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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: 946
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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Ratings: 6,222 | Reviews: 1,992 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

ndoggvegas, Apr 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

bowlerjoe2, Apr 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

DonaldH, Apr 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Dark33, Mar 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

hilgart1, Mar 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

ridgeline23, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of brotherloco
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. Bottled in 2012. Served in a snifter.

Given that this was bottled in just the past couple of months, this is a review of a pretty fresh batch.

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a ring of large bubbles. No lacing.

Aroma is deeply fruity, floral, vinous, and a little sweaty. Tropical citrus, mango, kiwi, pineapple, and orange. Fruit has a fermented quality to it. Floral notes are slightly perfumy with strong honeysuckle notes. Vinous notes sit kind of between a sweet white and dry red. A sting of alcohol. Needless to say, complex and intriguing.

Taste hits you with a little more sweetness than I got in the nose, but not a surprising amount. Flavors come on like waves. There's the sweet honey, there's the fermented fruit juice (a tilt towards apple cider), there's the wine (a sweet dessert white), there's a big wash of seawater saltiness. A bit of sweetness from the high alcohol seems present, but very well blended. Certainly there's an overall bitterness from so much hopping, but the flavor is much more than just bitter. Much like the aroma, things here are complex and intriguing.

Medium-full bodied with light carbonation. A touch syrupy, but how could a beer this big not be. Encourages sipping.

Took me a few years to track this one down, but I'm not disappointed in the slightest. Along with Red & White, the best beer I've tasted from Dogfish Head.

brotherloco, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Fux
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jordan for sharing this. Always glad to discover new Dogfish head brews.

A: Pours golden bright orange with a small head. Lives a nice collar.

S: Smell is sugary, sweet, quite complex, but not hoppy at all, reminding more of a barleywine than an IIPA.

T: Taste is caramel, toffee, very sweet. Also fruity (candied fruits). The aftertaste is more bitter. The dry finish helps the sweet notes not to be to overwhelming.

M: Nice carbonation, not oily or sticky but strong bodied for an IPA.

O: This brew's a sipper. A bit to sweet. Hops are a bit undertone even if the fruity scent is definitely nice. Would probably age well.

Fux, Mar 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

KevSal, Mar 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Deshon2688, Mar 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

mcbeerbrew, Mar 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

airbag11, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy golden peach with a one-finger head that fades into a wisp

S: sweet caramel and sugary fruit

T: very sweet, but warmed into caramel, fruit, malt, and coffee/toffee

M: silky, rich, full, soft

O: This was very decadent, very smooth, very strong (this and their WW Stout are tied for the strongest beer I've ever had); I really enjoyed it even though it wasn't what I expected - I've had a to come back to this after having had the 90 minute IPA, and later still even tasting them in succession, b/c I realize how much better the 90 minute IPA is than the 120 minute IPA.

Greywulfken, Mar 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

cboog114, Mar 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

seanbren, Mar 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

fenix1300, Mar 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

CounterVulture, Mar 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

GJDitzler, Mar 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

TheDarkKnight, Mar 27, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.6%

mmkeat, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of andrewm190
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As one of the reviewers below said, Dogfish head's 60 minute was one of the beers that turned me toward craft brews, and later, forever forsaking the NASCAR fair. Somehow, I'd missed the 120 minute until now. Among my beer loving friends, it has not been loved. Liked, perhaps, but nothing of the fan-fair I'd expect from a beer with even more (!) hops. I have come to find that it is in fact possible to over hop a beer. The 120 Minute was accused of this, and I echo the sentiment. That is not to say, by any means, that I don't enjoy the beer. I really like it and certainly recommend it. I'd even say it's come to enjoy a certain celebrity status, and perhaps should be tried at least once for that reason. But, lacking much else in complexity, this is a pure hopper, and it is strong. I've given this a slightly higher overall mark than I did for it's other sub-catagories, and I'd have to admit I'm not sure why. I can tell you two things though. The first is that this isn't complex; the smell is hoppy, so is the appearance and the taste, not much more needs to be said. The second is that I haven't had a good beer in a while, so having some type of quality round out my evening is a major plus, even if the hops are a bit smothering.

andrewm190, Mar 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

matthageman, Mar 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Nate, Mar 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

jcr8611, Mar 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

George2744, Mar 26, 2012
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 6,222 ratings.