This was yet another outstanding performance from the Highlanders, back to their best following two displays - a defeat at Aberdeen a week earlier and a fortunate midweek League Cup win against Dundee - which raised questions over whether they had gone off the boil.
If they had let their standards slip, then it was a temporary blip and Hibernian were made to pay as Caley sizzled and stretched their poor defence to breaking point.
Terry Butcher, the Inverness manager, is determined to keep things fresh within his squad, which is why as a preamble to yesterday's victory, he introduced a dressing-room quiz to occupy minds.
They were certainly sharper than a Hibernian side that, comparatively speaking, would have flopped on Countdown as they struggled to match the energy and enthusiasm of their opponents. Billy McKay assumed the role of executioner-in-chief with two blistering goals to take his tally so far this season to nine.
The demolition job was completed after an hour, but at no time did they look anything other than set to win this one and do so in style.
McKay's opener, pouncing to net after Michael Nelson and his goalkeeper Ben Williams failed to deal with Graeme Shinnie's ball into the area, settled the home side after a few minutes.
In stark contrast, Hibernian struggled to make anything resembling an impact, creating only a couple of meaningful chances in a game dominated by their opponents, a side packed with energy, verve and the confidence of experiencing only one defeat so far in the league campaign.
"I gave the players a quiz before the game," Butcher revealed. "I threw a few brainteasers at them, things I found on the internet. It was something to make them think, to sharpen them up before the game.
"It was a bit of fun, but there was a serious point to it as well because I didn't want them to assume things …
"Don't assume that we'll do the same; do something different."
Whatever that "something different" was, the Easter Road side simply couldn't cope with it.
Paul Heffernan's chance midway through the first half when he was one-on-one with Dean Brill should have hauled them back level.
But the Inverness goalkeeper, now with four successive home shut-outs, was not required to make a save in this instance as the striker's shot went wide.
As Hibernian's only realistic chance of scoring in the opening forty-five minutes, it underlined their lack of innovation in their efforts to penetrate a stoic home defence and its protector Richie Foran, no shrinking violet as an enforcer who leads wherever on the pitch he happens to be.
It was the Caley Thistle captain's tenacity that brought rewards and, as an inept Hibs defence once more struggled to clear danger, Foran drilled the ball through a crowded penalty box from just inside the area on the hour mark.
But the cheers of the Highland side's supporters had scarcely subsided when Butcher's men struck again.
McKay challenged just inside the penalty box, firing home his ninth of the season as the Hibs players stood stunned and demoralised.
Pat Fenlon, the Hibs manager, was understandably downbeat at his side's failings and clearly did not wish to dwell on them at the end of what might be described as a drubbing.
Indeed, it was almost as if he felt there was little need to explain his side's frailties, brutally exposed as they were.
"We didn't deserve to win," he said. "There wasn't much in the first half but we gave away a sloppy goal.
"But in the second half they showed much more hunger and desire; they were much better than us.
"It's hard enough to come here without gifting goals away. You can't do that here. During the first half I didn't think there was much in the game but in the second half we just didn't turn up.
"We were trying to get substitutes on before the second and third goals, but in the end it just wasn't to be."