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RATINGS: 2554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
Too extreme to be called beer? Brewed to a colossal 45P, 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 IBUs, 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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - JUN 1, 2006
holy shit! are you allowed to say holy shit on this website? This beer is awesome. I didnt like the 60 minute IPA, so thought this would just be more of what I didnt like. Its not anything like the 60-minute. WTF??? This beer is full, rich, and invigorating, with a sensual and delerious finish that just goes on and on. I want to have sex with this beer! did I just say that? I am getting weird.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2006
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with a blurb and aging info on the left side of label, 2006 vintage, sampled at a cool cellar temperature in a chalice. Made a good appearance, poured a slightly hazy amber and golden hued orange with foamy beige head that settled into a thin, skim-like foamy lacing, a good amount of ringed sticking, moderate carbonation. Had a piney, citric and caramel nose with a little spruciness and whiffs of raw alcohol. A crisp, alcohol textured, creamy smooth full bodied mouth feel, good sipping drinkability. Rich caramel malty, followed by a smooth citric rind flavor with a piney numbness on the tongue, the hop bitterness is amazingly smooth and rolling in the palate, you get a little of that hop numbness on the tongue, but it is actually not that bad, a little grapefruity sugariness follows, a nice and steady alcohol warmth then lingers in the palate, a little brown sugar spiciness and a dryish grapefruity and caramel malty finish with a soft hoppiness and alcohol warmth lingering in the palate. For 21% ABV, surprisingly quite drinkable, a pleasant bitterness on the tongue, the hops are quite tasty and mellow, quite sipping quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harmless (20) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2006
I really like the 60 and 90 minute IPAs from Dogfish and was interested in trying this one. It poured a honey color with a medium head. Not a very strong aroma. It is really sweet and the alcohol flavor overwhelms. Not bad, but I strongly prefer their others and you get more for the money. This is overkill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2009 (Bottle, Oliver Twist - Stockholm, may 2006) Relatively blond, medium to light head. Smells a bit of alcohol but not even half of what it contains. Hops. Smells a little like polish. Surprisingly neutral. Taste: kaboom. Dried fruits. Strong taste of malt and hops. Big sweetness and alcohol. (2 try at OT, Stockholm) Pours light hazy red/amber with allmost no head. Gluish smell with toffee and tobacco. Taste: Fudge/toffee. Big malty and fruity sweetness. Faical tonic and sweet tobacco. Thick mouth fell. Hops. Sweet caramel candy. Woderful. Not a typical IPA...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biermensch (64) - USA - MAY 27, 2006
I will rate this a "3" because I respect that this is a well-crafted beer. It looks greatk but, ... first taste is overwhelmingly sweet, and not a pleasant sweatness, either. Hops kfollow, as exoected, both bitter and ctrus, but the flavor is extreme, Not a beer that I enjoy, despite its pedigree.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2006
Very sweet initial flavor. Some fruit and maltiiness -strong hop aroma and flavor as well. Insane alcohol content is well hidden. I had about 1/2 bottle which was just right - it was pretty intense

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8392) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2006
03/04/05 Bottle. Poured into small Scotch tulip glass as nearly clear golden-orange color with lasting thin white head and decent lacing. Nice spicy hop aroma while still chilled. First taste impression: fruity, malty, hopy, syrupy with little alcohol presence (that last part is sure to change as the beer temperature rises). Just the right level of carbonation. Aroma still mild as it warms up. Hop bitterness is low in this beer. I think some of what Im tasting is coming from hop flavor. Yum. The warmer temps have created more alcohol aroma. This does taste a lot like a barlywine. Lingering tastes of sweetness and bitterness in the finish. The sweetness does build up making it difficult to drink more than 4 or so ounces.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Ive been waiting to try this beer for over a year. It pours off orange to amber with a thin white head. Mild citrus aroma while in the glass. The body is thin, palate starts out smooth, turns sweet and finishes with a mixture of sweet and bitter citrus flavors that hide the alcohol entirely. Its difficult to take more than a mouth full at a time because the aroma penetrates your nose and takes over your entire mouth with wild delicous sensations. The carbonation is just right and after the swallow it bites the tongue with just the right amount of bitterness. Im not sure I would make this an everyday choice to drink but Its certianly an IPA to try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Um...this is an IPA? I would certianly like to try it fresh. My bottle was a 2004 bottle. I certianly liked it, it was rich, creamy and malty. There wasnt really a balance of hops. Could this be a well blended and balanced beer, or one that has had its hops mellowed into oblivian? Im not sure, but I did enjoy the sweet nectar that flowed from my glass, and did appreciate the hop like resiny taste that I could barely pick-up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle WOW this is a Barley wine in my book, in the same caliber of Bigfoot ale. Nice creamy head, extraordinary lace all the way down. Incredible blast of flavors right off the bat. Malty sweetness balanced by big hop bitterness. great beer WAY expensive. would love to have some several years after cellaring, i think the flavors would blend and improve even more.

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