120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.54/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A: Rust/amber/deep orange/almost red color, ompletely opaque and hazy. Only a small ring of off-white head with a few streaks. You try carbonating wood grain and see if you get any bubbles.
S: Big maltiness. Sweet smell, quite pleasant. Not overwhelming.
T: Very sweet, fruity, very malty, honey. Far less boozy than I expected. 18% ABV is arguably well-hidden. Not for chugging, but drinkable. It’s a sipper if only because of the price!
M: Heavy, sticky, gooey. Good-syrupy. Again, little carbonation.
O: It’s a great beer and I’m glad I found some to try out. I understand the price because you don’t find Imperials or Belgian Strong Pales at or near 18%, but my budget says stick with the 12% Imperials at 4/$12.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 22:01:41 | More by Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.11/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle into a tulip.
A: Clear copper colored body, tiny carbonation streams along the glass. Head build up to about a finger off hard pour, then recedes to a big ring at the edge. Lots of lacing.
S: Malt sweetness, caramels, dominate. Hints of piney hops, but barely. Incredibly restrained.
T: Intensely sweet, lots of caramel. Hoppy bitterness towards the finish, but not nearly what I expected. Some notes of sugar and toffee, but not overwhelmingly sweet.
M: Medium body, with a very smooth feel, mildly carbonated. While the flavor is not boozy, the burn of the alcohol is noticeable in the feel.
O: As others have said, I have a hard time classifying this as an IPA. So the recipe and process are IPA, but the result is a barley wine (in my opinion). That said, this is a sipping beer, it simply cannot be quaffed. It is well balanced, and very restrained considering the claimed 18% ABV. It's young and raw, but I saved a few in the cellar...hopefully time will improve an incredibly great beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 00:47:20 | More by Badger6
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 5,691 ratings.