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RATINGS: 2320   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
garrison (757) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2004
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 I had a 4 pack of this one as payment for fixing a friend's wife's computer... it poured a dark, reddish hue, with a small, quickly fading tan head, and had a very thick, sticky body. The aroma was one of citrus and grain, and the taste was full-bodied, complwx, and quite striking! I like this beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2004 Rating # 441
ReRate 11/23/04
This beer is truly a work of Art! How ever did DFH create a beer this potent and dangerously drinkable, I will NEVER understand? After all the bottles that I have opened in the past few weeks; my former 3.7 rating will be taking a bump up!

Yet another brew that BeanDip and the Monkey supplied at our Friday night tasting.
Poured with a golden bronze body and a fat rocky white head that stuck around for the party. The aroma… as my girlfriend suggested, “That smells like Cheesy Bread,” and it did to some extent. I noted a rather sweet and sourness to the beer, somewhat liken to apple vinegar, vanilla, and a molasses combination.
120 IBU’s My White Ass! The flavor had a considerable smokiness to it, very syrupy and molasses like, IMO. I detected some bitterness in the initial finish, but this beer was very sugary sweet overall! Massive suggestions of caramel takeover and make this cousin to a liquor. The palate was very slick and creamy which was very nice……. but come on, what’s going on with this brew? I suppose I need to sample it again…. I distinguished less IBU’s in the 120 than I did in the 60 min IPA?

Thanks again to BeanDip and Michael for having us over!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - APR 11, 2004
Very unique. Pours clear amber/orange color. Had a rocky white head that stuck around. Definately could smell the high alcohol content and the high hop content. Tastes sweet and oily and spicey at first but quickly finishes to a crisp hoppy bitter aftertaste. I rather liked this brew, would go nice with some sharp cheese.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2004
clear, reddish/orange/amber color, not much of a head, strong alcohol aroma, hops, some sweet malt, pine and grapefruit; flavor has a definite alcohol presence and a slight burn, tons of hops, oily and bitter, some citrus, pine, and grapefruit, some sweetness, rich texture, powerful and warming, dry, not so smooth but well done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2004
Very interesting brew to say the least. Smells like a fruit and cheese tray. Big alcohol in nose and taste. Swear it tastes a bit like seasoned pork. Kind of sweet. Slick texture. Same lovely color as ApriHop. Really didn't seem 120 IBU hoppy at all to me - compared to the 90 min. that is. The 21% kicks you hard. Nothing like I was expecting. Very interesting and quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BIGC (29) - USA - APR 7, 2004
12 oz bottle at 7.49 and 21% alcohol. notch date was 2004. i though the 90 minute smelled great, this one is like a rose. orange-yellow in color with thick creamy head and little carbonation. oh, the flavor, wow, you'd never think this beer was 120 ibu's, actually it was not as hoppy as 90 minute in taste. very sweet and malty at first with a bitter end. you can smell and feel the alcohol but the taste was well masked. I had this one in a medium sized snifter and felt like i was drinking grand marnier. give it a try but be careful if you're driving.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 5, 2004
An immensely hoppy beer with lots of syrupy sweetness. The alcohol is noticeable, but you'd never think it's 20% - that's wicked. Sort of treacly thick with hops everywhere: aroma, up front, aftertaste. Interesting, though after a certain level of IBUs you can't taste the additional hoppage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2004
Golden orange color with a tiny white head. Aroma is of hops, muscat grapes and alcohol. Dry and fruity without the overly hoppy taste that the bottle advertises. Hearty body with a warming dry bitter finish. Not quite what I expected, but enjoyable none the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2004
Tiny head receding almost immediately, hoppy nose but not over the top, light amber (or dark straw) body. Thick mouthfeel, sweet, hops are there and I'll taste them tomorrow, but not overpowering (right now). This has mostly a citric character on top of the sweetness. Slightly sour finish. Not particularly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - APR 3, 2004
bottle...pour is a clear amber with medium head. Aroma of hops, I know, you are shocked. Start is sweet with a bit of fruitiness and ethanol, giving way to more ethanol and bitterness. The finish is mostly alcoholic but again a little bitterness to draw you back in. I reckon it is impossible to hide 20% ABV, alcohol is very prevalent.

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