Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 4626   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerplace (1339) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2016
12 oz bottle from Elizabeth Station. Bottled 08-Jul-2016. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma is malty and some European hops. Same character taste with citrusy hoppy bitterness and boozy notes. Good beer, but not so good as lots of other American IIPAs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (2839) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2016
Heldere koper kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig zoetig, mout, suiker. Smaakt zoetig, kruiden, hop. Aparte smaak. Redelijk zwaar en zoetig. Droge en late bittere afdronk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (4565) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2016
Bottle. Orange copper color. Aroma has bready malt, pine and wort. Taste is bitter and malty, with pine, dry grassy hop, mild booze and sweet malt. Bitter dry finish. I understand the historical relevance, but its too piney and malty for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BernGuerrero (3) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2016 does not count
Hoppy but flavorful, a little spice, an excellent well-balanced beer! Top of my list! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tapefuzz (329) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber with minimal off-white head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. Tastes of caramel, raisins, fruit, with a nuttiness to it and light notes of pine. Sweet, malty finish with faint hints of alcohol. Only lightly bitter, but the hops are very present and well-balanced. Medium body and full mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulysse (473) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2016 Light hoppy aroma. Rather unexpected. Minimal top. Alcohol warming sensation. Malty feeling. Bitterness paste for the mouth. Overall good taste for an IPA. Not the image I got when looking at the label. Not really bitter nor aromatic. I expected a heavy weight but this brew feels out of its category. Still very enjoyable to drink

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Haavard (75) - NORWAY - JUL 24, 2016
Aroma: carmel malt, orange Taste: bread, toast, carmel, spice, lemon, dark fruits, dank ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
0,33 bottle from the US - Orange jam, caramel, lemon oils and pine needles. The flavor has tons of toasted bread, spice, resin and is dank as the day is long. Powerful caramel and breadcrust finish. WIll get better with age!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jc1762 (1166) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Tap into a shaker showing well filtered dark brown with ahalf a finger of clean white foam. The nose shows caramel malt forwardness. The palate is malt forward with a very light sweetness. Alcoholic spiciness on the middle. Well carbonated and medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrjez (563) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 16, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2016 Bottle from World Beer Market/Sake Taniguchi. A gorgeous looking beer, clear bronze with a frothy off-white head, sticky lacing. Pine resin aroma with plenty of caramel and toffee malt sweetness. Taste excels with dominant Two-Row malt, like plum fruitcake with pine, hints of toffee and booze, citrus. Very smooth for a big beer, the bitterness feels big yet masked or balanced by the malt body. Delicious stuff, pretty faultless when this fresh.

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