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RATINGS: 2326   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Pours murky orange with a nice and tame finger of head. Smells very malty/sweet and alcoholic along with just a hint of hops which is weird for an IPA. VERY sweet tasting with dried fruit, alcohol and I think there might be a little hops but that might be from me expecting a heap of them present in a big bad IPA. Though the alcohol is recockulously high, itís not obvious at all. Feels extremely syrupy and thick. Totally not what I was expecting but thatís not necessarily bad. A nice treat but I canít imagine drinking more than one at a time. Definitely a must try.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jeffnickclark (1) - - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
Well it is a hard beer to get your hands, I finally got my hands on a few for $10 a piece. I have to say it is worth every cent, not only is it one of the best beers ive ever had but it is strong! I like the fact that it ages well. It is much like a cognac or brandy in my opinion with a very sweet flavor and great aftertaste

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (948) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Jesus this is a strong and hoppy beer. Extremely hoppy and malty almost now citrus flavor. Bitte finish and smells malt. Alcohol bite at the end. Had at home out of a 12 oz bottle ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Modularman (101) - - JUL 12, 2014
Smell of caramel and slight pine. Appearance is amber with khaki head. Taste is sweet caramel with slight bitter finish and alcohol warmth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayzz (293) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2014
a goodbeer and I?m glad I found some to try out. Sure doesnít taste like 18 percent..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (356) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a hazy light amber orange color with a thin light tan head. Aroma has a faint citrusy piney hop character, with touches of molasses, caramel malts, and a nice alcohol burn. Flavor is quite potent, with a strong alcohol burn, heavy bitterness, and caramel sweetness. Thick sticky mouthfeel with a lingering astringent character and burn. Very solid beer. More of a strong ale with intense bitterness. Huge ABV!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (247) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Havenít really cared for Dogfish Head beer. Still felt the need to try this. Hazy copper color. Very little head. Malty alcohol aroma with a mild hop smell. Tastes pretty good actually. Not really an IPA flavor though. Much more like a barley wine. Lots of alcohol burn. Feels more like drinking liquor than beer. Iím glad I have someone to share with.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chacobella (43) - Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Wondering why the abv is not on the bottle?! At beer club we say "thatís a little hot" when we taste the alcohol...great beerskey or whisk-eer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barnoloid (115) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2014
2 year old bottle pour. Brilliant. Caramel corn nose and initial taste. With 2 years on it this is a beautifully chewy barleywine-esque beer. Huge butter and toffee nose with a smooth and bitter finish. Outstanding.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (865) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Alcohol at a cocktail level--thatís what this is, more a cocktail than a beer--bufered by lemon & caramel in the aroma. flavors of powdered sugar, alcohol, peaches. instant warming. amazingly smooth. Been wanting to try this for decades--thanks Belmont Station.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewHaMeister (154) - - JUL 4, 2014
12oz bottle pours a hazy orange amber with a one finger head and nice lacing. Aromas of fruit, citrus, herbs, caramel, and banana. Flavor is mild bitter with an obvious alcohol presence. Yum!


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