120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
Appearance: (split three ways, poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter) golden/copper color, slight haze from both the hoppiness and the fact that the beer is bottle conditioned (active yeast in the bottle), brilliant white head that dissipates into a ring of foam with nice lacing that remains throughout
Aroma: sweet citrus, particularly tangerine, with a distinct aroma of golden raisins/currants and a light twinge of brown sugar/rum/boozy nose
Flavor: tangerine, bitter caramel/burnt sugar, golden raisins, a slight amount of spice/cinnamon, then warming alcohol on the finish
Mouthfeel: silky, medium-low carbonation, definitely not overly syrupy, especially for a beer pushing 20% ABV
Overall: definitely a fantastic beer, certainly more of a barleywine than Imperial IPA, but very unique in its flavors and certainly an experience worth having. It would be very interesting to collect/age these for a few years and do a vertical tasting. DFH recommends trying it with some age on it, so whenever they have another release, I'll try to make that happen.
03-16-2012 03:03:01 | More by cuttsjp
4.45/5 rDev +8.8%
Fresh 2012 Bottle.
A: Deep reddish orange, no head, minimal lacing.
S: Sweet tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, resinous pine, sweet caramel, honey, booze. Very aromatic hops smell more sweet than anything.
T: Sweet tropical/citrus hops, pineapple, tangerine, nectarine, grapefruit. Hops come through sweet but still pick at your palate with moderate bitterness. Honey and caramel stay strong in the background to back the hops up. Alcohol definitely shows but it's quite subdued for it's abv. I've had much hotter beers with significantly lower abv.
M: Full bodied, smooth, slightly sticky finish. carbonation is soft-moderate.
O: I really enjoy this beer. It's more of an english-american fusion barleywine rather than an IPA. Threw a 4-pack of last years in the cellar definitely throwing a few in the cellar this year.
03-15-2012 22:59:28 | More by ixodus
3.95/5 rDev -3.4%
Poured from a 3-years-in-the-cellar bottle a fairly clear amber-orange color with a very thin off-white head. No lacing with this one.
Boozy aroma of honey, sweet caramel malts and light grapefruit and pineapple.
Like the aroma, there were big boozy notes along with honey, sweet caramel malts, pineapple and light grapefruit. The 18% has mellowed a bit with no real hotness found.
Medium bodied and rich with a moderate carbonation.
A slow-drinking IPA for sure. I enjoyed it.
03-15-2012 19:43:08 | More by Monkeyknife
4.65/5 rDev +13.7%
Went to the local liquor store to pick up some beer and the girl at the counter asks me if i would like to try a beer that they just got in. Lo and behold it's 120 min!
This beer is hard to find so I definitively had to buy a bottle.
The beer pours a light brown color with a thick initial head to it that settles down rather quickly.
The smell is very odd. Very sweet with a definite hop presence, the hops are not overpowering at all though.
Initial taste blows me away. This is a very unique beer. It's surprisingly sweet for how many hops are in it. In fact I barely notice that hops at all. All I get is a refined sweet taste. The after taste is a very pleasant caramel flavor. I could not taste the alcohol at all in this beer.
Overall the beer is definitely worth a try. I can see why some people would not like it because of the sweetness but i liken it to a fine brandy.
I feel as this would age extremely well.
Aged 1 bottle for about a year. It improves incredibly well with age. The sweetness calms down a bit, but is definitely still present. I recommend aging this beer to get the best results.
03-14-2012 23:59:51 | More by jokemon
3.8/5 rDev -7.1%
Pours with a half inch white head that recedes to a thin ring.
virtually no lacing on glass.
amber in color
smell is honey with virtually no hop smell
taste is sweet becoming boozy with a slight bitter taste that sits on your tongue.
overall not my favorite IPA but a good offering from dogfish. Won't go out of my way to track this down but if offered why not.
03-14-2012 22:36:33 | More by b2611
3/5 rDev -26.7%
Ap. Medium Amber, a small head that leaves only a ring and some lacing very quickly.
Sm. Citrus hops, ruby red grapefruit mostly.
Ta. First nanosecond is malty sweetness, then it's a medicine/ hop/ alcohol burn. Finishes with the alcohol burn hanging on like a whiskey or a hot pepper. Improves with the 3rd, 4th, 5th sip.
Mf. Medium everything.
Overall. I had to try it, despite the $9 price tag. No need to buy another one. It'll be a long evening sippy beer.
03-13-2012 23:37:05 | More by deaconoflove
4.13/5 rDev +1%
Thanks to ncketchum for the bottle. Poured this into a CBS snifter.
A) This is a rather attractive blood orange. There was a finger of head, which settled quickly to a thin dusting. There was a bit of sediment, not much lacing.
S) Tropical fruit, Mango, pineapple, some orange. This is a bit floral, but really quite sweet. There's a little booze.
T) The initial impression is the sweetness. I got very ripe pineapple and honey. The ABV is initially very well masked. Then is creeps up on you with some warmth in your throat, that follows all the way to your gut. I really can't complain about the balance, it works.
M) Medium body, maybe a little heavier. There was more carbonation than most beers with a ABV this high, but it works. This is actually pretty darn smooth.
O) I really didn't know what to expect, but this was well put together, and fairly easy drinking. Good thing I only had the one bottle, cause I could see this kicking my ass.
03-11-2012 04:12:06 | More by RoamingGnome
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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