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RATINGS: 2523   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 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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rader58 (871) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark golden with orange hues. Aroma is floral, citrus, alcohol, spruce, tropical fruits. Flavor is mango, pineapple, citrus, sugar, alcohol, spruce. Has a definite kick with wonderful tropical flavors.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anstei (1070) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle. A triple IPA to define standards. Intense pine aroma. Mouth is ultra heavy, thick, sticky, sweet. Pineapple, for sure and for real. Boozy, but not nearly as expected for 18% ABV. Feels like the tongue sticks to the roof of the mouth after swallowing. Ultra long super sweet finish with lots of pineapple again. A revelation indeed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (2551) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2016 My 100th Imperial IPA rating. Bottle. Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma is caramel, very hoppy, canned peach, pineapples, and such. Taste is pineapples, very sweet, but very fresh at the same time, huge malt body. Medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel. I usually don?t like this amount of sweetness, but for 18 ABV, this is extremely well-balanced. In terms of ABV hiding, this is a brewing masterpiece.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1646) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2016
From bottle. Pours a darkish clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma has looots of hops, caramel malts, toffee, orange, tropical hops, earthy hops, lots of malt presence, vanilla. Taste is super intense. First now i see it’s 18%!? Holy fack that is well hidden in the aroma. In the taste it is more noticable, but mostly as a taste amplifier. Super bitter, super sweet, vanilla, malty, tasty. More like an extremely hoppy barley wine due to the maltiness. Average to low carbonation and a slight boozy, oily body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc1762 (656) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Tap into a snifter showing caramel brown with no head. The nose shows extremely concentrated hops that actually seems more like heavy notes of burnt malt. The palate is full bodied with no carbonation with intense hops and heavy malts.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Great sipping beer. Well balanced, with a very long finish which made me think of pines and scotch.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmongoose (2200) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2016
sample snifter poured a golden orange with white head. solid malt backbone to hold this beer together. alcohol well hidden at 18% loaded with hops, straw pine. the flavor is remarkably smooth for such an ale with this many hops. flavor is full and robust with everything a hophead ever needs. huge malt bill and hops that ooze from every molecule of this delightful beer. outrageously delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Enwiebe (291) - - JUL 29, 2016
7/29/16. Bottle purchased July 2014 at the brewery. Pours a murky burnt orange w a minimal head. Lives up to its extreme beer reputation. Split a bottle w my wife, which is a good thing since it drinks like wine....except it's more like an extreme old ale. Hops still hang there even w the ABV and age. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (704) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Pours golden orange with a minimal head. Aroma is tangerine and mango all day long! Taste is tangerine, grapefruit, mango, passion fruit and everything I love about the tropics. A certain kind of sweet maltiness creeps in at the mid followed by a green citrus rind and alchohol impact of a finish. Is this an ale or a liqueur? Don’t care any more. Awesome, awesome, awesome!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
rgf001 (315) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2016
At the brewery. Too heavy for an IPA. Makes for a nice barley wine. Sipping only.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (4467) - BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2016
Finally got to taste this legend at BeerTemple in Amsterdam (where it is as heavily priced as it is hopped). Lightly lacing, stable, off-white, moussy head on a deep orange golden beer with no visible fizz. Evidently strong aroma of Grand Marnier, marmelade, mango, whisky, nail polish, methylated spirit, strawberry wine, candied banana - alcohol overpowering the hops but enhancing their orange-like qualities at the same time. Intense flavor of strong candied orange and orange liqueur, some underlying sourishness but sweetness dominating, thick oily mouthfeel, soft carbo, honeyish and biscuity malt sweetness, long finish with a lot of peppery and orangey hop bitterness but still it is the liqueurish sweetness which prevails, along with a hefty dosis of intense, burning, peppery, brandy-like alcohol. I don’t get this, I liked the 90 Minute a lot, but this to me is just over the top, way too boozy to be enjoyable at least to my personal taste. Glad I had it, though.


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