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RATINGS: 2448   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chadzter (94) - huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Bottle, Great beer, a bit sweet for a good hoppy beer but still good. Nice aroma strong hops with a light sweet hint. Very complex with flavors


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
notayankee (35) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Aroma is roasty, with a hint of nuts and toast, nice resin and citrus forward. Appearance is amber and cloudy with a frothy, 1 inch tan foam. Taste is of medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, seriously hits umami on all ponts. Texture is creamy, carbonation is lively, bitter. This beer has a long finish, with lingering bitterness that eventually gives way to a sweet malty ending. Lives up to the hype.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RyanK (250) - Rhode Island, USA - JUN 4, 2015
I got this is december and poured it in june (12oz bottle). Amber body with white head, shows a lot of sediment and carbonation. Smells to me like the dogfish 60 malt concentrated with a somewhat heavy alcohol, not overly boozy on nose at all. The other 12% IPA i’ve had is evil twin Molotov cocktail, both brews leave me chewing on the taste afterwards. Malty sweetness dominates the dogfish head, the alcohol is well hidden but still feels like you’re drinking a cask aged beer. Strong taste but not overwhelming. Worth a try if you can split it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2164) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Clear yellowish amber pour, slight white head. Massive hop, warm sweet malt finish that stays warm way into the finish. Unique and it works well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
no2allstars (6) - - JUN 2, 2015 does not count
12oz bottle poured into glass. Orangish color with lots of hop and citrus smell. Actually wasnt as overpowering of an alcohol tatse as I expected. Great beer. A must try if you can get your hands on one!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tapthis (167) - Baytown, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2015
This is definitely a boozy I.P.A. with a strong hop presence (with some citrus aftertaste). Light amber in color with no head and very little lacing. Smells of hops/citrus and booze. Very little to no carbonation present in the beer

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (440) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2015 Version 2014, dégustée après 1 an. Robe jaune-orangée légèrement trouble. Aucune mousse visible. En versant, aucun doute possible, c’est alcoolisé. Arômes de caramel, alcool, houblon floral. C’est très puissant. Le sens olfactif est rudement mis à l"épreuve. En bouche, l’entré se veut exigeante. Les effluves d’alcool envahissent la cavité bucale sur un temps. Le matl caramélisé créer une sensation bien duveteuse. Un bon goût mielleux colle au palais et offre une belle rondeur. Le houblon est mis en arrière-plan (le vieillissement y est peut-être pour quelque chose) mais donne un bon côté fruité rapellant les oranges confites. La finale amène un amalgame de saveurs fruitées, sucrées et légèrement amères. Le très haut taux d"alcool est quand même "subtil". La texture est épaisse et huileuse se marie parfaitement à ce liquide bien sucré et soyeux. Une bière à partager et à apprécier tranquillement.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
EtTuCthulhu (1356) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2015
The beer pours an opaque orange color with a medium off-white head that fades somewhat quickly. The aroma blends biscuity malts, pine needles, tree sap, cedar wood, resinous hops, and earthiness. Surprisingly, I don’t smell the alcohol, which is weird given the ABV. The taste, oh goodness, the taste; it is mildly umami, mildly bitter, and a touch sour. The predominant flavor is the way cedar and pine needles smell, but there is also a nice underlying fusion of booze, lemongrass, caramel malts, and sap. The palate fuses a slightly sticky texture, medium-full body, and a soft carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PatmanBeer (12) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
While I like a double IPA every once in a while the overwhelming alcohol gets to me. This was a delight to get this on tap. A 5 ounce pour was all I needed. The hops was not so bitter and a bit of floral, not real citrus to speak of.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c0fein (355) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
355ml bottle from Whole Foods - Tribeca, New York. Bottled 01/14/15. Thanks Jesse!

Deep amber colour with a big white thick head. Strong and bitter, some caramel, overdone fruits. Alcohol is well noticed but mostly as warming way, barley wine feeling. Now I have found ipa that can be called slow sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1909) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to bytemesis! Cheers Mike! Dark orange color with thin persistent white head. Medium thick body. Taste is high bitter and medium to high sweet. Aroma is caramel, hops, piney, pinneapple, chocolate, spicy, pepperish.


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