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RATINGS: 2437   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
_angst_ (3255) - GŲteborg, - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (573) - Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle I've been saving since 2013. Cloudy cooper brown with one finger tan head. Aroma is like a barley wine, malty boozy and a hint grassy. When I took the cap off I got a hint of champaign aroma. Up front the hop bitterness comes through, slightly piney and earthy. Feels like 10-12% rather than the 18% it is. Finish is earthy hop and dry barleywine caramel malt character. Dig a hole in the yard and burry a few bottles, dig them up In a few years. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demannu (110) - New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bold spicy citrus pine aroma. Deep golden color with a white head. Books aggressive flavor that i really appeeciate. Just canít drink it often. Works well paired with food. Bitter and fruity with a nice balance of malt. Just a solid drink that compliments food very nicely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (931) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Aroma of fermeted fruits and a hops. Full bodied taste of fruit and hops. Great finish of fermented fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabah (138) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I think this beer was a little too strong and bitter compared to the 60 or 90 minute IPAs (my favorite being the 90-minute). A little over the top, as Iíd rather have a barleywine thatís 12-13% vs. a super-hoppy IPA on steroids. The flavor is there for sure, and it seemed to go down smoother after the first few sips. This was the first and only beer over 14% I have tried so didnít know what to expect. I give it a decent rating because it is a good beer ($7 for 12 oz. it certainly better be). Just not sure if I would get it again as there are so many out there now.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Mikeyaponte (32) - Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2015
Too much. Way more than enough. Great for tastings, not for casual drinking. The extreme of extremes. Way overdone. If Sam Adams triple bock is one extreme, this is the other. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeAndrews (16) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Orange-gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma is of caramel, some citrus & tropical fruits. Taste some alcohol in the finish but it does not take away from the complex flavour. There is a hint of spice in the taste as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (170) - - APR 6, 2015
Bottle to beer tulip. Fresh bottle. Pours a golden orange brown like iced tea. Aromas of burnt sugars, pine, earth, marmalade jam, some citrus. Taste is very sweet at the start and finish with a piney resin middle. The alcohol is well hidden in the taste but I feel it. It's very sticky and big. No grapefruit at all which for me is awesome! Overall a really big, really good beer. At 18% ABV you are certainly getting your money's worth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dal9000 (226) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2015
Pours dark golden. Immediate aroma of sweet caramel and wood smoke. Initially sweet on the tongue with a butterscotch caramel finish that lingers. A burn of the alcohol evaporates the aroma into your nose. Sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SoberDave (170) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle aged 3 years by redpooba. Awesome caramel aroma with bitter notes and strong alcohol. Pours golden brown. Sweet caramel flavour with grape, plumb, hops and strong alcohol. So smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LetsGoState (652) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Appearance is hazy amber with a medium white head. Aroma is strongly alcohol. Taste is some bitter hops and hints of spice, but also strong on the alcohol. Overall reminds me more of a Belgian.

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