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RATINGS: 2536   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
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.

high_on_hops' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
high_on_hops (809) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markducommun (923) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Clear golden, no head. Quite malt forward, sugary sweet nose. Raisin. Booze. Some extremely concentrated resin. Fairly dramatic mix of bitterness, sweetness and alcohol, all equally present throughout. Very oily, heavy body. Long finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wombat23 (761) - Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours copper-amber, hazy. White head. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Taste is a little citrus, a little caramel, and booze. Lots of booze. Sweet with an intense alcohol-laden finish. Definitely warms the belly. Nice to try but probably wouldn’t purchase again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
darbeer75 (550) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Aroma: not particularly hoppy; pretty sweet; Appearance: hazy amber pour with lots of particulates suspended; Taste: like a beer version of Southern Comfort; extremely sweet and boozy; Palate: heavy body with medium finish; Overall: overwhelming; good to try one time but I think that’s it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (2363) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2016
Pours clear amber with a white head. Aroma of sweet malt, syrup, grassy hops, herbs and slight booz. Taste of caramel malts, syrup, herby hops, dates and some warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1950) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2016
Bottle thanks to Vestergaard. Pours clear dark orange with a small offwhite head. Aromas of resin, honey, orange, malt, hops, floral. Taste is hoppy, caramel, sweet malt, resin, dates, orange, citrus, earthy, floral, booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (535) - - SEP 30, 2016
12 oz bottle. Hazy orange red color with an off white head. Alcohol hops resin aroma. Caramel sweet honey upfront with a bitter lingering finish. Very heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Marcgrimes72 (3) - Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2016 does not count
Absolutely fantastic IPA! Everything about this beer is perfection. The only exception is it is only available twice a year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerextreme (11) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2016
After the 60 minute, I had to go the 120. Hard to describe as its so big and complex with malts, sweetness and bitterness all colliding in this beer from every angle. Its complex, rich but oh so delicious. Not for the faint hearted

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCaptMatey (207) - Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Poured a hazy dark amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is a surprisingly sweet malty mix of honey, dark fruits, grassy and pine hops, and, of course, alcohol. Flavor is rich caramel, honey, and stone fruits with a bitter bite from grassy, citrus, and pine hops. This brew is a continually crosses the line between malt sweetness and bitter hops, while alcohol maintains its warm presence.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mambossa (298) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Gently-hazed late-sunset-gold pour with small head. Rich dried apricot and sweet malt nose, a bit of a chemical-y note that blurs into a soapy florality. Flavor starts piney and sweet, some herbaceousness, caramel, apricot and orange. Full, viscous body. A bit more on the barleywine side than an IPA. Headache-inducing, but different than expected.

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