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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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common

on tap
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RATINGS: 4640   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Easily one of the best IPA aromas Ive ever encountered - has the citrus of Bells Two-Hearted, but with a great malt backbone as well. Also hints of pine, floral notes, and perhaps a bit of candi sugar. All of this without being overpowering. I sniffed this beer for several minutes before finally sipping it! Head is absolutely fantastic, and the bubbles of lacing are everywhere consistently. So far, living up to the hype - now, will the taste? Full-bodied, sweet, creamy, smooth, hops coming in at the finish. Full-flavored, and yet so SMOOTH! Sweet malts and hops last full well after each sip. Very close with Ruination, but I think I have to give this the edge overall - its a clear victor in aroma, and it compares equally, or almost equally, well in all the other facets. Geez, I wish this was available at my local - had to special order this, and I just have four bottles! Must! Savor!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
OnTheTrail (483) - Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Pours beautiful clear gold, big white head. Aroma is citrusy, raisiny, honeyed, winey. A touch of pine. Taste is balanced, honeyed, slightly sweet, bitter notes, fruit, alcohol, fleeting soft finish. Mouthfeel is fairly heavy, creamy.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rob19a (303) - - MAY 17, 2017
12/20 really boozy, big taste, has that stewy belgium beer feel rather than a light fresh ipa. bitterness hidden by malt taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian.b (3) - - MAY 17, 2017 does not count
Great beer. Very well balanced. For a 90IBU beer, it's very balanced. Overall, a top notch brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHSRanders (2042) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden color With large creamy White mostly lastning head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Sweet and bitter flavor. Creamy palate.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4247) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 9, 2017
Many thanks for this beer to CH-303. Piwo pachnie niesamowicie pasiflora. w smaku takze tropikalnie. Mango grejfrut i melony, takze jest lekka slodycz ananasa i caly czas mocna potegujaca sie za kazdym lykiem gorycz, mocno chmielne piwo z piekna flora owocowa. Metniste mocno ciemno pomaranczowej barwy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dzudohonor (67) - POLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Zaległe - ocena przepisana z untappd w ramach uzupełnienia profilu na RateBeer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolord (537) - - APR 20, 2017
Dunkel kupfer im Glas, klar, slich, leicht alkoholisch in der Nase, erstaunlich frisch im antrunk, dann Aber massiver Krper, Malzssse, Alkohol, nur leichte bittere, schner Winter wrmer

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Clareeses (89) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2017
UPDATED: APR 23, 2017 Bottles purchased at craft beer cellar. Very faint, indiscernable aroma. Pours medium clear amber, little head retention but still quite carbonated. Sweet date and raisin initially and complexity builds on the palate with piney, grapefruit peel, and malt flavors. Beautiful and complex DIPA. This is a classic for a reason.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meccahh69lol (158) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 16, 2017
Woahhhh bitter hoppiness! Pours amber and has a sweet and raisin-y aroma, but packs a giant hop punch. You can definitely tell that the IBUs are up there... but the 9% is pretty well-masked. Very flavorful and a great one overall. Good for getting home from Sunday worknight with Five Guys and sharing with your sweet love.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
randy1969 (30) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2017
UPDATED: APR 29, 2017 Pours orange/amber. Taste is bitter, but has loads of malty sweetness to balance. Tasting grapefruit, lemon, cherry and slight alcohol. This is one of the best IPAs out there


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