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RATINGS: 2453   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2004
clear glossy amber color, almost no head - thin, off-white and rapidly diminishing. ephemeral lacing too. alcohol, hop liqueur, malty aroma and flavor. cloying. too sweet and to high abv for me. light but sparkly carbonation. cloying, alcohol hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2009 Deep orange colour with a brandy-like, almost still appearance. Sweet vineous malt character, ice wine aroma, cookie dough and toffee malts. Some berry fruitiness. Flavour is very sweet showing toffee, caramel, white grapes with a light white pepper spiciness in the finish. Very sticky and chewy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2004
wow, really heavy. a nice golden color that hides the strength. the ipa is so thick that it reminded me of german malt beers. the tastes seem to be a mix of dessert wines and a bland ipa. there are hints of grape apple and apricot. while very alcoholic, it does not taste like a 20% beverage

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Loddeer (171) - USA - DEC 4, 2004
This one is an absolute devil! I had no clue that this one packed such an enormous punch, it hides the alcohol content extremely well. This was insane. The flavor was an assortment of hops, with grape / wine flavored body, and a powerful aftertaste of fruit infused with whole leaf hop. Simply a dynamite combination of flavors and attribute makes this one a keeper. I can definitely see how this can age well, it’s like fine wine. I should probably buy a case and let it sit around for years, enjoying it well into the future. Extremely recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Pours beautifully--deep amber with a medium bright white head. Lots of bubbling going on. Nice IPA aroma of citrusy hops, surprisingly no alcohol. Flavor is much sweeter than I had expected--almost feels like a barley wine until the hops hit you in the back of the throat. The alcohol somewhat overpowers what would otherwise be near-perfect flavor--I almost had to chase this thing with an imperial stout--but the 20% becomes less noticeable as the beer progresses. I think it goes without saying that this is not a very drinkable beer. Still, pretty darn good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Wow, lots of strong opinions on this beer...because it is a beer to be reckoned with for certain.. Let’s start with the first impression... A small head tops this golden orange pour...Great citrusy hops evolve from the tiny head...then a floral hoppy aroma tags behind...and the final wave of the complex aroma is the smooth malt that tries to real in the wild hops... ...my tounge was then met with this very sweet yet spicy concoction of montounaous monstrous malts and humungus herculean hops... these two amazing strengths of flavors balance each other, but to an awfully intense level... the high alcohol content is very well masked Palate has a creamy a very good mouthfeel...This certainly is not for the faint of heart...I like strong flavors and lots going on in the aroma and taste so this one went over fairly well with me....still I would choose their 90 min IPA over this one.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Wow!Smells of dirt and hops.I knew that i now have to try it.Full flavor of hops overload.This is one heck of a beer.At first the alcohol was hidden and then wham it crept up on you.You must respect this beer and its brewers.Next time i drink this delicious brew I will bow before it.Dogfish HEad does it right again.MAybe they need to give lessons to their friends in Boston on how to brew high octane beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2008 Pours amber, no head. Almost wine like the alcohol is completely here. Nothing but hops with a sweet barleywine like taste and a cringing amount of alcohol. It is what it is.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Pours amber with almost no head. Strong piney hop aroma. Sweet malt taste up front fades in and out with the hops. Flavor is everywhere. Big hop bite at the end with an aftertaste that leaves you wanting more. Reminded me of Dreadnaught in a way. Can’t understand how this beer only has a 3.8 average. Even at $9 a bottle it is worth every penny.

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.


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