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RATINGS: 2448   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 45°P, 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 IBU’s, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 Got this one courtesy of the best liquor store in Tucson, nay, the world, Plaza Liquors. Appearance: Slightly reddish hazy yellow, almost copper in color. Aroma: Super nearly sicky sweet hops. Flavor profile: Thick, rich, hoppy, intense, not for the weak of heart. Almost Brandy-like characters. Palate: Thick and rich, hot, aggressive, definitely a sipping beer, very nice! Overall: If IPA were distilled into a spirit, this is pretty much what you’d get. Its a big intense awesome beer that becomes amazing as you age it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2007 Clear amber, small head which is more than I expected. Aroma is strong citrus with pine and lesser grapefruit. Huge malt backbone present as well. The alcohol is there, but you’d never come close to guessing 21%. Very sugary malts overpower the hops, but everything is so big. This beer bludgeons the palate, and I like it! Very balanced for its size.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2005
Brewed 03 04 05. Light aroma of warm alcohol and hops. Sweet liquer of alcohol, malt, hop oil and hops. Orange with thin foam. Hops are more noticeable in the hop oil and body than in flavour. Alcohol comes across more extreme than the hops. Alcohol comes across too much to qualify as a top beer for me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
pmbigger (6) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2005 does not count
2005 bottle. No head to speak of, a dark copper. Starts with a bit of hop flavor, then gets really sweet. Real thick, elixir like. Pretty good overall, not worth the price tag.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - NOV 12, 2005
mmm, makes me tingle inside. pours nice ambar color with almost no head, kinda syrupy. smells really nice to me. lotsa flavor. i get alot of fruit flavors. tastes almost like a fuity liquore. very sweet. i would recomend this for only special events, not regular drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
twin37 (2) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2005 does not count
Quickly dissipating head and burnt orange color. Smells like orange rind and damp earth. The palate is so disappointing. Tastes like orange concentrate/limoncello, both of which I can’t stand. The beer is way too hot with alcohol and tastes like an orange Crush after two bags of Halloween candy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Similar to the DFH 90 Minute in both appearance and taste. A ruby to amber color with a quickly dissipated head. Plenty of grapefruit and sweet as could be expected. Hoppy? Duh. Don’t let those similarties fool you, though - this packs a wallop. The alcohol is disguised all too well and begins to hit you slowly as it warms you up from the core. I managed to drink a whole bottle but don’t remember much after that (or during the quaffing process come to think of it). Fortunately, I had my wife along to drive my passed-out ass home, and since I can only tolerate her driving when I’m drunk, I like to think that this really worked out well for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
80skid (65) - New York, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Not too shabby...Not much of a head to speak of along with pungent, thick aroma consisting of a sweet, alcohol scent. Very much like the Immort Ale except stronger with more alcohol present. Not bad but I like the world wide stout better.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 4, 2005
On tap at the Blue Dog in Lansdale as part of a DFH tasting. Pours a translucent golden with a small white head that left decent lacing. Aromas is candied sugar, orange and a sweet maltiness. Flavor is sweet, real sweet but I actually like that about this. Alcohol picked up in the flavor. Almost a bit sticky yet nicely balanced. This is an extreme beer and I’lm glad I got a chance to check it out. Thanks to Rob (owner of the Blue Dog) for making sure I got free sample while we wait about an hour for a table at the joint. This thing gives you an instant buzz.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Bonus bottle from kramer17801. Dated 2004. Murky orange color with a sizable white head that fades nicely into some heavy lacing. Floral aroma with tons of orange and peach notes. Sweet and malty with a big orange flavored hoppiness. I opened this expecting not to like it but I find it outstanding. This is a VERY sweet beer but the hops balance it well and the alcohol warmth finishes it off very nicely.


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