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100
99
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 4250   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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4.2
xmarcnolanx (939) - 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
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
benpickens (516) - 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
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
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 I’m on the east coast, I always like having a 4 pack of this in the fridge. Never dissappoints. Mmmmmmm. Great brew.

4.8
imanerd (37) - Novi, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Coppery pour, with a light head. For the billing of a double/imperial IPA it was lacking in the brute force category, but nevertheless it was balanced very well. I can’t imagine the weight of hops they used, because you’d think for a 90 min hopping, it’d be a lot stronger.

4.4
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 i think this one of the great ipas of america one of the great beers period especially price wise! nice hoppy flavor little bitter at first but goes down smooth.nice head and dark orange red tint. i love this beer a definite must try enjoy.

3.7
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2006
Amber orange colour, nice amount of head, slightly sweet, was expecting more hop kick . enjoyable though

4
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Yum. Orange-gold pour with a nice little head. More citrusy in the aroma with some pine. Medium mouthfeel, not sticky. Bitter and sweet hop flavors ranging from grapefruit to resin. A little woody towards the back. One of the better IIPA’s, but not the best.

4.4
Gomaster (2) - Bellevue, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2006 does not count
A superbly balanced brew. Hefty hop bitterness covers a very sweet strong malt flavor. Taste covers the entire mouth and finishes very smoothy without an alcohol aftertaste. My favorite in the Imperial IPA category


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