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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

5,697 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,697
Reviews: 1,964
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 816
Gots: 1,782 | FT: 112
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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emilylee

California

3.5/5  rDev -14%

04-23-2013 22:24:08 | More by emilylee
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-23-2013 19:41:08 | More by JMS1512
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-23-2013 19:01:50 | More by thampel09
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ErnestHemingway

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.9%

04-23-2013 01:39:10 | More by ErnestHemingway
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BeastLU

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-22-2013 21:21:28 | More by BeastLU
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J_Dub

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Dark orange/brown and cloudy.

S: One of the best smelling beers I've had. Malty sweetness and alcohol primarily. There are also notes of dark fruits. I can smell some hops too. Very complex nose.

T: Not like what you think an IPA should taste like (but that's not a bad thing!). Warming alcohol flavors, raisin, plum, hops, caramel sweetness. Like the nose, the flavors are very complex and yet blend together perfectly. Although the alcohol adds some flavor it is hidden extremely well considering the 18% ABV.

M: Sticky, syrup like essence. DFH has made a beer that has the richness of melted down candy but made it very enjoyable.

Overall, a stellar beer that any hophead needs to try. The complex, dark, sugary nose and flavor are delicious on a cold night with friends. If it wasn't for the rarity (at least in Texas) and the price this would be a weekly drink.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2013 21:20:31 | More by J_Dub
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gkoz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-22-2013 20:43:28 | More by gkoz
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ltltony

Michigan

5/5  rDev +22.9%

04-22-2013 18:11:22 | More by ltltony
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EigenBeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-22-2013 16:00:20 | More by EigenBeer
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-22-2013 10:22:49 | More by browniewithnuts
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Rope

Illinois

3.09/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in Chimay chalice

Appearance-
A deep orange color, with a thin white fizzy head.

Smell-
Very hoppy, citrus and bitter hops competing in the front with a sweet smell if you search for it.

Taste-
Way to sweet for its own good, almost like a Spaten Optimutor. The sweetness is way to much, and is followed by a slight bitter. I have a hard time picking out any flavors.

Mouthfeel-
Heavy and oily, less carbonation than expecting.

Overall-
I love me some hops, but if I wanted something this sweet I could drink soda. Still better than a AAL.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 04:59:58 | More by Rope
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strib

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

04-22-2013 02:55:22 | More by strib
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BeerPunk1312

New York

5/5  rDev +22.9%

04-22-2013 01:44:21 | More by BeerPunk1312
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John_Schlaffer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-21-2013 22:09:25 | More by John_Schlaffer
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normanburner

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-21-2013 21:08:18 | More by normanburner
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Ghnarani

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-21-2013 17:54:01 | More by Ghnarani
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-21-2013 04:46:30 | More by 604growler
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-21-2013 01:47:12 | More by ummswimmin
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Corey17

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-21-2013 00:13:31 | More by Corey17
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klythjohan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-20-2013 22:24:22 | More by klythjohan
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BeerSnobery

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-20-2013 21:57:25 | More by BeerSnobery
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-20-2013 20:23:36 | More by comfortablynirm
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tut2528

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled on 2012

A: pours a nice brown color with an orange hue to it and when held up to the light it becomes an awesome dark orange color and you can see some floaties. pours about 1 fingers worth of head formation that is beige in color

S: huge hops rush to the nostrils during the pour. immense grapefruit, orange peel and even some subtle lemon zest are also pretty evident and integrate very nicely with a huge malty and sugary sweetness. to be honest, the alcohol is extremely well hidden.

T: huge sugary and malt sweetness is noticed right up front and it has a great hop profile. citrus and grapefruit still present and there's a big creamy finish. again, for 18%, the alcohol is balanced nicely with the big sweet backbone

M: heavy side of medium bodied, leaves a big sugary sweetness that sticks to the teeth and the palate. the alcohol is warming, but inviting

O: this was one of the first brews i had when i got onto the craft beer scene and it was too strong. but this is simply amazing to me right now. i find this well balanced for 18% and i will definitely be grabbing more of these

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 00:01:08 | More by tut2528
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scmoore81

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-19-2013 15:12:49 | More by scmoore81
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PlinyBeMiney

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-19-2013 05:07:16 | More by PlinyBeMiney
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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