Sunday, March 29, 2009

Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA

What a morning! Chuck E Cheese's followed by Olive Garden with my wife and two kids. Damn I was good at that Simpson's Pinball Machine, too. I finally gave it up to another 9 year old that wanted to play. And why do I need to point out to my server at Olive Garden when a kid's portion is too small? How expensive is fettuccine alfredo that they need cut back to mini portions? Anyway, we probably wont be going back any time soon. (Mostly because I spilled my Diet Coke all over myself and the floor and everywhere).

About a month ago, I flipped a coin to decide the winner between Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA and Stone IPA in a Best Sixer showdown. The Stone IPA won, but today I am going to see if the Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware beats them both.

This beer has a malty and floral aroma. As expected, there is a good amount of hops, but it didn't quite have the rush of hops that I was expecting. Instead, there are caramel and honey overtones that are sweet and very noticeable. That sweetness balances the 9% alcohol content perfectly. There are also citrusy grapefruit flavors in this medium-bodied beer. I would've liked a slightly crisper and more refreshing finish to solidify this outstanding experience. A great beer, and I will certainly have it again. I just feel like it's not typical of hoppy IPA's and therefore hard to compare, as I had originally set out to do today.

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