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RATINGS: 2552   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Similar to the DFH 90 Minute in both appearance and taste. A ruby to amber color with a quickly dissipated head. Plenty of grapefruit and sweet as could be expected. Hoppy? Duh. Dont let those similarties fool you, though - this packs a wallop. The alcohol is disguised all too well and begins to hit you slowly as it warms you up from the core. I managed to drink a whole bottle but dont remember much after that (or during the quaffing process come to think of it). Fortunately, I had my wife along to drive my passed-out ass home, and since I can only tolerate her driving when Im drunk, I like to think that this really worked out well for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
80skid (65) - New York, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Not too shabby...Not much of a head to speak of along with pungent, thick aroma consisting of a sweet, alcohol scent. Very much like the Immort Ale except stronger with more alcohol present. Not bad but I like the world wide stout better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 4, 2005
On tap at the Blue Dog in Lansdale as part of a DFH tasting. Pours a translucent golden with a small white head that left decent lacing. Aromas is candied sugar, orange and a sweet maltiness. Flavor is sweet, real sweet but I actually like that about this. Alcohol picked up in the flavor. Almost a bit sticky yet nicely balanced. This is an extreme beer and Ilm glad I got a chance to check it out. Thanks to Rob (owner of the Blue Dog) for making sure I got free sample while we wait about an hour for a table at the joint. This thing gives you an instant buzz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Bonus bottle from kramer17801. Dated 2004. Murky orange color with a sizable white head that fades nicely into some heavy lacing. Floral aroma with tons of orange and peach notes. Sweet and malty with a big orange flavored hoppiness. I opened this expecting not to like it but I find it outstanding. This is a VERY sweet beer but the hops balance it well and the alcohol warmth finishes it off very nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Bottle: Vibrant golden/orange hybrid, moderate to thin off-white froamy head, quite nice lacing, mild carbonation.   Alcohol fused resiny aroma, heaps of grapefruit (sweetened) and a touch of honey.   Smells not quite as strong as the 20% the bottle states, but it sure smells sweet and candyish.   Sweet citrusy flavor immediately up front, hop presense but its subtle compared to the mouth watering sweetness.   Not cloying like I remembered, but its big.   Body is large, mouthfeel isnt as thick or syrupy as I had remembered tho.   Lingering citrus peel on the exit, remains fairly sweet.   Definitely not a bitter hop monster, but a sugary sweet alcoholic citrus based candy.   Not terribly complex, but its smooth with a fairly well hidden ABV.   Id have no problem having this one again.   Yum!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Schanulleke (8) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2005 does not count
A friend of mine measured the IBUs and it was in the 40s. Not even very close to 120 IBU ! Very disappointing for a $8 bottle. Good marketing but disappointing product.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hershiser2 (2531) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Pours very thick amber with a decent head. Looking at the carbonation, the bubbles lift every so-slowly to the top, showing exactly how thick and syrupy this monster is. Sweet aroma with hints of pine and citrus... a tinge of alcohol in there as well. Flavor is rich... lotsa hoppiness, a bit sweetly alcohol-filled, and some fruitiness- citrus from the hops. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonboy32818 (30) - orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2005
Glad to see this back in Orlando, Thanks to Jason @knightly. One per person!. Pours straight bronze with a thin creamy head. Pine aroma with no hint of alcohol. Better let it breathe a little because after the wonderful first taste of hops there was harsh alcohol aftertaste. I had to walk away for a few minutes. After that nothing but beautiful bitterness and a slightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Pours a bronze copperish color with a very small short lasting white head(Similar to the 90 min IPA). Aroma is very piney, sweet, and citrusy. Taste is a powerful IPA. Very hoppy, with lots of pine, grapefruit and various citrus present. Hard to believe this is 21%. I remember tasting this 2 years ago and nearly spitting it out because it tasted too syrupy and strong. Not this time around. Excellent IPA !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Pours dark amber with no head. There is some nice lacing though. The aroma contains a lot of pines and hops. The flavor has a lot of hops but it is balanced by a sweet aftertaste. Very well done beer.

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