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RATINGS: 2514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2012 Pours orange with a slight haze, small head, honey, maple, brown sugar, piney hopes in the nose. Taste is overwhelming sweet malt and honey with a ton of hops present early and in the long lasting pleasant warm finish. Booze definitely evident in the finish but not near as boozy as one would think given 18% abv. Mouthfeel also is not as thick as you would think. Have a feeling this would simply be a barley wine if aged - I like this with the dry hop presence. Becomes much more enjoyable as you get through the bottle but may be secondary to the buzz! A great beer even while young.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (6236) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Huge boozy, orange, grassy and crazy hop aromas. Flavors are tough, boozy, herbal, orange hop notes. Canít believe Iíve never put in this rating.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (679) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 17, 2016
No needs for introductions -- I think most people know this one. Ludicrously boozy, insanely rich, and with an IBU count thatís purely theoretical this one earns its reputation. Iíve never been so happy to split a 12oz bottle with 4 people.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (706) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2016
On tap at Fat Tuesdays in Warrenton Aroma: alcohol, caramel, citrus, Appearance: clear amber with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium-full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish excellent

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ibrubeer (274) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle. VERY boozy aroma. Obviously hoppy. Dark amber color, with no head. Very boozy flavor, thick viscous body. Bitter, but not what I would call hoppy. Not my favorite, but interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorkenstein (362) - - MAY 28, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2016 Booze, caramel, and pine tar aromas. Taste is pine resin, pineapple, caramel, and booze. A nice sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3465) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2016
On tap at The Beer Market at College Town. Orange/gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma is of caramel, alcohol some citrus & tropical fruits. Taste some alcohol in the finish but it does not take away from the complex flavor. There is a hint of spice in the taste as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (3209) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2016
July 28, 2015. Bottled February 17, 2014, tasting at jtclockworkís, thanks for sharing!
Light hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is very sweet with toffee, resin, dried apricots, some mango, orange, herbal notes and warming alcohol. Taste is very sweet malty and fruity with caramel, notes of dried fruits, medium bitterness with some floral, herbal and pine notes. Warming alcohol finish with a herbal bitterness. Medium to full bodied, oily texture soft carbonation.
Very sweet and fruity, liqueur like.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
N3lson1 (898) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Drank from a sampler glass, shared amongst friends. Drank extremely hot, as in unaged. Total hop bomb, gave this brew a mediocre rating due to the complexities that still existed amongst being heavily hopped.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
epruittftw (38) - fort worth, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2016
had in bottle at bearded lady. great version of this legendary IPA. can not tell it is an %18 beer. always better to share this one

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlennHendry (246) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2016
Shared with my pals James and Trevor at Manantler Brewing. Not a ton of aroma but this beer goes down hot with plenty of boozy warmth. A bit of sweet bitterness at the end but not a ton of it. Doesnít really taste like any IPA Iíve ever had but it was damn good.


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