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RATINGS: 1914   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The elusive brew is made from pilsner malt and amber malt with an original gravity of 26.5?P, yielding an 11% abv. It's hopped with Warrior and Glacier varieties. Primary fermentation takes place in open vessels using two yeast strains, one American and one English. For added complexity, the beer is conditioned on barrel staves of French Oak for four months before being dry hopped with Glacier at the rate of a half-pound per barrel. This elixir is then blended 50/50 with 90 Minute IPA. After blending, the beer will measure 80 IBU and 10% abv. Bottled in corked bottles through Michael Jacksonís rare beer club by late November 04 and available in 12 ounce full distribution in early January 05.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2006
I found this beer hidden in my beer collection of bottles. What a nice surprise for me. I think I bought this 4 pk last year sometime. Dark amber color. partical floating around. Smell of oak, citrus, pine, malt, hops, sweet caramel and alcohol. Taste of woody pines, citrus peals, caramel, malt, cinamon, other spices and hops. Alcohol makes you warm and tingly inside with a bitterness that lingers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - SEP 14, 2006
12 oz. bottle from Dilly Deli. Drank on 8/8/06. Very clear, dark copper / light amber. Small rocky off-white head drops quickly to a decent layer of foam and ring. Little lacing. Aroma - big, sweet malt and fruity hops. Really fruity - apricot. Flavor - Pretty high up front bitterness. Fairly well balanced, but towards bitterness. Huge flavors in the swallow and the finish. - A lot going on. Sweet and really fruity - lots of hop flavor and bitterness that balances a big malt backbone. I donít get much oak though. A little bit of alcohol. Dry. Palate - Solid medium to full body. Good carb., maybe a little on the high side. Overall - Very good, a lot going on. Huge aroma and flavor. Big mouthfeel. The only negatives I can come up with are not a big head, and I donít get much oak for what is supposedly a partially Oak aged beer. I probably wonít see this one again - at least not this year. Iíd like to do a little more "research" on this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2006
Orange, amber colour with a tan head. Malty, caramel and alcohol sweet aroma with hoppy pine and fruit notes. Malty, caramel and vanilla sweet flavor with a hoppy and light wood finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Smooth and semi sweet, more Belgianesque than IPA to me. Lots of spice and fruit with a nice hop finish. DFH never disapoints.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 Bottled on 12/29/05. Classic, pale brown color, orange in the background with an almost non-existent, white head. Aroma has a foundation of richly roasted, milky caramel with balancing, spicy, earthy hop and cotton candy-like malt sugar underneath. Flavor is unbelievable but not so much as an 2IPA but more of an incredibly delicious, syrupy, and saturated barleywine. The 10%ABV and availability are the only things stopping me from destroying my liver with this beer. That statement may sound like an oxymoron (atleast the 10%ABV part), but that much alcohol makes you a little more contemplative about chugging a beer like this. It was hard not to splash this beer against the back of my throat in a consumption orgy. This bottling may be peaking right now so drink up or try to forget about it for a few more years and let it oxidize a little.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5085) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 17, 2006
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foam with a frothy top fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that was mostly lasting and left behind a transparent typically carbonated dark orange brown colored body. The mild aroma contained hoppy and caramel malt notes. The mouth feel was strongly vinous and tingly at the start and middle with a mellow finish. The flavor was nice with strong vinous caramel malt notes. Very nice and drinkable, but in small quantities! Treat this one with respect!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10684) - SÝborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
Bottled. Amber coloured. Light brown dense head. Sweetness, pines and dense herbal notes in the nose. Flavour is piney, fruity and sweet. Herbs present as well. One of the most smooth 2IPAís Iíve tried. Very balanced. Medium to full bodied. Lacks a bit in the hopfresshness, but this might be due to the time its spend in my cellar. Ends on a smooth bitterness. Well hidden alcohol. Thanks to BBB63 and DavidP for trading this mighty brew to me. One is good but 2 is better.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Thanks to SoLan on a trade. Pours a thick, amber hued body. Not much head. The oaky, vanilla wood-aging flavor and aroma are definitely there overriding the hops. This bottle is a couple of years old and it really tastes mellow, the maltiness is at its peak while the pungency of the hops has fallen away. A whiskey sting on the back of the throat and quite pleasant. The 90 Minute might contribute some of the citrusy, piney hops but itís the oak-aging that makes this one something different. I quite enjoy this one but not as much as the 90 Minute or the 60 Minute on draught.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biznizness (1138) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Yeah, pretty good IPA here. Bottle courtesy of Jine. I prefer the 90 Minute straight up, this was a little too... tart? I donít know, I couldnít place it. Maybe thatís what I didnít like... too complex. Maybe IíM too complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Foamy well lasting off-white head, copper golden body with a slight haze. Mild toffee and a bit of hop in the nose, nice but rather weak for such a strong brew. Some fruit as well. Flavor is grassy , fruity and hoppy with some warming alcohol. Not very bitter for a double IPA, but nice and highly drinkable. Thaks Mads for bringing it to ōlbutikken!


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