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120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,256 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5256
Reviews: 1939
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 16.26%


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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chrisny4205

New York

4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have heard a lot about this beer. With every description I heard I wanted the beer more. The beer was becoming very big in my mind. How could this beer be that big?

I poured the beer into a 12 oz glass. The beer rode down the side of the glass like a molasses water slide. In between an amber and copper color. The one finger head had great retention.

The smell would satisfy any hophead. Mixed in with the hop aroma is the big maltiness of the beer. At the end the nostrils get a little burn from the alcohol.

Going into this I expected a good burn from the alcohol. I was wrong. This beer is so big it hid the alcohol. First the sweet maltiness (molasses) comes out then quickly balanced with the 120 IBUs. At the very end of the taste is the alcohol but not too profound.

Syrupy, molasses that floats over the tongue like silk. In between sips you can still feel the beer sitting on your tongue encouraging you to take another sip.

With 21% alc. and just plain simply a huge beer this is not a beer I am going to throw down. But then again I didn't buy this beer to throw down. I could enjoy only a few in a night but thats all I need.

Overall a great beer. This is a type of beer that makes DFH the brewery it is. The biggest problem was the $10.99 price tag for one botttle.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2008 14:32:25 | More by chrisny4205
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Tolnik

Colorado

4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WARNING!!! If you do not like hops do not attempt for this beer is not for the week of heart in hops!

Poured this lighter amber coloration of cloudy honey beer into a pint glass. It was definately interesting in the aroma as it has a good spicy hoppy beer smell. However, the taste far exceeds the aroma in its hoppy citrus, robust flavor. It has hints of spice even in the taste and is wonderful on the palate! It is a sweet but spiced hop beer that has a great aftertaste finish compared to other high gravity beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2008 05:07:26 | More by Tolnik
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iheartcraftbeer

Ohio

4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my brand new Duvel tulip. Thick, reddish-orange body. Small foamy head shrinks quickly but never disappears. Small amount of white lacing creeps down the side of the glass.

Aroma is, in a word, heavenly. Very floral (rose petals?) and very fruity (strawberry, peach, cherry). It beckons me from across the room like a scent cloud that forms into a curled finger like in those old school Daffy Duck cartoons.

Taste is ... wow. This is one bad ass IIPA. The intense flavors are almost too complex to describe. I'm getting cherry, orange peel, bourbon and strawberry. Extremely sweet, borderline cloying. Very thick, syrupy mouthfeel. The alcohol at the back end is quite warming, but it doesn't hit me until the last second. Slick on the way down.

Drinkability is way too smooth for a beer this big. But at + 20% ABV, I can't see drinking more than one. Hell, if I had more than one I wouldn't be seeing much of anything.

Dare I say, the best IIPA I've ever had the pleasure of partaking in. Big ups to Kevin's dad for bringing this to me from MD.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2009 22:32:22 | More by iheartcraftbeer
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mikeg67

New Jersey

4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle. Pours copper with no head and lots of carbonation. Aroma is of citrus hops, caramel malt , ripe fruit and licorice. Palate is similar, nicely balanced. Full, sharp, body. Huge balanced finish, with lots of warming alcohol. Almost perfect after dinner beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 20:31:19 | More by mikeg67
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coldy

Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow....

I first had this beer about 5 years ago from a bottle, and have had it several times since. I recently had this on tap at the Dogfish brewpub.

This is an unbelievably tasty, strong beer. I really enjoy trying the strong beers out there, and the 120 continues to be the benchmark in my opinion.

Interestingly enough, the 120 actually has less hop characteristics than the 90, and even 60. My understanding is that is due mainly to the high alcohol content.

The 120 has just the right amount of strong alcohol notes, carbonation and complexity to make it an outstanding beer that is just right for sipping and enjoying in a snifter or wine glass.

I am a huge Dogfish fan, and I know they love to experiment and create new beers constantly, but this is one that hopefully remains in limited production and unchanged.

Delicious

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2013 18:01:37 | More by coldy
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ZpBrew

Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I heard the hype about this beer and had to give it a try. It's so good, sweet, malty, hoppy all at the right amounts IMO. This is a great beer and is one I will age and try years from now.. If you find it, get it. I would say Three Floyds Dreadnaught is the closest to this, but without the FFF signature crispness and taste. Love both beers, this is a must have I think.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 23:50:46 | More by ZpBrew
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maybrick

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aside from the 18 to 20 %ABV, I could drink this all day. I really doesn't taste like 20% abv - sweet - pineapple-like hop character - I was surprised how much I liked it.

More orange in color and suprising amount of pinapple in the nose. Excellent head retention as well as a modest to decent amount of lace. First time I've ever had it and went right out the next week and procured some for home. Definitely NOT a beginner beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2007 16:16:11 | More by maybrick
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superswing123

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: What a fine beverage Dog has created here. Poured from a 12 oz standalone bottle one of the most beautiful presentations ever in my pint glass. Opaque creamy tangerine with not too much of a head but that can be swilled back to its' original presentation. Some minor lace-traces remain wherever the beer has been in the tumbler.

Aroma: Loads of alcohol - stay away from the DUI stops after (1) (just (1) of these) ....you're busted buddy, This stuff is loaded with alcohol. From the get-go, it's been brewed pretty solid towards the ABV advertised. Outside of the booziness, wow what a fragrance of hops and fruits, herbs, more hops, and then, more hops.

Palate: Flavorfull. Fills your mouth with hoppy happiness. The alcohol bite is big but not overwhelming, just really strong. And following the bite the sweetness of honey-flavor remains to remind you have likely have had one of the finest taste experiences available.

Mouthfeel: Very drinkable. Smooth... like silk, almost whiskey, scotch-like without that much of a bite. Powerful lingering hops infuse into your entire entry-port and carry on down into a warming feeling overall. (No doubt enhanced by the ABV content)....

Drinkability: I'd only have one a night, if drinking anything else. This one will "put you quietly down" if you had more than 1. Glad I had a full beefy meal before sampling, otherwise...well, who knows, I sure wouldn't be preparing this review. Super brew, not for the amatuers among us. Be careful!

Overall, a sensational experience of a brew. The beer has "heart" in a big way. I would recommend every serious beer drinker try one of these at least once. It reminds you of what can be done with some hops, water, grains and a whole lotta talent as a brewer.

Fine stuff, overall. Carry-on, Dogfish!!!!

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2007 02:03:28 | More by superswing123
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DoubleJ

California

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was lucky to grab the last bottle from the shelf at Marty's Liqour (Allston, MA) during my visit in BoTown. I haven't had a Double IPA for almost three months now, so I'll admit I'm a little nervous. The only problem is this isn't a Double IPA, it's greater than that. The numbers are earth shatering, 20% ABV, 120 IBU's, and 450 calories. Love the design on the bottle cap, though I think there should be a warning in text on the label too (Idea: if a fizzy yellow beer drinker inhales this, seek medical attention immediately.) Something's missing...oh yeah, my bottle opener and my oversized wine glass. Let me get those, and as soon as I come back, let go on to the beer:

Into the glass it goes...it's a deep orange color, chill hazed. Ruby red hues are mixed in this eye candy. The head is short-lived. The aroma isn't strong, but it is deep. Hops? Yes, there are hops, but it's surprisingly sweet. Lots of juicy tropical flavors in this one. More like concentrated syrup is what it is. It's like ecstasy; I want to continue smelling it. But I must press on to the taste...

Here we go...WOW, that is one smooth devil. I can still feel the alcohol inside of me. It isn't really "bitter" at all, it's just like the aroma. Sweet, juicy, tropical fruits all around. I want to continue sipping on it, but I must break a little more than I want as this is some very thick stuff. Very syrupy and carbonation is short lived on the palate. Oooo, ahhhh. Another sip please. Yes!!! More! WooHoo!! Although you feel the booze on your insides, you can't find much of it in the beer. Hold on, I got to lick the flavor off my lips. Yum. Hey, I'm feeling good now. I think I feel the alcohol starting to kick in. Let's wrap this up.

I was expecting to struggle against this beer, but my palate won the battle. I'm really glad I tried it out. I have nothing else to say expect this: get yours hands on a bottle if you see it. That is unless you hate thick syrupy beers.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2008 05:31:36 | More by DoubleJ
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Asher1982

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is probably one of the best IPAs I've ever had. For as high in alcohol as this beer is, it's drinks quite smoothly. Nothing crazy for an IPA in the color department, but the taste is truly unique. Sweet with a lot of hops. I normally don't like to much sweetness mixed with to much hops, but this beer to me is phenomonal. I have a have several bottles ranging from 2005 to 2007 aging in my cellar. Each time I crack one open it's like a special occasion.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2008 04:12:21 | More by Asher1982
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northaustin

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

had a 2007 at the flying saucer in austin.
color was a earthy brown and consistent.
smell was very strong and the alchohol aroma was very apparent.
tasted great. thick and very flavorful.
mouthfeel and drinkability were right in between what you would fell drinking a regular beer and a hard liquor. very interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2009 05:01:42 | More by northaustin
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DrKnoskelson

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I enjoyed this beer on tap at the Hulmeville Inn, located in Hulmeville, PA. It was served in a 12 oz chalice.

The beer poured golden amber and relatively clear for an imperial IPA. I guess the aging of the keg might have added in clarification. Only a trace amount of head.

Very faint smell of hops. Unfortunately the Hulmeville permits smoking, so I can only assume that the true aroma was masked by cigarette smoke.

The first sip reveals extremely bitterness; almost sour taste, with a harsh alcohol presence that slightly burns the mouth. The flavor is vastly complex, malty, with notes of currants. This beer tastes what dank hops smell like. I've smelled some dank IPA's before, but this brew tastes like what other beers smell like.

This beer finishes bone dry with flavors revealing themselves along the way. Amazing beverage, but 12 ounces is a bit much. I would have rather enjoyed it in an 8-ounce snifter. This is truly a beer that should be experienced by any IPA or hophead enthusiast.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2009 01:14:47 | More by DrKnoskelson
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Stunner97

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance- golden yellow in color, similar color of a golden whiskey or rum, slight carbonation of the pour, and a nice lacey white head,

Smell- exceptional hop smell, it really jumps out at you with beautiful citrus and and strong hops smell, great smell, couldnt imagine a more inviting smell,

Taste- very sweet malt and sugar mixed with a nice hoppy tone, I really love the flavor of this beer its so enjoyable, extremely sweet and malty with still a nice kick of hops too, Its such a tasty beer

Mouthfeel- heavy thick and syrupy, very smooth, nice coating all over your mouth, and a nice warm finish

Drinkability- Scary drinkable consider what this bad boy brings to the table, a sippers definition should be to try a 120 min, such a unique beer that I recommend every beer lover try it at least once even if you wind up thinking its to much for you, I found this to be thouroughly enjoyable and will definitely try again

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2009 04:14:03 | More by Stunner97
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CortexBomb

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'd shied away from this beer for a long time...Dogfish does some interesting super-high gravity beers, but given the price and the fact that this one was supposed to be overhopped to the extreme; suffice to say I was nervous.

Long story short, this isn't a beer for hop-heads, by any stretch of the imagination. 120 minute is a sticky sweet, smooth drinking malt bomb with a a hop presence, but not dominance. I didn't get as much of a dark fruit presence as some of the other people tasting, but that might be shaded by my experiences with Raison d'Extra, which has a very pronounced dark fruit characteristic...this one just struck me as a malt bomb through and through, and this is in evidence from the first pour...huge aroma of malts. Very thick in the mouth (as expected) and what I would call dangerously drinkable. I had two in one evening. No, that was not a good idea.

The bottom line: Despite the fact that is part of the XXX Minute line, this is a beer that is recommended, first, for people who are used to pretty high gravity alcohol (whiskey fans would likely find some things to like here) and second for people who can appreciate beers that don't have all that much of a hop presence. I don't doubt that DFH threw a lot of hops into the kettle, but the sheer amount of malts present here drown most of them out. As a malt fan, I like this, but don't buy expecting a hop bomb...for that you're much better off going with something like a Founder's Devil Dancer or the like.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2009 15:49:00 | More by CortexBomb
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Kakaraht

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer in the Netherlands, was quite a good find for over there.

A: Had a nice Texas orange color to it with a yeasty haze. The head was nice and white with medium lacing.

S: The intense amount of hops and malt quickly bombard the senses with a sickly sweet and boozy aroma. I find myself thinking of raisins and prunes and molasses as well as deep dark citrus.

T: Incredible flavor, it is extremely sweet and malty, the hops have not left any bitter notes, instead a dark floral taste that seems to get drowned as the alcohol of this 18% beer comes through. As the beer warms the flavors only intensify and the malt overpowers the alcohol and a deep fruity and spicy flavor resides.

M: Almost no carbonation, instead is a rich thick sweet heavy bodied drink that leaves the mouth tingling and the temples warm from the boozy punch.

D: Not something I could have more than one of and at that with a good distance between them, but still an unbelievably complex and deep beer meant for a cold night and a good snifter.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2011 02:11:57 | More by Kakaraht
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slash196

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: A deep, deep ruby red, with some lingering lace that stuck around until the bottom. Served in a 12-ounce snifter, but it struck me as perfectly suitable for an old-fashioned pint glass.

Smell: Hoppy and sweet, but not as much nose as one might expect out of an ale this strong. Some of that is probably the relative lack of carbonation; the 120 minute is definitely less foamy and "beery" than, say the Festina Peche. This beer is all business.

Taste: Like all great beers, this beer packs multiple flavor profiles. Off the tip of the tongue it's sweet, fruity, and complex, with an absolutely uncanny smoothness.
Make sure you also get it in back of your throat (sort of a gargling motion), because that's a whole different ball game. Almost brutally bitter, with a massive shock of hop oil enough to challenge any hop-head (but it's well worth the challenge).

F – Full bodied and sweet, fairly light but with a solid amount of the hop oil; let's face it, this beer is basically all hops. Knock-your-teeth-out strength; per-volume it's about two-and-a-half times stronger than a gin and tonic.

D – Unlike a very strong belgian, this brew stays true to its roots; this is unmistakably an Imperial IPA with the hops turned up to Plaid. I paid ten dollars for a glass of this and it was worth every thin dime (for the record, it took me about 45 minutes to finish it, such was the power).

Fun story: I went to the Dogfish Head Alehouse for my birthday, and halfway through my dinner they tapped a new keg of this. People actually cheered.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2011 05:11:38 | More by slash196
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Yagman3000

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Finally having the 2011 at Rattle and Hum in NYC at their DFH event.

Poured from a bottle into a wide tulip. Appears an orange and gold with a tiny outside rim of thin bubbles and acsmall oil slick in the middle.

Smells of sweet tropical fruits: mango, apricot, pineapple. Sweet sweet hops with a touch of booziness.

Tastes of apricot. Not as sweet as in years past and not quite as boozy. The difference between 18% and 21% is noticeable. This is my favorite for a reason: a sweet hop bomber!

Mouthfeel is thick and filling but just short of cloying in terms of its sweetness. It truly goes back and forth between tropical and hop bitterness due to it's complexity.

I can't deny this. It's my #1 and I'd cross the dessert for it. It's amazing and my heart grew fonder due to not having one for about 18 months. All hail 120!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 18:04:26 | More by Yagman3000
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SDtastentune

California

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - A little lighter with a small head and limited lacing. Kinda yellow and dirty gold.

S - Smell is boosy alcohol mixed with apricot sweetness.

T - Taste is sweet. Mostly boosy alcoholish but very balanced for 18%. Apricots and some sweet kinda candy like thing.

M - Kinda lower/medium carbonation, lower aftertaste and easy drinking for a hop head. Some what hot after its all down.

O - Overall great brew. Hard to explain the 18%, but i guess its there. I am usually thinking of piny/grassy/floral hops flavor but this was different for a IPA of this kind. It came undone after it warmed up a little and I kinda liked it better when warmer. On a limited tap at Urge San Diego... and i took home the dogfish head super cool glasses!

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2011 07:22:28 | More by SDtastentune
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Ungovernable

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: I want to say it has a honey, golden hue, but I'm vegan, and that has negative connotations. So, I'll say it's a nice, sunny, light amber color. The head was pretty non-existent, as expected, but some foam remained on top of the pour pretty much throughout.

S: Hops are pervasive in the smell, but in a different way than for a lot of really hoppy beers. For instance, that weed smell is completely absent from this. There is a heavier note around the sides of the smell that's kind of liqueur-y -- in a good way.

T: This tastes a lot of what you'd expect a really strong imperial IPA to taste like. Somebody said it had characters of a barleywine, and I'd agree. It has that malty sweetness to it, but the centerpiece is obviously the hops. I've long wondered if it's possible to put too many hops into a beer. Well, my first sip of this got me thinking that maybe it was -- and maybe this was kind of bad-tasting because the brewers favored a ridiculous amount of hops over taste. However, the more I drink this, the more it settles into a tasty imperial IPA that gets less challenging to drink as it goes down. It's worth noting that this is not citrus-y at all. If that's what you're looking for, look elsewhere.

M: It feels syrupy and stays in my mouth. It coats the roof of my mouth and kind of stays there. Still, it's not overpowering or unpleasant.

O: I gave this a 5.0 because Dogfish Head obviously made a very quality beer that checks off a number of rare boxes. It's 18 percent alcohol, hoppy to a point of extremes and still tastes really good. If I was looking for a really great IPA, this wouldn't be what I'd grab. But I don't think that's what Dogfish Head was going for when they made this. This is a good, interesting beer that crosses beer styles to sit with overall quality beers, instead of reigning in a certain niche. Sure, it's challenging to drink, but I like that a lot. I want something to stick out in beers I drink. This is certainly no session beer. This is one that you're going to fight with a little at first. However, it'll soon have you singing its praises and wanting more -- if you like challenging beers. If you want a session beer, keep a movin'.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 02:06:56 | More by Ungovernable
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wineshop

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really don't care about a beer's appearance, color or feel. It's just about the taste. I'm a small town Texas boy with a love of a wide range of beer. I bought 3 of these to try out. Interestingly, the first I drank straight from the bottle - which, honestly, I prefer 90% of the time. But my first Dogfish Head 120 I hated. I thought it was horrible, and actually hard to even finish. I compared it at the time to how kerosene might taste. But a few nights later I poured it into a frozen glass. Wow. I have no idea what makes it different, but it was. It went from horrible to great, and after drinking the last one I just wish I had more. Truly one of my favorite beers I've ever had. I found it to indeed have a bitter taste, but a very smooth and not overly hoppy bitter taste. Hard to explain. Also - as the glass and beer got warmer, it got even better. Don't hesitate to try this one. But - give it a chance. I often find good beer takes a while to "come around" and this was no exception. I don't know if this review will help you. I don't really speak beer talk, I just know what I like and I really liked Dogfish Head 120.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 05:27:24 | More by wineshop
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fire34fighter

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite beers. Hides the alcohol bite pretty well. Very sweet with a strong vanilla note. Currently aging a few bottles to do a side by side. Not as "hoppy as most IPA's surprisingly. The 90 is also very good, and a lot easier to find. This is more of a rare find/special occasion beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 00:27:34 | More by fire34fighter
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ricknelson

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Our group of 4 Beer Advocate members did a recent small bottle tasting of high alcohol brews.
Among the 12 brews tasted was; 120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head. The 120 Minute IPA received
our 2nd highest average score of the 12 brews tasted at 4.69. At 18% this was a very smooth beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 17:11:05 | More by ricknelson
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bcsbeer

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a single at the local ABC $12.00 Bottled on 2-17-14

First time I have had a chance to get my hands on one and the expectations were high. This beer did not disappoint. It was very fresh and smooth. The alcohol was there but did not distract from the flavor. Everything about this beer worked for me, a joy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 03:37:17 | More by bcsbeer
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NWer

Washington

4.76/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2011 vintage
Finally tapped into my stash that I collected a couple of months ago. First time with this puppy and man! What was I waiting for?
Beautiful pour into my brandy snifter.
Better than brandy. Served at room temperature.
At 18% abv you want a little alcohol feel and that's what you get. A little. Well masked with a beautiful flowery hop and malt balance.
Appearance is clear with a copper color. Slight head, sufficiently viscous.
Mouthfeel is outstanding making this the perfect sipping beer.
One of those beers you must drink before you die.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 01:45:12 | More by NWer
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noclue

Michigan

4.78/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12oz bottle served in a snifter.

Appearance: Hazy golden brown, virtually no head. Lethargic bubbles struggle to reach the surface. This could be dangerous.

Smell: Fresh hops, fruity, floral, sweet, sweet malts.

Taste: Candy sweet. I think I'll need to brush and floss after this one.Offensive hoppy kick. Zing! The high alcohol content isn't noticeable until it makes it's way into your digestive tract. Mommy!!?!?!?

Mouthfeel: Huge body, thick syrupy mouthfeel.

Drinkability/Overall: Needless to say, drink this beast in moderation. Quite an outstanding specimen. This is definately one for the cellar. Wow!

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2004 22:45:28 | More by noclue
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 5,256 ratings.