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RATINGS: 2514   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4706) - 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!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
darkangel13 (2) - westfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2006 does not count
this is one of the best iipaís in the world if your a hop head and you donít like this brew something wrong with you and you need to get your head checked out this beer is great AND THATS THAT!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2007 Pours a hazy golden orange with a big fluffy off white head. Aroma is caramel, pineapple, citrus and some warm yeastiness. Very sticky sweet flavor, loads of piny, citrusy hops with a big honey like balance. Alcohol is not hidden, it really makes itself known. Great mouth feel! Thick and sticky yet smooth. Iím not a big hophead, but this is an excellent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
slimweebs (162) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 26, 2006
This is a strange beer. It is SO strong. Itís REALLY sweet... almost syrupy. The mouthfeel is amazing, but the flavor is overpowering. A few sips tastes good, but finishing just one 12oz. bottle was tough. Incredible alcohol content is covered up fairly well, but at the expense of too much malt and hops. This is the ultimate freak extreme beer... Iím guessing you either love it or really dislike it. I disliked it.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2009 Liquid gold!!! Beautiful gold color with great hop smell. Sweet and floral with bitter hop bite at the end. Very strong!! Had on tap a my local pub(as well as in bottle, draught better.) Passed out on my sonís bedroom floor after 3 chimay cups worth.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sersdf (1019) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2006
so........................... iím a hophead, right? i mean, right? so why do i hate the "hoppiest" beer ever? let me count the reasons. a) doesnít have any hop character in the flavor. b) itís a fucking barleywine. c) itís horribly alcoholic in flavor, and if that isnít bad enough, the incredibly excessive maltiness that is supposed to hide the alcohol just makes it more unbearable... reminded me of the samichlaus (sp?) and what an awful experience that was.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zeswaft (1614) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2006
Iíve waited so long for this beer and what did it do? It crapped on my heart.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2006
Just not my cup o tea {glass o beer}. I want to be a hop head...really I do!! This smelled just like it tastes, like a $10 bunch of flowers from the supermarket. No sweetness, no bitterness, just flowers, flowers, flowers. I know Iím going against everyone else here and I struggled with even rating this one because I love DFH so much. Sorry Sam, guess you just canít please all the people all the time!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2006
From a 12 oz bottle ($15!) in a tulip glass. This is the second time Iíve had this. Just amazing. Best beer Iíve ever had. This beer is all about hops. Fresh hop aroma. Huge hop flavor. Perfect hop bitterness, hoppy but not overwhelming. The beer actually smells just like sticking your nose into a bag of fresh hops. Full body, golden brown color. Just an excellent beer. The high alcohol content is perfectly balanced with the sweetness and bitterness of the beer. This is almost like drinking a scotch. Well worth the money.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (13731) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 14, 2006
How to distinguish this from Belgian candy? How to believe itís 120 IBU? It is certainly fantastic. Extremely satisfying. Best to admit it is unique, and not to be compared with other ales.


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