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RATINGS: 4310   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.


ghawener's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghawener (1472) - San Salvador, - AUG 11, 2007
Thanks to Ramenen. Bottle: Donít know if the best in America, but best in list so far. Incredible hops, floral and herbal notes, aroma is great with a robust and strong body.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1764) - FINLAND - DEC 29, 2014
A dark yellow, slightly orange beer with a medium and blond head. The nose has strong fructose and slightly caramelly sweetness, some tropical fruits and rainy pine forest, also strawberries. Taste isnít so sweet as aroma, however there is strong caramelly maltyness, riped fruits, some pine needles. Probably, there is strong bitterness as the high sweetness is drying. Otherwise, the bitterness isnít feel very strong but balanced. Almost full bodied but not heavy, nice carbonation. Not as tropical DIPA as I expected, more riped fruits. Good balance, despite of the strong maltyness.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersammich (24) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Smells great, looks nice, pours with a great head. Taste is fairly sweet for an IPA. Very nice beer all in all. Have had in bottle and on tap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (248) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2014
355ml bottle from Saveur Biere. Bottled 07/09/14.

Clear orange colour with a big white head. Caramel, alcohol, sweetness, fruits. Nice but probably lost the best shape already.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samzim (250) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Floral aroma with notes of malt and lychee. Clear copper colour. Sweet butterscotch front with flavours of orange, bourbon, and cereal; mild bitterness with quick finish. Medium body with mild carbonation. That is a really tasty beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
essjay (17) - Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Chilled 12 oz bottle from local supermarket. Have been on the West Coast in the Bay Area for 6 months and said would never buy an East Coast brew coz it would not be needed. But tried thus today. Outstanding, as others have remarked a great balance between malt and hops. This is truly one of the greats of US craft brewing. Would love to try on draught.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappist1 (586) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2014
@Pegulier pub (NYC) golden, misty with a full off-white head. nose: a lot of hops chocolate, spices. taste: caramel, chocolate. bitter sweet, bit dry. soft body, small in carbonation. good full MF. probably one of the strangest "IPAs" I ever had. Imperial indeed. crossover.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Arcadia (30) - DeLand, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle from ABC. Pours a perfect, shimmering golden amber with a frothy white head and ample lacing. Smells of floral, citrus, herbs, with an earthy backbone and some lingering malt. Flavor is bitter and somewhat sweet throughout. Full bodied, creamy, and smooth on the finish; taste lingers, and it is wonderful. A long time, all-time favorite. Acquire.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (256) - - DEC 22, 2014
Sampled from a bottle at O'Hare Terminal 5. Darkish golden colour with a white head. Malty aromas. Intense flavours based around a really solid malt taste, with tangerine, banana, dried fruit and spices all there. Extreme bitterness. I found too much intensity in this complex beer. Not easy to drink, but I can appreciate the craft that went into it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Aroma of intense citrus and pine waft out from the orange sudsy pour. The taste is quite a good balance of hops and malt. Very good

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
OsuStu (86) - - DEC 20, 2014
Draft. Gold amber color. Aroma of hay, grass, citrus, spices. Coconut?, banana, pine, cloves, well suppressed alcohol...drying. Candied mouth.


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