120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by Tonmeister:
4.04/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75
Bottle poured into a Goose Island Glass
The appearance is light brown, amber with a thin white head. The lacing is maintained when tilting the glass.
the aroma is piney, citrusy, not really as hoppy as I expected. I can definitely smell the alcohol with a hint of vanilla.
I can definitely also taste the alcohol on this one, but not as much as I expected. There really isn't a hoppy presence. I can also taste a blend of vanilla mixed with honey roasted malt.
The mouthfeel is thin containing average carbonation and it's very tingly on the tongue.
Overall I consider this a very special beer, only to be consumed during special occasions. The taste kind reminds me of white wine (Chardonnay); however, It has a much more complex taste than wine. It's surprising how smooth this beer is for its alcohol content. It goes down very smooth for the 18% ABV contained in the beer. I would definitely buy this one again. My only advice is please drink responsibly because this beer is very smooth for the amount of alcohol that it contains, making it a really good beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2013 01:38:59 | More by Tonmeister
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4.9/5 rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
bottled on 5/10/07 for consumption on 7/21/14
Appearance - pours a muddy, brackish plum-brown. Just a faint cover of bubbles, barely sustaining a collar.
Aroma - rum-soaked shortbread and caramel. A boozy citrusy element that is not like Grand Marnier, but it makes me think of it just the same. A touch of plums and soy.
Taste - hard Christmas candy with the weird fruit filling. Light citrus but its there. Extremely warming in the throat and belly, mmm. A light smack of hops, not near enough to balance, just gives a little nip. Some light soy and/or anise as well. Lots of fun flavors to pick out and enjoy. Unbelievably easy to drink for its strength. Yes, the alcohol is certainly evident but the beer's flavors are plenty intense and integrated enough for it to work out wonderfully.
Mouthfeel - impressive carbonation seven+ years later. The body is big without becoming heavy, which could lend too much weight to the sugary aspects of the beer.
Overall - Excellent stuff at both three and seven years, I'll give a new bottle a whirl next time, though I suspect fresh hops rule the day. Toasting 20K on the fitbit - cheers!
2003 Edition sampled on 3/18/06
Appearance - pours a clouded light orange color, a snappy but short-lived head on top. 3.5
Aroma - a new experience on this one. I pick up the initial expected fruit and booziness, though not to the degree I expected. But then I get this unmistakeable spicy aroma. A cooking spice, what is it, I know the smell...then it hits my brain - curry! Are my hands clean? Sure enough, and I just washed out the glass from my last beer. Sniff again - curry again. Perhaps this is the effect on my senses when hops get over-saturated into a beer? I don't know. I like curry but I am unsure of what to expect on the taste. 3.5
Taste - wow. No curry here, but this is in the 'beer candy' genre. Intensely sweet, as if it's been concentrated. Orange candy, honey, pineapple, some mildly spicy hop component, and now and then a breath of that curry, but barely. Big alcohol finish, but not as brash as I thought it'd be. Beautifully supportive of the hops flavor, I don't think I can remember a beer being so hoppy and yet so sweet instead of bitter. Without fail, every time I take a sip, I get a whiff of that curry, but it generally does not appear in the flavor profile with any force. Finishes wet, warm and coating. 5
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
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 02:53:45 | More by brewdlyhooked13
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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