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RATINGS: 2559   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 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 (2797) - 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 (2571) - Doylestown, PA, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2007 Draft at Gaithersburg MD, DFH ale house. Pours deep amber with big white, diminishing head. Nice lacing. Aroma is (suprise) very hoppy, citrus, pine, some sweet malt and a little alcohol. Flavor is very big with an initial hit of grapefruit, this makes way for loads of sweet caramel malt and alcohol. Finish is bitter, with warm alcohol. Texture is syrupy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2005
600. Bottle found at a liquer store in Milwaukee, Wi. Aromas of fermantaion and oranges and alcohol. Body a burt orange in color with off white head. Leaves good lacing on glass. Flavor is a warming feeling of a alcohol and friut ( oranges, whisky barrel flavor and mild syrup flavor. Leaves an orange syrupy fruit aftertaste on palate. Should be a perfect night cap at home if the temp outside is arround 0 degrees. Wow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 10, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2005 Bright glowing orange with a white head. Aroma is citrus and pine, orange and lemon. Malty body with a sweet taste. Has a sweet fruitiness to it. Provides a warming sensation at the end. Very little of the alcohol is noticable. Almost has a chewy texture. Some caramel in the flavor.

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