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RATINGS: 4288   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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Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2006
The basis upon which all other IIPA’s were built. Better one’s have since been brewed, but this is one of the inspirations for many that have since passed it by. Wonderfully balanced malt and hop character. Smooth hop profile with no sharpness produced by their own patented style of adding hops. Missing the malt complexity of other IIPA’s, but still a good standby.

3.8
Bajahobo (30) - USA - OCT 30, 2006
Bottle. Transparent copper hue with an attractive white coating. Inviting (but not overbearing) floral grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and other citrus tones dominate the initial mouthful. This wasn’t nearly as hoppy as I expected it to be, and the finish is almost sugary. However, perhaps because of this this, DFH IIPA is an exceptionally smooth, unobtrusive IIPA - dangerously drinkable despite its ABV.

3.9
nijuro (63) - USA - OCT 29, 2006
very hoppy and bitter, but I say that as a positive...amazing ale with nice citrus notes and a very very clean, crisp mouthfeel. Great IPA.

3.8
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2006
On tap @ Barley’s Smokehouse: Clear copper color with a white head. Aroma, citrus floral and piney hops. Some light malts, caramel. Flavor, citrus, a nice malt backbone and some floral notes. I’ve had this so many times, and while it used to be one of my favorites, it just doesn’t stack up to some of the other IIPA’s out there. Still a good beer though.

3.6
Lubiere (14262) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2006
An hazy golden ale with a thin lacing white head. A doughy malt with nice floral hops, not as strong as expected. In mouth, a refreshing mentolated hops with dry malt, earthy notes, piney, but not as resinous as I expected. Medium bodied, a bit underwhelmed. A sharp alcohol attack is noted in final. Bottle is one year old, from BOTW.

4
shotgun1431 (138) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Golden with a white head. Fruity aroma. Flavor is stightly citrus and a little hoppy. Goes down smooth for 9%. Very good, I had to drive 300 miles to find it.

4.2
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Poured out of 12 oz bottle a medium Amber, smell of light hops and malt. Had a medium sized beige head that sparkled with delight. The first sip was of PURE heaven! Caramel, honey and citrus! Of extreme smoothness at the end that could make this a beermans essential brew. This is the absolutley finest pale ale I have ever experienced. This product puts the mega brewers of America to shame! The smoothness hides the alocohol which can sneak up on you, but is so pleasurable. This is a must stay in ones fridge. For those that have not had the priveledge to experience this beer, God bless you and may someone have mercy upon you to share in this wonderful liquid of Gods delight!

4.2
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Thanks Dennis! Pours amber with a thick beige frothy head, can smell the citrus as i’m sitting nearly 2 feet from the glass. NIce!! Floral, tangerine, toffee notes. First taste, delish, just the right amount of hops, and is nice and crisp. Good citrus flavors. Very well balanced DIPA, wish it was more widely available.

3.7
circa (5) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2006 does not count
We had a couple of them this weekend very good. A lot of great mouth feel hoppy all around good.

4.4
mattcoats (47) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 24, 2006
This is an exquisite IPA, its powerful hops almost overpower you, but they are quickly smoothed out by the beers amazing mix of gentle flavors and graceful body. By far one of the best IPAs I’ve had.


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