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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

5,862 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,862
Reviews: 1,971
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 863
Gots: 1,849 | 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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Cheesemoose

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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served into an 8oz chimay glass at the riverside European street.

Golden amber with a glowing nature to it's hue. Foamy white head with a good finger of head. When held to light it glows a reddish yellow. As the bubbles creep up, you get the sense that this beast is meant to savor.

Nose, though cold now, reveals an aggressive and astringent hop base. Spicy, with toasted edges, the malt body is what shines though. Honey, vanilla, and a bit of nuts come mind.

As idly warms, more vanilla and caramel. ABV also makes it's presence known, increasing the spicy edges. Grassy notes? Intriguing.

Wow. This is one dangerously delicious beer. The malt/sweet base is what is dominant, though the aggressive hopping tries to make a presence. Rather sweet. Honey, vanilla and bourbon (aided by the alcohol burn) make an impression. Citrusy finish with a cloying sweetness that reminds me more of a fortified wine than an IPA. Roasted, toasted with an edge of caramel and toffee.

Mild carbonation, and with this abv I can see why. Not as syrupy as you would think, but lingers a bit. Alcohol makes a strong presence, but to be expected.

All around, a great beer. Well made and with purpose. Could do with some age but fresh it is still amazing.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2011 23:32:04 | More by Cheesemoose
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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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