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RATINGS: 2350   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.


2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
bradzukie (3) - Scotts Hill, Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
Holy alcohol burn. This definitely isn’t my favorite from dogfish head. Aroma and appearance are good. But once you taste it holy crap. It has waaaaay too much alcohol burn for me. 90 minute is much better

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2173) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Deep amber. Off white head. Plenty of lacing. Huge malty aroma with a citrusy orange aroma and tons of hops. Malty taste up front followed by hops and citrus. Finishes a little sweet and bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (143) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Tasted on tap at DFH with ML. Pours clear amber with quickly fading tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, citrus, pine, and corn syrup. Flavour is sweet syrup, canned peaches, and hops. Full body. This is a bit sweet for me. I think the 90 min IPA is the ideal balance.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anthony850 (250) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2014
On tap at dogfish head very smooth and fruity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1025) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2014
Sample from a shared bottle with some cool ass folks. Pours solid gold with decent sized khaki head. Nose is fruity, spicy, detergenty, rubbery, and varnishy. Very sweet flavor, also quite bitter. Thick, heavy, syrupy, with a long warm hoppy finish. Really quite nice. Probably would dig with some age on it, though I just had to try it fresh. Bottled mid March, consumed mid April.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottled 3/27/14 Ap - 5 - great looking copper/amber beer with a white head that dissipates quick due to the high above Ar - 9 - so intensely complex, massive hops, grapefruit, orange, peach, other overly ripe fruits that I can’t place. There’s a definite boozy presence, but at 18-20%, that’s to be expected. Caramel sweetness from the malt is still recognizable though. Its high enough in abv that the alcohol burns your nose a little, almost like cracking the lid on a double/triple IPA homebrew that’s just finished fermenting down. Taste - 9 - the first thing that hits you is a definite booze character. The booze is then accompanied by an intense hop presence. its like if you took the intensity of a brand new american barley wine and then doubled it. The hops are definitely on the citrus side, with grapefruit, orange, mango qualities balanced by a sweet malt presence. Palate - 5 - for this abv the beer is surprisingly drinkable. Its got a light-medium feel by malt presence, but a heavy feel by alcohol presence. Alcohol is completely detectable but that’s okay. Aftertaste is sweet caramel malt and some citrus hops. Overall - 19 - with a beer this big, there are so many things that could have gone wrong, and yet this beer is surprisingly balanced and drinkable. Beers like this kind of bridge the gap between beer and a really good sipping liquor - aka its a sipping beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadRobin (1894) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 22, 2014
On tap goblet at The Bistro in Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD. Hazy, dark copper orange with a large khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of caramel, pineapple, tropical fruit, citrus, alcohol, plums and toffee. Taste of caramel, grapefruit, alcohol, orange, plums, pineapple, mango and sweetened starfruit. Full body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 21, 2014
Cervesa molt alcohòlica però no es nota. És una cervesa molt curiosa de provar. Cerveza muy alcohólica pero no se nota. Es una cerveza muy curiosa de probar.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is sweet with hops and alcohol. A light bitterness in the flavor, then there’s a huge sweetness in the flavor; fruit, citrus, sugar. Booze comes at the end. Very syrupy in the mouth. Definitely a sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (577) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
On tap at Fraser's. The pour is a copperish gold, heavy emphasis on the copper. There is a thin white head and some whispy lacing down the glass. The aroma is damn bitter and hoppy. There is a resounding sweetness that is surprising for a big IPA. The resiny prominence comes in on the back end. The flavor is definitely a bit bitter up on the front end and then comes through a huge sweetness that again, took me by surprise. There is a nice citrus note and the hoppy bitterness on the front. There is also a pretty strong booziness on the back end. The mouth feel is a bit thin, with not a whole lot of carbonation, and the after taste is just thin, and falls off quickly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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