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RATINGS: 1873   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2008
Pours copper-orange with a thick off-white head. Aroma is sweet and alcoholic. Taste is sweet with a citrus hop background. I was expecting the opposite. There’s a bit of dark fruit in there. Alcohol warmth is very noticeable. More barleywine/old ale than DIPA in my opinion. Since the hops are also "background" I think I’ll sit on these for a while and let the flavors mellow.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1358) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
This is really tasty - a bit more oakey complication than just straight up 90 min. Really nicely balanced between aggressive malt and hops. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2054) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Hazy red-amber with an off-white head. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, toffee, oak, resin. Body is a robust medium, semi-syrupy, smooth, and sticky. Huge malt backbone with plenty of bitter hops coming through. Well done.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aumentm (119) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Tremendous. When you buy this its no time to go easy. Nice color and oak aged aroma and taste. Excellent

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FunMikeG (20) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle from 2012. Has aged to show more floral and citrus flavors than a fresh bottle. Every bit of a tough IPA, a big step up from their 90 minute.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (534) - Delaware, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle from 10/2011..pours a golden amber with sustantial carbonation and floaties abound..brings on a creamy head that drops down to a still noticeable film throughout. Noss is controlled by that oaky wood presence with a smell of a wild ale..brett character..slight musty backbone with catty action as well..smooth in the mouth with ample carbonation..wet finish with not much trace of the high abv..have enjoyed on draft many a time at brewpub..yet this is much wilder than anticipated..after recently having a raison d extra..this 3 yr old bottle is quite reminiscent of a hybrid between 60/90 min and raison extra..excellent lacing on glass..overall enjoyable and way different than expected after 3 years..

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2366) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Cloudy amber brown color, beige head cover, sheets of lace. Taste is strong malt that adds nutty wood in the palate, then showing strong hops as well as palpable alcohol. Every bit of the 10% abv, a solid complex brew.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tfratzke (61) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours orangish amber. White head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of sweet citrus. Taste is sweet caramel with orange citrus tang. Tinge of vanilla. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (436) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2015
It pours amber with orange coloration present. The head is white and well developed. There are aromas of sweet citrus with aromas on the tropical side. It has a sweet caramel like flavor that actually has a tinge of chocolate with plenty of citrus punch. It has a decent bitter kick that carries the sweet flavors through.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JRG7 (21) - - DEC 30, 2014
pours golden. white head. light aroma. nice hop taste. not too bitter. some lacing. oak finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkBarnes (384) - Waterville, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Dec. 30, 2014. 12 oz. btl. in shaker glass. Copper pour with pillowy, white one-finger head. Candy-ish and chewy, this well-balanced brew is powerful in all respects, while overpowering in none. Not perceiving any flaws...


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