overall
99
97
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Too extreme to be called beer? Brewed to a colossal 45°P, 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 IBU’s, you can see why we are calling this the Holy Grail for Hopheads. Editors note: ABV reduced down to 18% in 2009.

A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


Wordsworth's rating

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wordsworth (166) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2015 1yr old bottle poured into snifter. Pours a hazy golden amber with a thin white head that lingers throughout. Scattered, sticky lacing follows the drink. Aroma is pine, honey, citrus, moss, booze, grapefruit, and candied sugar. A fresh bottle has an astringency to the scent that is gone in this aged version. The flavor is piney sweet with sugary citrus notes and a tinge of malt. The ABV is well hidden after some time in the cellar, but is noticeable after some gulps. A medium mouthfeel accompanies a lively feeling on the tongue. Absolutely delicious beer and a perennial favorite. It’s like beer and mead had a beautiful baby together.


4
brewjeria (10) - San Antonio, - JAN 20, 2018
I scored a bottle of it at The Flying Saucer for my birthday. Judging by the hue of it and being a highly sought after IPA, it looked like all booze and I was correct. There is little to no noticeable head. It is not even hoppy. The taste is heavy, you can't slog this one down. But rather is a slow burn. Where the hoppy sensibilities of your typical ipa fails it it's booziness works. From start to finish it was amazing and lived up to all its mythical hype for me. You either will love it or hate it, there's no in between. And I like it that way.

3.1
kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2018
Pours a mostly clear ark amber body with a small fizzy beige head that faded to a thin film. The nose is very resiny and piney with a heavy caramel maltiness and a little alcohol. The flavor is very boozy and a lot more bitter than I was expecting. I remember this being much sweeter the last time that I had this. An intense resiny and piney hoppiness up front, fading to a very hot and boozy alcoholic finish. There’s plenty of caramel malt in here as well, but the boozy alcohol keeps it from being overly sweet. Full bodied, chewy, and clingy with fizzy carbonation. I didn’t remember especially liking this beer before, but I feel like I liked more than this. Maybe this really does need some extended aging. This bottle is somewhere in the neighborhood of a year old. Wouldn’t give this another go at this age, though I’m unlikely to buy more of this in the first place. 3/7/6/3/12

3.4
randy1969 (115) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2018 Very strong alcohol aroma overpowers the hints of citrus hops. This beer pours a cloudy amber with a minimal head. It's a sweet taste, there's dark fruit and some citrus. Thick, creamy texture with a full body. I was expecting more

4.3
TomTron (462) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2017 For there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men.

3.8
ramstein2611 (40) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2017
Pours a nice amber color with a very sweet hoppy citrus smell. Minimal head. The taste is hoppy upfront but sweet almost like pineapple, the finish is crisp with a slight lingering hop note. Overall a very good IPA that I’d get again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
bpreo (3011) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2017
This one weighed in at 18.5-21% alcohol. Tasted like it, and that's why I love it. Sampled at Reefpoint Brew House, Racine, Wis..

4.9
cwill (109) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2017
Thick murky amber pour with a thin head that disappeared quickly. Smells delicious, with aromas of hops and fresh dough. Tastes surprisingly sweet with white grapes and orange liquor; a little hoppy, grapefruit bitterness to balance it out. Nice alcohol burn as it goes down but not what you would expect from such a high ABV. Almost like a 90 minute with extra kick. Viscous mouthfeel; probably the thickest beer I've tasted with little carbonation. Really good beer and more docile than I expected. Still only drinking one though. I'd put it there with Samichlaus as one of the more unique beers I have tasted.

3.9
chucklemation (1796) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2017
Pours a hazy copper with a white foam head. Aroma is very boozy, with citrus, floral, and earth hops coming through, as well as caramel malts. Flavor is boozy, sweet caramel, and citrus hops. Has a smooth, full body, syrupy. Quite good - a hybrid barleywine/double IPA.

2.9
brandon1989 (712) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Pours a hazy golden orange color with a medium off white head that left some nice lacing rings around the glass. The aroma is more sweet than hoppy. The most dominant aroma is alchohol with some faint pine and citrus notes. There is quite a bit of warming as you drink this beer, the alcohol is very noticeable. The flavor is very sweet again more so than hoppy. The alcohol is also very dominant in the flavor as well.

4.3
SDalkoholic (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Bottle from Sprout's: Poured a dense raw golden honey hue that was murky while the head was a foamy layer that quickly bubbled down. Aroma is strong in malt and reminds me how a barleywine smells. Earthy hops are picked up as well and some minor scents of fruit such as dried peach or apricot chips finish my nose off. The drink is strong and delivers a high level of alcohol immediately. Flavor is sweet and bitter yet has tastes of apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and a drop of soy sauce or fish sauce finishes it up. Had this before, but was so wasted I couldn't even write about. So glad they put bottles out again in my humble corner of the U.S.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 261
A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5