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RATINGS: 2375   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, - SEP 9, 2013
This IPA is in a class by itself. It’s like enjoying a cognac or a scotch (mostly because of the alcohol content! :-) ). This beer is awesome from start to finish, and warms you up in the later part. It is a beer to share with others; after diner would be perfect. Big hops, caramel, citrus, thick, warm, would all be in the description! In all, a great one from DFH.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (463) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy golden yellow pour. Thick and boozy IPA, huge aroma and flavour with a boozy heat. Tropical fruit, caramel, citrus, mostly sweet with some hop bitterness. Wow, tons of flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmericanSpirits (7) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2014 does not count
On draft at The Ale and The Witch, strong sweetness on the nose, much smoother on draft, taste is candy sweetness balanced by an insane hop bitterness ending with warm alcohol notes and citrus rind. Good stuff, but a 5oz pour is plenty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (112) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Had this fresh from bottle. Very pleasant aromas of peach and tropical fruits. Appearance is orange with a frothy long-lasting head. Taste is malty sweetness and caramel with some alcohol harshness on the finish. Perhaps best aged first!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Underdogs88 (119) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Muddled hop aroma with a caramel candy malt aroma. Appearance is a hazy gold with a small white head with below average retention for an ipa. Flavor is a blend of malt and hops. Malt has flavors of toast and caramel. Hop flavor is a muddled. Bitterness is high. The high alcohol level is apparent and hot due to the high level of fusel alcohols. Mouthfeel is medium with medium low carbonation. Overall, it tastes more like an American barleywine than an IPA. For 18% abv it tastes decent but the high level of fusel and the muddled hop aroma/flavor detract from the beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GIJOE (672) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Pours a beautiful golden amber with a pillowy white head that reduces to a bubbly film in a couple minutes. Plenty of sticky lacing. Nose is surprisingly malty with fruity notes; some peach. Taste is quite well-balanced. The sweetness, from alcohol sugars I assume, balance out the bitterness of the colossal hop content amazingly well. Only slightly boozy. Full body, thick and rich. Moderate carbonation. This drinks more like a hoppy liquor than a beer. Delightful! I’m a huge fan!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1047) - Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear orange with white head. Aroma is very hot, fresh grains, floral, resin, spruce. Taste is sweet, very hot, lots of ethanol, vanilla. Overall, this is a very fresh vintage and it definitely needs to age out quite a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phikus (75) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2014 So massive yet so balanced. I had this as fresh as possible the aroma screamed dank pine hops and booze. Hops alcohol and a touch of malt that lends that raisiny fruitcake characteristic to the dogfish IPA beers that I don’t care for. That being said this is an incredible accomplishment of an IPA, for the price its nice to have but then find yourself some green flash green bullet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
12 oz. bottle pours a slightly hazy orange/copper color with small white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is not strong, but complex, alternating between floral and fruity hops, and some caramel candy. Taste is much sweeter than I expected, with bitterness only in the finish. The alcohol warming is not as obvious as I would have expected for 18%, but it’s there. Body is full with average carbonation and an oily mouthfeel. A very memorable IIPA, but perhaps not quite up to the hype heightened by its scarce availability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lemke10 (810) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2014
This pours a hazy copper color with a slight head. The aroma is good and bold with hops but nothing over the top like you might imagine with this beer. The taste is big and bold with decent amount of sweetness from the alcohol content and no where near as hoppy as I would have thought. Really flavorful and well made.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Soulbait70 (1) - Granville Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2014 does not count
Very nice. Sweeter than I was expecting. Strong alcohol bite. Alternated between bite and an almost candy-like sweetness. Couldn’t quite place the aroma...very complex mixture of sweet and sour. Hoppy...as expected.

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