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RATINGS: 2459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Alcohol hardly apparent in taste but you can feel it. Little/ No head with little lacing. Golden color. Very dry taste which compliments a hops explosion. Wasn't was hoppy as I thought it would be though. I prefer the 90.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Pours a golden hue with a nice thick white head with nice lacing. Smells of yeast, bananas and sugar/dough. The flavor is something completely different. Like others have stated, this is almost like a barley wine. The flavor is loaded with sugar to cover up the alcohol content. Very drinkable, and would seem to age very well. Flavors of raisins, honey, butter and even more sugar. Very thick on the palate without much bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WABeerChick (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Ummm...wow. This one was tossed into the mix at a barley wine tasting. Really great color. Nice aroma. Like no IPA or barley wine I have ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Orange-amber color, hoppy aroma but not monstorus like I expected. Have rerated this because I have deveopled a great respect for whats going on here. So far back in the pile noone will ever read this, but I am upping my rating. Still to expensive, bit I would buy it again

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead1962 (11) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2004
The guys at Dogfish Head are crazy. This beer rocks. I am a hophead but everyone should at least try this beer. You may need to split it due to its alcohol content, but it is worth it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
small whit had, dense and tight. slow rising bubbles, copius in quantity, very tiny in size. bautiful lace. Alcohol in the nose, with sweet fruity hops and some stale malts, hay and musty maltiness. nice full body, but intensely "stale" to me. residual fruity hop resins. dry toasty malt,sweet and tasty. For 21%, the flavor and full smooth body cover real well. an interesting experience

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Pours a nice orange/light amber with a slight head which fades fast but leaves decent lacing. Aroma is strongly hopped but not as much as other imperial IPA's. There are also hints of alcohol and sweet caramel malt in the aroma as well. Flavor is of lots of malt blanaced by lots of bitterness. Alcohol increases as it warms. Full bodied with a heavy resiny residue left in the back of my mouth. Overall this is a great experimental beer, with an abundance of alcohol which is hidden quite well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Not really my cup-o-beer, but interesting as an experience. I much prefer the 90 minute version. I'd prefer this to be not nearly as alchoholic and more hoppy, but that's just me. It was worth the $8+, but I wouldn't get it again. It would be interesting to try a barrel aged version though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2004
What a rich beer this is! Bronze in color, loaded with malt sweetness and an impressive hop bang on the finish.Very very very rich!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMerritt (1894) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2004
Bright amber color, head is very small and mostly diminishing. Citrus, pine cones, maple syrup, mint, and chocolate (?) in aroma, with perhaps a slight hint of alcohol. Very sweet raisin and green grape flavor, bordering on syrupy, which almost entirely covers up the citric hops -- they're in there, but it is a bit of a struggle to find them. Pine resin finish. Massively thick stuff. Don't expect an IPA; this stuff is most definitely in a category all its own. This is my 500th rating, on my birthday to boot!

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