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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

6,143 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 6,143
Reviews: 1,987
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 924
Gots: 2,005 | FT: 125
Brewed by:
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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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robcapo

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.2%

07-09-2013 13:06:41 | More by robcapo
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CrazyLarry

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +22.2%

08-17-2014 14:34:49 | More by CrazyLarry
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Lokal305

Florida

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-18-2011 08:00:18 | More by Lokal305
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MichaelStoutBeard

New York

5/5  rDev +22.2%

01-08-2014 10:24:44 | More by MichaelStoutBeard
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mwoodside

Delaware

5/5  rDev +22.2%

08-28-2012 14:04:40 | More by mwoodside
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WillyMac

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-21-2011 16:00:16 | More by WillyMac
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jtierney89

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.2%

Don't ask me how, but I got a 4 pack of this stuff for $10! Just cracked open the first bottle and poured it into a snifter. I'm already excited. Right away I could smell some good stuff coming from this. Lots of citric and floral hops. Smells like a bouquet, lots of tropical fruits. As I let it sit out for a bit, the alcohol presence kind of makes itself known on the back of the notes. The beer pours a beautiful hazy amber with a decently sized creamy head that lingered for a while. Now its time to sip.

Lots of flavors. Hard to pin point them all on this first sip. Balanced is surprisingly better than I expected considering the high degree of gravity this beers boiled at. You can tell there's a ton of hop presence through taste and even slightly on the swallow.

Up front it's very syrupy almost orange marmalade like with some pineapple and even apricots. Very thick in the middle, slightly warming like cough syrup on the swallow but not too bad. The mouthfeel is very very thick with slight carbonation but again, more carbonation than I expected. Getting some pineapple taste on the swallow as well.

The sweetness builds, definitely a sipper but unlike most sweet beers it doesnt have that terrible raisin aftertaste lingering around. A lot of citric and piny hops on the swallow that can be detected taste wise. You can sense the tiniest bit of bitterness but not much, however I do wish there was more.

What do I have to say about this big beer after all is said and done? I like it a lot. More than I thought I would. On the sweet side but better balance than you'd expect. I'd like to try and age some of these but I doubt they'll last that long. Also another plus about this beer is it's a quick and easy buzz in a bottle. I tried to identify more flavors half way through the bottle but i'm afraid my tastebuds already took the day off! enjoy!

10-15-2011 03:40:20 | More by jtierney89
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illMurray

Florida

5/5  rDev +22.2%

05-04-2014 15:10:57 | More by illMurray
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Danieldebarr

Colorado

5/5  rDev +22.2%

05-01-2012 16:52:43 | More by Danieldebarr
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-18-2011 21:25:21 | More by Snellgg5
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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-13-2012 23:52:59 | More by Pensfan0782
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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +22.2%

10-31-2012 19:09:56 | More by Craftonly23121
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Luweezy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.2%

06-11-2013 02:13:04 | More by Luweezy
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LakerLeith

California

5/5  rDev +22.2%

06-17-2014 11:22:01 | More by LakerLeith
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Hop-o-saurus

California

5/5  rDev +22.2%

06-12-2014 05:04:19 | More by Hop-o-saurus
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.2%

08-03-2014 22:50:31 | More by dvanhandel
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Bwbkicks

Georgia

5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-14-2011 02:36:51 | More by Bwbkicks
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thomscottson

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.2%

02-13-2013 01:29:15 | More by thomscottson
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HideYaBeer

Florida

5/5  rDev +22.2%

04-04-2014 21:48:29 | More by HideYaBeer
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Brandywine

Washington

5/5  rDev +22.2%

2012 vintage poured into a tulip.
Appearance: Clear sunset golden orange. Fingers worth of an off white head. Epic alcohol legs and tons of lacing.

Smell: Pineapple, mango, peach, sweet orange, grapefruit, Crème brûlée and sweet malt.

Taste: Really follows the nose. Explosion of fruits, mango, peach, nectarine, orange, pineapple, grapefruit, toffee. Sweet malt provides a perfect counterbalance to the assault of hops.

Mouth Feel: Full and viscous without being cloying. Nice amount of carbonation carries it through the palate.

Overall: This for me is the perfect IPA. Extreme hops, extreme malt and incredibly balanced.

11-03-2012 03:20:22 | More by Brandywine
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DaveEcenrode

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.2%

06-07-2013 03:08:31 | More by DaveEcenrode
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MrJolly

Arizona

5/5  rDev +22.2%

04-27-2014 21:41:22 | More by MrJolly
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.2%

04-02-2014 16:36:03 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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BierAdvoNikk

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.2%

03-10-2012 16:01:30 | More by BierAdvoNikk
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dangelop

New York

5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-05-2011 21:43:32 | More by dangelop
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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