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RATINGS: 2366   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
<b>Bottle.</b>
Unclear orange color with a average, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, heavy to harsh hoppy, orange, pine, resin. Flavor is heavy to harsh sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is syrupy, carbonation is flat. Very very hoppy, way too hot, alcohol just comes through as a burn. Very difficult to actually drink. (120908)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a light orange/brown head. Strong grapefruit hoppy aroma. Caramel sweet malt flavour with a good portion of bitterness. Really strong in both malt and hops but maintains a great balance. Strong bitterfinish. Very nice brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2004
A clear dark orange beer with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet and dominated by alcohol but also with notes of caramel and portwine. The flavor is very sweet, but to my suprise not with much hops in the flavor just a hoppy dryness in the end. The alcohol is very present in the flavor - so much, that it almost burns your tongue. Not at all what I expected, but still a very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Almost clear, amber golden with a creamy, off-white head. Soft, sweetish sherry-like aroma. Very potent and full-bodied with extremely sweet malt notes - caramel, overripe fruit and then again this almost desert wine character. The extreme hoppiness is well hidden under layers of sugar also covering most of the alcohol which eventually reveals itself in an almost medicinal and cough syrup like manner. Very interesting and unique indeed. 031206

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2005
Bottled. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, hops and alcohol. Sweet flavour with lots of malts, hops and dried fruits. A bit too sweet for my liking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
Bottled. Copperish amber colour, small white head. Hops and alcohol in aroma. Flavour is sweet candy sugary with hints of hops and alcohol. Quite wineous this too.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (19654) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2003
Bottled. Pours thick with amber colour. Appley, cutric nose. Extremely sweet, layers of syrup and sugar covers the hop and malt flavours completely and with it all the finer details. Interesting on paper, but doesn't work in reality. At least not for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16909) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with almost no head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of alcohol and some fruitiness. Only weak hints of hops. Very sweet malty flavor with hints of caramel and alchol. Has a thick mouthfeel and the finish is sweet malty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2009
24th August 2008. Cloudy orange brown beer. Low carbonation. Doesn’t actually feel the hop agressive. More like a barleywine. Bitter orange undertone. Smooth finish with a spirity warmth. Different and not what I was expecting!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2004
Copper color. Lighter aroma than other American IPA’s, excellent taste, very sweet, a bit oily, quite fruity, ending with the strong bitterness. Can’t believe it’s 20% ABV!


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