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120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA

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6,622 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,622
Reviews: 2,025
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 1,021
Gots: 2,265 | FT: 133
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 -2.4%

Peyton5410, Apr 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Hootie159, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of bbeane
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured into an oversized snifter... starts with a light white head that mostly disappears leaving some spotted lacing. Beer is orangish in color with lots of fine sediment

S- Very balanced aroma... hops, sweet malt, and a bit of booziness

T- Starts with a pleasant hoppy flavor before being taken over by sweet malts. The hops continue to sneak through the sweetness along with some boozy heat

M- Fairly light bodied with light carbonation

D- It's an interesting beer, very drinkable at 18%... but kind of a stretch for the style. I feeli like the hops aren't as lost in the sweetness when it's on draft


bbeane, Dec 05, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

DruRho, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Goldorak
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Finally found an occasion to pop open this 7.50$ for a 12oz luxury item at Beersignal's place...

Appearance: A clear melted copper colored brew that was pellucid, the kind that seems to give an opposite image of your finger, like in that perfect spot in front of a magnifying glass. Head was fleeting, but bright white.

Smell: Highly alcoholic and medicinal, like those disinfected gauzes. But this wasn't that infected, band-aid kind of aroma. It sort of reminded me of Laphroag...The hops are massive, but it's different than most of the other hop monsters I've tried before, as if the hops aromas were extracted by maceration in booze, like a crème de cassis.

Taste: The malt is there, and chunky as hell. Take a heaping spoonfull of DME, put in a few drops of vodka and mix it into a rough paste, and chew it like gum. Then shove a few hop pellets in there. I wouldn't exactly call this Beer a balanced one, nor did the brewer intend it to be this way, I bet. A very present malt sweetness that stands side by side with the hops like two gigantic robots fighting for the fate of the universe in some japanese manga. Taste is like rapinis blanched in maple syrup. Even in the aftertaste, smaking your lips immediately brings back the herbal, mouth puckering hops, but the lingering malt also! It's like rock candy with the hop bud center.

I can understand why some may hate it, and why some love it, this Beer is dancing on the outer edges of brewing, and my palate was teetering on that cliff for a while but made it though safely.

Goldorak, Dec 13, 2005
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

RummyRedbeard, May 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

socalbrewlvr, Oct 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Petegrieco, Jul 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

BabaBeer, Oct 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

jryanj927, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

BreweryRun, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

mjstacker, Mar 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

WuBByG999, Jun 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

wellsnb, Saturday at 12:58 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

AlpacaAlpaca, Jun 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

banger7, Feb 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

prdstmnky, Jun 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

rogerdandy, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

nickhiller, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of taigor
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into DFH pint glass.

A - Poured hazy dark amber almost brown color with small head that quickly dissipated leaving light lacing around the glass.

S - Mostly malts and alcohol with hints of hops.

T - Very sweet to start with malts, honey and caramel coming through and followed by slight biter citrus hoppiness and a boozy finish.

M - Medium bodied with low carbonation.

O - Definitely an unusual IPA and fits more into wine category. I would recommend it.

taigor, Nov 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

Tumble, Apr 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

sfr26, Jan 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

hansgruber, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of BrewMaster
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 12 oz bottle marked as brewed in 04. Frothy, stiff white head tops the golden tan, clear beer that shows medium carbonation through the glass. Not surprisingly the aroma is all bitter hops. I didn't know I could taste bitterness with my nose, but on this beer I certainly can.

The flavor is strong of bitter hops and a slight floral taste. Alcohol also permeates the flavors and the beer sits very warm in the stomach. It's also slightly sour and bready with the flavor of a pale malt. Sadly though, the beer is less complex than I would expect. The strong alcohol taste tends to dominate so much that any complexity in the beer is just overpowered. The sweetness is nice, but it does lack the complexity of a great beer.

BrewMaster, Sep 07, 2004
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

kevindp9, Mar 23, 2013
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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