Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2007 Pours a hazy golden orange with a big fluffy off white head. Aroma is caramel, pineapple, citrus and some warm yeastiness. Very sticky sweet flavor, loads of piny, citrusy hops with a big honey like balance. Alcohol is not hidden, it really makes itself known. Great mouth feel! Thick and sticky yet smooth. Iím not a big hophead, but this is an excellent beer.

slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 26, 2006
This is a strange beer. It is SO strong. Itís REALLY sweet... almost syrupy. The mouthfeel is amazing, but the flavor is overpowering. A few sips tastes good, but finishing just one 12oz. bottle was tough. Incredible alcohol content is covered up fairly well, but at the expense of too much malt and hops. This is the ultimate freak extreme beer... Iím guessing you either love it or really dislike it. I disliked it.

Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2009 Liquid gold!!! Beautiful gold color with great hop smell. Sweet and floral with bitter hop bite at the end. Very strong!! Had on tap a my local pub(as well as in bottle, draught better.) Passed out on my sonís bedroom floor after 3 chimay cups worth.

sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2006
so........................... iím a hophead, right? i mean, right? so why do i hate the "hoppiest" beer ever? let me count the reasons. a) doesnít have any hop character in the flavor. b) itís a fucking barleywine. c) itís horribly alcoholic in flavor, and if that isnít bad enough, the incredibly excessive maltiness that is supposed to hide the alcohol just makes it more unbearable... reminded me of the samichlaus (sp?) and what an awful experience that was.

Zeswaft (1768) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2006
Iíve waited so long for this beer and what did it do? It crapped on my heart.

imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2006
Just not my cup o tea {glass o beer}. I want to be a hop head...really I do!! This smelled just like it tastes, like a $10 bunch of flowers from the supermarket. No sweetness, no bitterness, just flowers, flowers, flowers. I know Iím going against everyone else here and I struggled with even rating this one because I love DFH so much. Sorry Sam, guess you just canít please all the people all the time!

boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2006
From a 12 oz bottle ($15!) in a tulip glass. This is the second time Iíve had this. Just amazing. Best beer Iíve ever had. This beer is all about hops. Fresh hop aroma. Huge hop flavor. Perfect hop bitterness, hoppy but not overwhelming. The beer actually smells just like sticking your nose into a bag of fresh hops. Full body, golden brown color. Just an excellent beer. The high alcohol content is perfectly balanced with the sweetness and bitterness of the beer. This is almost like drinking a scotch. Well worth the money.

bhensonb (15096) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 14, 2006
How to distinguish this from Belgian candy? How to believe itís 120 IBU? It is certainly fantastic. Extremely satisfying. Best to admit it is unique, and not to be compared with other ales.

bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2006
had a bottle of this around for quite sometime. had company in town came home after work to find them drinking it. thank the lord there was enough left for me to fill up half the snifter. asked our guest how he liked it and he said it was pretty "thick". nose of pungent alcohol doused hops and sweet , sweet fruit rolled up apples and apricots. flavor of thick sticky sugar and alcohol coat your palate with a medium bodied feel. way too sweet and overbearing. not enough hop flavor imo for the ipa category more of above the scale barley wine. reminded me almost of a brandy or liquor. would definately benefit for resting this one for a year or more. however, i couldnt believe it was 21% it tastes maybe 10-12. not what i expected from this beer.

webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2006
Iíd have to agree about the taste with other raters. Itís shockingly sweet, and wow, what a head. I had this, luckily, on tap at the Gaithersburgh Dogfish Head Draughthouse 4/7/2006. This is a beer that should be taken seriously and respected. It goes down smooth, and itíll sneak up on your with the strength. I was hoping for more hoppiness, given the extent it was. In fact, the 60 and 90 definitely have it beat flavor-wise for hops. Almost chewy on the palate, and sweet odor, almost candied. Although most of th world will find this in a bottle, I highly recommend, if possible, to have it on tap, itís something to behold and admire. Itís almost in a category on itís own.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 204 205 206  207  208 209 210 » 259
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5