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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

5,815 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,815
Reviews: 1,970
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 855
Gots: 1,825 | FT: 113
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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CrystalShipMS3

Maryland

2.58/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tried it on tap at a zombie hop fest. I was expecting great things from this but was let down.

Head became a whisp of nothing no lacing. (As expected from an 18 abv beer)

Smells: like freaking jet fuel... made from raisins. Also a little bit of model airplane glue.

Tastes: like freaking jet fuel. Super sweet which helps to mask the 18% abv, but just barely. Honestly though it tastes like alcoholic raisins. Not something I would buy but I'm glad I tasted it.

Mouthfeel: not bubbly enough to support the alcoholic sweetness.

Overall: I'll never buy this but I'm glad I got to try it. It's too sweet and too strong for my liking.

I'll pick 69/90 miniute IPA over this anytime.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2011 01:28:18 | More by CrystalShipMS3
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Mouthfeel - very thick, the carbonation holds its own among the heavyweight flavors. 5

Drinkability - I am so glad I grabbed this and am hopeful that I can wait another 5 or 6 years to sample the other one. 5

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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