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RATINGS: 2491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
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.

Gunshy's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2004
I scored one of these(at 17 bucks I couldn't convince myself to get more)while on vacation in Virginia. This beer poured a clear copper amber color and formed a huge foamy white head that left laticed lace as it subsided. Very little carbonation is present. An aroma of hops and malt, but surprisingly balanced. I thought the hops would have been more dominating with the usual Dogfish experimenting, but I was wrong. A slight hint of caramel is also present with a touch of pine. The flavor was of malt and hops with a medium caramel like taste with a warm aspect of the alcohol present. The finish was a medium creamy body with a sweet finish and warming alcohol. After Imperials, IPAs are one of my favorites. As with World Wide Stout, while this was a good beer, the pushing of the limits pushes it out of the top contention for IPAs if it can even be called that anymore.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (2693) - 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 don’t know... 18%? Jesus....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geraldusek89 (24) - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
tork (17) - - JAN 1, 2016
I have enjoyed pretty much every dogfish beer I have had but I just really don't understand aging an IPA. This beer leaves me with all the flavors of an IPA I dislike and removes all the hops and flavors I enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boisebeerguy (153) - boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2015
I’ve had this on tap and in bottle. Probably one of my favorite of the high abv beers. Doesn’t really pass off as an ipa, it’s smooth and sweet with little bite. Mix this with world wide stout for an awesome black and tan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
miyauchi38 (1034) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Imperial. 柔らかいあま&

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3988) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2015
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 2/28/2013. Pours very hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, lemon peel, pineapple, tangerine, peach, mango, citrus rind, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon peel, pineapple, tangerine, peach, mango, citrus rind, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon peel/rind, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitterness and spicy alcohol on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/sticky, and lightly creamy/slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with a light-moderate warmth lingering after the finish with zero booziness. Overall this is an outstanding DIPA, especially considering the ABV. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. Extremely surprised and impressed with this vintage, as there is still a ton of hop complexity present and it does not feel overly heavy or malty at all; even after being nearly 3 years old. Other vintages I have had at similar age have been much sweeter and a bit cloying. A highly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WABeerFiend (364) - - DEC 8, 2015
Bottled 07.22.15. Poured on 12.06.15. A: Orange, lemon, peaches, caramel, and apricot. A: 1/2 finger head settles down to a ring and a thin white coating. Hazy amber body. T: Orange, lemon, peaches, caramel, and apricot all dominate. Lots of alcohol heat, but that is to be expected. P: Smooth and syrupy. O: It’s good, but doesn’t reach the level established by the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mfhennig (228) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Guest brew on tap at Chain O’ Lakes. Aroma is citrus and malt. I was expecting massive bitterness here but found it to extremely smooth, hints of tropical fruit throughout. The alcohol was very well hidden by the complex flavors. Definitely a slippery. No doubt, this is the best IPA I’ve ever had, and one of the best overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (906) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
Bon, je ne sais pas trop comment expliquer pourquoi, mais cette bière a toujours eu un important pouvoir d’attraction sur moi. Peut-être s’agit il d’une forme de déviance ou une curiosité plutôt morbide alors, mais une Impériale IPA à près de 20% d’alcool, j’aime déjà ça! C’est ridicule mais même les couleurs choisies pour décorer la bouteille sont attirantes et rafraîchissantes! Bref, la bière fut partagée avec Mademoiselle Irina et Yan. Merci à vous mes amis de m’avoir soutenu dans cette épreuve! Le liquide n’affiche rien d’anormal : clair, blond et même plutôt mousseux, chose qui m’a vraiment étonné. Inutile d’approcher le verre du nez pour être immédiatement flagellé par ces houblons fruités qui ont macérer dans cet alcool surpuissant. Laisser mariner de la fraise, de l’ananas et du kiwi dans du Triple Sec toute une nuit, récolter les fruits, mangez-les et vous obtenez la version alimentaire de la DogfishHead 120 minutes. J’ai aimé ça!

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsadich (25) - Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Crap, I really was hoping I didn’t like this beer this much because I can’t get it in Missouri. Very over powering booze smell up front, the taste is smooth. It’s perfect w a good burn, and fantastic after taste. Great lingering earth/leaf taste. I can see why its hard to get. Thx Brandon S. for the bottle.

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