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RATINGS: 2523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 7, 2006
This beer was just too much, way too rich (guess itís hard not to be at 21ABV). This is much too malty for an IPA, in my opinion. Smells of sweet malt extract and some floral hops shine through. Tastes very syrupy and has a decent hop finish, but not as strong as youíd expect. The 90 minute is a MUCH better beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arayaga2 (2114) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2007 Deep reddish golden color with faint white head.Aroma is sweet and mildly spicy (probably the alcohol). First sip is almost cloyingly syrup sweet with an alcohol finish that toasts your nostrils as you exhale. $9/12oz

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Pours a clear golden copper with a fluffy white heat. Instant aroma of hops citrus and grass, backed up by huge alcohol heat. Flavor is sweet sweet sweet with that alcohol burn at the end.. I had one a few years back and I am amazed that the consistency is right on...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2006
This beer pours a dirty amber color with a small tan head. Upon first smell, it is very light and sweet, but as soon as you take a sip.... WOW this is a very sweet VERY sweet beer. Sweet and hoppy is a very strange combination to me! This is an outstanding beer! I think I like the 90 better than this. I will try and cellar the other one I bought! Cheers!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Pours the same amber honey color as the 90 with the same shallow froth and ample effers. The aroma is similar also with the soft citrus rind. The aroma is actually misleading. You think itís gonna be clean. crisp and on the light side, but on the contrary itís the exact opposite. This brew is sweet, viscous, and sticky like cotton candy. Dangerously hidden in the wheel well is 21 guage, double barrel ABV thatíll stop an elephant. This babe donít mess around. The complex flavor profile consists of honey, caramel, orange citrus, peach, apricot, vanilla, cherry caugh drop. Reminds me of Teryaki beef jerkey with an asprin burn on the tongue at the finish. Somewhat Like the chipotle pepper, the asprin shows up later yet continues to burn for sometime. Itís sweet with a steaky earthiness up front but as the nectar warms the steakiness softens, then the sweetness overpowers evrything but the asprin finish. Very well refined like all Dogfish brews, in my opinion. If you like this you gotta try J.W. Lees Harvest Lagavulin cask.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - APR 30, 2006
Aroma was pure rubbing alcohol, and sweet grapefruit. Flavor was much milder than expected. Tasted malty and sweet. Good in small amounts, definitely one to share.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2006
this was overpowering. Very strong flavor and very good. I was expecting greatness but I got good. extra points for the heavy alc. content. but it was just a little to strong. Iím not sure if it was the intense ibuís or the ultra high alc, but it still managed to finish very nice. Worth the price - $8 for 12oz. bottle

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7764) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2006
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm 28 Apr) Colour is amber, with some bubbly disappearing head. Nose is sweet, winey and hoppy. Somewhat closed though. Taste is complex: hops, dried fruit (raisins, figs), spruce needles and resin. Full bodied, like a thick, sticky hop syrup. Long, bitter and sweet finish. Surpisingly nice balance regarding itís a true monster. Very nice in moderate doses.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2006
Keg @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Sweet and slightly plastic taste. Big fat body with a lot of warming alcohol. Fruity in the tropical sense. Big sweet and bitter aftertaste. A bit ott to me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 29, 2006
(Draught@Oliver Twist) Clear amber color with a small, lacy head. Toffee-brandy-sugary aroma with blackcurrant leaves. Extremely malty and hoppy, sweet, berryish brandy flavor. Peppery-sticky-bitter-warming aftertaste. Alcohol is present, but easily approachable. Full-bodied, sugary-sweet, barley-wineous, ultra bitter, slightly burning, low-carbonated palate. A unique, very pleasant beer liquour!


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