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RATINGS: 2523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5516) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle in Brussels. Nice orange body with no head. Floral nose with sweet, caramel. Taste is also malty, caramel. Nice and bitter. Lots of citrus in the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhp40219 (445) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2015
2015 version. Pours a dark copper orange with a nice white head the retains and leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma of malts, alcohol, pine, citrus, fig, dark fruit. Taste is strong and boozy! Alcohol and malts up front with a lot of hop resin backing it, mostly pine with citrus on the backend with caramel, toast, and biscuits. Big alcohol burn going down. Big, full body. Creamy, thick texture. High carbonation. Bitter, long finish. Overall a good sipper. Would be great for aging and I’m certain a lot more flavorful after several years in storage.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fsbw21086 (465) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Reddish copper flavors or Fruit hop sweet booze burn linger - surprised it took a few years to sip on one of these. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dawson710 (2) - Orlando, - SEP 4, 2015 does not count
I love this beer. When drinking a beer I always compare it to this. This is the most complex IPA I have tasted. Very bold characteristics that will leave you wanting more.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1104) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Beer review # 1,000. On tap @ Yard House. Aroma smells more or less like a typical IPA. Notes of pines, herbs, fresh tangerine juice, fresh hops, peach skin as well as slight vanilla, oak, caramel and a ton of booze. Pours a darker golden appearance with a thick foam. Taste is immense with an immediate heavy hop bitterness, pines, hop leaves, hop resin, earth, dirt, dankness and dryness upfront. Immediately thereafter comes a seriously intense malt profile with dominating cough syrup, sweet wort, liquid malt extract syrup, sugared molasses, burnt wort sugar, maple syrup, candied caramel and honey. Finishes extremely dry with hop resin, tree bark, hop oils, hop juice, sugared apricot juice, tangerine juice, pines, herbs, spice and earth. Lots of noticeable metallic quality lingers through each phase. Overall, this is definitely not like any IPA I’ve ever had, let alone any beer I’ve ever had. It tastes like cramming hops and water into a blender and drinking it at the same time as sipping on pure liquid malt extract. Really insane stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4438) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2015
Amber golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, apricot, resin. Bitter hoppy flavour, malts, honey. Quite alcoholic. Finish honey and hops.
(from 66cL bottle @ Let’s drink all of Rich’s American beers Tasting. Thanks for sharing, omgrich!)

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rotemalon (5) - - SEP 1, 2015 does not count
Served in a tulip glass. Beautiful orange color with an amazing foamy white head. A variety of aromas, from sweetened orange peel to crushed peppercorn, vanilla and anise. The taste is sweet caramel followed by swift bitterness which lingers on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
15/VIII/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ We’re drinking all of Rich’s American beers tasting - BB: n/a, bottled: 2012 (2015-1084) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange beer, no head. Arome: fruity, sweet, caramel, some alcohol, soapy touch, bit sugary. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, malty, alcohol, pretty bitter, more alcohol. Aftertaste: funky, lots of alcohol, very bitter, resinous, some citrus, more alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartzluke (595) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 18, 2015
2015 bottle. 6 oz pour from room-temp bottle unto a tulip glass. Deep orange and clear with a white mildly fizzy head with a green tinge. Nose is all hops. Super herbal with a little citrus underbeath. Pungent, a little mulchy/dirt, pine, moss. Dank, in a good way. Full body, creamy, a little sticky, thick. Taste-- wow. Similar to nose with some more fruity notes. Fairly sweet-- honey. A little floral. Strong booze underneath and in the finish. Not as overpowering as I expected. Very enjoyable.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TorbenJensen (1452) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
The foam is more or less; nice and partially renewable. It has a good aroma hop mixed with a little citrus, and with my little knowledge, I guess American Amarillo hops. The taste is very vinous with distinct aromas of prune and apricot and a tang of citrus. Of course, it also has a great rich hop flavor, but not as hoppy as expected of an IPA. Despite the huge alcohol is this not very marked, apart from a good warm feeling. It is extremely tasty and a great surprise.


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