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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: 1,783 | FT: 112
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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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-12-2013 00:10:59 | More by outoffocus
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Drecher


4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-11-2013 23:11:49 | More by Drecher
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yottachem

Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled in small tulip.

Appearance: Pours thick (not quite motor oil) with minimal head. Very fine carbonation produces thin off-white ring around glass. Light copper in color with ruby highlights. Just barely darker than 90 min.

Aroma: Alcohol, fruity esters, raisin, pear, rum, dark caramel, brown sugar, over-ripe fruit. Malt produces a very complex sweetness that dominates the nose and the hops are very light in character.

Flavor: Wow, quite a complex beer. If one were to think about the flavors as you taste them it kind of goes like this: Very sweet, rum-raisin early in taste, alcohol burn, followed by hop-bite and then an alcohol warming sensation. Then the lingering bitterness decays to yield a soft malt sweetness followed by a final wave of hops. Dark toasted bread, peppery/spicy hops. Almost candy-like in it's sweetness. Presence of alcohol is dominant. Hop profile drops off as beer warms and the malt character comes forward more.

Mouthfeel: Med-full body with light carbonation. A surprisingly high carbonation level for this beer considering it's ABV. Bitter components are quite firm, but surprisingly ethereal. Ethanol burn warms down the throat to the belly.

Overall: Wow. Just wow. Flavor "play" between the hops, malt, and alcohol is incredible. Warms like a whiskey. Malt sweet is almost belgian-like in character but not belgian-dark (strong dark stone fruits). Hops play back and forth with incredible delight and doesn't completely destroy your palate with bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 21:44:54 | More by yottachem
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scomul

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.9%

04-11-2013 17:16:08 | More by scomul
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Hophead420

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-11-2013 04:58:50 | More by Hophead420
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BeerBenny

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-11-2013 03:18:02 | More by BeerBenny
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

04-10-2013 18:10:22 | More by trevorpost
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kingbin

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.9%

04-10-2013 14:15:19 | More by kingbin
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-09-2013 01:46:22 | More by RayOhioFelton
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bluetrevian

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-08-2013 21:45:48 | More by bluetrevian
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BigEZ_VZ

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

04-08-2013 18:12:36 | More by BigEZ_VZ
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz. bottle from 2011 into a pint glass

A: Dark golden amber with a rapidly diminishing head on the pour.

S: Surprisingly you can still smell the hops. It smells like a much more alcoholic version of their 90 minute. You can really get the citrusy-pine smell but it tinged throughout the smell. You can't escape it.

T: No hops whatsoever. Don't mistake this for a DIPA. It is quite sweet with a strong malt backbone. Just too strong ale for me.

M: Smoothy feel that is quite thick.

O: This is fine for samples, but a whole bottle is a lot to take in. I think I should have waited longer to let the alcohol die down. To be honest, I have no idea how they call this an DIPA. It is more like a strong ale or a barleywine. This beer really needs to be aged a while or drank superfresh on tap (like I had at DFH).

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 02:50:27 | More by gillagorilla
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Jonnyhiggs

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

04-07-2013 19:42:56 | More by Jonnyhiggs
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BeardedBrewReview

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Copper, hazy, with a small white head

S: Sweet, Resiny, Caramel

T: Alcohol burn, sweet honey, melon, very little bitterness

M: Heavy with a little carbonation

O: Lots and lots of flavor, alcohol burn stays with you without being overbearing, sweet

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2013 03:42:56 | More by BeardedBrewReview
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dazanas

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +22.9%

04-06-2013 22:44:48 | More by dazanas
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Broman

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-06-2013 21:29:12 | More by Broman
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Prince_Casual

District of Columbia

4.81/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Amber, Jurassic park type color. Crawled all over the glass

S: Boozy cocktail. The first time I 120'd all I could think was Grand Marnier + soda. There's more going on here, though. There's definitely bourbon'y flavors, not too much sweetness or vanilla which I hate, but a <great> counter to the booze.

T: Sickly sweet, bourbon over soda all the way. There's

M: = It really makes me think of a crown+ginger more than anything else. I'm a Hop person, but this is just straight booze, sweetness, (light) smoke, etc. Grand Marnier is also in the picture.

O: This IS a cocktail, letting it sit in a glass whilst doing other stuff is how to drink this. It develops before you open it, in the glass, and as you enjoy it. GREAT beer, in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 06:50:55 | More by Prince_Casual
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alomo

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-06-2013 04:43:11 | More by alomo
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JReites

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-06-2013 02:30:26 | More by JReites
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rkf1976

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14%

04-06-2013 00:47:46 | More by rkf1976
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-05-2013 16:22:48 | More by Kegatron
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

04-05-2013 06:36:23 | More by HumphreyLee
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BrewmanCapote

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

04-05-2013 02:02:51 | More by BrewmanCapote
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Tumble

Florida

5/5  rDev +22.9%

04-04-2013 21:51:14 | More by Tumble
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

04-04-2013 20:56:37 | More by MAUEX_MFA
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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