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120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,249 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5249
Reviews: 1937
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 16.26%


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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SDDanC

California

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Tasted on July 13th. Poured an '09 bottle into taster glass. Pours a hazy amber with no head at all, even with the aggressive pour. In my nose I find a bit of orange and grapefruit, lots of alcohol. . . LOTS, bread, small amount of hops. On the tongue the alcohol is a little less, but I was definitely overwhelmed by the warmth of it. Lots of caramel and malt with a small bit of citrus hops, but barely. Goes down the gullet with the burn, lack of carbonation brings that forth. I would much like to try it fresh. I will definitely acquire again. I hope for it to be more hoppy/citrus.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 23:24:47 | More by SDDanC
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a tulip. From notes.

A: Pours a clear copper color, with a finger worth of off-white colored head. The alcohol legs are nice, and the retention is incredible for such a big beer. There's even lacing left on the glass!

S: Huge caramel malt sweetness is the first thing I notice. Other notes of tobacco, leather, pine, and alcohol. I'd surmise this is a touch restrained for 18% - but it's restrained in all the right ways. Not bad at all!

T: This is intensely caramely, with a subtle leafy bitterness and a mild burn. For 18%, this isn't particularly boozy. There are also nice notes of nut, brown sugar, and toffee. I half expected this to be a shamelessly sweet, brute force monster similar to DFH's Olde School - instead, it's just restrained/balanced enough to be shockingly easy to sip.

M: When taking the gentle alcohol prickle out of the picture, the beer's texture is smooth, creamy, thick, and soft. Is this really 18%? Not only am I surprised by the (relative) lack of booze, I'm even more surprised how the residual sugars don't linger oppressively. Carbonation is mild.

O: This is NOT an IPA, not at all. It's a barleywine, and a damn good one. Like a lot of DFH offerings, I expected little enjoyment. However, this is genuinely my favorite offering from them. Hey DFH, more beers like this and less beers with moon dust!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 20:08:23 | More by ThisWangsChung
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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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