overall
100
99
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4635   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teewinot (2) - USA - OCT 23, 2006 does not count
Excelent beer. My only complaint is that the beer felt a bit syrupy if that is even a word. It was a little to thick for an IPA. I would still reccomend this beer to anyone.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2007 Moderate citrus and floral aroma. Medium amber color with little head. Smooth crisp hop flavor, slightly sweet with nice complexity and finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Had this a number of times, but I finally had the "randalized" version. Draft, of course, pours a nice burnt orange color. Clear. I thought at first that this beer smelled like a plant store, but my girlfriend pinpointed it and said it smelled like snapdragons. Tastes sweet upfront still, sugary and earthy, well balanced with hops and snapdragon taste. Texture is smooth while the beer is pretty thick. Medium carbonation. Finishes unexpetedly nutty/brown, and in this version very planty. Excessively herby, and wonderful. A bit cloying though after a while. I like the sweetness, and the finish blends into the flavors incredibly well. With the added plantstore-like flavors, this beer had a whole 4-dimension of flavor. Wonderful stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (7356) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2006
Deep amber creamy head Pervasive hop profile ranging from earthy, to piney - resiny and citrus notes. Oily solid mouthfeel. Wild honey retronasal.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJNunn (1) - Kansas, USA - OCT 17, 2006 does not count
Nose is full of citrus delights-- great body, full of hops, smooth finish. Couldnt ask for much more from an Imperial IPA

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xmarcnolanx (937) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Tastes Imperial-y. A very great DIPA. Very well balanced for being a DIPA. By imperial-y I mean sweet, of course. Just a very good, solid beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hippk (2) - USA - OCT 15, 2006 does not count
this is a glorious ipa, maybe not the best but damn good. i like d.f.h. for whatever they do though. it is on tap at the bar/liquor store i work in and customers call it happiness in a barrel

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
benpickens (495) - Camarillo, California, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Pours a beautiful clear copper red, with a short lived frothy head. Smells of grapefruit pine and raisins. Sweet malt and bitter hops mix together well. Long lived malt and hops finish.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bingc (9) - arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2006 does not count
read rave reviews so i had to try this. honestly dont see what the big deal is. the aroma is great. flavor was ok. decent beer. nothing special nice head when poured, which disappeared quickly.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Aroma is floral, caramel, some pine. Beautiful appearence, amber with some pink hues, small white head, nice lacing. Beautiful flavor, complex hops, with nice malt backbone. Nice full body. When Im on the east coast, I always like having a 4 pack of this in the fridge. Never dissappoints. Mmmmmmm. Great brew.


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