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RATINGS: 1932   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - FEB 1, 2006
Smells of 90 min but with some wood and smoke. Not as much earthy/grass aroma as 90 min either. Pours a dark amber with minimal head. Flavor is intersting and not what I expected...itís dynamic and fast, with flavors coming in and out of the scene very quickly. The primary characters were a mild bitterness, minimal malt, some paper/malt liqour qualities, and a bunch of sweet fruit. Mouthfeel was syrupy and with an killer dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Dark gold body with a minimal head. Musk and sweets in the aroma. Heavy oak accents with an almost mead quality in the body. Very pleasent ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1739) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Pours copper/amber, with a small, white head. Aromas are subtle, hops, and some malt. Flavors are also subtle, with hops, fruit, sweet malt, and caramel. Not at all what I expected, but very nice. Certainly not a double ipa, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
I expected much more of this, since the Dogfish 90 minute is an almost perfect IPA. This one might be called 90 minute meets Raison díetre or Son of Barley Wine, or something. Too cherry, too bubblegummy, too alcoholic in its taste. at 10% ABV itís hard to think of a time when I would drink this, and the flavor is pretty disappointing. But the story is so good, it will make wonderful gifts for my beer geek friends. And it looks so great and smells so inviting that Iím sure the gifts will be much appreciated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - JAN 28, 2006
shared this with some cousins. pours a dark ruby ambar color. smells slightly hoppy but not as much as one would expect from a double ipa. the oak flavors are very nice, this is my first barrel aged beer and i enjoyed the unique flavors. the hoppyness is well balanced, not as prominent as i would expect from an IIPA, which is not a bad thing in my book. goes down smooth and warms the belly

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Dissapointing really. I expected almost too much of this and maybe that is why I am rating it so low. Dark ruby with a small quicly discipating white head. Sour hops in the nose... almost metallic. In fact, this nose is usually an open that I will not like the beer. Copper in taste, more sour than anything else. Im not sure what it was aged in but I dont really like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2006
If they classified this as an American Strong Ale I would give this bad boy a 4.9...but as is it is not the perfect double IPA...but pretty freaking awesome. Elegant copper beer. Ruby dark at the edges brassy copper in the middle. Powerful looking beer. Sticky head. Nose is characterized by a creaminess rather than the usual abrasive double IPA hoppiness. Hops gild the edges. Aromatic bitterness. Faint oak. Bourbon edge. Cotton floss. Flavors are perectly different. Primary attack is sweet with an edgy bitterness that surrounds the cloying center. Oak lingers in the aftertaste as a hot raisin bread pudding sort of flavor. Sweetness lingers. IPA dryness is apparent but not dominant at all. All in all I think this beer is excellent in and of itself. As a double IPA not the best Iíve ever had but if I could drink this all the time I most certainly would.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JAN 26, 2006
What does love taste like?...... This. Wow what a cool brew, this has all the complexity and character of old ale and the exhuberance of young ale. Excellent hop nose, mouthfeel and finish. I just canít get over how big and gentle this beer is. I canít what to see what these will taste like in a year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2006
The smell is very inviting, citrusey herbal notes, appearance is as orange brown as a beer can get, head doesnít take no prisoners, beefy head. The only problem with this beer is that it actually has too much going on. Itís like drinking a dirty gin martini with a lemon twist and a couple of cocktail onions. It just confuses my mouf. P.S., since when can I drink an 80 ibu beer without feeling like Iím undergoing Chinese water torture? P.P.S., this beer would probably get perfect scores from me if I aged it 10 months in my beer cellar. That is if I had that kind of patience and if my beer cellar wasnít the coat/vacuum closet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Lustrous, orange-amber body with noticeable viscosity, mild lethargic carbonation, and a thick cottony white head. Pleasant, fragrant aroma of papaya, geranium, and sweet malt. Maple syrup flavor, sweetness, and texture plus sweet, fruity hops. Lots of wood and fruit in the aftertaste. Some belly-warming heat. A little too sweet and fruity for my preference, but decent overall.

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