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RATINGS: 1964   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Jackson’s rare beer club by late November 04 and available in 12 ounce full distribution in early January 05.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1023) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle. Slightly cloudy deep amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is oaky with caramel, mango, citrus. Taste is also oaky, quite complex with mango, caramel, subtle citrus and slight bready notes. Didn’t love this as much as expected, but I could see it aging really well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hayden512 (35) - Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Pours dark orange with half inch white head which clears to a thin film. Nose is oak, pine, some citrus. Taste is oak oak oak. Vanilla, bitter lemon, pine. Only a hint of alcohol. Medium light body. Medium carb. Overall a nice oaky IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (2841) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Clear orange with no head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is herbal hops and bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
G_Ram9 (88) - - SEP 26, 2015
Bottled 2015 batch. Poured in glass. An amazing brew with great complex notes and a killer finish on the palate. Smooth and gentle enough for a long night but complex enough to sip and savor, taking your time with it. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1854) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle from Charles Street Liquors. Aroma of vanilla, light fruit, booze, and grass. Taste is sweet, with oak and vanilla, booze, and a bitterness that creeps up over time. Smooth and tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dsc123 (6) - - SEP 14, 2015 does not count
Unremarkable aroma, not floral or citrus, mostly oak. pours a beautiful dark reddish amber with off white head. Great lacing. The oak flavor dominates and some alochol comes through, but not enough to be unpleasant. One of my favorites.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyW68 (1336) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Hazy copper with off white head. Aroma of biscuit, malt, bananas. Taste is lemon and caramel with woody and light bitter finish. Nice creamy feel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CacheManyHose (531) - HONG KONG - SEP 5, 2015
From QC. Drank with Matt after Braedon's birthday. Pours clear a brown-tan. White sudsy head with huge bubbles and streaky legs. Smells of lightly bready malt, pear, banana, light Christmas-y spices, dry hop. Taste is lemony, dry, resinous and bitter, spice. Body is slick, heavy but smooth - most like the 90 Minute IPA in palate, I think. Oak barrel flavour is present but restrained, dry and spicy. Tasty interesting beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Changed (459) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours amber. Aroma is sweet malt, and flavor is much more barley wine than double IPA. Not particularly malty at all. Will revisit at a later date.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (611) - HONG KONG - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle from QClub at home. Slightly translucent copper amber pour with frog eyed crop circley head (yeast?). Aroma is not that strong, but quite nice - hops and booze but rounded by the oakiness. The 90-min IPA characteristics are evident. Taste is similar. Big boozy hoppy bitterness. Incredibly pine resinous, but rounded out by oaky and sweet malty smoothness. Really nice - like a more complex 90-minute IPA. Would definitely get again, but a bit steep at $65.


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