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RATINGS: 4193   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.

Hopsclation's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - APR 29, 2013
Is this the most legendary craft beer? Very complex hop/malt combination. It starts with the expected orange, grapefruit, and pine flavors but then has a lemon/pepper twist on the finish. I dont get it very often because there are so many other good options for the price point, but im never dissapointed after drinking it. I think part of its mythic status is that for many people (myself included) this is there first really good beer after the intial craft gateways like fat tire, snpa, and sam adams.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1475) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2014
You’re kidding. I haven’t rated this? Had it again during trivia (another suspect week where the trivia guy’s wife’s team comes from behind by acing the last category). Amber pour. Nose has butterscotch, raisins, spruce. Flavor is sticky sweet caramel, raisin, orange peel, spruce. Thicker body than I remember. Loads of crystal in this bad boy with a moderate hoppy punch in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goochflies (46) - Kaiserstuhl, SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Very good IPA but for me it is definitely not as good as the hype and I think falls short of the style a bit. Did enjoy but would not seek out again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (966) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014
From a 355ml bottle on 19/7/2014. Pours a slightly murky dark golden with small fine head. The aroma is actually quite malty with lots of toffee, butterscotch and caramel presenting, along with a touch of fruity resiny hops. It drinks similar, with the malt being most prominent (caramel and toffee again). There’s a big fruity sweetness there as well (peach, mandarin), along with a dash of honey. The bitterness is surprising subdued for a double, but lingers along with a touch of booze. The texture is a little syrupy and the carbonation is average. While I certainly wouldn’t complain if someone served another one of these up to me, it doesn’t quite live up to its rep for mine. It’s a very enjoyable sipper but simply fails to stand out for me. There are many other DIPAs out there that I’d take over this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joerod (2) - Maspeth, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
This beer smells fabulous and tastes great. Throw in the 9% alcohol and you have yourself a fabulous beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (138) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Clear light amber body, creamy white head, decent lacing. Aroma is light malt, orange, faint peaches, pineapple. Taste is peach and pineapple, faint citrus, lilikoi, surprisingly low bitterness, and fairly sweet. Body is thick, for an IPA, carbonation fine, moderate. This is delicious and juicy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamn0619 (11) - - JUL 13, 2014
Strong taste on the palate. Much more happy than the dogfish head 60. One of my faves.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1028) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
16 oz draft at Joe Squared at the Inner Harbor location in Baltimore, standard pint glass. Clear golden brown to amber with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel, floral notes. Tastes of citrus, honey, sweet fruit, floral hops. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation, slightly juicy and syrupy mouthfeel. Doesn’t really stand out for me with all of the other better DIPAs/IIPAs available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdavidh (144) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Earthy, woodsy aroma. Great golden color. Surprisingly sweet taste, with more wood and floral notes. Very mild bitterness for such a heavily hopped beer. Quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olost (10) - - JUL 11, 2014
Ótima segunda cerveja, deliciosa gelada. Forte e bem característica. Melhor double ipa até agora. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (312) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2014
Pours a cloudy dark orange with some rocky white head. Nose is orange marmalade, pineapple juice, caramel, raisin. Flavor is loads of citrus, marmalade, really fresh pineapple juice, with a slight herbaceousness and generous grapefruit on the finish. High side of medium body, standard carbonation, slight sugar coating on your lips as you drink.

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