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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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kdm1984 (665) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (331) - USA - SEP 29, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a Dogfishhead tulip a clear dark golden orange. Aroma is juicy sweet grass. Flavor is caramelized hops. The bitterness is balanced into the toffee malts. One of the better DIPA out there. On my top 10 DIPAs list.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (400) - HUNGARY - SEP 29, 2014
Hófehér habkorona, tiszta, átlátszó borostyán szín, marcipános, kissé konyakos beütésű, gyantás-mézes árnyalatú, vehemens illatok jelzik érkezését a világ egyik leghíresebb, stílusteremtő főzetének. A 60 perces testvéréhez hasonlóan egy jó adag brit karakter jegyeit hordozza magán, a vajas-kekszes maláta beton-szilárd alapjain vaskos szerkezetű építmény kezd kibontakozni. Alkoholban ázó aszalt gyümölcsök jelenléte, majd halovány belga élesztős emlékek teszik igazán nemzetközivé a képet, mely azonban leginkább mégis egy amerikai IPA benyomását kelti annak minden vadságával és utánozhatatlanul izgalmas stílusával. Az a fajta sör, amelynél érezzük, hogy a kortyok mennyiségből adódó keret elégtelennek bizonyul majd egy átfogó jellemrajz elkészítéséhez, azonban az ebbéli tulajdonságából adódó izgalmak megteremtik a lehetőségét annak, hogy az alatt a pár perc alatt sikeresen adózzunk a mennyei élvezetek oltárán. Kirobbanó ízek tárháza, a komponensek igazi tűzijátéka szórakoztat minket percekig, anélkül, hogy bármely összetevőjét nyomasztóan dominánsnak éreznénk. Ha valamihez mindenképpen kötni szeretnénk, az "imperial" jelzőt ez esetben sokkal inkább az összbenyomás monumentalitása, az egész kompozíció fajsúlyos jellege, esetleg az alkoholfok mértéke, semmint a keserűség lehengerlő foka támasztja alá.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (52) - - SEP 26, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2014 Orange-amber color with small head. Citrus-piney nose, a hint of tropical fruits, not too fruity, as the 60 minutes one. Bittersweet, grapefruity taste. Full malt body. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TysonFSU88 (9) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2014 does not count
Very good American IPA! Comes in a Four pack, great buzz!! 9%, Definitely worth a try! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Had to have this as my 90th rating true???? Great brew. Grapefruit citrus nose. Crystal clear great carbonation and the sroma continued to the end. Taste bitter and pine tar...Excellent!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr.Drei (24) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a snifter at home. There is minimal head and a subtle aroma that is reminiscent of tropical fruit. It is on the sweet side. That said it is a very complex DIPA and a fine East Coast specimen of this style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
jcasper8 (1) - Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Drinking my last of 4 bottles poured into a pint glass to let this masterpiece breathe! As my palate continues to develop from 60-93 percentile ales and stouts I honestly thought initially that this IPA was a case of "IPA’s gone overboard". Now that I am on my fourth one (two weeks later from #1 of the brown recycled paper-looking 4-pack) this beer has grown on me! As I am nephew of uncles who introduced me to cabs, scotches, leg of lamb and cigars my senses have taken to the strong taste and this IPA puffs its chest out and goes nose to nose with your tongue! Basically to me it tastes and feels like a 50/50 mix of two of my favorite beers; Bell’s Double Cream Stout and Sierra Nevada. Perhaps I will soon mix those two 50/50 myself and do a live comparison! Who’s in?!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (1240) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a lasting small creamy white head. Aroma is quite malty with biscuit, candy, dried fruit, mild pine, grass and spice. Taste is near heavy sweet, light+ bitter. Body is medium, texture is quite oily, carbonation is soft+. Finishes sweet with orange fruit and biscuit with a greasy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adamlikesbeer (5) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Aroma is citrus, resin and peach. Appearance is golden, clear and slim beautiful head. Taste is heavy, slightly alcoholic, plum and almost spicy. Mouthfeel is thick and a bitterness lingers. Overall a delicious, complex and impressive IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemmingwillum (1005) - Nysted, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2014 Rating #1001, flaske fra Kioskh. Mřrk gylden řl med flot tćt og holdbart skum. Kniplingsmřnster pĺ glasset. Lćkker duft af alverdens citrusfrugter, appelsin, lime, citron og meget mere og endda lidt kiwi. Smagen er det samme plus smřr, en smule alkohol og endda lidt chokoladeagtigt malt. Vildt kompleks og lćkker, naturligvis med lang bitter eftersmag. Blřd og luftig , men aldrig en tynd řl. Super godt bryg!

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