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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18834) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
Amber with a small head. Very vinous and malty in a very complex way. Sweetish but still in a balanced way. Has in incredible body and brings an oily and very good palte. The alcohol is well hidden, even if this is at least just as much liquor as beer. I liked it alot and would love to taste it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2004
In one word wow!! It better be for paying $12 a bottle. I never thought I could like an IPA this much. 120 Minute has all the hoppy-maltiness of an IPA, but a huge amount of sweetness to go along with it. I was extremely - pleasantly suprised that there was no alcohol detedted in the flavor with the beer sporting a 20% abv. rating. If you are a strong beer lover, go get yourself some, but save a share for me...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2004
This beer poors a nice amber color with a a hazy body and a small off white head. The aroma is nice, tons of floral (some pine) hopps and an underlying sweetness as well. No decernable alcohol in the aroma for me in spite of the 20% abv. The flavor is syrupy and cloying to me but strangely balanced by the intesnse hop presense. The alcohol is well masked but as a whole the sum of the parts are better than the whole of this beer. An interestng experience and worth the try but not on my repurchase list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Beer??? This is much closer to a barleywine. As others have noted, this is extremely smooth for 20%, although the alcohol becomes more obvious the warmer the temperature. Very complex in taste, with a hoppy-fruity-malty presence - suprisingly weighted towards the malts. Maybe it is inevitable in the high ABV IPA brews but the honey-malt sweetness really dominates. Different, impressive and expensive. A special occasion "beer".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilsnerrogge (2865) - Finspng, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2004
Amber colour, very little head. Oily hop aroma with notes of marzipan. Full-bodied, sweet, oily, fruity and strong; tastes good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2005 #500 I must give this brew some big points for making a 20% brew taste so good. Pours a deep red amber with a small ivory head. I was really shocked at how sweet this brew was, the hops were there, but overwhelmed with maltiness. Tons of malt, honey, brown sugar tastes realy brought out the sweetness. I wish there could have been a lot more bitterness to really balance out the flavor a bit. This brew was still very smooth with a very thick and creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish, and not nearly a 20% alcohol flavor. Great brew to try once, but I would rather stick to the 90 min IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2004
this is a great concoction, its very very sweet, not really an IPA at all, needs a lot more hops. But the taste it so deep, full bodied to the max, honey and molasses couple with sweet hops, you can feel the alocohol hit your nostrals, 20% alcohol you cant beat that, wow. Quite the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2004
(Sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival) Pale amber small creamy head. Sweet and dense aroma of syrup with hints of tropical fruit. Syrupy sweet and heavy flavour of rotten pears, nectarines and sweetened oranges. Thick mouthfeel. Extremely sweet aftertaste of marmelade, syrup, candied peaches and pears. Small notes of grapefruity hops in the back of the tounge. Too sweet and unbalanced to impress me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Slightly cloudy yellow orange color with big white head. Aroma is hoppy, but sweet as well, with some pine and caramel. Flavor definitely hoppy, though not really any more so than most imperial IPAs out there. Alcohol was definitely present, but not really overpowering. Flavor was pretty sweet as well. Overall a nice brew, kind of a novelty brew, but good. I would definitely have another (shared with at least one or two others).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2004
Orange copper color with a very thin head. Aroma of hops, caramel and alcohol. The flavor is hoppy but particulary sweet, more sweet than bitter. Lingering bitter finish. Light to medium body, creamy texture. Well, Im not particulary impressed by this one, definitely less hoppy that I thought it would be.

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