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RATINGS: 2403   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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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dzimm27 (136) - - FEB 2, 2013
Aroma is incredible, like opening a bag of hops. Has a cascade-like scent and some citrus - amarillo? Very nice. Nice golden-brown color, pretty clear, but touch of cloud. Taste is amazing. Sweet and viscous, complex. Bitterness rumbles around like it is lost in the thick sweetness and then bursts in the finish and aftertaste. I was expecting a rough hop bomb but this comes across as very refined and velvety. I love this beer and will buy it whenever I find it.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gripweed57 (797) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Cloudy amber gold color. No head to speak of. Aroma is alcohol, wood, spackle and resiny hops. First sip is intense bitter hops. Then, warming in the throat and chest. Quite unique, in that it is reminiscent of a barleywine with itís large malty backbone yet the overwhelming hoppiness takes this to another ethereal plane. This is a malt beverage of epic proportions. It must be sipped slowly and carefully, to truly take in the many twists and turns that present themselves here. The obvious alcohol prescence is complimented by notes of vanilla bean, cedar, pine needles and grapefruit pith. The complexity of this IPA transcends spatial recognition. The alcohol seems to be taking control of my senses and emotions. I am feeling warm and comfortable, even possibly numb. If you can, get yourself a bottle of this fine elixir and indulge. You could do far worse for a $10 dollars. Prost!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtdewa1 (374) - rome, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2015
On draft. Aroma is very malty, mango, orange and hops. Taste is very malty. Medicinal like. Alcohol is present but sweet maltiness calms it down. Still hard to sip on even after 5 years of drinking ipaís.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
uckelman (332) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Pours orangish-caramel in color, opaque with some small flecks in suspension. Rich citrusy hop aroma, almost like a grapefruit marmalade. Velvety mouthfeel, about as full-bodied as you can get. Has some serious legs if you swirl the glass. Thereís a lot of alcohol in the middle, but surprisingly little burn on the finish---Iíve had things with far more alcohol burn which have half the ABV this does. It is brilliantly warming, and just a joy to drink... though one should not expect to do anything afterward.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scouser (279) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours reddish gold colour and with no lacing or head. Aroma of pine and lemon, kinda Pinesol floor cleanerish. Tastes of alcohol and more alcohol with a bit of lemon. Itís OK.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (165) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours a clear gold color with no lacing or head retention due to the 18%abv. Smells of pine floor cleaner.....not so attractive. This does taste good though. Tastes of lemon and alcohol. Finishes quite warm in the stomach.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CVBis007 (27) - - JAN 25, 2015
I think it is awesome a beer like this exists. My favorite IPAs register citrus, resin, and pine; hailing from the Northwest where the beer tastes like you sucked it through a ten foot Doug Fir 2 by 4. This beer was syrupy sweet with raisin flavor that reminded me of an old school fruitcake. The real problem with reviewing this beer is after 6 ounces my judgement is most certainly impaired. Give it another star for that.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PardonMyNuts (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2015 does not count
Tasted at Brew Brothers on draft, tulip glass. Excellent aroma. Surprisingly smooth with an ABV near 20%. Much better than the 90 minute, but still prefer the drink ability of the 60. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2532) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle shared by KyotoLefty. Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 20% a blood red malty pour. The nose is rich malty dark fruits - nice. The taste is malty sweet, a bit of citrus sweet zestiness with a crisp refreshing flavor. Very good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (286) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2015
As should be apparent, this is one of those extreme beers that shouldn't be expected to maintain any sort of proportion in it's flavor profile - thus the Dogfish Head 120 IPA meets expectations in providing a ridiculously hoppy and high ABV brew that should be sampled as an exotic delicacy. Pours a nice shimmery copper orange color both on draft and from the bottle, but seemed unappetizingly devoid of any head or foam of any sort. Aroma of pacific hoppy resin and some malt, and a whiff of straight alcohol. Taste hits you in three stages in my experience: first the bitter resin hoppiness, then a bold caramel maltiness, and then a grainy alcoholic finish. The hoppiness was enlivening and the maltiness was rich and tasty, but the harsh vodka-like finish ended everything on an unpleasant note. Intriguing, but I would not drink it again. At least now I can say I've had arguably the most alcoholic craft beer in the world.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stef73 (270) - - JAN 4, 2015
acheter lors d un voyage a nyc ,une biere oranger on na une tres bien equlibre on na houblon avec un mielleux que je ne trouve dans les autres iipa c est tres bon comme produit


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