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RATINGS: 4116   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marv3mania (161) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle poured into tulip. Lovely opaque copper color with an orange tint. Moderate off-white head which dissipates fairly quickly with some lacing. Aroma is all citrus, floral, and pine, exactly what I’d expect from a hoppy beer. Taste is the same. Lots and lots of hops, but excellent balance. Overall, an wonderful beer which I will be enjoying again.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NicolasGalli (15) - - APR 21, 2014
frothy, white foam, clear, golden appearance. cereal, caramel, citrus, dough aromas. medium sweetness, medium bitterness. full body, thick feel, lively carbonation, bitter finish. A lot of hype for this beer being considered "The Best IPA", but I think it lives somewhat close to the expectations. Love the simplicity of the artwork for these beers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (429) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber body with white cap and heavy lacing. Raisins, light floral notes, cane sugar, alcohol and wet grass. Taste is a sugary sweet with a soapy bitterness. Body is heavier with a foamy sticky feel.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
miquelcrush (97) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 21, 2014
Una IPA bonissima, els llúpols i les maltes estan molt ben equilibrats, els 9 graus no es noten gens. Una IPA buenísima, los lúpulos y las maltas están muy bien equilibradas, los 9 grados no se notan.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle on my balcony of the Shore Hotel, overlooking the Pacific, that was probably the highlight of this number acquired from Surf Liqour Santa Monica, 16/04/14. Clear golden amber with a moderate off white head that retains well. Nose is caramel malt, straw, bitter grapefruit, bitter orange. Taste is caramel malt forward, orange pith, bitter citric tinges, straw, light grapefruit, pinch of spice. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with hop bitterness. OK DIPA but can’t see how this acquires such high scores. I’ve had this many times in the past prior to joining RB, including on tap at Rehoboth and remember it being far better than this, perhaps an old bottle?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kansascityCW (45) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2014
Definitely not a west coast IPA. Some serious sweetness in this one, at least for an IPA. Pretty good, but I prefer the citrus and tropical notes of the west coast style. Very creamy mouth feel, which is awesome.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PigMine (8) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2014 does not count
I go to this beer as a standard. Its the best brew you will find. At 90 IBU, you barely notice its bitter nature. It has such huge malts, but it is so balanced you will only a perfect finish. After over a hundred IPAs, I still go to DF 90 when nothing else seems to work. After a 4 pack of these bad boys you’ll be feeling great, I promise! Plus they are so easy to drink because they are so well crafted. Be careful on this brew, do not drive! Take care friends.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (469) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
Aroma reminds me of the lake in the summer. Sweet, fruity, hoppy. Taste is beautifully smooth hops and fruitiness. A little dark fruit. Sweet, slightly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FestDecBeet (39) - - APR 16, 2014
Served: 12 oz bottle Look: clear dark honey Smell: fruity, no alcohol Taste: first sip was smokey, woody, transitions into more bitter flavors. Alcohol taste comes out more as it warms up. Feel: nice amount of carbonation Overall: First drank: home Decatur March 2014

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (933) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
A gorgeous beer. Radiant orange amber. Lasting Large frothy white head leaving lots of lace. Clean delicate hoppy nose balanced by malt. Fruity. Earthy. Floral. Grass. Caramel. Medium body. Great mouthfeel. Soft. Flavor is a complex bounty of hops and malt. No booze to speak of. So balanced. Semi-sweet. Not very dry. Moderate bitterness. Very smooth.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hop_Hedonist (179) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2014
Can’t fault it - lovely DIPA - superb balance - malt sweet but not too so - huge hoppy behemoth - a sipper but it’s so bloody drinkable I want to just drink it down!


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