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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

6,243 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 6,243
Reviews: 1,994
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 947
Gots: 2,057 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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4.64/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Piggly Wiggly tulip. Bottled on 7/22/11, so a little more than 2 years old.

A - Hazy, cloudy reddish brown. Off-white head that dissipates quickly, but leaves a little lacing.

S - Candied fruit, peaches, light brown sugar, piloncillo. A light herbal, tea-like hop aroma.

T - Heavy candied fruit and brown sugar, some spices like a really good fruit cake. No alcohol at all really smooth, age has done this well. Hops are faint and mostly tea-like notes.

M - Rather thick, coats mouth well. Carbonation is low. Fits for this style.

O - Great beer, really complex, a ton of flavor. Very different than fresh and worth cellaring.

jeff1973, Aug 15, 2013
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3.26/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

bottled 7/2/2013 and poured into a snifter.

A- Poured slowly but high above the glass to create a thick white head. Good quality lacing just from the initial pour. Very orange/apricot color to the beer. Very appealing.

S- Malt and booze. For a beer that has been hopped to hell and back all I can smell is sweetness from the malt. On further assessment there are subtle hints of caramel, and spiced citrus.

T- This is where I realized I may not be a fan of such high ABV's. I'd rather have Tequila or Rye Whiskey because of the balance. This beer is all sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. The malt finish is huge, adding to the sweetness. Minimal hops. I know they are there, because they have to be, but tasting them is difficult. Booze and malt are all I can distinguish.

M- Like a mouth full of a good liqueur this beer has a sweet rich feel with minimal carbonation.

O- Can I say disappointed? WIth 60,75, and 90 being so very impressive I expected this to crush them all. I instead encountered a totally different beast. More Liqueur than beer, this beverage needs to come with a warning. A warning that it should only be consumed in small quantities after a hearty meal. Very much digestif-like. Give me Averna or Fernet any day...

slowonder1, Aug 15, 2013
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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 6,243 ratings.