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120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,693 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,693
Reviews: 1,964
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 816
Gots: 1,779 | FT: 112
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  18.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Too extreme to be called beer? 120 Minute IPA is brewed to a colossal 45-degree plato, boiled for a full two hours while being continuously hopped with high-alpha American hops, then dry-hopped daily in the fermenter for a month and aged for another month on whole-leaf hops!

120 IBU
ABV varies from 15-20%.

(Beer added by: frank4sail on 03-24-2003)
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yuenglingfan101

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-10-2014 20:27:10 | More by yuenglingfan101
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joemetric

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-10-2014 16:41:00 | More by joemetric
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MCMASTERSANCHEZ

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-10-2014 13:44:21 | More by MCMASTERSANCHEZ
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MikesnoHSL

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-10-2014 12:23:10 | More by MikesnoHSL
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RyanAU

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-10-2014 00:37:51 | More by RyanAU
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-09-2014 22:40:43 | More by jbriggs7
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Wortman1998

New York

3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Was not expecting this. It's really hard to put this in the class with other Imperial IPA's that I enjoy so much. At first smell, I knew that this was something very different. A boozy, almost bourbon smell - nice, but wow! The appearance was a very clear copper with good carbonation. Taste was nice at first, (by the end of the bottle, I had enough) with a real malty sweetness and a really subdued hop character - hard to believe that the IBU's on this are at 120. Very nice tasting - sweet, with a warmth like a distilled whiskey. I can't say that I didn't enjoy it. I did, it took me around an hour to sip through 12 ounces. I'm glad I tried it. I don't need to try it again - especially at $13 per 12 oz. bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 22:05:18 | More by Wortman1998
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NEO68710

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-09-2014 19:58:29 | More by NEO68710
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bosslux

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.9%

07-09-2014 16:42:44 | More by bosslux
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regelemarcel

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.9%

07-09-2014 13:12:21 | More by regelemarcel
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BeerBetty

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Amber, copper, dark orange, clear
S: Smokey, booze, slight citrus, hops
T: Not as boozy or bitter as I expected, sweet toasty bread, caramel
F: Heavy body, perfectly smooth carbonation, slight bitter after taste
O: Amazing beer, very drinkable despite the alcohol content, lives up to the hype, well worth the $12.50 I paid, exceeded my expectations

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 02:46:23 | More by BeerBetty
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-09-2014 00:36:08 | More by FeistyMidget88
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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-08-2014 21:50:07 | More by slipperysoup
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DNICE555

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -26.3%

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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Salud24

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-08-2014 04:14:33 | More by Salud24
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dober


5/5  rDev +22.9%

07-08-2014 02:36:00 | More by dober
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d5001986

Wisconsin

2.56/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into Teku glass.
Bottle is fresh.

A: Pours a rich amber, slightly hazy, with minimal off-white head.

S: Not a whole lot here. Some citrus, caramel malt, and alcohol.

T: Hot. Most certainly doesn't drink like most IPA's. Extremely alcoholic. Citrus with substantial malt presence. Bitter.

M: Viscous, bitter, spicy, and feels somewhat syrupy.

O: Perhaps this would be better after sitting a while. Not my cup-o-tea. Reminds me very little of a typical IPA. Everything about this beer is too extreme, really just a novelty - but I already understood that prior to purchasing. Would likely be a drain-pour if I hadn't paid almost $10 for it. Overall - poor drinkability and a poor value.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 02:17:40 | More by d5001986
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Kevlee722

Washington

3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Wow, it's like an IPA liqueur.
Pours nice, a little lacing. Clear amber with some cream colored head. Lots of hops on the nose along with some alcohol. Taste is the same, big alcohol burn on the finish. Thick and oily mouthfeel, a bit much with the high abv. A novelty beer but fun to collect. Have a couple from a few years back. Will have to re-review when I have one that has sat for a bit.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 01:53:48 | More by Kevlee722
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beergoot

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The body appears clear with a solid gold-copper color and sports a thin white head. There is a spicy hop aroma along with notes of peach and apricot; caramel. The taste crams in a lot of hop bitterness yet also has plenty of rich, deeply sweet malt sugar sweetness; toffee and dried apricot flavors; twinges of citrus zing. Medium-heavy body; semi-sweet with a strong hop dryness.

If hop bitterness blended with a deep, rich malt sweetness is your thing, then this beer is bound to deliver the goods. Depth and complexity becomes apparent with every sip. Just when you think you have the taste and aroma components nailed, another sip brings new ones to the fore. I'm getting a lot of rich, well-aged orange notes right now. In any case, this beer is big and bountiful and sure to please.

Late note: and I see where this beer is usually sporting a 15-20% ABV (per Dogfish's web site - my bottle does not list the %). and the label states it ages well (no kidding, with this hop profile and ABV!). and this probably explains my slightly off-kilter frame of mind while typing, reviewing this beer, and grooving to a Blue Note Hank Mobley CD that just came in the mail from Europe...well, the point is, this is a powerhouse beer, done up nicely, and worth exploring in a myriad of ways...

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 00:05:41 | More by beergoot
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grifter119

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.9%

07-07-2014 23:15:59 | More by grifter119
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of big hop notes, caramel malts, and plenty of booze.

Tastes of the big hops and malts. Hops lead off with citrus and pine notes with a decent amount of bitterness. Malts come next and add caramel, toasted bread, and fairly sweet giving an orange feel to the middle. Leans more towards the sweet end of the spectrum. Booze is present, but not overbearing.

Mouthfeel is full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is good, but the booze is too prevalent and could use some aging.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 02:35:24 | More by ocelot2500
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Icemann383

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-07-2014 01:40:46 | More by Icemann383
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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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