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RATINGS: 2379   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
high_on_hops (657) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
On tap. Pours a cloudy apricot with a white head and some lacing. The aroma is strong citrus and pine hops, some malt and dark fruit, and a sweet sugar background. The flavor is thick hops and malt up front, with a bitter aftertaste over a syrupy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (255) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Fresh. Pours a hazy orange, a shade lighter than copper, almost no head. Nose is tons of floral hops, citrus, a bit tropical, a bit of astringency from the alcohol. Taste is bursting with fruit flavor, juicy oranges, pineapple, sweet malt, almost no bitterness on the finish, there's a slow burn from the booze, warming like I took a shot. Has a kinda sticky mouthfeel. As I drink more it gets challenging to drink. The abv is so high it gets unpleasant after a while. I like the taste, the abv is its downfall to me. It's worth a try, but I can't drink more than half a glass.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5681) - ITALY - NOV 28, 2014
ambrata resiniso terroso lieve liquirizia bel maltato dolce buon corpo amaro intenso barley wine

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kabonski (34) - - NOV 24, 2014
All around a great beer. Yes it is a very high ABV but the beer does a great job of hiding this. You certainly get the burn of the alcohol but it's not enough to overpower the hoppy flavor of this beer. Mouthfeel is very smooth and almost sticks to your mouth. I love this beer. It's worth a try and it ages with the best of them.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JRG7 (8) - - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
Wow. Really smooth for an IPA. Great aftertaste. I really like the color. And on top of all of that, it's 18% ABV. I wish I had a bottle of this instead of just a glass.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (469) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy golden yellow pour. Thick and boozy IPA, huge aroma and flavour with a boozy heat. Tropical fruit, caramel, citrus, mostly sweet with some hop bitterness. Wow, tons of flavour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmericanSpirits (7) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2014 does not count
On draft at The Ale and The Witch, strong sweetness on the nose, much smoother on draft, taste is candy sweetness balanced by an insane hop bitterness ending with warm alcohol notes and citrus rind. Good stuff, but a 5oz pour is plenty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (112) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Had this fresh from bottle. Very pleasant aromas of peach and tropical fruits. Appearance is orange with a frothy long-lasting head. Taste is malty sweetness and caramel with some alcohol harshness on the finish. Perhaps best aged first!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Underdogs88 (119) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Muddled hop aroma with a caramel candy malt aroma. Appearance is a hazy gold with a small white head with below average retention for an ipa. Flavor is a blend of malt and hops. Malt has flavors of toast and caramel. Hop flavor is a muddled. Bitterness is high. The high alcohol level is apparent and hot due to the high level of fusel alcohols. Mouthfeel is medium with medium low carbonation. Overall, it tastes more like an American barleywine than an IPA. For 18% abv it tastes decent but the high level of fusel and the muddled hop aroma/flavor detract from the beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GIJOE (677) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Pours a beautiful golden amber with a pillowy white head that reduces to a bubbly film in a couple minutes. Plenty of sticky lacing. Nose is surprisingly malty with fruity notes; some peach. Taste is quite well-balanced. The sweetness, from alcohol sugars I assume, balance out the bitterness of the colossal hop content amazingly well. Only slightly boozy. Full body, thick and rich. Moderate carbonation. This drinks more like a hoppy liquor than a beer. Delightful! I’m a huge fan!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1051) - Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear orange with white head. Aroma is very hot, fresh grains, floral, resin, spruce. Taste is sweet, very hot, lots of ethanol, vanilla. Overall, this is a very fresh vintage and it definitely needs to age out quite a bit.


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