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RATINGS: 4605   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrdbassman (3) - USA - SEP 23, 2006 does not count
This is one 4 pack I always replace. Very easy on the nose and palate, yet has a nice alcohol kick. I am a newbie, but this brew is me favorite yet...Nice blend of flavors. I recommend this for every fridge!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
anothstine (2) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2006 does not count
An absolutely amazing brew. Very smooth to drink, great palate, very well balanced. My favorite IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2007 If you like hops you will love this beer. The dogfish people love there beer and this is one of there best. Excellent hoppy flavor!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA 12 oz bottle Bottled 05/26/06, gratified 09/06 Medium pour in a snifter Poured a clear copper with a tiny, barely off-white head. Smelt of light grassiness, sweet clover honey, and cinnamon banana. Taste was upfront heavily sweet with a light bitter crisp hoppy bite followed by a peak in bitter hops and a slow gradual descent in sweetness, finishing in a spicy flowery lingering hop finish. Mouthfeel was medium to full bodied, syrupy and velvety, soft nuanced carbonation with very light cozy alcoholic warmth and light to moderate astringincy. Overall, an Imperial IPA that is beatiifully balanced for taste and drinkability, but the sweet malt backbone hides the hop showcase a bit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2006
FRESH: Packaged 4-4-06 consumed 9-15-06 (5 months old, but the high ABV and high hop rate probably keeps this brew pretty fresh)
PURCHASED @: Binnys McHenry
COST: $2.49 for 12 Oz chilled bottle
HEAD: large frothy; light-yellow; mostly lasting(used styro-foam cup; dont ask...)
LACE: good
COLOR: clear rich amber
AROMA: Ligltly malty (grain/caramel); heavy pine/grass/flower; moderate sweetness; slight orange?
MOUTHFEEL: medium to full
PALATE: leaves oily coating
START- lightly sweet
MIDDLE- slight brandy/raisen
FINISH- heavy acidic dry bitterness
COMMENTS: Seriously buzzed from 1 beer. this has 300 cal/serving! slightly more bite than the 60. Wonderful tasting beer; drinking Bud, I would never guess that there could be a beer that would actually taste good. this is more than a good beer tasting, its a beer experience.
MOWING/WORKING ON CAR- No (Im tempted to put yes because this would be good at ANY time)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NJJereme (386) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 Pours a nice amber color with a light head. Deep hoppy flavor complimented by caramel undertones, particularly if sitting for a few minutes. Very enjoyable beer. Easy on the palate and goes down smoothly. Finishes perfectly. Definitely worth trying!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Pours a hazy light golden color with a small white head that dissipated quickly with moderate lacing. Aroma was of apricot, fruit, hops, and some alcohol. The flavor was of hops, but it was well balanced with malt, with a nice bitterness. The alcohol became more pronounced as the beer got warmer. Overall very enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (4178) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2006
Veyr nice, not of the style but it was pleasant to drink, very good taste and good foam. It was a little sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2006
had it before a few times, first time actually pouring and rating critically... a bit too clear for my tastes, i like my dIPAs unfiltered.. smells like i expect all IIPas to, except, amazingly, the obvious hops and obvious malts are stunningly well-balanced. giving it a 9 since i have had a couple other beers i could spend an hour smelling. in flavor, the malts balancing but not strong. whereas the tendency is to overmalt to hide the alcohol, this has a malt backbone but doesnt have a large sweetness accompanying it. great stuff. good hop finish. i think i like this more than yulesmith, i2pa, and most ive had. its actually a reminder that you can make a great dIPA without the tremendous hops/malts characteristic of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2006 A phenomenal brew. Beautiful light golden color with a white head and great lacing. By far the best IPA I have ever tried. Extremely bitter flavor is wonderfully complimented by the maltiness of the barley. Has a great sweet fruity hop flavor. I really cant say enough about the quality of this brew.

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