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RATINGS: 4250   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (10591) - Toronto, Ontario, - APR 19, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2006 Re-Rate July 2006 Cask @ Ashley’s in Ann Arbor. I was excited to the point of annoying my fellow beer travelers at seeing this available. Teehee! Orange body with a massively creamy head is glorious, and long lingering lace down the glass. Green leafy hop aroma is suprisingly sweet. Sweet yet hoppy flavour with lots of green resiny hops, bitterness is dangerously well balanced by malt. Smooth creamy palate. Worth the trip to Michigan! 9/5/8/4/17 - 4.3<P> Re-Rate Oct 2004 Orange amber body with a fluffy white head. Big hoppy aroma with a resiny sweetness in the flavour. Full smooth body, sweeter than I remembered it being. 7/4/7/4/17 - 3.9<P>Original Rating Crowned by a beautiful pillow of an off white head. Orange body with lots of slightly floral hops in the aroma, lead you to a very hoppy but surprisingly well balanced flavour profile. The bitterness is not as powerful as I anticipated. Velvety soft palate that cannot quite be described as thick. Thanks to IPfreely for sending this one my way. 8/4/8/4/17 - 4.1

euniceradio (542) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2017
12 oz bottle to nonic pint. Pours clear deep gold, white sticky head. Aroma of fig, caramel, brown sugar, pine wood. Taste of same with light orange gummy candy, circus peanut, pepper, bergamot. Not the hop bomb DIPA of present day. Reads more like a barley wine by today’s standards. Great body and look.

stef73 (636) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2017
Pris à la micro en fut à la micro, de couleur très oranger Ave. Un peu everfesssance. On n’a des notes très prenoncer agrume , le pamplemousse, la tangerine et le citron . O. N’a aussi un côté de fruits confite à la fois . C est une qui bien équilibre malgré le pourcentage d alcool Très bonne bière

beerdog164 (2) - Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2017 does not count
I found it chemical and controlled in a category of beers that should be vegetal,earthy,green and planty

Aealoe (2) - - AUG 10, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2017 Отличный IPA. Сложно сказать что-то запомнившееся. Привезён из Штатов. Выпит в Москве. Пивоварня топовая, есть желание попробовать в ней всё.

Moolesen (575) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle 12oz. Clear amber with a creamy white head. Strong malty, caramel aroma (where are the hops???). Rich taste of caramel. Not sure what this IPA is supposed to taste like, but I miss the hoppy flavour. It has a subtle bitter finish, but that’s about it.

ryanhunter_4 (324) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2017
12 oz bottle poured at Randy's in Methuen. Pours orange with a white head. Smells malty and citrusy. Tastes like malt first and foremost with an orange peel and alcohol finish with a touch of hops to boot. Good but not what I would call an IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

govansboy () - - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2017 My absolute favorite beer. Malty and sweet, tastes more like a barley wine than a hopped up IPA

olhj (4) - - JUL 20, 2017 does not count
Excellent IPA... Maybe the best American IPA that I have proved. I drunk during an Amtrak trip fron Washington to New York, and I got really surprised ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

toposito (6) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2017 does not count
This is a good overall beer, but I would not consider it an IPA. It’s not hoppy enough. It tastes sweet (caramel), malty, balanced.

Bricktop86 (858) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 14, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2017 Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus and floral. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter.

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