overall
100
99
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 4661   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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4.4
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Excellent, my favorite IPA. Floral aroma almost smacks of tropical fruits.

3.5
Reid (2539) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2005
The appearance is quite attractive,the usual orangy, slightly hazed colour of an IPA, large egg shell white frothy head, great lace. Again a great spicy fresh aroma of citrus fruits and pine needles, some hints of malt and alcohol. Taste is actually quite sweet, surprised me, at the start before a tart fizzy bitterness takes over , very lemony,but in the background i taste alcohol which I should expect for a 9% beer but kinda spoils if a bit for me. MOuthfeel is alright and quite smooth to begin with, but after a few sips becomes cloying., I liked this ok but not the world class DIPA i thought it would be

4
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2005
Bottled. Orange colour, mediumsized beige foamy head. Wonderful fruitish hoppy aroma with hints of caramel and pumpkin. Rye, honey, caramel, malt and barley in flavour, which all peaks in a nice smooth hoppy finish. Very pleasant and drinkable!

3.7
TBone (17532) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled
Darkish golden color, good creamy off-white head. Barley and rye-bread in the hoppy nose. Bready, hoppy - in the edges sweet - flavor. Medium-bodied. Nicely balanced IIPA and extremely drinkable for such a high IBU.

4
sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 Bottled at home. Clear amber with a small, lacy head and some lace. British-style, nutty-woody hops in the aroma, along with fruitiness and some winous, smooth alcohol. Strongly toffee-malty, chewy and aromatic-nutty-hoppy flavor with lots of woody-aromatic hops, berries and fresh fruit. Medium to full body with lowish carbonation. A very nice IPA, but somewhat harsh. Bottled at Oliver Twist, was 9-4-9-5-18=4.5. Slightly hazy, light amber color with a small but tight head. Barley wine-style, toffee-smooth aroma with floral hops. A very pleasant flavor with barley wine style combined withh smooth floral IPA hopping and pleasantly warming alcohol. Long, warming and hoppy aftertaste stays in the back of mouth. An excellently balanced, barley-wineous IPA.

2.7
drazil91 (41) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2005
hay, citrus, amber, cloudy, frothy, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, astringent, medium body, very bitter. Enjoyable IPA. Cant wait to try 120 or 60

4
Dick1984LS (29) - 29 Palms, California, USA - SEP 28, 2005
again i am not a big i.p.a fan but this was a damn fine beer the only bad thing is i gotta run three miles at 600 am and it is now 130 am and i am just starting this beer after a few other beers and a six pack of mickeys gernade bottles tonight all in all a good beer in my opinion THANKS TIMMY I LOVE YOU YOU FAG

3.5
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Orange hue, diminishing head. Strong hop aroma that’s piney yet there is a subtle citrus note. Bitterness is slightly aggresive. Warm alochol finish.

3.8
MammothMan (8) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2005 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2005 You’ve read the other more accomplished reviews; here’s a layman’s attempt to describe this IPA: Gin mixed with bitters. I swear it has the same juniper/corriander flavor of gin that lessens throughout the glass and gives way to the bitter IPA taste. Intensely interesting brew. Find it on tap for a unique experience.

2.9
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 Golden body, big creamy, frothy monster head. Good lacing. Aroma is hops, pine and citrus, along with a lot of caramel. Flavor is very sweet, decently hopped, but the sweetness completely overwhelms everything else. Astringent ice tea finish.


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