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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

6,222 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 6,222
Reviews: 1,992
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 945
Gots: 2,051 | FT: 127
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 355 ml bottle (bottled July 2, 2013) into a tulip.

A-As you might expect with a beer that has an ABV well into the double digits, a normal pour produces very little head, just a thin, patchy cap of khaki foam that lingers in varying stages of patchiness. The brew is hazy and orange, rusty, copper in color. There is a decent bubble show at first with champagne-like streams of carb.

S-There is a lot of warming booze, but I find it appetizing and complex like a good cognac. Flavor-wise, I detect spicy orange, vanilla, and caramel. The brew is mostly sweet with a nicely-balanced bitterness that, in the grand scheme of things, is not all that bitter.

T-The taste is similar to the smell with cognac-like flavors of orange, vanilla, caramel, and a bit of spice riding a big wave of warming alcohol. Again, the bitterness is balanced by the huge malts and result is not so much a hop bomb but just a huge, boozy beer.

M-The feel is substantial with low levels of carbonation and a medium body. The carbonation just sort of rests on your palate.

O-I have had sips of this beer before and not been overwhelmed, but I thoroughly enjoyed my bottle this evening. Obviously, at anywhere from 15%-20% this is a huge beer, so if subtlety is your thing, look elsewhere. But if you've got some time to sip and big, balanced, digestif-like flavors are on your list, this is a fine example of how to do big beers right.

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 6,222 ratings.