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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1220) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2013
12 oz bottle, consumed during a respite from crib training. Joyousness. A: Copper penny color. Aggressive pour yields fluffy foam that falls into itself quite quickly. Lasts on the rim. N: Very sweet. A cornucopia of pineapple and mango as well as biscuits and honey. Floral components. Lots of toffee, and thereís a heavy barley that shows up - like a mass produced lager. (Ironically.) T: Sweet bitterness. More pineapple, mango, and toffee. Lots of ívineí, but not much earth. The pine is more of the nut than the cone. Biting crystalized sugars. Everything is intertwined but no one component stands out. M: Somewhat light for the style. Alcohol is well hidden. O: I have fond memories of this beer because itís the one that got me into IPAs. That said, itís the bridge between the former light lager types and the heavier styles, for which it might be unfairly maligned, but to a mature palate, it starts to lack when compared with the menagerie of options out there. Itís a stalwart and good in a pinch, though.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nicksbeers (22) - - MAY 22, 2015
Amber in color. Pours a one finger head that goes away over time. I smell a lot of malts. Not much else. Medium body. Very well balanced. Itís not as hoppy as I thought it would be. Goes down smooth. Oily texture. Overall REALLY good beer. I would like a bit more hop presence on the taste, but itís balanced VERY well so Iím just being picky.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SG111 (437) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottled 03/18/15. Pours crystal clear golden honey orange, effervescence with off-white creamy looking head. Aroma is citrus hops, malt, slight grape, grapefruit, mango, papaya, tropical notes with lots of biscuit malt and candied sugar to balance. Flavor is citrus, honey, sweet malts, mango, papaya, grapefruit, really sweet citrus. Just such sweet fruits. Like candied fruits. Itís got a great IPA bitterness but itís so sweet at the same time. Effervescent on the body. Itís been a while since I had this. It was the first IPA I really thought was fantastic. And coming back to it, itís all still there. Still amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (353) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle@NYC. Copper color with light grey head. Aroma has malt, citrus, caramel. Taste is malty with bitter and quite dry finish. Flavors of grape, pine, grass. Nice balance between malt and hoppiness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
capecod (18) - - MAY 13, 2015
Very pretty deep orange pour with a thin-ish white head. Tangy nose...citrus and brandy. The entire experience is indeed like drinking a brandied fruiitcake (which I like). Raisins, citron and bready malt. I know the hops are in there, but not a hoppy beer in a traditional sense. I dont taste a west coast ipa, just my opinion.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingaugusta (22) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Pours golden with a long white, foamy head. Nose is pure hop deliciousness with a touch of apple. Flavor is classic west coast IPA and quite well balanced. Nothing ground breaking but a fine west coast style IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Woodspop (12) - Rivervale, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
Bloody excellent beer, fantastic look and pour. Growler az bought! Herbal notes. Will definitely buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (1051) - SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
Gyllenorange vštska, med tjockt skum. Dofter av grape, mango och nŚgot annat, kryddigt. Bra punch i beskan. Fruktig med en sŲt nšrvaro, som beskan lštt bemšstrar.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gde (16) - FRANCE - MAY 8, 2015
Bon gout de fruits rouges avec de bonne notes díamertumes. Gout díalcool plutot present mais tres bien dosť.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrGD (103) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Appearance: copper colour with fluffy white head. Aroma: fruity and floral, hops, citrus fruits, malts. Taste: malts, caramel, citrus fruity notes, hoppy bitterness. Great balance. Medium body. This is one of the best DIPA out there!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle on Acela train. Iíve had this beer many, many times. Very good. Nose is hoppy and pine. Taste is lots of hops but really well balanced. Very smooth texture and enjoyable. Smooth and creamy in the delectable finish.


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