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RATINGS: 2322   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coyforce (571) - Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Delicious brew. Pour is a nice golden color with a thin white head. Great hops. Amazing beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (628) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2014
12oz bottle (2013 vintage) pours semi clear toasted brown orange with a half finger head. Nose is fruity malt, orangey pine, bread, biscuit, not super boozy on the nose. Taste is creamy malty bread, orange peel, pine, booze, maple, caramel. Finish is thick syrupy malt, sweetness, bread, subtle citrus, bitter, boozy, cereal, some nice lingering candied orange. It’s interesting but the booze overshadows everything else.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (446) - - MAY 20, 2014
From BA review on 2-21-12 - Served in a 10 oz chalice Appearance –Served a hazy orange color with an off white head. The head was very persistent and faded very slowly. From the look of the brew you could tell it was thick. After time the head faded leaving a nice foam on the top of the beer with some very nice lacing. When swirled it clung to the sides of the glass with it taking its time to settle back to the body of the glass. Smell – A nice citrus hop aroma was the most present. A strong malt backbone is also there holding up the citrus hops. A bit of floral and earthy hop flavor comes more toward the end mixing with a somewhat astringent alcohol aroma, these aromas, however, are light in comparison the heavy citrus and malt aromas. Taste – A citrus hop flavor hits the tongue initially. Its lighter then I anticipated. The maltiness however is quite a bit heavier, possibly masking the anticipated hop flavor. A wheat malty body was the most pronounced with some sweet caramel and citrus fruits of orange and a little bit of grapefruit, likely more hop related then sweetness, but it all came together as one. As detected in the nose, there were some more floral and pine hop flavors toward the end which mixed in a bit of alcohol. The alcohol was very well done; it was light and warming without being burning. The taste was incredibly nice, but more hoppiness would have been even better. Mouthfeel- The malt backbone creates a wonderfully creamy and chewy body. This body coats the mouth with a smoothness that calms the mouth and spirit. The light carbonation only enhanced this nice smooth and calming feeling. With a warming of the alcohol toward the end, it makes for one overall wonderful mouth sensation. Overall – This was a very nice beer, although I was a little disappointed in the hop level; it was less hoppy then I would have liked. It may have been the heavy malt backbone that hid some of the hop flavor, but to me this was no more hoppy then their 90 min IPA. Taking price into consideration I would take 90 min IPA over this any day. The 120 was well worth a try and one to have very sparingly on special occasions.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maltser85 (229) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours a dark ruby amber color with basically no head. Aroma is sweet, almost a sherry note to it, maybe some cherries. This is a 2012 edition. Bitterness is present. Sweet. Non descript bitterness with some no descript flavors. The malt shines here. It does age well, but it is completely transformed from what I think it usually is. Tasted like a barley wine of sorts.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DRTHokie (3) - - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
This is as good if not better then any of the other limited release DIPAs I have tried. I was expecting a heavy alcohol presense, but I was way off. You feel it, but don’t taste it. I wish it was cheaper so I could buy more.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermieser00 (21) - - MAY 17, 2014
AWESOME, AMAZING, GREAT, FANTASTIC, STUPENDOUS, UNTOUCHABLE, TUBULAR, OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davhgbrew (927) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle at wob cap hill. Ruby Red dark amber. Aroma is floral hoppy. Malty sweet of cherry and molasses mixed with a highly bitter hop flavor. Fruity esters are pretty strong balancing the bitterness. The high abv is deceptively masked. Nice sipping very well balanced malty sweet double ipa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (289) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Taster at the brewery. Classic golden color with white head. Very hop forward, loads of citrus and pine resin. Then there's a hope party on your palate with a warm boozy dry finish... Ridiculous!!! ;-p ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (459) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Poured 2/28/13 vintage from bottle to snifter. Hazy orange hue with off white head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is huge malt, honey, figs, citrus, melon, caramel, cantaloup, ethanol. Mouthfeel is fantastic with full body and good carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a bitter following and definite ethanol finish. Overall this is a complex crazy brew that (in my opinion) benefits greatly with at least a year on the bottle...preferably several.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (725) - Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle pours dark amber with long lasting yellow head. Aroma sweet malts, citrus/pine hops. Taste very sweet. Hoppy finish but the hops are balanced with massive malts. near syrupy palate. I like sweet beers but this was too sweet, kind of a gimmicky beer.


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