120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by beermanbrian:
3.98/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle, not sure what year. I was expecting something that you can strip paint with. Luckily I was wrong.
Pours a deep golden/bronze color with a head that dissipates to a sticky film for the rest of the glass. How do they get any head at all from a 21% beer?
Ready for the first sniff, will it be all hops? Will it be all alcohol? Not at all, big surprise. There is some citrus in the smell and just a tinge of alchohol but mostly sweetness.
OK I think i'm ready to take a sip. All i can say is not what i was expecting at all. Very sweet, almost a little too sweet. I imagine that is has to be to get 21% but i was expecting much more of an alcohol and bitter taste. Both are there but they don't stand out the way you would expect.
The only thing i can say about mouthfeel is syrpy. The sweetness sticks to your mouth. No aftertaste at all!!! Again a big surprise.
Drinkability - if you look at this as being able to drink more than one at a time it fails misserably. My belly is already warm and my head is spinning. But if you look at it as a question of whether you would try it again and recommend it, it gets a big yes. This is a must try beer if for no other reason than to appreciate how Dogfish managed to brew a 21% beer. This beer surprised me in many ways and my only complaint is that i would have enjoyed a little more of a hop character.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2005 01:55:49 | More by beermanbrian
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4.73/5 rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Where do I start, this beer completely took me by surprise. Its bold but you can tell that just by reading the outside label. Pouring it and taking in it's aromas, my taste buds started salivating immediately. It has a very potent citrus and pine scent with a very enveloping tone of vanilla and herbs giving it a sturdy weight. The actual taste itself lives up to it's aroma completely. It is very rich with a powerful hop flavor! I picked up on some of the finer notes of vanilla, spice, raisin, and a slight mineral flavor all wrapped up in tangy notes of orange and pine. I love this beer. It is truly complex and makes you think about what your drinking. In my opinion, enjoy this one like a fine scotch or bourbon. Just a few sips and I got a head buzz from all those hops! warm it up a little in your glass and your golden. I plan on buying a couple more bottles and letting them age.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 03:18:29 | More by AyeMito
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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