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RATINGS: 2402   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2012 vintage. 12 oz. bottle served in a snifter. Poured a hazy gold with a finger of white head that quickly dissipated. Big piney hop aroma. Flavor started off with a nice hit of hop bitterness. Finish was very sweet. Lots of malt and full bodied. Not as boozy as I would have expected. Glad I got to try it, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get it again.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtdewa1 (370) - rome, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2015
On draft. Aroma is very malty, mango, orange and hops. Taste is very malty. Medicinal like. Alcohol is present but sweet maltiness calms it down. Still hard to sip on even after 5 years of drinking ipa’s.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
uckelman (332) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Pours orangish-caramel in color, opaque with some small flecks in suspension. Rich citrusy hop aroma, almost like a grapefruit marmalade. Velvety mouthfeel, about as full-bodied as you can get. Has some serious legs if you swirl the glass. There’s a lot of alcohol in the middle, but surprisingly little burn on the finish---I’ve had things with far more alcohol burn which have half the ABV this does. It is brilliantly warming, and just a joy to drink... though one should not expect to do anything afterward.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scouser (279) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours reddish gold colour and with no lacing or head. Aroma of pine and lemon, kinda Pinesol floor cleanerish. Tastes of alcohol and more alcohol with a bit of lemon. It’s OK.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (165) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours a clear gold color with no lacing or head retention due to the 18%abv. Smells of pine floor cleaner.....not so attractive. This does taste good though. Tastes of lemon and alcohol. Finishes quite warm in the stomach.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CVBis007 (27) - - JAN 25, 2015
I think it is awesome a beer like this exists. My favorite IPAs register citrus, resin, and pine; hailing from the Northwest where the beer tastes like you sucked it through a ten foot Doug Fir 2 by 4. This beer was syrupy sweet with raisin flavor that reminded me of an old school fruitcake. The real problem with reviewing this beer is after 6 ounces my judgement is most certainly impaired. Give it another star for that.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PardonMyNuts (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2015 does not count
Tasted at Brew Brothers on draft, tulip glass. Excellent aroma. Surprisingly smooth with an ABV near 20%. Much better than the 90 minute, but still prefer the drink ability of the 60. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2531) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle shared by KyotoLefty. Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 20% a blood red malty pour. The nose is rich malty dark fruits - nice. The taste is malty sweet, a bit of citrus sweet zestiness with a crisp refreshing flavor. Very good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (286) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2015
As should be apparent, this is one of those extreme beers that shouldn't be expected to maintain any sort of proportion in it's flavor profile - thus the Dogfish Head 120 IPA meets expectations in providing a ridiculously hoppy and high ABV brew that should be sampled as an exotic delicacy. Pours a nice shimmery copper orange color both on draft and from the bottle, but seemed unappetizingly devoid of any head or foam of any sort. Aroma of pacific hoppy resin and some malt, and a whiff of straight alcohol. Taste hits you in three stages in my experience: first the bitter resin hoppiness, then a bold caramel maltiness, and then a grainy alcoholic finish. The hoppiness was enlivening and the maltiness was rich and tasty, but the harsh vodka-like finish ended everything on an unpleasant note. Intriguing, but I would not drink it again. At least now I can say I've had arguably the most alcoholic craft beer in the world.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stef73 (270) - - JAN 4, 2015
acheter lors d un voyage a nyc ,une biere oranger on na une tres bien equlibre on na houblon avec un mielleux que je ne trouve dans les autres iipa c est tres bon comme produit

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
dhatton (73) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Had a chance to taste this several years ago, but, it unfortunately went unmemorialized. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into snifter. Deep orangish, golden body with a thin head and beautiful lacework. Aromas of a sweet floral bouquet and fresh hay. Golden, flaky, herbaceous biscuits doused in honey. Strong citrus, sweet mango, juicy white grapes, and peach flavors. This is a hoppy caramel infused high-octane nectar of the gods. Layer after layer of hop-filled delight where complexities abound. Steady streams of northbound carbonation. Resinous mouthfeel that leaves a slightly numbing sensation. Alcohol is even more pronounced as it warms. Paramount IPA that all hop lovers need to get their hands on.


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