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RATINGS: 2556   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
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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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Beautiful amber-orange with light-lacing and alcohol enticing aroma. Alcohol-forward syrupy and sexual. Yes I said it. Drink me and lower your inhibitions! Immediate results! As seen on TV! DFH knows how to hop and infuse their beer with alcohol! Yeast burp co2 and pee alcohol! Yes they are right! Work smarter not harder. I am sharing a 120 with my wife and she likes it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darb85 (254) - Canton, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Sweet apricots and booze on nose. Deep amber with minimal head. Booze leads with raisins and smoky molasses. A bit of a booze burn finish. Medium thin body. Decent and worth it but it is a bit exorbitant in these parts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (2075) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Poured from a 12 oz bottle from July, 2011. Aroma is that of an aged barleywine. Very malt forward with fairly strong caramel notes and some lighter toffee and toasted bread. Hints of burnt sugar and roast. Some light raisin, date and fig notes. A light, earthy, herbal resinous hop note. Medium light alcohol notes. Pours a burnt amber, brown color with a medium small, fairly thin, tan head that recedes almost immediately to the edges where it lingers for a short time. No lacing and long legs. Flavor has a moderate sweetness with lots of caramel and toffee notes. Some lighter toasted bread that lingers into the finish as well as some burnt sugar and hints of chocolate. Strong bitterness with a medium light herbal, grassy and resinous hop note that has some hints of pine. Medium alcohol spice in the finish with lingering toasted bread notes and herbal, resinous hop notes. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and moderate to moderately high alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer but this really isnt my thing. Its sweet upfront, but the bitterness is too high, even after all these years. While the hops have faded quite a bit they are still their in the finish, and in my mind they clash with the malt notes.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1594) - New York, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Bottled 01/14/15. A little over 2 years on it (Im told this is a decent bit of time). Pours copper reddish hue, very pretty, fairly clear, white head. Aroma is fig, plum, toffee, booze (still quite hot), burnt sugar, caramel, little bit of citrus and orange undertones. Really pleasant. Flavor is boozy burn, caramel, toffee, fig, little bit of orange undertones, lots of heavy barleywine and American strong ale notes, very nice liquor-y notes, some bourbon, little oak, plum. Low carbonation at this point, and lots of boozy warmth, and noticeable bitterness in the finish. Very good but maybe too boozy even after 2 years. May not be everyones favorite, but Im a big fan.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kassner (1617) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2017
What I like about this beer is that it is right at the edge of clawing, but not over. This is a sipping beer and for me much closer to a hopped barley wine. Of course a strong aroma of hops and nice color. very nice lacing as well. a bit sweet of course but great by a fire.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jwilcox767 (1) - Chardon, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2017 does not count
Is it a perfect IPA? Maybe, but Ill hold out hope that something even better is out there. Ive got a case of 24 that has aged for over a year now and its still fantastic/ getting better.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
svandyke (198) - USA - JAN 7, 2017
Shared a bottle with Sr. Netz- Great dark golden color. Didnt hold the lacing head very long, but still had some at the edges. Smelled grassy and resiny, but could not cover the faint boozy notes. It has a huge hop punch as it rolls into the mouth but mellows quite a bit on the backside. Still a classic for hoppiness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2017
This is a monster of an IPA and it stands apart from most others Ive had. At 18%, it hits you quickly, but its got enough of a nice, smooth, almost honey-like flavor that you want to keep drinking it. An excellent offering from Dogfish Head.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
canadiankiwi (148) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2016
Poured from bottle. Pours a clean gold. Smells very boozy (which makes sense considering its 18%). Very malty with caramel notes and a small small note of citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (1567) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Type: .25L draft Glass: Panama 66 snifter From: Tiger! Tiger! in North Park (San Diego), Calif. Price: $8.50 Purchased: Dec. 20, 2016 Consumed: Dec. 20, 2016 Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial IPA Misc.: Board read 16 pct. ABV, but I still think it was 18 pct. ABV First time I saw this one and insta-purchased it. Had been wanting to try this despite not really thinking much of the 60 (3.45) and thinking the 90 (4.08) was just good. Probably would have paid up to $10 and locked it down at $8.50 for a 500-ml. pour. Hoping to be in the 4.20 range. Poured a deep gold hazy color with 3-to-4 fingers of white frothy-to-rocky head when I got it. Was quite dark in there, but appeared to be light bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. World-class uneven foamy lacing. World-class retention. (Sight - 4.50) Smelled kind of a lot of mush up front, More malty than hoppy, getting caramel, toffee, brown sugar, maple syrup, sappy pine and hints of Citra and Cascade. Smelled more like an American Strong Ale or an American Barleywine than I would have thought. (Smell - 4.00) Taste follows the nose as more of a strong ale or a barleywine, getting toffee, caramel, earthy leather, maple syrup, brown sugar, sappy pine, dates, raisins and dark fruits. Not picking up any specific hops. Crazy smooth for 18 (or 16) percent. (Taste - 4.25) Medium body. Sticky texture. Lively carbonation. Earthy finish. (Feel - 4.25) Wow. This was much better than I thought and much better than the 60 and the 90. Might have even underrated this a tad. (Overall - 4.25) 4.23 94 A-

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (18799) - PCastle, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2016
Trbes orange goldenes Bier mit einer geringen weien schaumkrone. Geruch nach reifen Frchten, Obst, sehr hopfig, leicht harzig, oxidiert, alkoholisch. Geschmack intensiv fruchtig, sehr hopfig, s, Aprikosen.


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