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RATINGS: 2444   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 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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2005 Just an absolute fun beer to drink. I treat this stuff like it was a treasure. Flavorful, smooth, and enough in one bottle to sit you down this beer has it all. Very rarely do you find a beer that can be considered a definitive artform, this is one of them.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hrnplr (5) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2004 does not count
What can I say? Not my favorite style, but I couldnít imagine anyone doing it better. The hops arenít even as intrusive as the regular arrogant bastard, but the flavor is incredible. Everything is beautifully balanced; its strength is masked by the wonderful choice of hops and the perfect amount of carbonation...

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
SilkTork (5374) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2004
Aug, 2003: Bottle. Gentle citric aroma. Huge syrupy thick flavour - spicky and shocking, almost revolting. Doesnít invite further investigation - in fact, the opposite. A gagging action comes into operation after a few sips. A true drain pour. A crude and excessive beer that doesnít taste as if itís been fully brewed out.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtw (1138) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2004
dark amber orange color. smells like a hell of a lot of hops. superb mouthfeel, just the slightest alcoholic tingle (20%? how??). hops on the palate everywhere except the finish, which is sticky and malty sweet. lots of hoppy flavors, like grass, grape, pear. coats your mouth like syrup. awesome beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Is over thte top to strong to discribe this? NO, this brew is way over the top. As a non hop head I tried this just to say I had and guess what? It is what it advertises. I really did think I would taste the alcohol more.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Amber/orange. Poured with thousands of tiny bubbles working their way in slow motion to form a quick settling head. What can I say.. Itís all about the hops. Smells like a hop frappe which is nice if youíre a hop addict like myself. A really green, earthy hop aroma blends with fruity citrusy notes of peaches in heavy syrup. I can actually smell the leaves and stems of the hops in here. Amazing. Mouthfeel is slick and chewy sticking to every tastebud in my mouth. Incredibley smooth and dangerously drinkable. Flavor is much like aroma. Peachy sweet and a hop lovers dream beer. The finish is candy apple sweet. The alcohol is really hidden well but warms you up gradually. If youíre a hophead you must try this one.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Big....very big. Sweet, rich and warming to oneís soul. This drink of Kings will help you start the night off right

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Sampled GABF: [very sweet, surprised by the amount of malt thats very sweet. Raison, plum, very hoppy. So much like hop candy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Clear light amber brew.Really sweet malt and hoppy nose.taste was sweet and alcohol.Not real strong in alcohol because the thing was so damn sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sallad (115) - USA - NOV 9, 2004
12 bottle - 2004 release. Pours a bright, clear gold to copper with a medium light tan head. Sweet, sweet malt aroma with an underlying spicyness. Big sweet candy-like flavor, giving way to some slightly toasty malt with barely enough hops to keep it in check as alcohol notes begin to show. Finishes nicely balanced between malt and hops with a firey alcohol undertone that warms on the way down. Lingering sweetness battles lingering bitterness and alcohol. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Hop aromas and flavors are suprisingly lacking, mostly due to purely overwhelming malt sweetness.


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