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RATINGS: 2439   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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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2344) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Smells very sweet and piney. A beautiful hazy orange/gold in color. It is initially very sweet then transitions into a piney/citrus hop kick it the tongue that lingers...so good! The abv reveals itself as it finishes with a great warming in the throat. I would have another, but I think im too drunk to walk to the fridge!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1793) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to bytemesis! Cheers Mike! Dark orange color with thin persistent white head. Medium thick body. Taste is high bitter and medium to high sweet. Aroma is caramel, hops, piney, pinneapple, chocolate, spicy, pepperish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BierMeHoos (272) - Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2015
12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter. Appearance was a dark honey color with no carbonation. Aroma was honey, hops and alcohol, what a combo. Taste was of course combination of lots of hops and lots of malt. Palate was very mouth coating. Overall, this is a powerhouse beer but the ratings show that. I was blown away with how how boozy it was, but not "too" boozy. One bottle of this was all i could drink, took it slowly and enjoyed it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (601) - Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle I've been saving since 2013. Cloudy cooper brown with one finger tan head. Aroma is like a barley wine, malty boozy and a hint grassy. When I took the cap off I got a hint of champaign aroma. Up front the hop bitterness comes through, slightly piney and earthy. Feels like 10-12% rather than the 18% it is. Finish is earthy hop and dry barleywine caramel malt character. Dig a hole in the yard and burry a few bottles, dig them up In a few years. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demannu (126) - New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bold spicy citrus pine aroma. Deep golden color with a white head. Books aggressive flavor that i really appeeciate. Just can’t drink it often. Works well paired with food. Bitter and fruity with a nice balance of malt. Just a solid drink that compliments food very nicely.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (943) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Aroma of fermeted fruits and a hops. Full bodied taste of fruit and hops. Great finish of fermented fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabah (165) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I think this beer was a little too strong and bitter compared to the 60 or 90 minute IPAs (my favorite being the 90-minute). A little over the top, as I’d rather have a barleywine that’s 12-13% vs. a super-hoppy IPA on steroids. The flavor is there for sure, and it seemed to go down smoother after the first few sips. This was the first and only beer over 14% I have tried so didn’t know what to expect. I give it a decent rating because it is a good beer ($7 for 12 oz. it certainly better be). Just not sure if I would get it again as there are so many out there now.

2.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Mikeyaponte (36) - Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2015
Too much. Way more than enough. Great for tastings, not for casual drinking. The extreme of extremes. Way overdone. If Sam Adams triple bock is one extreme, this is the other. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeAndrews (26) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Orange-gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma is of caramel, some citrus & tropical fruits. Taste some alcohol in the finish but it does not take away from the complex flavour. There is a hint of spice in the taste as well.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (178) - - APR 6, 2015
Bottle to beer tulip. Fresh bottle. Pours a golden orange brown like iced tea. Aromas of burnt sugars, pine, earth, marmalade jam, some citrus. Taste is very sweet at the start and finish with a piney resin middle. The alcohol is well hidden in the taste but I feel it. It's very sticky and big. No grapefruit at all which for me is awesome! Overall a really big, really good beer. At 18% ABV you are certainly getting your money's worth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dal9000 (226) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2015
Pours dark golden. Immediate aroma of sweet caramel and wood smoke. Initially sweet on the tongue with a butterscotch caramel finish that lingers. A burn of the alcohol evaporates the aroma into your nose. Sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


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