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Esquire Magazine calls our 90 Minute I.I.PA., "perhaps the best I.P.A. in America." An Imperial I.P.A. brewed to be savored from a snifter. A big beer with a great malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping rate. This beer is an excellent candidate for use with Randall The Enamel Animal! 90 ibu
Tasting Notes: Brandied fruitcake, raisiney, citrusy.
Food Pairing recommendations: Pork chops, beef, grilled fish, frites, focaccia, split pea soup, Stilton cheese & escargot.
Glassware recommendation: Snifter
Wine comparable: Sauvignon Blanc
In case you care... the average 12 oz. serving has 294 calories.


kdm1984's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kdm1984 (586) - Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Easily one of the best IPA aromas I’ve ever encountered - has the citrus of Bell’s Two-Hearted, but with a great malt backbone as well. Also hints of pine, floral notes, and perhaps a bit of candi sugar. All of this without being overpowering. I sniffed this beer for several minutes before finally sipping it! Head is absolutely fantastic, and the bubbles of lacing are everywhere consistently. So far, living up to the hype - now, will the taste? Full-bodied, sweet, creamy, smooth, hops coming in at the finish. Full-flavored, and yet so SMOOTH! Sweet malts and hops last full well after each sip. Very close with Ruination, but I think I have to give this the edge overall - it’s a clear victor in aroma, and it compares equally, or almost equally, well in all the other facets. Geez, I wish this was available at my local - had to special order this, and I just have four bottles! Must! Savor!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (923) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
A gorgeous beer. Radiant orange amber. Lasting Large frothy white head leaving lots of lace. Clean delicate hoppy nose balanced by malt. Fruity. Earthy. Floral. Grass. Caramel. Medium body. Great mouthfeel. Soft. Flavor is a complex bounty of hops and malt. No booze to speak of. So balanced. Semi-sweet. Not very dry. Moderate bitterness. Very smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (466) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
Aroma reminds me of the lake in the summer. Sweet, fruity, hoppy. Taste is beautifully smooth hops and fruitiness. A little dark fruit. Sweet, slightly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FestDecBeet (33) - - APR 16, 2014
Served: 12 oz bottle Look: clear dark honey Smell: fruity, no alcohol Taste: first sip was smokey, woody, transitions into more bitter flavors. Alcohol taste comes out more as it warms up. Feel: nice amount of carbonation Overall: First drank: home Decatur March 2014

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jado (437) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2014
From 341 ml bottle. Pours a deep but clear orange amber with a small but lasting white head and gentle carbonation. Aromas of tropical fruit, lemon, sweet biscuits, walnuts and a touch of cardamom. Taste is dominated by firm citrus bitterness with lemon peel and grapefruit notes. That gradually slides away to gentler flavours of apple, sweet malt and spice. Lingering spicy aftertaste. Great.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkeh (135) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
pours a dark murky gold. has a malty nose for a double IPA. taste is spicy and malty, rather sweet too. not especially hoppy for a double IPA. not my idea of an ideal DIPA, but enjoyable nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinhol (194) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2014
12oz bottle oz wtf move into the 20th century usa big resin hop aroma golden in colour off white head taste is much like the aroma good stuff

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1pintatatime (46) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2014
Pours a classic light amber color. Highly carbonated with a thick, foamy off-white head with lots of lacing. Not a big aroma. Hints of hops and flowers, but pretty subdued. The flavor is not subdued. More bitter than sweet from the start, this is more complex than it first appears. It starts a little on the cloying side but quickly blooms from its fruitcake and black licorice into a seriously bitter experience. Great mouth feel and very dry finish. Very good IIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bgunn83 (3) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2014 does not count
Excellent brew. This is the go to craft beer I can buy at a reasonable price here. Big flavor, little to no bitterness and a smooth drink

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdoyledesign (154) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
Pours a deep golden hue. Medium head with lots of lacing. Aroma is sweet and floral with hints of malt, raisins and citrus notes. Taste is smooth and very well balanced. Just the right amount of hops, malts, citrus and hints of fruits abound on the palate. Truly one of the best "go-to" IPAs available.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
greyghost86 (5) - - APR 5, 2014 does not count
My go to beer. When all else fails (or there in total crap in the aisles) this is my favorite. Great pour into a snifter with a nice off white head that very slowly sunk back leaving a nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is slight bready, piney, with hints of caramel. Taste is awesome...enough said! Very smooth (too smooth that makes you want to keep drinking and drinking until you can’t see straight) nice malty backbone with the piney hopes creating a nice mix and leaving very little aftertaste. Overall one of my favorites!!!


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