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RATINGS: 4279   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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fonefan (51634) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle @ Københavnske Øldage 2007 in Copenhagen. Clear light amber color with a average fizzy good lacing mostly diminshing off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate hoppy, citrus / orange, alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, very nice balance. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Very nice malt and hop balance ;o))

4.2
yespr (48165) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
12 fl ox bottle. Pours slight hazy and golden orange with a huge off-white head. Immediate aroma of grapefruite and pine. Solid caramel malt beneath. Flavour is perfectly sweetend with a nice set of fruite note on top, some mild spices appear here and there and there is a little edge og liqourice before the finish. The finish holds clear notes of alcohol, warming, a solid dry bitterness and a lingering fruityness.

3.6
Ungstrup (38597) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 23, 2005
[Cask at GBBF 2004] A hazy amber beer with no head. The aroma is grassy and hoppy, while the flavor is sweet with primary notes of alcohol as well as lighter notes of hops leading to a very dry end.

4.2
joergen (29397) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2005
Bottled, thanks to René for sharing.
Clear amber coloured with a huge off white head.
Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and hops.
Sweet flavour of hops, caramel, pine needles and hops.

4
anders37 (27251) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. Malty hoppy citrus aroma. Sweet malty hoppy and bitter citrus flavor. Sweet malty finish with a long bitter and slightly harsh aftertaste.

4
oh6gdx (26485) - 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!

3.5
Travlr (26268) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Clear orange with medium white head. Aroma of flowers and banana. Big hops of course, but also some tones of citrus. Very dry finish. Good one.

4.1
cgarvieuk (26099) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle Stockholm Beer Festival ... Golden orange ... sharp american lime hop nose ... Juicy hoppy ... tart lime smooth rich bicg kick ... packed full of flavour ... lots of hop resins

3.6
omhper (25833) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2002
Reddish amber. Flowery, citrusy nose. Full bodied, seet, slightly syrupy mouthfeel, and a late bitterness that just keeps growing. Despite it's bizarre hop rate it somehow manages to remind somewhat balanced. As usual a very interesting brew from Dogfish Head.

4.2
madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
UPDATED: APR 22, 2012 4th May 2008.
Very hoppy beer but well balanced by lot of malt. As undertone of fruitiness adds complexity. Smooth and silky. Finishes bitter, slightly fruity and dry. Original rating 3.8.

20th March 2012
Bottle in hotel before Norway trip. Clear gold beer, tidy white head. Smooth softish palate with mild fine carbonation. Nice hops. Floral start before deep rich citrus kicks in but somehow it’s still light and so drinkable. Some hop bitterness comes through but it’s balanced by the lovely malty sweetness. Finishes semi dry with some minerals. Immensely drinkable IIPA. Lovely.


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