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RATINGS: 2351   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.


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
_angst_ (2726) - Göteborg, - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle received in trade. 2012 vintage. Thank you callmemickey! Pours clear deep golden with a thin frothy offwhite head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and herbal with white bread, alcohol, oily pine, freshly cut grass, moist green herbs, caramel, peppery resinous wood, orange peal, moist soil, vodka and tropical fruit hard candy. Taste is sweet and very bitter with bread, alcohol, oily pine, freshly cut grass, peppery resinous wood, citrus fruit peal and zest, caramel, liquor, tropical fruit hard candy, lemon balm and caramel. Mouthfeel is round, very boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, sweet bread, alcohol, grapefruit rinds, unripe pineapple, resinous wood and oily pine. Very weird, very boozy and not really my thing...


3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chiiidog (25) - 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. It’s definitely not an everyday drinker or even an every week or month drinker. But, if you get a chance to snag one of these, don’t pass it up.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstrcrwly (260) - 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 didn’t..It’d 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, wasn’t 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 it’s 8% abv than 18). Strong mouthful but not stinging, pleasant. Definitely lived up to the hype.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (641) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
12oz bottle - pours an orangey gold , fluffy off white head . Big earthy hop aroma , taste is super sugary sweet , followed by earthy , herbal hop . Can't taste the 18% . Tasty and interesting . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Craftslinger (1) - Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2014 does not count
Aroma strong level of alcohol Appearance beautiful hue Taste amazing hop profile well balanced Palate balanced bitterness Overall lived up to the hype

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1329) - Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On draught at Saraveza for 5th Annual IIPA Festival. Dark golden color. Aroma is citrus, plum, and candi sugar. Taste is quite herbal, with sweet citrus and fruit. Deceptively light tasting, with the hops producing a lot of fruit and floral components, but hardly any bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2258) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle, thanks a million, Mike! Amber with off white head. 2011. Some oxidised notes, sherry, dried fruits, very resinous, molasses. Taste of licorice, caramel, sherry, resin. Quite sweet and bitter. Delish and complex

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ironicmedic (60) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Poured from bottle that I have aged for 2 years, pours amber with light tan head. Almost taste barleywine ish. Can't taste all the alcohol that's in it. Very enjoyable, but def can't drink it crazily.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bearslapper (4) - - AUG 14, 2014 does not count
Oh my....Beautiful color, nice head. Strong complex aroma. Flavors are strong and complex, can they be subtle as well? The flavors change constantly as the beer warms and opens up. This is one for sipping and stareing at the fire, as you will not be able drive after.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (624) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours an amber / golden color with a minimal tan head and soft carbonation. Aroma is boozy and toffee- like a barleywine. Tastes much like a barleywine as well- bitterness up front with toffee and some alcohol warming in the finish. Strong flavors here, but the alcohol isn’t harsh. If you’re a hophead looking for something like Heady Topper or Hopslam, move along. This is a very good beer, however.


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