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RATINGS: 2349   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Pours a light amber with slight white head. Aroma is just like putting your nose in a bag of fresh hops! Has notes of strong citrus (grapefruit, orange, mango) and pine as well as a significant malt presence. The alcohol is noticable and hot, but not harsh. There are also some spicy notes (black pepper and cardamom along with some mint). Finishes remarkably dry despite the alcohol content. Not excessively bitter, but truly the hoppiest beer I have ever had!


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AegirzBrewz (1) - - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Wanted to age it, wasnít patient enough. Poured into a snifter. Beautiful orange creme/orange gold color, head disappears before you can say "one-twenty." Aroma is sweet, like brown sugar or molasses with citrus notes. Taste is incredible, again sweet yet the alcohol balances it out (tastes more like itís 8% abv than 18). Strong mouthful but not stinging, pleasant. Definitely lived up to the hype.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (636) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
12oz bottle - pours an orangey gold , fluffy off white head . Big earthy hop aroma , taste is super sugary sweet , followed by earthy , herbal hop . Can't taste the 18% . Tasty and interesting . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Craftslinger (1) - Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2014 does not count
Aroma strong level of alcohol Appearance beautiful hue Taste amazing hop profile well balanced Palate balanced bitterness Overall lived up to the hype

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1317) - Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On draught at Saraveza for 5th Annual IIPA Festival. Dark golden color. Aroma is citrus, plum, and candi sugar. Taste is quite herbal, with sweet citrus and fruit. Deceptively light tasting, with the hops producing a lot of fruit and floral components, but hardly any bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle, thanks a million, Mike! Amber with off white head. 2011. Some oxidised notes, sherry, dried fruits, very resinous, molasses. Taste of licorice, caramel, sherry, resin. Quite sweet and bitter. Delish and complex

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ironicmedic (60) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Poured from bottle that I have aged for 2 years, pours amber with light tan head. Almost taste barleywine ish. Can't taste all the alcohol that's in it. Very enjoyable, but def can't drink it crazily.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bearslapper (4) - - AUG 14, 2014 does not count
Oh my....Beautiful color, nice head. Strong complex aroma. Flavors are strong and complex, can they be subtle as well? The flavors change constantly as the beer warms and opens up. This is one for sipping and stareing at the fire, as you will not be able drive after.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (623) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours an amber / golden color with a minimal tan head and soft carbonation. Aroma is boozy and toffee- like a barleywine. Tastes much like a barleywine as well- bitterness up front with toffee and some alcohol warming in the finish. Strong flavors here, but the alcohol isnít harsh. If youíre a hophead looking for something like Heady Topper or Hopslam, move along. This is a very good beer, however.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
tryonqc (14) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
If youíre looking for a hoppy barley wine this is the beer for you. If youíre looking for a nice hop aroma and taste move along. This beer is definitely bitter, but doesnít have have the nice smell and taste I expect out of a Double/Imperial IIPA. Very malty. Heavy unpleasant sweetness. Even fresh there is virtually no hop aroma, only bitterness. Would recommend to try it but I wouldnít buy it again.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ctplt777 (107) - - AUG 11, 2014
Finally got myself a bottle of 120 minute. Alright so right when I popped the top I got a rush of pine and sweet bready malts. Poured into a brandy snifter and itís a beautiful dark orange. Not seeing anything through this one. I got some alcohol legs but for as high abv as this is, thatís not really surprising. Aroma is complex as hell. When I poured it I got a ton of peach, mango, some pine but after a few minutes itís changed to more of a sweet malty, bready mango aroma. It keeps changing as it warms up. Taste is a kick in the pants. Bitter..very bitter, tons of sweet bready malts. I got a good balance of hops in there but itís more of a sweet IPA and again, abv that high this isnít shocking. Very good in my opinion. I was a little skeptical about this one. I always have been. I feel like it go two ways; either really good or nasty. Iím glad it wasnít the latter. Sip this one for sure to let it change because it did for me. Lots of different aromas and flavors. Itís no joke after a few sips I can already feel it. Highly recommend trying this if you can find one.


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