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RATINGS: 4331   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.


dmschefke's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Canít believe I havenít rated this yet, so here goes. Pours a nice amber orange with thick white head. Very pleasant citrus hop aroma, pine, grass, and a decent balance of malts. Flavor is not what I was expecting, but in a good way. A lot of DIPAs have a similar flavor, this one does not. This is a readily available (for me), very solid DIPA that is a change from the norm. Awesome job DFH.


3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamjski14 (5) - - JAN 28, 2015 does not count
Good beer, I didn't think it was anything special. A good IPA but not a go to for me.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (177) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Clear, golden/amber color with solid head. The smell is surprisingly hoppy sweet instead of bitter smell. The taste is different from what you might expect from an imperial IPA. The bitterness is rather decent, but noticeable. The sweetness is diffuse. The taste reminds of chewing gum with herbal flavor. I assume that this is desirable, since this beer is rated so high. To put it all in a nutshell: I donít like it.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertLiley1 (30) - - JAN 27, 2015
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1484) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
[Ųlprovning med Rydis och Robert, januari 2015] fantastisk balans mellan maltens sŲtma och humlens beska.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chad9976 (1270) - Albany, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA was one of the first truly ďbigĒ IPA brews of the style and has earned its place in the proverbial ďCraft Beer Hall of Fame.Ē Itís radically different when compared to brews of the style today because itís so well-balanced. In fact, it might even been too malty for its own good, as it seems to drink like an imperial amber ale. Regardless, itís still quite delectable and easy to drink Ė no wonder itís endured all these years.

I poured a 12oz bottle into the official Dogfish Head goblet. It was bottled on 10/2/14 and cost $3.99 ($0.33 per ounce).

Appearance: Beautiful copper hue; mostly clear with a slight haze; plenty of visible carbonation. Pours to a two-finger, white frothy head which laces and retains very well.

Smell: For a supposedly hoppy beer thereís a strong malt presence in the nose. Sweet notes of caramel and brown sugar, plus flowers and pine needles.

Taste: This is an overtly malty IPA. Thereís a lot of sweetness and itís immediately recognizable. Toffee, caramel and other candy flavors lay the foundation for a hefty malt base. Though a highly-hopped beer at 90 IBUs, itís actually not all that bitter (well, not aggressively so). Like a good East Coast-style hoppy brew, the bitterness is slightly dank with a taste of piney and floral hops. The alcohol appears on the back end, accentuating the malt character and imparting mild warmth. Thereís a distinct taste akin to coffee right as it finishes; probably due to some specialty malt. This is a well-rounded beer to say the least and an enjoyable one due to its uniqueness. An oldie but a goodie.

Drinkability: This is the kind of beer that was probably a behemoth when it debuted (or to craft beer drinking newbies); yet it seems so pedestrian in its delivery. Definitely full-bodied, but the mouthfeel is not as intense or cloying or sticky as you might expect. Thereís even slight crispness from the carbonation. At 9% ABV itís not surprising to find the alcohol plays a role in providing some warmth, but itís far from a fire-breather. Additionally, at 90 IBUs itís not an enamel-scraper, either. There is some lingering bitterness, but itís easily tolerable. This is the kind of beer that will pair perfectly with a meal that can match its robustness and balance.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gpcnogueira (8) - - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
Malty and hoppy! Maybe one of the best imperial IPA from USA. The constant hopping process gave this beer an intense (but not hard) hop flavor. On my case I also noticed a spice finish. Try it!!

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 18, 2015
Copied from my BA review. Bottle date: 07.23.14. Poured from a 12 oz bottle on 09.15.14 into a beer can glass. A: 1 finger head. See through gold/yellow. Can see bubbles rising to the top. S: Honey, grapefruit, orange. The smell blends together. The flavors donít stand out much individually. T: Honey, grapefruit, orange are most apparent. Hop resin is more subtle. M: Seems like it has enough carbonation. Somewhat creamy. O: This is a very complex IIPA. The flavors follow the nose in blending together, which adds to the complexity, but theyíre muted. So muted, I forgot that this was an IIPA. It is definitely in the East Coast style for IPAs, which I donít usually enjoy. This one was simply ok for me. I thought that the 60 Minute was better and more hop forward, which I prefer. Maybe the hops died a little while sitting on the shelf, but I doubt it from what other reviewers have written. If you like a well-balanced IIPA, this one may be for you, but I didnít care for it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ttoadee (742) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Gold pour, steady and creamy white head. Nose is restrained pine, touch of alcohol. Bitter. Middle is soft caramel, dried fruit, and a hint of citrus. Finish is bittersweet and lasting. Dangerously smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (6451) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2015
35,5 cl. bottle. Clear amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, malt and caramel.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RobGerman (2) - - JAN 12, 2015 does not count
This is truly the perfect Imperial IPA. From the appearance to the aroma, this beer captures everything this style should. The malt profile is just enough to complement the tremendous amount of wonderful hops.


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