120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by ccrida:
4.33/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle (12/18/06) into a snifter, the 120 is a gorgeous hazy amber, with a 2 finger olive tinged egg-shell head that left sticky lace.
The smell is weird, strong and sweet but funky, a little off-putting at first, medicinal, sherry and some cinnamon, a bit like sour candy. Very unusual, and ultimately, strangely attractive.
Whoa, this sucker is one crazy beer, unlike any other. Thick sweet malt is tempered by a nice hop bittereness, although no hop aroma or flavor per say, just this really malty, almost candy like flavor. Surprisingly, this is not as hot or ethanol tasting as some 10-12% beers can be, although there's not fulling it's a booze bomb, but in a more visceral way. Or like a drug that takes a bit to kick in!
The mouthfeel, well, is actually much lighter then you might fear, and even though it's a sweet beer, it's not syrupy or a sugar bomb, a la Burton Banton, and is really well done.
As for drinkabilty, what can I possibly compare this to?? It's a +20% ABV IPA, so of course it's a really slow sipper. Nevertheless, the 120min IPA is a beer drinking experience like no other. Over all it's really nice, although it gets a little rough on the belly by then end.
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2007 06:25:03 | More by ccrida
More User Reviews:
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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