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RATINGS: 2516   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4391) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2015
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 2/28/2013. Pours very hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, lemon peel, pineapple, tangerine, peach, mango, citrus rind, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon peel, pineapple, tangerine, peach, mango, citrus rind, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon peel/rind, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitterness and spicy alcohol on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/sticky, and lightly creamy/slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with a light-moderate warmth lingering after the finish with zero booziness. Overall this is an outstanding DIPA, especially considering the ABV. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. Extremely surprised and impressed with this vintage, as there is still a ton of hop complexity present and it does not feel overly heavy or malty at all; even after being nearly 3 years old. Other vintages I have had at similar age have been much sweeter and a bit cloying. A highly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WABeerFiend (380) - - DEC 8, 2015
Bottled 07.22.15. Poured on 12.06.15. A: Orange, lemon, peaches, caramel, and apricot. A: 1/2 finger head settles down to a ring and a thin white coating. Hazy amber body. T: Orange, lemon, peaches, caramel, and apricot all dominate. Lots of alcohol heat, but that is to be expected. P: Smooth and syrupy. O: It’s good, but doesn’t reach the level established by the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mfhennig (276) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Guest brew on tap at Chain O’ Lakes. Aroma is citrus and malt. I was expecting massive bitterness here but found it to extremely smooth, hints of tropical fruit throughout. The alcohol was very well hidden by the complex flavors. Definitely a slippery. No doubt, this is the best IPA I’ve ever had, and one of the best overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1169) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
Bon, je ne sais pas trop comment expliquer pourquoi, mais cette bière a toujours eu un important pouvoir d’attraction sur moi. Peut-être s’agit il d’une forme de déviance ou une curiosité plutôt morbide alors, mais une Impériale IPA à près de 20% d’alcool, j’aime déjà ça! C’est ridicule mais même les couleurs choisies pour décorer la bouteille sont attirantes et rafraîchissantes! Bref, la bière fut partagée avec Mademoiselle Irina et Yan. Merci à vous mes amis de m’avoir soutenu dans cette épreuve! Le liquide n’affiche rien d’anormal : clair, blond et même plutôt mousseux, chose qui m’a vraiment étonné. Inutile d’approcher le verre du nez pour être immédiatement flagellé par ces houblons fruités qui ont macérer dans cet alcool surpuissant. Laisser mariner de la fraise, de l’ananas et du kiwi dans du Triple Sec toute une nuit, récolter les fruits, mangez-les et vous obtenez la version alimentaire de la DogfishHead 120 minutes. J’ai aimé ça!

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsadich (26) - Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Crap, I really was hoping I didn’t like this beer this much because I can’t get it in Missouri. Very over powering booze smell up front, the taste is smooth. It’s perfect w a good burn, and fantastic after taste. Great lingering earth/leaf taste. I can see why its hard to get. Thx Brandon S. for the bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ColovianTrader (464) - - NOV 19, 2015
Loads of caramel throughout, with notes of apples, spiced cider, sweet grains and hints of tropical fruit. Solid citrus hop bitterness. Sweet sugar finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewMstr (180) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Draft at falling rock denver. Wow, BIG BEER, not for wimps or whiners. Malt base to carry the alcohol and hops, hops, hops otherwise. Amber colored, thick syrup taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (2951) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2015
From the 12 fl. oz bottle dated 07/22/15. Served at about 45 degrees. Handsome looking copper-amber pour with yellow hues around the edges underneath a moderate, long lasting cream colored head. The aroma has an enticing sweet malt character up front and nothing in the way of hops like I expected. Also a nice orange, peach, and mango note. No alcohol to speak of on the nose. Big bold body and smooth. The taste has the same sweet malt and fruity characters but there is an alcohol burn that kicks in and warms my chest as it goes down. Not a lingering bitterness. Extremely well balanced given its high ABV. And this one was a fresh one! They say it ages well. I wonder how it might have been a year from now. Glad I finally got to try it. Worth the hype it gets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackBeerPG (256) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Taste: giant hoppy bitter alcohol bite, warming barley wine mouth feel. Copper color with a semi haze. Nose is big and complex of hops. Full body with and average head.

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