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RATINGS: 2326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
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Too extreme to be called beer? Brewed to a colossal 45įP, boiled for a full 2 hours while being continually hopped with high alpha American hops, dry-hopped every day in the fermenter for a month, and aged for a month on whole leaf hops, 120 Minute IPA is by far the strongest IPA ever brewed. And at 21% ABV and 120 IBUís, you can see why we are calling this the Holy Grail for Hopheads. Editors note: ABV reduced down to 18% in 2009.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (294) - - JUN 29, 2014
On tap at Mekong, Richmond. Pours a slightly hazy golden with lasting head. Aroma is floral and complex. Booze, hop oil, and malt. Flavor is overpowering. Intense and complex, flowers, leather, booze and resin. Full bodied and dangerous.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdobbs (331) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Deep amber. Off white head. Plenty of lacing. Huge malty aroma with a citrusy orange aroma and tons of hops. Malty taste up front followed by hops and citrus. Finishes a little sweet and bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aquitard (27) - - JUN 27, 2014
Nice amber thin white head. Aroma alcohol apricots light hops. Taste alcohol hops malt orange peel. Thinner mouthfeel than expected. Overall impressive maybe not as a beer per-say but an experience.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BobGuts (18) - Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Finished bottling a batch of Belgium Triple and the 4 of us sat down to enjoy some beers. Ended the evening with this bad boy. Everyone loved it, luckly I have 4 more stashed away. Not to many beers to compare it to at 18% especially for an iPA. Blows Averyís 15% and 16% beers away. However Sam Adams Utopias at 27% is still my favorite with this being a solid 2nd.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EamonTheGreat (120) - USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle 2014. Very hoppy,. A great IPA. The high ABV is hidden very well, but still present. Very sweet and carmel/piney. A great ale that must be tried by hop lovers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (1643) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle from Hazelís beverage world. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, floral hops, caramel, resin, peach, mango and a bit of alcohol. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, resin and peach. Excellent imperial IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mindwarp (35) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a dark golden with a big white head. Nice sweet hoppy aroma. Has the taste of alcohol, go figure but any bitterness is covered up by the sweet alcohol taste. Incase you have forgotten, it tastes of alcohol. I might be having a hot flash I wonder what will happen if I drink two of these.... Oh by the way this beer should have its own category because Imperial/Double IPA to me is a huge understatement. Maybe this beer should be served in shot glasses

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (272) - - JUN 20, 2014
Deep gold color, crystal clear, lacy. Full body, rich, silky, hot alcohol burn, dense in flavor, lingering palate. Sweet, some bitterness following it and preventing it from being cloying. Yeasty, alcoholic flavor, reminds me of Bourbon. Not as extreme as I feared, IBUs totally diguised by sweetness. Still, hard not to like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lizardking3 (42) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Frickin insane aroma, completely throws you back. Hits the palate like a whirlwind. The most complex iPA Iíve had to date.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (1500) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Consumed within a month after it was bottled. I had this in a chalice. The appearance was a hazy orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. There was barely any lacing but what was there trickled and slid right into the beer. The smell started off with booze making me think I shouldíve waited on this Because of the amount of booze I got from this, it took me a good three hours to consume this. As it warms, there are some nice sweet citrus fruity malts along with a super light bitterness from the hops. The taste had a long dry sweet fruity and somewhat bitter flavoring running all about my taste buds. On the palate, it kinda wrecked my taste buds with the amount of booze knocking me back into my recliner. With one month of age on this, donít try to reckon with this one, as itís a sipper. Overall, though the booze was strong Iím probably still willing to have again but will most likely next time age it if I ever get that chance again.


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