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RATINGS: 1812   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 Jackson’s rare beer club by late November 04 and available in 12 ounce full distribution in early January 05.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Tap @ The Bistro’s 2010 10th Annual Double IPA Festival. A lush brown color with a sweet caramel malt flavor. Smooth and malty with remarkably understated hop profile.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Corrinado711 (78) - - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a translucent amber with 1/2 finger creamy white head which condenses to a thin film. Aroma of bitter, citrus hops, lemon, bread, very light malt. Less citrus once sipped. Lots of bitter, acidic hops up front with sour grapes. Finish is the oak that is nice and lasting with a pleasantly boozy aftertaste. Medium, creamy Mouthfeel with medium carboniation. Awesome oaked iIPA. All this needs is a more powerful hop profile, just my preference.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
codfishh (53) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Poured from a 355ml bottle, golden color thin white head, aroma is sweet orange and some light caramel. Taste is sweet and sticky citrus, with enough bitterness to carry it off. Medium body with a tongue coating mouthfeel.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bropgh (31) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Definitely a different beer, but at the same time, it is on line with a lot of Dogfish Head’s brews. The alcohol is masked but the first sip may give a person who doesn’t drink bigger beers the chills. Definitely a sipper that 1 or 2 may be enough just because it isn’t a beer you want to drink many of. Cheers to this!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsnicholas (64) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle (12oz). Amber color. Slight head. Similar (better than) the 90 minute with a slightly more boozy taste. Definitely a regular in the rotation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DWestrick (415) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2014
bottle. Pretty wild beer. Very complex and unique taste. Doesn’t possess the drink-ability of similar imperial IPA’s, but great if you were having just one. Good stuff

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dliberto (130) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a dark brownish amber with a tan creamy head. Aroma is resin, pine, floral, and citrus. Taste is vanilla, nuts, grapefruit rind, and a small oak presence. Medium bodied, high carbonation, mild sweetness on the tongue with an end that is dry and bitter. Great beer

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hickman53 (1) - Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2014 does not count
Vanilla and just the right touch of alchohol on the nose. Maintains creamy, frothy head all the way through. Taste is complex with maple, bourbon, vanilla on top of orange citrus and hopps. Alchohol is pleasant and warm, prominent but not overwhelming. Nice and syruppy sweet on the palate. Overall a rich, complex ipa.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewGoblin (241) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
Sweet terra-cotta nectar, how I long for thee again! So not a session beer, but why can’t it be? Shorter sessions, fewer drinks? It pours oily and beautiful with a big frothy lasting white head. Maple, bourbon, wood and pine in the scent. Slightly sweet, burning alcohol but in a good smooth way. Dank resin and caramel collide, some nuttiness and floral hops frolic.....better than 90 Minute even. Awesome, just awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pjames317 (63) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours syrupy, full bodied. Dark amber. Nice satin head. While cascading from the bottle, aroma was overwhelming woodsy oak. Complex, steady malt backbone with notes of oak chips, prune juice, vanilla bean, and resinous/oily hop profile. Definitely detect the 90 minute IPA blended in. Mouthfeel is sticky and sweet. Pretty amped up ale. Barrel aging works well here - Only complements the malt/hop co-existence without dominating. Warming booze. Floral hops in a battle royale vs toffee/raisin bread malts. In the end the malts win but both fighters left bloody and bruised. But the real winner here is me for getting to drink it. Another good one by DFH.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (352) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
2 bottle experiment. 1 - 12/2012 2 - 3/2014 --- same amber brown color but the aged bottle didn’t have a head at all, while the fresh one had a fluffy 2 finger off white head. The aged one was malt forward with the barrel present and absolutely zero hop flavor. The fresh one had a malty backbone with a strong piney hop flavor and orange citrus with much higher carb. The older bottle was not flat at all though and aged very well. It was very enjoyable and a little syrupy. The fresh bottle had a bigger punch to it. Overall, fresh is better, but the age made it different, not worse. -- Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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