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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

5,726 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,726
Reviews: 1,965
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 825
Gots: 1,792 | FT: 110
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass, serving as a replacement for my dearly departed snifter.

*Let it be noted that this is not an aged bottle. This batch was bottled in April, 2014.*

A: A deep bronze color with some crimson-orange tints as well. Head started out at about two-fingers, but quickly faded down to a gorgeously creamy cap, bone white in hue. Not a ton of lacing down the glass, but the small section that's there sits quite thick on the glass. Not world class aesthetics, but definitely a pretty looking beverage.

S: The aroma isn't as boisterous as I expected honestly. This particular batch, according to word of mouth and not an actual source, is sitting in at roughly 19% ABV. Even with that said, there's not an overwhelming amount of booze in the nose. A light hint of booze, with your almost average top-tier DIPA aroma. Some citrusy profiles, mostly grapefruit, melded with some orange peel and a juicy peach undertone, all balanced on a sweet malt backbone.

T: Holy hell... This is /extreme/. There's so much going on here. It goes without saying that the hops are very upfront in the initial sip. A huge wave of mixed juice flavor bombards—grapefruit, orange, hints of lemon, and some peach. Given the fact that I'm a strict beer drinker that doesn't delve into liquors, it's taken me almost 20 minutes to be able to decipher what's going on here in this 19% ABV behemoth. Hearing this mentioned in the past, I've heard stories of candy-like sweetness, but perhaps that comes through aging? The only sweetness here is a comfortable amount of caramel malt that breaks through the belligerent hop presence. A strong alcoholic burn comes through in the finish for me (which might not be a problem to those accustomed to whiskey). The aftertaste is strong and citrusy, and maybe my mind is deceiving me, but I'm detecting almost a cinnamon-like heat in the lingering flavor. The complexity of this beer is truly a marvel in itself.

M: The mouthfeel here, as expected, is huge. It's not syrupy or sticky, but it's HUGE. A full-bodied leviathan that is devilishly smooth and creamy, given it's alcohol content. A perfect level of carbonation adds a little bit of crispness to it all. This is the star-quality of this beer, and it's a truly a testament to the craftsmanship of the folks down at DFH brewery.

O: I know that I scored the taste and mouthfeel really high, but I feel as though this beer is just a tad bit TOO much, and therefore the overall score suffers a little bit as a result. Let not that be an insult to the brewers: the folks down at Dogfish Head are absolute artists when it comes to beer and have crafted an absolute behemoth of a beverage here. The complexity in the flavor is off-the-charts, and the mouthfeel is absolutely a work of art for a beer of its stature. However, with that being said, DFH 120 Minute, in all of its over-the-top glory, strikes me as a strictly once in a blue moon treat. Something this intense needs to truly be savored and simply can not be enjoyed regularly. I will be purchasing another bottle to age for a few years, and may not find myself drinking it again until said bottle is sufficiently aged.

Serving type: bottle

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 5,726 ratings.