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RATINGS: 2279   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mwmanvt (13) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2012
On draft at texas arizona in Hoboken on 12/12/12. Kapow!!! Hits you like a ton of bricks in the best way possible. Malty but not too sweet. Aroma of prunes and caramel. Nice body, but not too heavy. Tiny bit of carbonation. All in all a fantastic beer, I you love high alcohol beers, you must have this.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdoyledesign (154) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
Pours a golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma is citrus and tons of hops! You can smell the booze a bit. Taste is very booze forward but not overpowering considering the ABV level. Then comes a wave of hops. Not too bitter but very complex on the palate. Hard to pinpoint any one hop variety but one heck of a complex palate.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3044) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. The more I smell this beer, the boozier it gets to me, but I get some nice floral hoppiness with a hint of citrus as well. Taste is cloyingly sweet, and has an almost metallic taste to it. Really not an easy drink, and feels much more like an intense barley wine than an IIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
indianabeerman (17) - Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2014
pours a hazy gold color with minimal head. little to no aroma. strong hoppy initial blast followed by sweet mango which balances this beer.much too easy a drink for the ibu’s and alcohol. great beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin (412) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
bottle, aged for 18 months. Orange-amber colour. Citrusy-orange aroma. Sweet, syrupy, malty, boozy, creamy. Split my bottle with a friend, even that was enough. Nice sipping drink.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leveejr (52) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottled 2-7-14. Very syrupy beer and big boozy taste. Overall not too bad but needs aging for sure ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
zimbo (482) - SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Brand spanking new and fresh. Sappy, sweet, huge and intense. Complex deeply beautiful hop nose. Golden rich colour. An incredibly intense but balanced, beautiful intense achievement. Incredible. Piece by piece a thing of beauty but it’s still better than the sum of its parts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamP01 (514) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2014
2011 Vintage. Poured into snifter, a honey gold amber with a razor thin off white head. Aroma upon pouring is sweet floral bouquet, honey and caramel malt notes, some brown sugar. Taste same as aroma, has a nice fruity, citrus orange alcohol flavor with a mild hops bite, which has undoubtedly been mellowed by the aging. Plate is a full creamy and smooth body, with good carbonation. The finish is a combination of all the aforementioned taste and flavor, although they intensify as it warms up, the ending is sweet with some light annotations of some vanilla and earthiness and actual bitterness intensifies a bit as well. alcohol seems to be well hidden. Almost barley wine style. Overall a very good, full flavored after dinner drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonutSeducer (20) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2014
obviously strong. So hoppy you feel like you are sitting in a field of flowers. I am not a hop fan but for some reason I love this beer. This high level of alcohol is not overpowering in this very strong malty hoppy beer. I love it.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Pours beautifully and perfectly. Poured properly, a one and a half finger light beige head sits atop clear, classic golden liquid. Lightly scorched greens and citrus. Alcohol is noted in the nasal passages. Oily, obtrusive, and warm mouthfeel. Large flavor. A lot going on. Barleywine meets citrusy DIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crompt (99) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle graciously shared by krompt during a family bbq where I was in charge of smoking the ribs. This is the highest ABV beer I’ve tasted and the first sip reminded me of that fact. Extremely abrasive and potent beer that by the time I finished it left me confused about whether I like it or not, confused about what I was supposed to be doing while drinking it and confused about life in general. Fun novelty beer I would try again.


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