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RATINGS: 4288   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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slang's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2006 This has to be the most extreme IPA I have ever tasted, which was to be expected. But my overall expectations were way off. There was very little head, and what did exsist lasted only a few seconds then ran for the sides of my glass and hide there the rest of the session. A deep, hazy amber. The nose was strong of hops and hops alone. The taste is brutally hopped, but right when you are about to curse the heavy hand of the hop tosser... the malts come around and save the day. You are still left with the pine-citrus linger, which is plesent, but not extra-ordinary. I suspect much time went into balancing such a big beer. I like IPA’s this one was just a little over the top for me. ~--~ Re- Rate! 3/12/06 bottle ~--~ Well apparently more carbonated this time. Aroma is good but really just like smelling a hop bag. This is thick and surupy?... Thick. Oh, and strong by the way. Two glasses and a fine buzz, check!, Yes Sir! Good and pure. Would I change my previous rating? No... & thats saying something since this was one of my first IIPA... SOLID.

markas101 (2529) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2018
Tap, Red Rock BBQ, Ypsilanti, MI. Copper appearance, tropical spice aroma. Mild flavour. Apricot and white pepper. Long slight resin finish.

Roymullins (35) - - JAN 13, 2018
Not the hop bomb I expected. Very good however- huge malt that provides balance. Even at 9% it doesn’t overwhelm. Very very good

airspi (13) - GREECE - JAN 4, 2018
nice head,great aroma huge pine and tropical fruit and full body with soft carbonation

BeerdedDave (2005) - Beckley, USA - JAN 1, 2018
clear amber color; nice, citrusy, piney hop aroma with a bit of caramel malt; medium bodied caramel malt base with a lot of piney, citrusy hops

cruik (24) - - DEC 30, 2017
Pours orange with an off-white head. Aroma is malt and citrus. The taste is immediately complex. Dark fruit, citrus, and strongly malty. Much maltier than other similar ABV IPAs. The malty, complex flavor is nicely balanced by the hop character. Excellent beer.

gbclowes (11) - - DEC 26, 2017
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Iznogud (4694) - CROATIA - DEC 26, 2017
Bottle, 355 ml from local deli in Brooklyn. Pours cloudy golden with medium white head. Vague hoppiness, malty, caramel, some ripe fruit, some pine, sweet, some bitterness in finish. Medium bodied. Seems dead, candidate for re-rate.

rosskyle (797) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2017
Served on tap at the Philly Airport. Slight haze amber color with an off white head. Tropical fruit and hops aroma. Malt caramel copper with a bitter finish. Heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Mlabe (7) - harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2017 does not count
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Daboch (248) - Gdansk, POLAND - DEC 9, 2017
Piwo koloru bursztynu, piana obfita i trwała. W aromacie pierwsze skrzypce gra słodowa słodycz przełamana lekką goryczką chmielową. W smaku podobnie, piwo pijalne chociaż po kilku łykach czuć lekko rozgrzewający alkohol.

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