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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

6,280 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 6,280
Reviews: 1,999
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 953
Gots: 2,066 | FT: 124
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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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Chikincoop, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2014 vintage, poured into a tulip glass

A- pours a clear amber color with a small creamy and foamy white head that eventually reduces to a small layer skimming the top, no lace left behind

S- lots of booze on the aroma, the hop aroma is there with notes of pine & citrus, but the alcohol gives a sweet aroma that mixes with malty undertones

T- taste similarities are very similar to a barleywine up front, sweet alcohol dominates up front, with notes of citrus hop and pine kicking in mid-palate, more citrus continues to the finish with more booze

M- heavy bodied with low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel with a smooth and silky warming finish, lingers of alcohol

O- this is definitely a unique beer that is in a category of its own.

Treyliff, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Jofroi, Sep 22, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%

RocketCityVol, Sep 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

jwesleyclark, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of EraDehops
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%

Traded this for a Heady Topper to a native Delawareian... Glad I did, but definitely a different character of IPA. SO,
Appearance: Poured in a Let It Be Beatles pint glass, is a beautiful heavy, golden, dusty sunset orange with half a finger width head that laces up the edge of the glass like a vine on a trellis. LOTS of gas.. This bad boy keeps on bubblin'. Was just achin' to be opened! Head is creamy vanilla.
Aroma: Fits the appearance. Malty, sweet, heavy blood orange. Not the citrus bang of a hopped out IPA, but dank, sweet, and citrusy all at once.. Like a late summer herb. Superb. Maybe papaya? Banana? Something sweet in there...
Taste: A ton to describe and every part is very smooth! Malt citrus, Hopped sweetness, Mango at peaked ripeness. Ethanol is actually hard to taste, but easy to feel. The blend is so perfect, must be the boil?
Mouthfeel: This is my favorite part. If this thing is 18% I wonder what they're up to over there. Thick but very drinkable. Soaks every portion of my mouth. Viscous, but clean! Mmm! Keeps me wanting more! They must have tapped into some precious water at Dogfish Head. I love it! Really very good. I would guzzle it haha, but I am tipps'd after half the glass... so am enjoying each sip as it's own.
Overall: I thought maybe I'd need two to really appreciate, but man right out of thebottle was love at first drink. So smooth, rich and creamy. Props to Dogfish Head. They really produce a good beer. This 120 falls right in line, and probably to the top, with their other beers. I am a fan. They have a way of filling every gap that their water allows. Excellent flavor and I am happy to have made the trade (just one!) for a heady. Highly recommend for anyone, not just IPA fanatics like me.

EraDehops, Sep 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

selindner, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

meanmutt, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Enochase04, Sep 20, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +3.7%

Stillyman11, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

jakea, Sep 20, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +5.6%

Azeotrope, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Smileitsfreetobehappy, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

indianabeerman, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

digga90, Sep 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Zdrummer15, Sep 18, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +20.3%

nin699, Sep 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

pasjc2001, Sep 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

UlfAndreas, Sep 17, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +3.7%

mda080, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Very strong but great flavor. Warning: it's pricey but very much worth it.

Sillyshady2, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Johnr33, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Nugganooch
3.38/5  rDev -17.4%

12oz bottle from trade with Brooklynbrews
Notes taken on 08/10/14 - FW Snifter glass

I believe this was a 2012 vintage – Thanks Andrew!

A: Dark caramel body with a murky brownish amber appearance. Looks thick and syrupy as the bubbles slowly escape to the top developing a short lived layer of khaki suds. Nominal amount of stick noted as its more so just some alcohol leggings.

S: Smells just like a nice American Barley wine should. Rich with caramel candy malt sweetness through and through. A little nuanced breadiness, apparent with alcohol. Lightly dusted with spice hops, crushed pine, florals, candied orange peel, and a few earthy minerals. Not bad but not what I would consider anywhere near a Double IPA.

T: The beer opens with an insulin shocking amount of caramelized malt sweetness piled on top of sweetened breads. Has an almost tangy sour caramel candy likeness and while it is definitely hoppy I find the actual bitterness to be fairly restrained. Too bad as a little sharpness could really help cut all that cloying sweetness. I get some spice hops with dried orange peel, florals, and suppressed pines. Not very resinous for that matter. Alcohol is present and warming but very subdued considering. Just way too rich overall and not in a good way. Not exactly terrible as there are some kudos due for handling such a monster brew this well but this is just not made to my liking whatsoever.

M: Thick and full bodied. Lightly syrupy on the tongue as the carbonation struggles to pop. Somewhat sticky feel but rather clean otherwise with low bitterness and no lingering effects. Warming alcohol upon exhalation.

D: Such a weird beer to produce and then call an IPA. Even coined as a Barley wine this wouldn’t be a favorite. Very low drinkability to this one. Glad to have finally tried the 120 but not something I could touch often. I am not sure if the aging has made any significant impact without comparison.

Nugganooch, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

TheAnk, Sep 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

chadwicktorres, Sep 16, 2014
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 6,280 ratings.