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RATINGS: 2358   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 45įP, 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 IBUís, you can see why we are calling this the Holy Grail for Hopheads. Editors note: ABV reduced down to 18% in 2009.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2011
On-tap. A - Blazing burnt orange color with a decent sized, smooth, creamy white head. Pretty good retention but almost no lace. Surprising given the ABV. S - Sweet citrus and stone fruit. Caramel malt and some booziness. Pine hop aroma is also in there. Pretty fruity overall. T - Like the aroma, there is a good amount of citrus, tropical and stone fruit. Mango, apricot, peach, grapefruit and orange all in there. A touch of booze on the finish but not much given the ABV. Caramel malt is also fairly strong. Much more sweet than bitter, but bitterness does come out. M - Medium starting toward full body. Nice carbonation and has a smooth and slightly viscous feel. D - Even with the ABV it isnít too boozy. It is a little on the sweet side though. That said, given what this beer is, it is very drinkable. Notes: On tap at Beer Revolution. Not sure the year. It was surprisingly not to boozy and pretty easy to drink. Having had 90 Minute, I knew this would be sweet and it definitely was. Nice beer with plenty of sweet hopiness, but there is a touch of bitterness. Good, but I donít know if Iíd pay the price for a bottle.


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
MiloC (22) - - SEP 20, 2014
Without a doubt THE worst beer Iíve ever tasted. This disgusting swill is simply a severly oxidized mess of hops and malt that smells and tastes like sweaty sock, rancid oils, grass, burnt rubber and rubbing alcohol. These really brewers need to go back to school (if they ever went in the first place) and find out what real beer is all about.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (747) - Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle of this boozy bad boy from agold. Thanks! A: Cloudy brown with a creme colored head. Legs. Wish this had a bit more head, but it doesnít detract from the appearance. N: Dense biscuit, leafiness, caramel and toffee. Rounding of dried pineapple and mango. Red licorce and figs. The dull earth and clay overtones are slightly obnoxious. T: Brackish bitterness; modicum of sweetness - surprising given how much malt Iím sure is in here. M: Prickly carbonation; very heavy and dense. Alcohol can shoot through the nose, but itís not murderously heavy either given the ABV. O: An American barleywine with a heavy licorice overtone. I just canít get past what I assume is the yeast. It dominates the beer in a way I donít believe it should.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sethat (1) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2014 does not count
Pours a light amber color with a small head that quickly dissipated. Very reminiscent of an American barleywine in aroma and mouthfeel. There is a slight citrus flavor on the front end that is quickly overwhelmed by bitterness and alcohol that comes in like a freight train. Aftertaste is all alcohol and hoppy bitterness that dances around the mouth for minutes. It is a bit overwhelming, but isnít that what the 120 min is all about? Iíve enjoyed. The experience and recommend to any beer geek or hophead.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Petkus331 (265) - Redford, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Aroma of clementine peel, lemon peel, a touch of savory mild oregano. Appears clear deep orange, frothy white head, lace clings to the glass. So much flavor, but not overwhelming, complex, constantly changing, it starts with a millisecond of oregano bitterness that transforms in sweet honey up front, but about 2 seconds later it gets bitter like an orange peel, but then it fades into a mild vanilla sweetness with a touch of alcohol sweetness and warmth; wow my first 10 in taste ever! Texture a little oily, but fizzy, nice. Overall, this is an amazing beer! Complexity is amazing!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (438) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Tap. Bright dark pinkish-orange. Great lacing. Full body. Nose of clementine. Body of bright pine, citrus, floral honey. Super complex. Balanced yet boozey.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours a clear amber colour with a small off white head. Aroma is heavy in hops with a lot of fruity notes and a slight caramel malt undertone. Taste is surprisingly sweet with a lingering bitterness that slightly overtakes it in the finish. Full bodied, lively carbonation, and smooth on the palate. Overall a very unique and enjoyable brew.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Psyduck (6) - - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
Quite possibly, one of my most favorite beers ever. I was first turned on to this beer at a yardhouse, where they had this on tap. This was absolutely amazing and a must if you are a hophead.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chiiidog (42) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
This was aged for a little over 1 year in a dark nightstand drawer at room temperature. Any hop aroma or flavor had long since faded. This beer was very very boozy (as expected). It was definitely a very interesting beer and my rating partly reflects the uniqueness/impressiveness of the beer. Itís definitely not an everyday drinker or even an every week or month drinker. But, if you get a chance to snag one of these, donít pass it up.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstrcrwly (280) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
On tap at the Black Sheep ale house..orange copper pour with fluffy white head..huge hop aroma,along with resin,pine..bitter,bitter..did I say bitter? Alcohol very present which kinda drowns out the citrus..if it didnít..Itíd be world class.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AegirzBrewz (1) - - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Wanted to age it, wasnít patient enough. Poured into a snifter. Beautiful orange creme/orange gold color, head disappears before you can say "one-twenty." Aroma is sweet, like brown sugar or molasses with citrus notes. Taste is incredible, again sweet yet the alcohol balances it out (tastes more like itís 8% abv than 18). Strong mouthful but not stinging, pleasant. Definitely lived up to the hype.


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