Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 4640   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 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2007 One of my absolute favorite beers. A highly-drinkable, wildely-available, well-hopped, well-balanced D/IIPA. Hops balanced with great sweet malts, alcohol doesnt overwhelm. About $46 per case by me and thats tough to beat. Another winner from DFH!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LearninBeer (558) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2006
The aroma is a light hop with hints of herbs and grass, not real aromatic. The head is mostly diminishing, white and the body is a slight murky amber color. Very good lacing. The initial flavor is moderately bitter and the finish is a malty bitter that is average to above average in longevity. The body is medium, creamy with soft carbonation. A very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sputerbug (114) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice amber with creamy white head.Sweet malt with citrus and hops evident.Well balanced with ample maltiness and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milewide (2198) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2007 A "drinkable" double IPA that is properly balanced. However, seems to have less aroma and hop aftertaste than some of the best IPAs like Bells Two Hearted, Victory Hop Devil or Founders Centennial. A bit too malt sweet v hop bitter. Bottom line: "Balanced" at the expense of bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2006
This wins on aroma alone. I could live off the smell of this beer-- citrusy, sweet, floral, maybe a little grassy. Generous, quickly-dissipating white head on top of a crystal clear copper beer. Carbonation is spot on-- enough to give it life, but toned down enough to reveal the nuances. Big malty flavor, big hop flavor, but not overly complex-- this is an IPA after all, a beer for drinking. This fits right in between Dogfish Heads 60 and 90 minute IPAs; bolder than the 60 minute, but easy enough on you that you can drink it during the week. Every time I drink it, I vividly remember the first time I tried it. The mark of a classic, no doubt about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2007 The pour is very pale yet settles in the glass a clean, clear amber with apparent carbonation. Big fluffy white head like egg whipped egg whites. I am a great lover of the IPAs and this Imperial Double is one of my favorites. Great beer from start to finish. Very strong hops presence in the aroma, a bit weed-like, musky. Feels thick, heavy with a syrup-y citrus flavor. Like chewing hops. Finishes a bit on the dry side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
2late2brew (14) - the woodlands, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2006
A beauty with outstanding clarity & light orange apricot color, very low head retention yet still young (6 weeks from bottling date on bottle neck). Bold, deep malt character balanced with a nice piney citurs burst of flavour. Aroma inviting but not overpowering but lasts with each sip. This is in my opinion the finest, most consistant commercially widely distributed American Imperial IPA available. Would highly recommend to all you Hop Heads out there willing to plunk down nine bucks for a 4-pk.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Strangely the musty aroma is not stronger in this flavorful beer. Pours in to the glass with a minimal head. Amber orange in color with carbonated bubble production on the bottom of the glass. The aroma hits your mouth before the beer. Full rich IPA bitters with out the bite. Nice warm mouth feel. Has an almost syrupy mouth feel to it. This beer is close in taste and presentation to Dogfish Heads 60-Minute IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Aroma of light grassy hops, with strong floral overtones and some orangeblossom, over a malty caramel base. A crystal clear light amber color, with a medium-sized cream colored head that reduces but lasts. Flavor is sweet but not cloying, and bitter but not overwhelming; superbly balanced. Palate is thick and syrupy and alcohol remains well hidden. Overall, this beer was a very pleasant suprise, and one that is greater than the sum of its parts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 Pours a dark carmel with a small cream colored head. floral, hop, and citrus aromas. Very well balanced with a lot of malt to counteract all those hops. A thick syruppy mouthful with a touch of alcohol and spice coming through in the end. An amazing iipa.

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