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RATINGS: 2359   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.


Wordsworth's rating

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wordsworth (132) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
UPDATED: APR 7, 2014 Pours a lovely golden amber color with a thin, creamy head. Smells strongly astringent up front, citrusy, hoppy, and almost like candy. A sweet citrus flavor leads a full bodied beer that goes down much smoother than its 18%ABV suggests. Flavors of honey, light malt, and a lively finish on the tongue. Absolutely delicious beer and should be enjoyed by all- a perennial favorite. Like mead for the modern man.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2803) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Rating #2800! "Bottled on 3/3/06" No more sense holding on to this any longer. Big syrupy malt smell under the cap, usual for an older cellar beer. (Ahh! Just saved the glass from being accidentally knocked over! Tragedy averted!). A lot of maple sugar in the nose. Ruddy brown color, poured with very little head. Taste has more maple syrup to it. Very little hop left to this, which is not a surprise. Makes up for it with plenty of sherry and alcohol, and no oxidation. Some bitterness in the back of the tongue helps keep the brew from getting too sweet. So, not the hop bomb that a fresher version of this might be, but it has developed enough character to remain worth saving for 8 years. Good luck me getting hold of a fresh bottle of this for comparison, but not to worry, I have a 2006 90 Minute IPA left to check against some 2012ís I got at $3 a 4-pack. And therein lies a taleÖ

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
MiloC (23) - - SEP 20, 2014
Without a doubt THE worst beer Iíve ever tasted. This disgusting swill is simply a severly oxidized mess of hops and malt that smells and tastes like sweaty sock, rancid oils, grass, burnt rubber and rubbing alcohol. These really brewers need to go back to school (if they ever went in the first place) and find out what real beer is all about.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (766) - Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle of this boozy bad boy from agold. Thanks! A: Cloudy brown with a creme colored head. Legs. Wish this had a bit more head, but it doesnít detract from the appearance. N: Dense biscuit, leafiness, caramel and toffee. Rounding of dried pineapple and mango. Red licorce and figs. The dull earth and clay overtones are slightly obnoxious. T: Brackish bitterness; modicum of sweetness - surprising given how much malt Iím sure is in here. M: Prickly carbonation; very heavy and dense. Alcohol can shoot through the nose, but itís not murderously heavy either given the ABV. O: An American barleywine with a heavy licorice overtone. I just canít get past what I assume is the yeast. It dominates the beer in a way I donít believe it should.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sethat (1) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2014 does not count
Pours a light amber color with a small head that quickly dissipated. Very reminiscent of an American barleywine in aroma and mouthfeel. There is a slight citrus flavor on the front end that is quickly overwhelmed by bitterness and alcohol that comes in like a freight train. Aftertaste is all alcohol and hoppy bitterness that dances around the mouth for minutes. It is a bit overwhelming, but isnít that what the 120 min is all about? Iíve enjoyed. The experience and recommend to any beer geek or hophead.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Petkus331 (265) - Redford, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Aroma of clementine peel, lemon peel, a touch of savory mild oregano. Appears clear deep orange, frothy white head, lace clings to the glass. So much flavor, but not overwhelming, complex, constantly changing, it starts with a millisecond of oregano bitterness that transforms in sweet honey up front, but about 2 seconds later it gets bitter like an orange peel, but then it fades into a mild vanilla sweetness with a touch of alcohol sweetness and warmth; wow my first 10 in taste ever! Texture a little oily, but fizzy, nice. Overall, this is an amazing beer! Complexity is amazing!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (446) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Tap. Bright dark pinkish-orange. Great lacing. Full body. Nose of clementine. Body of bright pine, citrus, floral honey. Super complex. Balanced yet boozey.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours a clear amber colour with a small off white head. Aroma is heavy in hops with a lot of fruity notes and a slight caramel malt undertone. Taste is surprisingly sweet with a lingering bitterness that slightly overtakes it in the finish. Full bodied, lively carbonation, and smooth on the palate. Overall a very unique and enjoyable brew.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Psyduck (6) - - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
Quite possibly, one of my most favorite beers ever. I was first turned on to this beer at a yardhouse, where they had this on tap. This was absolutely amazing and a must if you are a hophead.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chiiidog (42) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
This was aged for a little over 1 year in a dark nightstand drawer at room temperature. Any hop aroma or flavor had long since faded. This beer was very very boozy (as expected). It was definitely a very interesting beer and my rating partly reflects the uniqueness/impressiveness of the beer. Itís definitely not an everyday drinker or even an every week or month drinker. But, if you get a chance to snag one of these, donít pass it up.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstrcrwly (287) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
On tap at the Black Sheep ale house..orange copper pour with fluffy white head..huge hop aroma,along with resin,pine..bitter,bitter..did I say bitter? Alcohol very present which kinda drowns out the citrus..if it didnít..Itíd be world class.


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