodied and smooth, although some alcohol bite along with hoppy bitterness in the finish. Possibly my go-to Imperial IPA, not that I consume this style often. I found this far more enjoyable than Dogfish's renowned 120 Minute mega IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1422) - Herning, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear golden amber with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are resin, pine, citrus, and malt - with a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OneMoreRoundd (1) - Perth amboy, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
Overall great taste. However, the after taste was a bit too bitter for my liking. Nonetheless, I highly enjoyed it.


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