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120 Minute IPA

Judges Rating: 
76
Aroma: 
17 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
31 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
7 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

Double IPA, Triple IPA, Barleywine -- what’s the difference when you’re looking at a beer of this strength and with this much hops! The problem arises when the alcohol works (or doesn’t work) with the hops, and this monster beer certainly has the alcohol and the hops, and that’s where the struggle occurs. The alcohol dominates the aroma of the beer, which pours a not quite clear dark gold/light copper color with a pronounced orange hue. The alcohol again dominates the flavor with touches of caramel and honey. The hops are there, but struggle to just barely make their way through the alcohol. This is a unique big IPA; there's not many others out there quite like it. It's understandable that some folks really like this kind of thing, but it’s certainly not for everyone.

 

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