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RATINGS: 2499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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.


ACHops' rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (1224) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2013
On tap @ Stumbling Monk. Iíve tasted this before but never a full glass. Here we go... Pours golden amber with medium head that thins into steady laciness. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and big citrusy hop notes. Taste is thick syrupy caramel malt, balanced by sizable hop backbone - bitter pine, floral, and citrus notes. Heavy, thick mouthfeel. Kinda obvious, but the step from 90 minute to this is huge. Big, big beer. Really more of a barleywine. Quite big, but surprisingly well balanced for this abv... in fact I canít remember anything much over 12% that was this balanced. Calling this an IPA may set expectations incorrectly...at any rate, a truly world class beer and worth seeking out.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3152) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
bottle shared by a friend. poured a deep golden to light orange colour with a non lasting white head. nose of sweet caramel malts, dried apricots, peaches, bitter peel, citrus, almost like a barley wine. citrus tasate with dry pine needles. cooked hops, bitter resinous notes, sweet thick aftertaste. interesting, but a bit to much,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackflag321 (612) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Shared a 12oz bottle on 5/1/16. Bottled 7/2/13. Bottle held carbonation well. Thick, dark gold color. Slight head. The high ABV is ever present, but not overpowering. Iíve had more boozy beers with 10-12%ABV. Sweet, malty taste with barley wine-like characteristics--sherry port, figs. Mildly bitter, complex finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1954) - New York, TURKEY - APR 25, 2016
Draught @ Malt and Mold. Slightly cloudy dark orange with small foamy beige head, orange peel aroma, sweetish orange peel taste, medium carbonation, long bitter finish with alcohol aftertaste. Very strong but smooth.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kmeggs1 (15) - - APR 18, 2016
Ok so o get that it's a 21% Abv . But it loses flavor with a slight burn that replaces that full hop flavor I'm looking for. I think they need to pull back the ABV and bring out the taste ! I appreciate the effort but too chemically for me ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsporrer (416) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2016
On tap @ HO1K Beers. Pours a dirty straw color with very little foam. Light pine aroma with a hint of citrus. Alcohol masks the flavors. Has a malty, syrupy taste. Not much citrus or pine flavors. Way too much alcohol interference to be refreshing or enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Linnet (1520) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
Extremely rich and potent, orange marmalade, alcohol, caramel and butterscotch, resinous and light grapefruit. Amber colour, medium off-white head, good amount of lacing. Heavy sweetness, big bite that is softened by the alcohol, pine, boozy, very warming. Fullbodied, soft carbonation, bitter and boozy finish. Been yearning to try this for at least 8 years.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobaink2 (344) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Pours a hazy dark orange color into a dogfish head glass. Vintage 2/2014. Itís very intense but not very lasting aftertaste. Alcohol is very present with a burning alcohol feel. Sweetness almost detracts from all the nice hops that have matured in this bottle. Itís on the fence between being a triple IPA and a barleywine. Very good but sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriszfat (75) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Finally found this one! Heard the stories. It pours golden and cloudy. Has a strong smell to let you know the alcohol content is there. Drinks less strong than the content dictates. Taste doughy and toffee as have heard. Not my favorite but had to try it. Alcohol is too high and hoppy goodness is gone or canít shine thru.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (2814) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber with moderate head. Aromas of toffee, doughy bread, and wet toasted malts with a little spice hanging around. Flavours follow same - big chewy malts - with peppery alcohol and spicy fruit. Hoppy? I donít know... 18%? Jesus....

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geraldusek89 (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
For such an outrageous beer, I have to give Dogfish Head credit for making this as drinkable and tasty as it is. Very happy I finally got to try it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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