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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
92
outstanding

7,021 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,021
Reviews: 2,094
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 1,154
Gots: 2,695 | FT: 169
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  18.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: frank4sail on 03-24-2003

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%.
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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1/5  rDev -75.7%

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3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle dated 2012, poured into a Nogne goblet.
A-Pours a nice, dark golden amber with orange hues, very little, off white head which hung around the surface edge with very little lacing.
A-Low grassy hops, a little booziness, but smells more like a barley wine!
T-Heavy sweet malts, then finishes with a piney bitterness and booze.
M-Low carbonation is present with a heavy, syrupy body that coats the inside of the mouth. An extremely unique "IPA" that is full of alcohol (I can already feel the ABV in the middle of this review!).
O-Not the "IPA" I was expecting; a very heavy sweet, malt backbone, which compares more to a barleywine rather than other IPA. Very different from the 75, 90 MIPA.

Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at J Ryans Syracuse NY

Appearance - Copper colour with a very small size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There a low amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for only a minute or two.

Smell - Malts, hops, oranges, pineapple, caramel

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops and malts mixed with grapefruit and oranges. There is also a caramel/sugary/pineapple sweetness and it ends with a bitter hop aftertaste.. but not as bitter as I would have expected.

Overall - I've had an aged bottle previous to this and I can say that I much preferred it fresh. If you have a few bottles it's worth aging one to see how it changes but make sure you drink most of it fresh.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at Rapture. From notes. Reviewed 24 July 2011.

A: A finger of nice head fades rather fast. The beer is cloudy-clear and orange-amber. Scattered lacing.

S: Huge, boozy, and fruity. A touch of hops (and maybe even citrus) underneath the strongly sweet alcohol.

T: Better than the recent bottle I sampled. Lighter and less oppressively sweet. It doesn't taste as strong as it is. Hops on the endtaste linger on in the sweet-dry aftertaste/finish. A more balanced maintaste than the bottle -- loads of hops are still completely overridden by honeyed alcohol, but it's not cloying. Well-made if...overambitious?

M: Smooth, sweet, but less substantial than anticipated. Hoppy-dry at times, which is great!

O: Good beer. Recommended on-tap. I might have again, if not anytime soon. Well-balanced for a super-strong beer. Enjoyable and impressive.

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.72/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Oak, 6-oz in a tulip. Nice golden-yellow with strong overtones of orange. A bit foggy in the glass, small white head that doesn't last for long. The nose is oh-so-powerful, full of hops, citrus, and alcohol to the max. Going into this knowing it's an ~18% ABV beer, I was nervous about the taste. To my surprising, it's not nearly as strong or overbearing as you might think. The brew is laid out with a malt character, toasted grains, and a bit of yeast. On top of that are wild, bitter hops, and intense citrus flavors. The bitterness is balanced well by the citrus and the malt. Now I'm not saying the alcohol wasn't noticeable - it certainly was. It provided a strong bite on the forefront and fizzled into an intense warmth and tingling sensation for the rest of the sip. You can feel it warming up your throat and stomach on the way down, too. BUT - it worked well with the beer and was done quite masterfully. It wasn't too strong, making the beer undrinkable, rather it turned the beer into something you have to sit and sip gently, like a fine whiskey. Thick, heavy, carbonated a ton, and a bit sticky on the mouth.

Overall, this isn't something you'd relax with and throw back a sixer. It's obviously much to assertive for something like that. It deserves more care and pampering, like a top shelf mixer. Even though this beer wasn't the greatest, it provided a nice experience and is something I would definitely have again, given the time.

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 7,021 ratings.