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RATINGS: 2559   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2004
I scored one of these(at 17 bucks I couldn't convince myself to get more)while on vacation in Virginia. This beer poured a clear copper amber color and formed a huge foamy white head that left laticed lace as it subsided. Very little carbonation is present. An aroma of hops and malt, but surprisingly balanced. I thought the hops would have been more dominating with the usual Dogfish experimenting, but I was wrong. A slight hint of caramel is also present with a touch of pine. The flavor was of malt and hops with a medium caramel like taste with a warm aspect of the alcohol present. The finish was a medium creamy body with a sweet finish and warming alcohol. After Imperials, IPAs are one of my favorites. As with World Wide Stout, while this was a good beer, the pushing of the limits pushes it out of the top contention for IPAs if it can even be called that anymore.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lownote (581) - Austin, Alabama, USA - APR 22, 2017
Delicious piny hop flavor. A bit fruity too. Pours bright orange and clear. Nice color. Taste is really big and malt forward, surprisingly. Its not a heavy malt. Its a crystal sort of sweetness, to my palate. Definitely a little straw, bread, but reminds me of chewing on English crystal. Not at all cloying. Hop bitterness is there but not over powering. I get some orange notes I would guess is hops, but might be yeast. Everything comes together nicely. Thick thick body. A bit of alcohol warmth, which is a good warning since its 17%, but it doesnt feel too warm. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolord (519) - - APR 20, 2017
Rtlich kupfer im Glas, trb, slich alkoholisch in der Nase, drrfrchte, massiver Krper, slich, deutlicher Alkohol im Abgang

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffaoe (723) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2017
Fresh bottle - mild citrus aroma with faint pine notes. gold and clear in color with huge long lasting head. very intense malt and hop flavors. strong notes of medium crystal malts, raison, pine, and resin. a bit boozy. cant wait to age a few out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darb85 (263) - 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 (2117) - 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 (1654) - 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 (1628) - 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 (203) - 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.


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