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RATINGS: 4541   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   IBU: 90   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2006 This has to be the most extreme IPA I have ever tasted, which was to be expected. But my overall expectations were way off. There was very little head, and what did exsist lasted only a few seconds then ran for the sides of my glass and hide there the rest of the session. A deep, hazy amber. The nose was strong of hops and hops alone. The taste is brutally hopped, but right when you are about to curse the heavy hand of the hop tosser... the malts come around and save the day. You are still left with the pine-citrus linger, which is plesent, but not extra-ordinary. I suspect much time went into balancing such a big beer. I like IPA’s this one was just a little over the top for me. ~--~ Re- Rate! 3/12/06 bottle ~--~ Well apparently more carbonated this time. Aroma is good but really just like smelling a hop bag. This is thick and surupy?... Thick. Oh, and strong by the way. Two glasses and a fine buzz, check!, Yes Sir! Good and pure. Would I change my previous rating? No... & thats saying something since this was one of my first IIPA... SOLID.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1071) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 2, 2016
Copper colored, clear, medium- off white head. Aroma is of malt, caramel, medium fruity and floral, pine hops. Taste is medium+ sweet caramel malt, bit hardcandy, quite fruity, some pine, citrus, medium bitterness, semidry finish, lasting aftertaste, resiny. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, sticky-oily. (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erikh04 (153) - - APR 30, 2016
Bottle. Dark color for an IPA. Nice hoppy balance with a smooth finish. I've had 70 minute IPA. I guess that extra 30 minutes was well worth the wait. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Carlisle (370) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown color with light tan head and lacing. Malt and hops aromas. Hop flavors with strong malt backbone. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
prawlie (1433) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
Bottle. Perfumed citrus aroma, and a rich biscuity backbone with spicy hops. A lovely well balanced beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesewelch (258) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 24, 2016
From 12oz bottle, about $1.50 for single at Trader Joe’s, poured into 16oz tulip glass

Aroma: citrus, spruce, caramel, vanilla,

Appearance: amber, clear, frothy, white foam,

Taste: very bitter, medium sweetness,

Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

Overall: A solid heavy bitter, balanced double IPA. Nice body and malts with good American hop (citrus, pine). Very well made and balanced IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
akoeninger (610) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2016
A beautiful beer, this is all about the dance between hops and malt, bitter with a large amount of caramel, herbal, boozy notes. Smooth, we’ll balanced, and hides the alcohol well

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielst (263) - - APR 18, 2016
12 oz bottle. This is a decent double IPA, although it could be hoppier (wish I could find a bottling date). It is fairly malty for the style, although not cloyingly caramel sweet and you definitely can’t tell it is 9%.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RajnCajn (11) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2016
One of my favorite DIPA’s so far, beautiful glass of beer, nice color great head retention, aroma gets better as it warms as do the individual flavor notes. This beer is still tasty at room temperature! Great malt choices blend with the hops to produce a very smooth, high bitter nutty flavor finish that keeps you asking for another round. Have to check myself with this beer as it can put a decent buzz on you fast.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vjohans (659) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
citrus, grass, herbs, hay, caramel, alcohol, golden, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter, well balance

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
E_leap (5) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2016 does not count
Bottle: Its a very decent imperial IPA, the mouthfeel is rather refined , aroma like burnt orange skin, sweet, and very well balanced to the IBU, I think alot of people would love ending their meal with this beer, sharing it with mates, and those who dont belong to the table at 3am !!


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