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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: 862
Gots: 1,844 | 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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JerzDevl2000

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4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up in Totowa a few weeks back, never having this before. I can't say that I've enjoyed anything quite like this, as this beer completely caught me off-guard. Yes, it's strong and yes, there are hops underneath all of this but it's not a hop-bomb and like the Bell's Hopslam, this one crept up on me both in taste and in strength. It's not like anything else on the shelf as the "IPA" is quite a misnomer!

This had a gorgeous, apricot hue to it with a solid head that filled up the remainder of my pint glass, and lacing that made itself known after my first few sips. Lots of booze, light citrus, and apricot on the nose with more of the latter in the taste. Toss in a Barleywine taste, some roasted caramel malt, a hint of bitter chocolate, and some faint weed-like skunk and this turned out to be a winner when it came to my taste buds. The carbonation was near-perfect a hint of honey sweetness kept this light from start to finish, as well.

It certainly, certainly did not hurt that the alcohol was quite recessed here; so much so that I don't think I've ever had a beer where what I felt and what the actual ABV% was were completely different from each other. I could have downed a few of these in a sitting but there's no way I'd still be sitting up straight at that point. This was brewed on 2/17 of this year and boy,did it still taste fresh. If it were possible to brew mead and toss in some floral and earthy hops and then add some Belgian sweetness in for good measure, this would be the end result. Nothing on the shelf is quite like this and this is one of those beers that has to be sensed to be believed. A really wonderful surprise here!

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 12:59:28 | More by JerzDevl2000
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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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