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RATINGS: 2517   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.

Michbeerlover's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Michbeerlover (146) - - DEC 29, 2012
2012 vintage. Golden honey pour with a white head that dissipates quickly. Strong aroma of sweet apricot and some alcohol. Taste of sweet apricot. No alcohol taste, but a slight burn in the nose while sipping. Hard to believe you can't taste the alcohol at 18%. To me, this tastes like a cross between a IIPA and an ice wine. Very sweet and sticky. Glad I tried it, but not really my thing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (700) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Pours golden orange with a minimal head. Aroma is tangerine and mango all day long! Taste is tangerine, grapefruit, mango, passion fruit and everything I love about the tropics. A certain kind of sweet maltiness creeps in at the mid followed by a green citrus rind and alchohol impact of a finish. Is this an ale or a liqueur? Don’t care any more. Awesome, awesome, awesome!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
rgf001 (314) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2016
At the brewery. Too heavy for an IPA. Makes for a nice barley wine. Sipping only.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (4340) - BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2016
Finally got to taste this legend at BeerTemple in Amsterdam (where it is as heavily priced as it is hopped). Lightly lacing, stable, off-white, moussy head on a deep orange golden beer with no visible fizz. Evidently strong aroma of Grand Marnier, marmelade, mango, whisky, nail polish, methylated spirit, strawberry wine, candied banana - alcohol overpowering the hops but enhancing their orange-like qualities at the same time. Intense flavor of strong candied orange and orange liqueur, some underlying sourishness but sweetness dominating, thick oily mouthfeel, soft carbo, honeyish and biscuity malt sweetness, long finish with a lot of peppery and orangey hop bitterness but still it is the liqueurish sweetness which prevails, along with a hefty dosis of intense, burning, peppery, brandy-like alcohol. I don’t get this, I liked the 90 Minute a lot, but this to me is just over the top, way too boozy to be enjoyable at least to my personal taste. Glad I had it, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (6395) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Huge boozy, orange, grassy and crazy hop aromas. Flavors are tough, boozy, herbal, orange hop notes. Can’t believe I’ve never put in this rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (714) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 17, 2016
No needs for introductions -- I think most people know this one. Ludicrously boozy, insanely rich, and with an IBU count that’s purely theoretical this one earns its reputation. I’ve never been so happy to split a 12oz bottle with 4 people.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (752) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2016
On tap at Fat Tuesdays in Warrenton Aroma: alcohol, caramel, citrus, Appearance: clear amber with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium-full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish excellent

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ibrubeer (284) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle. VERY boozy aroma. Obviously hoppy. Dark amber color, with no head. Very boozy flavor, thick viscous body. Bitter, but not what I would call hoppy. Not my favorite, but interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorkenstein (395) - - MAY 28, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2016 Booze, caramel, and pine tar aromas. Taste is pine resin, pineapple, caramel, and booze. A nice sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3507) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2016
On tap at The Beer Market at College Town. Orange/gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma is of caramel, alcohol some citrus & tropical fruits. Taste some alcohol in the finish but it does not take away from the complex flavor. There is a hint of spice in the taste as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (3291) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2016
July 28, 2015. Bottled February 17, 2014, tasting at jtclockwork’s, thanks for sharing!
Light hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is very sweet with toffee, resin, dried apricots, some mango, orange, herbal notes and warming alcohol. Taste is very sweet malty and fruity with caramel, notes of dried fruits, medium bitterness with some floral, herbal and pine notes. Warming alcohol finish with a herbal bitterness. Medium to full bodied, oily texture soft carbonation.
Very sweet and fruity, liqueur like.

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