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RATINGS: 4358   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.


bigbish's rating

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigbish (582) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
As always, a fantastic IPA from DFH. Great aroma, the mouthfeel is perfect, and that hop flavor is amazing. Delicious.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (727) - CROATIA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle (trade non Rate Beer member); pours clear orange gold with a khaki head; aroma is malt, tropical fruits, pine, and a little caramel; taste is caramel, tropical fruits, and malt; has a bitter hop finish; very nice imperial IPA

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (398) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Hazy orange color with a big soapy off-white head. Big citrus, grapefruit aromas with hints of caramel malt, honey and pine needle. Well-balanced. Sweet and bitter on the palate. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Bready and biscuity aromas come out as it warms up along with more tropical fruit from the hops. Fairly easy drinking for the ABV with a great bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
721Lance (60) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Everything is awesome here from great hop pine aroma greatness, only down side is cloying sweetness associated with this. It would be fine for a barley wine or Xmas ale but not for this type. Didn’t let me dislike the overall experience.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (101) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Amber pour, thin skein of tan foam. Aroma is light, given the hop load. Smells a little malty in fact. Flavor is similar. Underwhelming hop flavor dominated by malt backbone. Interesting, and tasty, but not a fave in the world of big IPAs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (702) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a nice amber color with an off white head. Aroma is a pungent fresh citrusy, fleshy fruit hop character with a solid caramel malt background. Flavor is a good blend of malty sweetness and huge fruity hoppy goodness. A very tasty double IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (891) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
Couleur dorée-ambrée translucide avec un col blanc résistant. Aromes de caramel, sucre brun, agrumes, un peu de résine, fruits rouges. Bien balancé, pas trop explosive pour une DIPA. Respectable mais pas tout a fait dans ma gamme!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_leit (148) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle 0,355 l. Good foam, light orange color, powerful aroma of hops with half hundred of shades: herbs, pine needles, tropical fruits, berries, powerful malt. Well balanced taste with many hops: fruit, pine, wine like porto, excellent malt profile, good bitterness, perfect finish. Excellent example of Imperial IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (578) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Dark golden pour with a creamy head. Big hop and malt aroma and taste. Well balanced bitterness. Truly a world class Imperial IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtdewa1 (431) - rome, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Cloudy orange pour, small white head. Aroma is hops, citrus, malts and grapefruit. Taste is well balanced malts and hops. Citrus and grapefruit taste. Oily smooth texture. Very well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2015
Heavy on the hops - tropical fruits, lightly cloudy golden colour, good sized white head, a please to drink hop hop and then some more for good luck, full bodied with a some more hops to finish.


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