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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 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidflores99 (225) - Signal HIll, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Man, is this beer strong, I had one of these and felt tipsy, but this is a very great beer, very thick, and lots of hops! Kinda expensive per bottle but worth it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2007 bottled from NBD, LES, NYC,-bronze, orange color fomay head.Sweet flavor, Super hoppy aroma,a great mix of etxreme hops ans some sweet malts.Vinny said "mad flava kid" And he likes crap. a whole lot going on here and this 40 proof. crazy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shadey (2085) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Nice IPA aroma. Hops, honey, a touch of bitterness. The flavor was not as much alcohol as I expected, but still overwhelming. Maybe if it had time to age it would improve.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9590) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2004
Resinous green hop giants bathing in their Gargantuan honey baths...Heavy bitterness beautifully balanced with the malt cookies...Orange zest and a masterfully hidden alcohol...A very tasty but lazy mammoth...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Amber color with hardly any head. Strong malty aroma with not as much hop presence as I would have expected. Extremely sweet, malty flavor on first sip. Very full bodied with a nice hop kick at the end. Hard to believe that it has 20% alc/vol. Will probably be much better with a year or two of cellaring.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2004
Sweet hop nose - orange, biscuity pine, slightly scorched smelling. Its hoppy, what would you expect? but it is very well-balanced. Clear orange with white head that diminishes to ring. Alcohol is apparent as is plenty of hop flavour and bitterness. Fantastic supporting maltiness. Very well-balanced although it is perhaps overly sweet. Mouthfeel is somewhat still. Medium-full body. Bottle. Enjoyed with MartinT and Rastacouere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2004
Surprisingly very clear light amber without much head, but still a considerable sticky white ring. Deep alcohol heat hits the nose and supervises a very malty base, extremely sweet, caramelic and fruity, it made me think of pale molasses if it existed. Huge hop profile is mostly floral and grassy. Fatiguing sweet alcoholic palate, burning like a strong scotch when you keep it in mouth a minute or 2. Made me think of a sunny day, floral and skin burning. Very bold, yet pretty clean. Huge creamy body with smooth carbonation. Interesting, but ultimately not very enjoyable to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (7614) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Tough call on this one - I would not like this if I was not a beer geek and ratebeerian - but I need to put that into perspective. More and bigger is not everything. Light copper appearance - very sparkly. Light white head - good lacing though. Strong aroma - first reaction is cat urine! But after reconsidering - I figured it must be processed hops! What do I know - Im not a brewer! For a 20.04% ABV - this is extremely smooth - alcohol is hidden extremely well. Flavor has elements of sweet candy, overripe bread and stale citrus. Not an everyday beer - but glad I had a chance to sample one. Very smooth finish considering the ABV.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aurelius (5158) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Smells like cat urine and eggs. Intense citrine coloring, health food store label. Tastes like over-fried eggs, moderately sweet, tangy. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth considering the high hopping and ABV. This was just a hard beer to drink. Technically good but unenjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2008 very interesting brew. It knocked my socks off with both the alcohol, and flowery taste. I expected a bit of both obviously-hence the 120 min title and 20.% + abv, but i was blown away at how strong both were. I was already a bit under the booze by the time i got to this one, so i didnt get to finish it, but i know its not my favorite. Too strong, and not enough citrusy flavor as one would expect in a ipa. have 2 stored away to see what time will do to a 20% ipa.

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