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RATINGS: 2498   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 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Me likey IPA’s. Me likey Dogfish head. I’ve had the 60 minute already. This one is better. Looking forward to the 90 but I don’t think it will top this. Very nice orange-amber color. Very hoppy nose with citrus hops dominant. Palate is bright and crisp with a bitter aftertaste. Delicious. yum

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
madmacs (2) - Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2005 does not count
Hop"oh" lish us!!!!!! Need i say more? If you are a Hop freak like I am...This is your beer! Find it! Savor it! Love it! Be the Beer! ...the power of the RIFF compells me!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2005
06.30.05 12oz bottle, 2004. Mostly clear amber pour with a fine and rising tan head that seems to want to escape the glass. Lacing is immediate, sheeting, and marshmallow sticky. Aroma is hot, as you’d have to expect. Deep layers of madly sweet aromas: melting grapefruit marmalade, orange jello, ambrosia, and brain numbing booze. The flavors are huge, abusive, angry. Heaps of citric and floral hops, resinous as a forest yet draped in honey. The palate would be screaming in pain if not for a gloriously thick body, oily, soothing, a salve against the liquor working the enamel off my teeth. Wow. 120 is always a fun ride.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1452) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Yet another in the multitude of "thought I already entered this" ratings .. Have had in 750 and more recently in 12oz. The 750 was particularly syrupy sweet and for each I wind up near amazed that those two hours worth of hops remain mostly hidden beneath the enormity of the malt. Perhaps this could be considered a spicy desert beer. Waiting to sample more and elaborate, but the ding dang distributor here is so freaking conservative that they’ve let the stock in town run dry and there’s no telling when more will arrive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3374) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2005
This poured a hazy medium amber with a thin off-white head. In the aroma are strong caramel notes and lots of alcohol. The flavor is dominated by an overall sticky sweetness. Although this ventures well into barleywine territory, the bitterness is masked by the sweetness unlike a barleywine. A good warming sipper, but many will find this too sweet and sticky.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11249) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2005
Bottled: Deep golden coloured. Clear. Small whitish head. Sweet and herbal beer. Grassy, alcoholdense and hoppy. Is light perfumed. Smooth mouthfeel. Is full bodied. Alcohol is very evident, but dosn’t totally dominate the beer. Ends on a dense alcohol bitterness. Thanks Rasmus for giving me a taster of this. Looking forward to the bottle, that should hit me in a trade.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrDick (354) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
On tap at Toronado June 22, 2005: I’m not sure if this was the right beer to have after an Immort Ale, Raison D’Etre and 90 Minute as I was already feeling pretty toasty. This is nothing like the 90 Minute - the alcohol overwhelms the hops. A little citrus hiding in the bubble-gum sweet flavor. Sip slowly, young grasshopper.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Pour is copper/amber with a thin white head...smell is malty and hoppy indeed...some grapefruit and pine...taste is surprisingly NOT over the top or out of balance...I had thought/assumed it would be...maybe the malt-hop balance off-set the alcohol...definately warming, but if this had a lower ABV I would drink it for breakfast...I want to reiterate it is NOT super hoppy...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
larsniclas (6446) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2005
Bottled. Golden with a bubbly head. Extremely hoppy aroma with hay. Sweet and warm alco-feel. Rounded flavour with hay and pomerance. Very hoppy.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Looks and smells fantastic. If you’ve had the 90 though and expect this to be the same style but better you’re in for a shock. This stuff tastes of alcohol and slighly of hops, but not anywhere near the leve of the 90 minute or 60 minutes IPA’s they offer. I really like dogfish head brews, but this one doesn’t quite live up to it’s name. Maybe I’ll age one and see how it is in 10 years since this stuff gets better with age.


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