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RATINGS: 4550   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


scrawfis' rating

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2004
This beer pours thicker than imagined, with a light amber color and thin, white head. Aroma is defintely hop heavy, but not overpowering. Flavor - Very balanced, this IPA is extremely strong flavored with a nice kick, but no flavor dominates. Very smooth, very long lasting. Great beer!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CopterScott (232) - Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2016
From tap at The P.U.B. in Vegas. Copper color with a nice off-while head that leaves lacing. aroma is citrus and caramel. Flavor has citrus and pine hops with sweet caramel malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Satyroneto (281) - BRAZIL - MAY 22, 2016
Cor de ouro envelhecido com leve brilho, espuma de leve tonalidade amarelada de médias formação e persistência com bom lacing. Aroma muito agradável de caramelo e frutas cítricas amarelas (abacaxi e maracujá). Sabor de início maltado (caramelo e doce de abacaxi) com um final levemente seco e amargor suave. Retrogosto amargo e de calda de doce de abacaxi. Corpo médio e carbonatação média; álcool muito bem inserido. Altíssima drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1551) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
Malty, caramel, sweetish, grapefruit, resin, alcohol, Amber colour, medium white head, lacing. Noticably sweet, big bite, ABV evident, malt forward, lots of hops, but somewhat subdued. Fullbodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (178) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Nice tan head that lingers providing lacing but not excess carbonation. Color is a rich amber. Pleasant aroma. High ABV yet easy drinking...palate pleasing. At first I got bitter though not lingering and since I am a IPA newbie...it just might be that I don’t identify the hops flavor accurately just yet.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jyalpert (20) - - MAY 14, 2016
Tasted during DIPA shootout. Light aroma, light fruit, not too bitter, good integrated sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (5592) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2016
I do not know how I have gone so long without trying this beer. Dark copper color and lacing foam in my snifter. Big hop aroma, some honey in the aroma as well. I feel a mild hop burn, and I would have guessed the IBUs were higher than 90. Flavor is balanced. Sweet malt flavor and strong hop character of dry hops. Alcohol is noticeable in the flavor and the palate, just a little bit hot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttheilen (426) - USA - MAY 13, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerowl80 (133) - - MAY 10, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2016 Bottle. Pours copper. Aroma has biscuit, raisin, pine and citrus. Has a strong malt backbone with a nice smooth biterness. Good mouthfeel with alcohol not over present. A great beer, very satisfying.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdolfoCC (112) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - MAY 9, 2016
Servida en un Spiegelau IPA. APARIENCIA: de color ámbar, con destellos naranjas y ligeros marrones a contraluz, se observa cristalina y una alta actividad de carbonatación; corona de espuma color blanco de buena retención, de burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas al centro. AROMA: se alcanzan a percibir los lúpulos de características cítricas y herbales sin embargo no es tan intenso, se percibe el dulzor de maltas con ligeras notas a caramelo. SABOR: las notas cítricas como cáscara de toronja y ligeramente herbal de los lúpulos se percibe, además de notas a caramelo de las maltas, se alcanza a sentir el alcohol en boca pero no es agresivo; en el retrogusto queda un amargor medio-ligero, con sensación cálida en garganta por el alcohol. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio, sensación oleosa y algo así como de sirope, carbonatación media. RESUMEN: IPA de la vieja escuela, no muy de mi agrado.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1122) - 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)


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