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RATINGS: 4419   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   IBU: 90   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.


KajII's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle. The aroma was of floral and grass hops, a grain malt and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit) and a mild alcohol tinge. The taste started with a mild sweetness and a slight bitterness with a note of caramel and then finished quite a bit hoppier with an excellent bitter citrus taste and a slight alcohol presence at the end. The flavor lasted a really nice long time with the smooth hoppy citrus taste fading very slowly. Mouthfeel was just a tad over light in body with the texture being a bit dry and having a slight oiliness to it with a nice strong carbonation. Overall a nice strong hoppy brew that had such a good balance of a bitter citrus and caramel sweetness that the high ABV was hardly noticeable.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1063) - HONG KONG - JUL 23, 2015


355 ml bottle bought at Q-Club in SoHo, Central.

Looks: Clear amber honey colour; One-quarter finger head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with quite fizzy small carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant, oozing and very sweet Ale malt, with fruit cakes, raisins, light brandy, floral, quite strong liquor-ish alcohol, strong sugar, pine, strong resin, Yeast, lime cordial and grass.

Taste: Medium sweet, very rich Amber Ale malt, with very light caramel, very light grapefruit, raisins, light brandy, quite strong alcohol, syrup, strong pine, very strong resin, biscuits, yeast, strong lime, moderate to strong bitter hops and quite sharp grass.

Body: Full body. Thick and very oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: A simple-minded amber malty bomb! Rich to the core in a thick and somewhat oily background. Tastes match as much as the aroma with strong and sweet brandied fruitcakes, very strong ooze but pine is not that strong. Syrupy and oozy turned the limey hops into cordial, but manages to be pretty comfy all along. Quite amazing!

Hoppiness: Very strong fruit cakes soaked in light brandy, raisins, lime, pine and strong resin in both nose and taste.

Bitterness: the 90 IBUs seems pretty low-fi compares to most German Pils at even lower bitterness level. Still a good lasting, quite strong astringent sweet malty finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Sweet-oozy and bitter to mouth.

Comments: This is a fairly hard-hitting IIPA, walked in a rather simple direction to give you a knock without being too bashful. The brandy liquor background is tamer than many strong Belgian ales, and the resiny ooze does not go overboard, which I like, and while the hoppiness is simple, the overall result is comfy and enjoyable, small sips at a time of course. Strange but nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (614) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2015
Botella @II cata Ratebeer Asturias. 19/07/2015 Color ambar, aroma frutal, sabores dulces, malta, final seco.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
clockk (186) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - JUL 20, 2015
Espuma consistente, muy buen cuerpo, sabores dulces pero a la vez lupulada.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
MSBrindbergs (593) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2015
Flaska från Best of Beers, Ålborg. Tungt dimmig mörk bärnsten med ett lättare vitt skum. Doftar riktigt tungt av övermogen frukt och granskog. Fantastiskt len i smaken, kraftfull maltbas med en söt torkad fruktsmak. Något klen i beskan kan jag tycka, men ytterst välbalanserad i sin helhet. Perfektion! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kto (168) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2015
pours orange with a white head and nice lacing. aroma is not very strong; some sprucy hops. flavour is dominated by malts; caramel, raisins, oranges. balanced bitter finish. interesting, but a bit too sweet for my taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RLiddell (57) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2015
On tap at Cobb’s Landing. Appearance is dark straw with white head with good retention. Nose is surprisingly bland, but what this beer lacks in aroma is made up in taste. This continues to be one of my favorite imperial IPA’s.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewMaster0912 (48) - Marysville, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Pours a cloudy orange amber hue with a medium frothy head and medium carbonation. Has floral/spruce hop aroma. Taste is bitter and fruity and leaves the tongue dry afterwards. Overall, the beer isn’t that bad but don’t recommend it to newbies.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dervock (607) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle - pours Amber with white head. Was expecting a big hop aroma, quite surprised by Hom much the malt dominates. Taste is quite sweet and fruity with a decent amount of the hop coming through. Mouthfeel is creamy light carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ghostbeer (51) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Very effervescent and well balanced. Sweeter and not as hoppy as expected, which was too bad. It was a gift and I was happy to be able to try it, as I have heard lots of good things about it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmanigold (96) - Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2015
A very well balanced IPA. Slightly sweet malty flavor mixes with a nice light hoppy citrus flavor. Another wonderful brew by the DFH guys!


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