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RATINGS: 4112   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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4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rwgould (329) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - OCT 5, 2012
Pours a transparent brown-orange, frothy white head, minimal visible carbonation. Aroma: Very subtle. Vanilla, raisins, lemon, nuts. Palate: Medium bodied, slightly oily, a bit watery, slightly dry finish. Very pleasant. Taste: Slightly sweet, fades quickly to quite bitter, and then back to sweet for the finish. Probably the most well balanced IPA I’ve ever had.


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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kansascityCW (42) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7004) - 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?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (931) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (468) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jado (439) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2014
From 341 ml bottle. Pours a deep but clear orange amber with a small but lasting white head and gentle carbonation. Aromas of tropical fruit, lemon, sweet biscuits, walnuts and a touch of cardamom. Taste is dominated by firm citrus bitterness with lemon peel and grapefruit notes. That gradually slides away to gentler flavours of apple, sweet malt and spice. Lingering spicy aftertaste. Great.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkeh (137) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
pours a dark murky gold. has a malty nose for a double IPA. taste is spicy and malty, rather sweet too. not especially hoppy for a double IPA. not my idea of an ideal DIPA, but enjoyable nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinhol (195) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2014
12oz bottle oz wtf move into the 20th century usa big resin hop aroma golden in colour off white head taste is much like the aroma good stuff

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1pintatatime (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2014
Pours a classic light amber color. Highly carbonated with a thick, foamy off-white head with lots of lacing. Not a big aroma. Hints of hops and flowers, but pretty subdued. The flavor is not subdued. More bitter than sweet from the start, this is more complex than it first appears. It starts a little on the cloying side but quickly blooms from its fruitcake and black licorice into a seriously bitter experience. Great mouth feel and very dry finish. Very good IIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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