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RATINGS: 2439   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 3, 2005
It seems to me that what we have here is like some kind of twisted science experiment intended to take the IPA formula to the extreme and then beyond. Lots of residual sugars make it syrupy sweet, while the hops juice grabs your throat. Overall somewhat interesting but could perhaps use some (or lots) age as the label suggests.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2005
Bottle. Light hazy dark golden colour with a small off-white head. Sweet malty, hoppy, alcoholic aroma and tast. Medium body and a very sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2414) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Aroma of hops and oranges. Murky orange color with white head. Warm alcohol mouth feel and sweetness in palate. Some hops and lots of booze in the finish. I was really looking forward to this but am disappointed. The 90 is the best for me, more of a straight hophead sort of guy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2005
2005. Medium golden brown color with a slight, fine head. Restrained aroma of sweet orange hops with alcohol notes. Very prominient alcohol character in the flavor with substantial sweetness and a lot of bitterness but few fresh hops flavors. Thick syrupy mouth-feel with a long, warm finish--very barleywinesque. A good, interesting experience but not what I was expecting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2005
2004 Bottle. Mildly hazy amber/tangerine pour supporting a stiff rocky off-white head with lasting retention and lacing that draped the glass like broken silk. Pungant aroma of hops, fresh mown grass, grapefruit, vanilla and alcohol with a hint of wood. For an outrageously hopped brew, the flavors were more balanced than expected with plenty of sweet malt, summer fruits, citrus and vanilla. No ignoring the hops and bitterness behind the sweeter notes but I found the overall hoppy character to be "subtly aggressive" as opposed to "forced" (as found in Weyerbacher’s pre-tweaked Hops Infusion). The Mouthfeel was creamy and full and the finish was very long, bitter and warming. This is not a beer to be taken lightly or slogged down without respect and at $8 US per bottle, you won’t likely want to pound one (let alone more) anyhow. DH is a great and unique brewery and this is surely worthy of their reputation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2005
A very hoppy beer not what hey claim but hoppy reguardless maybe a litte less alcholol flavor and this would be a great beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10720) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2005
750 bottle 2003 vintage poured a clear golden amber with an offwhite head. Aromas was earthy,carmel, pine, and citrus. Palate was on the syrupy side. Flavors of sweet carmel, maple, subtle charred oak, with a strong alcohol finish,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2005 [bottle] Pours a clear amber, with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma is strong pine/hop resins. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel and immediate sweetness! The sweetness dominates, then the alcohol warms the palate- I was expecting more bitterness with this brew, but the fruity, floral sweetness takes over and fills the mouth. I expected a lot from this beer, and it provides, but I’m not sure about it being the "holy grail for hopheads". I’ll take the 90 minute for a hop assault, the 120 is a freak of nature.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Hmmm....I expected sooo much from this brew. Alas, for the price I shall NEVER purchase this again. Pours flossy amber. Crusty caramel in the light. earthy white head. Nose is excellently brash. Massive piney hop emulsion! Mmmm... I thought. This is gonna be ridiculous. So resiny I don’t know what to do! As I press it to my pursed lips nothing but cotton candy, brandy, and tree bark flow into my mouth, with an exceedingly bitter backlash on the back-end. Missing the cavernous resins of the aroma. Lacking the enrapturing piney flower of the smell. More like the Greek brandy Metaxa (no Seriously it is a lot like that) Good beer for certain. NOT HOPPY ENOUGH. Raw sugar, flossed out cloying sweetness. Good but not what it purports. If it weren’t $3000 a bottle I would buy more. G-rat

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22603) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2005
Bottled. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, hops and alcohol. Sweet flavour with lots of malts, hops and dried fruits. A bit too sweet for my liking.


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