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RATINGS: 4612   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - AUG 22, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Poured a medium amber iwth a large, rocky, off-white head, mostly remaining. Aroma is medium-heavy hops, pine and citrus, some caramel maltiness. Flavor is dominated by heavy alcohol. Very bitter, medium sweet of sugar candy, pronounced malt character comes through even with the hopped up hops. Barley strong in the finish. Some toffee. Lively carbonation, slightly syrupy, full body. I imagine this is what barley wine mixed with an IPA tastes like.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quevillon (2990) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2006
De HogTownHarry, bouteille de 12 oz (#600). Couleur orange claire avec un collet moyen qui dure. Arome dhoublon ass fort et sucr. Un petit got dhoublon sucr avec un arrire got lgrement amre et alcoolis. Trs bon!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 22, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Bottle, obtained in Ashland, OR. Pours clear, almost too clear for the large amount of hops in thie beer (filtered?). Nice head retention, considering the alcohol content. Sweet, malty aroma. Strong, clean alcohol flavor throughout. Awesome clean hop flavor. Decent hop bitterness, but it could use more. More hop aroma would be nice too. It is extremely drinkable for 9%. Id like to try this on tap, as double IPAs dont always travel too well. Very good double IPA, but I think the Plinys have spoiled me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rcmatthews (10) - USA - AUG 20, 2006
Nice grassy aroma from the hops. At first I can definetly taste the barley, which I like. It isnt immediately overpowered by the hops. The hops are not too bitter, but are definetly prevalent. Slight alcohol warming on the finish. Makes me want to try more IIPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2006 (Bottle at OT, Stockholm) Pours clear amber with red reflexes. Small white head. The smell is warm and pretty malty. Warm rasins. Mango and apricots. Citrus tones. Sharp smell and sticky malt. The taste has a sweet syrupy malt feeling. Dried fruits and fresh, sweet green grapes. Well balanced with medium body. A bit peppery alcohol feeling in the finish and a soft afterbitterness. Warm raisins with alcohol and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hangover (1126) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Medium copper pour with a creamy and lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, with some piney hops and some alcohol. Very lively mouthfeel... the hops just explode. Middle is very resinous and oily with hops citrus/pine dominating. Malty finish bread/dough cuts the bitterness. Sweet candy aftertaste with a bit of warmth from the alcohol. What more can you really ask for? Wow!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (7808) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2007 **NOTE: Poured through a Randall, something seemed awry, requires a re-rate.**
Draft at the Parkways Day of IPAs. Hazy gold, no head, still. Thick, sticky, syrupy, with a cloying finish. Somethings funny here. Shame to post the rating but have to keep the notes somewhere...try it again in a bottle soon.
Just tried again out of a 12-oz and I wont change this rating. Thick, sticky, sweet, goopy, candied, sticky...not at all pleasant. This is just too far in one direction. Really wanted to like this one, too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2006
bottle . . one of my favorite beers . . pours amber in color with light head that disapates . . aroma is sweet hops to the nose . . citrus and pine . . obviously an abundant hops flavor but VERY smooth for the amount of alcohol present . . little bit of a bitter aftertaste but finishes clean . . deffinently a great beer . .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2006
Wonderful bouquet that reminds me of sour cherries and lime. Appearance is on par for the style...dark copper with a medium head. This tastes hoppy but not to the extent I thought it would. Nicely balanced with the hops and malt. The end taste is buttery and chocolately, interestingly enough. Its crisp and I cant believe it is ABV 9%. Its very mild compared to others of that strength and IBU.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Afossum (5) - Aberdeen, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2006 does not count
Really suprised at how good this IPA was . Can be found almost anywhere. The amount of aclohol does not impose on the taste

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