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RATINGS: 2448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
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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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dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2006
This beer pours a dirty amber color with a small tan head. Upon first smell, it is very light and sweet, but as soon as you take a sip.... WOW this is a very sweet VERY sweet beer. Sweet and hoppy is a very strange combination to me! This is an outstanding beer! I think I like the 90 better than this. I will try and cellar the other one I bought! Cheers!

4.5
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Pours the same amber honey color as the 90 with the same shallow froth and ample effers. The aroma is similar also with the soft citrus rind. The aroma is actually misleading. You think it’s gonna be clean. crisp and on the light side, but on the contrary it’s the exact opposite. This brew is sweet, viscous, and sticky like cotton candy. Dangerously hidden in the wheel well is 21 guage, double barrel ABV that’ll stop an elephant. This babe don’t mess around. The complex flavor profile consists of honey, caramel, orange citrus, peach, apricot, vanilla, cherry caugh drop. Reminds me of Teryaki beef jerkey with an asprin burn on the tongue at the finish. Somewhat Like the chipotle pepper, the asprin shows up later yet continues to burn for sometime. It’s sweet with a steaky earthiness up front but as the nectar warms the steakiness softens, then the sweetness overpowers evrything but the asprin finish. Very well refined like all Dogfish brews, in my opinion. If you like this you gotta try J.W. Lees Harvest Lagavulin cask.

3.9
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - APR 30, 2006
Aroma was pure rubbing alcohol, and sweet grapefruit. Flavor was much milder than expected. Tasted malty and sweet. Good in small amounts, definitely one to share.

4.3
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2006
this was overpowering. Very strong flavor and very good. I was expecting greatness but I got good. extra points for the heavy alc. content. but it was just a little to strong. I’m not sure if it was the intense ibu’s or the ultra high alc, but it still managed to finish very nice. Worth the price - $8 for 12oz. bottle

3.6
Svesse (8830) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2006
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm 28 Apr) Colour is amber, with some bubbly disappearing head. Nose is sweet, winey and hoppy. Somewhat closed though. Taste is complex: hops, dried fruit (raisins, figs), spruce needles and resin. Full bodied, like a thick, sticky hop syrup. Long, bitter and sweet finish. Surpisingly nice balance regarding it’s a true monster. Very nice in moderate doses.

3.3
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2006
Keg @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Sweet and slightly plastic taste. Big fat body with a lot of warming alcohol. Fruity in the tropical sense. Big sweet and bitter aftertaste. A bit ott to me.

4.1
sayravai (4711) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 29, 2006
([email protected] Twist) Clear amber color with a small, lacy head. Toffee-brandy-sugary aroma with blackcurrant leaves. Extremely malty and hoppy, sweet, berryish brandy flavor. Peppery-sticky-bitter-warming aftertaste. Alcohol is present, but easily approachable. Full-bodied, sugary-sweet, barley-wineous, ultra bitter, slightly burning, low-carbonated palate. A unique, very pleasant beer liquour!

5
darkangel13 (2) - westfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2006 does not count
this is one of the best iipa’s in the world if your a hop head and you don’t like this brew something wrong with you and you need to get your head checked out this beer is great AND THATS THAT!

4
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. I’m not a big hophead, but this is an excellent beer.

3.3
slimweebs (164) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 26, 2006
This is a strange beer. It is SO strong. It’s 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... I’m guessing you either love it or really dislike it. I disliked it.


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