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RATINGS: 2576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hershiser2 (2889) - 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 (2572) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 3, 2005
It seems to me that what we have here is like some kind of twisted science experiment intended to take the IPA formula to the extreme and then beyond. Lots of residual sugars make it syrupy sweet, while the hops juice grabs your throat. Overall somewhat interesting but could perhaps use some (or lots) age as the label suggests.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2005
Bottle. Light hazy dark golden colour with a small off-white head. Sweet malty, hoppy, alcoholic aroma and tast. Medium body and a very sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (3194) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Aroma of hops and oranges. Murky orange color with white head. Warm alcohol mouth feel and sweetness in palate. Some hops and lots of booze in the finish. I was really looking forward to this but am disappointed. The 90 is the best for me, more of a straight hophead sort of guy.

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