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RATINGS: 2333   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
zimbo (526) - SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Brand spanking new and fresh. Sappy, sweet, huge and intense. Complex deeply beautiful hop nose. Golden rich colour. An incredibly intense but balanced, beautiful intense achievement. Incredible. Piece by piece a thing of beauty but it’s still better than the sum of its parts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamP01 (544) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2014
2011 Vintage. Poured into snifter, a honey gold amber with a razor thin off white head. Aroma upon pouring is sweet floral bouquet, honey and caramel malt notes, some brown sugar. Taste same as aroma, has a nice fruity, citrus orange alcohol flavor with a mild hops bite, which has undoubtedly been mellowed by the aging. Plate is a full creamy and smooth body, with good carbonation. The finish is a combination of all the aforementioned taste and flavor, although they intensify as it warms up, the ending is sweet with some light annotations of some vanilla and earthiness and actual bitterness intensifies a bit as well. alcohol seems to be well hidden. Almost barley wine style. Overall a very good, full flavored after dinner drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonutSeducer (22) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2014
obviously strong. So hoppy you feel like you are sitting in a field of flowers. I am not a hop fan but for some reason I love this beer. This high level of alcohol is not overpowering in this very strong malty hoppy beer. I love it.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocJitsu (836) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Pours beautifully and perfectly. Poured properly, a one and a half finger light beige head sits atop clear, classic golden liquid. Lightly scorched greens and citrus. Alcohol is noted in the nasal passages. Oily, obtrusive, and warm mouthfeel. Large flavor. A lot going on. Barleywine meets citrusy DIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crompt (109) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle graciously shared by krompt during a family bbq where I was in charge of smoking the ribs. This is the highest ABV beer I’ve tasted and the first sip reminded me of that fact. Extremely abrasive and potent beer that by the time I finished it left me confused about whether I like it or not, confused about what I was supposed to be doing while drinking it and confused about life in general. Fun novelty beer I would try again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asvec8215 (4) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014 does not count
Wow $18 for a twelve ounce bottle at the tap room. Worth it though. Great beer. Smells of sweet cereal like melted captain crunch MAybe. Taste is very hoppy at first then turns very sweet with an alcohol finish, mellow burn on the swallow.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bigkid895 (13) - - FEB 20, 2014
love this beer its so hoppy and you can tell its frsh from the aromatics of it

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
electrotype (203) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
18%? Il y a bel et bien présence d’alcool, le corps est assez lourd, mais 18%? Wow, très bien équilibrée cette alcool! C’est sucré mais pas d’un sucre envahissant et désagréable. Ce n’est évidemment pas une IPA méga fraiche et désaltérante mais ne tombe pas non plus dans l’autre extrême: elle se boit très bien. Impressionante et très bonne! Une des meilleures bières fortes que j’ai eu la chance de gouter!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jh773 (75) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Smells like toasted cereal, caramel, nuts. Tastes is very sweet, slightly bitter -- alcohol comes through very strong. Reminds me a lot of fruitcake, in a good way. A remarkable beer. I think the DFH World Wide Stout has a better balance and profile, but only by a slight margin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2014
Sample at Brugs Bierfestival 2014. Shared with Mathieu87 and other. THX to the ratebeer guy sharing! APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, nice stable off white head. NOSE: hoppy, nice, bitter. TASTE: hoppy, alcohol, nice and bitter.


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