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RATINGS: 1850   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2225) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Sweet and malty aroma with some hops and alcohol. Smells a lot like 90 minute IPA. My first thought is that, since there arenít overwhelming hops in the nose that this must be an "East Coast" Double IPA. Beautiful cloudy amber body with steady visible carb and small, mostly diminishing off-white head. Good lace. Alcohol is prevalent immediately on the tongue. Like the 120 minute IPA, this brew is more dominated by alcohol and malt than hops. This brew is like a cross between the 90 and 120 minute IPAs but more like the 120 minute in overall essence. And, now that I read the description, the fact that it is blended with 90 minute, it makes sense that I was comparing it so much to that beer. 80 IBUs is not enough for a 10% double IPA. Still, it is creamy, oily, butterscotchy and warming and a darn good beer. The butterscotch comes through as it warms. Thanks matta for sending this one my way!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2480) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2005
Golden amber color. Medium frothy head. Apricot, hops and earthy nose. Very hoppy and chalky, medium lasting.Alcohol stays nicely behind.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2005
750 ML bottle sampled @ RB cleveland gathering 2/26/05: Medium amber w/ a lightly hazy appearance and a thin, lasting white head. Grapefruit citrus hops & slightly soapy @ first. Toasty malts and slightly woody w/ some apricot fruitiness. Well balanced & lightly sour at first. Not really sour, more like tart. Finishes lightly bitter w/ some woody oak notes and becomes stronger as the beer warms. Light caramel & toasty malt flavor compared to wood and citrusy hops, medium fruitiness. Alcohol warmth, medium body, and low level of CO2. Itís a bit young and could use some aging to develope more complexities, but itís very drinkable now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - FEB 26, 2005
Very different than what I had expected. Pours brown/dark orange with a tiny head. Malty, alcohol laced aroma. Taste is malty, alcohol, and the rememberance of where hops used to once lay. I tasted more of the aged portion of this beer than the fresh portion. Taste also has alcohol kick to it with hints of grape like characteristics. Different stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Pours a lighter amber color, small white head. Aroma is similar to the 90 minute, with a bit more of a floral bouquet to it. Flavor is very nice, subtle with flora and lighter fruit notes coming through. Very pleasent floral finish. VERY nice!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4254) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2005
I was struck by the aroma on this beer - musty ale, well-brewed hops, tannins. Super clear bronze brew, filmy bone head. Congratulations to DFH for finally getting a decent-looking label. Lemony on initial presentation, foam is metallic, sweet orange gel. I couldnít find the oak, but it was an unusual twist on the AIPA-IAIPA formula, mostly in that it isnít strictly dry-hopped all to hell with Cascades. Long twangy finish. ABV is hidden pretty well, but you can taste it.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2005
This was a very good beer that poured a deep orange color with a nice white head. The flavor was much like an IPA with an apparent oakiness that was nice. Highly recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Poured a dark amber color with a smaller off white head. Aromas of oak, citrus, and yeast. Tastes of stronger vanilla, oak and citrus. Light alcohol in the finish. Lightly sweet. For me, this was very easy to drink and easy going down.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2005
From a 12 oz. bottle. Gorgeous dark orange color with a rather large slightly yellow head. This leaves an amazing amount of lacing on the side of the glass. The aroma is dry oak sawdust and some apples along with nutmeg. The hops are obvious with flowers and some oranges. The taste is smooth and dry with apples, cherries and some oak. There is also a little bit of honey. The alcohol is really well hidden. Nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
desurfer (1219) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2005 Nice amber body with a small head. Very little aroma present, maybe a slight sweetness. Flavor is quite interesting; thereís an initial sour funkiness, but all of the sudden the dry hopping attacks the palate and your mouth puckers from the bitterness. Alcohol is hardly present. This is hard to quantify; thereís a lot of bitterness and dryness from the hops, but not much hop flavor. Iím not blown away, but it is a unique brew.


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