overall
100
99
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4640   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 You can achieve this expensive brew by getting a Dogfish 60 minute IPA (which is a nice drink) and sticking 2 cubes of sugar in it and letting it sit for an hour or two so it starts to go flat. Sweetness and flatness are the last thing I want in an IPA. The nose is nice WARNING: Do not grab this as a thirst quencher while mowing the lawn. POST NOTE: I tried one of these ice cold and it thought it much better since the chill seems to tap down the sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jedadiahcombs (41) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Great, great, great! Beautiful hoppy aroma without all the sweetnes that I have experienced from many of the DFH Imperial/Special brews. Plenty of citrus notes in both aroma and on the tounge!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2006
This is one great IPA. Out of all I have tasted, I would put only Great Divide, Yulesmith, and Ruination ahead of this. The pour is the classic dark orange color with a great white head. The aroma is classic IPA, with plenty of floral and citrus notes combining to make a fine nose. The mouthfeel is solid, and coats your tongue nicely. As far as the flavor goes, this one has plenty of hops--with a great malt backup. The balance is perfect

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Pours light gold with medium off white head. Very nice orange hoppy aroma. Almost perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. Wow, very nice. Thanks OG.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2006
I was expecting just another unbalanced hop-monster, but this beer surprised me with is near-perfect balance. A beautiful and viscous orange-amber in the glass with a small but creamy head and mild aroma. Great creamy, almost buttery mouthfeel. The hop and malt balance was reminiscent of cinnamon butter on whole-grain toast. Lightly spicy hops without too much piney or citrus distraction. As the glass warmed, bourbon aromas were released. A few bites of farmers cheese really accentuated the hops. Also went well with home-made smoked elk sausage.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayg1 (593) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Pour a bright copper orange into my tulip, suprsingly thing off white head. This is one good smelling brew of floral hops and mild citrius. Flavor is a burst of hops followed by grapefruit and pine. This is followed by a pleasant sweetness finishing with a clean and stimulating bitterness. The bitterness doesnt linger if you take time between sips as do some IPAs Ive had. Amazingly good will def. buy again so glad I went with a four pack.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2007 Bottle. Poured a nice copper color with a nice white head. Nice citrus taste, a little sweet but not too sweet. My favorite IPA so far.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Copper color with a weak ending head. Strong malt aroma, equally balanced hop finish. Interesting overall.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2006
bottle. Aroma: Heavy grapefruit, flowers, and some maltiness underneath. Appearance: Pours a nice deep gold color with a small off white head. Head was creamy at first, but dissipated into a film covering the top. Some decent lacing. Flavor: A rush of hop flavors at first, mostly citrus (grapefruit) and floral flavors, but some resinous tones in there as well. The malt backbone that the hops are built on is very pleasing with some caramel, honey, and bread tones. The bitterness is good and refreshing, but doesnt set up camp on the tongue. An amazingly well balanced and clean tasting brew. Palate: Medium to full bodied. Carbonation was perfect. Overall: A pleasant surprise! This beer almost seems restrained compared to DFHs other beers. They walk a perfect tightrope of hop flavor and bitterness, malt flavor and sweetness. Terrific beer!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
snowden719 (130) - Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2006 Golden amber color. Nice big white head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is malty sweetness, with hints of raisons and hops. I dont taste as much as the hoppiness in the beginning of the beer as others do, but there is a nice hoppiness that finishes the beer off. Flavor is sweet, but balanced nicely. Another great brew from DFH.


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