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RATINGS: 2386   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.


4
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazyRPh (583) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3354) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 3, 2004
Aroma is very hoppy. Sour aroma with a hint of citrus. Pours a very transparent copper color with a slight off-white head. Start is hoppy, middle is very sweet, then some ethanol burn finished by some bitterness and then more sweetness. Lots going on here. There are features of an IPA here, but the sweetness really wacks it out. It is a good beer though, but just kind of weird.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2004
Orangey-copper w/frothy white head. Plenty of alcohol on nose and some citrus too. Fruity and warming to drink - alcohol is obvious but surprisingly not completely overpowering. Same goes for the bitterness - not as much as expected or too much to handle. Lots of alcohol in the dry bitter-sweet finish. Thanks radiomgb for bringing this one to share. Made a strong finish to our DFH 60/90/120 night.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2364) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2004
Orange/copper in colour. Aroma of alcohol, pepper, pine and citrus. Flavour of alcohol, quite sweet, hoppy but not as much as I expected. Full bodied and seemed somewhat unbalanced. A few years in the cellar would definitely do this beer some good. Finishes with a huge alcohol bitterness. Thanks for the beer Clark.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joet (2223) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 30, 2004
WOW! Honey, sweet, amazing bitter, sour, awesome, is this phenolic? something medicinal, the alcohol and sugar is taxing but it's effort rewarded by this amazing brew.


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