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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

5,863 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,863
Reviews: 1,971
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 863
Gots: 1,852 | FT: 113
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: 5,863 | Reviews: 1,971 | Display Reviews Only:
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whodeyvols

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-26-2012 00:50:01 | More by whodeyvols
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cfrobrew

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

11-26-2012 22:54:24 | More by cfrobrew
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shep8821

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

02-13-2013 17:45:44 | More by shep8821
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Kevin_Siqveland

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2%

10-12-2013 21:09:50 | More by Kevin_Siqveland
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thestoutmaster

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-16-2014 20:58:32 | More by thestoutmaster
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BeerTaster

New York

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

90 Min IPA on steroids very strong. Head retention was good left lace on the way down. Taste was malty with hops and lots of them a little grapefruit. After taste was plesent and lingered for a min or two. Mouthfeel was thick but carbonation seemed a little lite. Drinkability was good I would buy it again but you have to be carefull this beer is stronger than it tastes.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2008 21:29:58 | More by BeerTaster
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Deus1138

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have been dying to try this stuff for a while. Since we can't get it here in GA, I had my cousin from Delaware pick me up some.

Pour into a pint glass. Hazy, cloudy, gold color with very little head. Not a lot of carbonation, but it's cool watching the the bubbles slowly make their way through this thick, hazy brew. This is one of the strongest smelling brews I've sampled. It's very sweet and citrusy smelling. It's almost like a citrus candle. Taste is pretty good. Very hoppy, citrusy. Grapefruit comes to mind. There's also a lot of sweetness is the background. Alcohol is present, but not as much as you'd expect. I mean, it's 20% alcohol, so I was expecting it to be very noticeable. You definitely feel the alcohol as it warms your mouth, throat, and stomach. Mouthfeel is thick and heavy. It's a slightly syrupy brew. Whoa... excuse me. Burps are very citrusy. :-) Drinkability is good. It's something you should try at some point. Can you handle all the flavor and alcohol?? I don't think I could have done this a couple of years ago when I first ventured into craft beer. No one should drink more than one of these per night! It's drinkable, not chuggable!

Very glad I tried this. If this were available in my area, I'd buy for special occasions as a novelty for people to try.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2009 04:55:15 | More by Deus1138
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ControlledBurn

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-15-2012 02:03:26 | More by ControlledBurn
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dougofthefuture

Minnesota

2.68/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed blind as part of Blind BIF #6.

A - A very attractive light amber, with a nice 1 finger head on a vigorous pour. It is creamy and sticks around for a minute before slowly fading back into the beer. I'm guessing this is going to be strong... 4

S - Pine, orange scented cleaner. The pine and fruit characters are nice, but there is a solvent-like backbone that adds the cleaner character that isn't very enjoyable. I'll call it a wash. This is going to be strong... 3

T&M - Yep, this is a bottle of cleaner. It makes my eyes water. My ears just turned red. It burns my tongue. This is at least 18%, but I have had whiskeys that are much smoother. Pure rubbing alcohol flavor dominates here. There are some interesting bright piney bitterness aspects that are hiding behind the booze, but they are largely over-powered. This is either an american barleywine or a ridiculous 6x IPA. My guess is fresh 120 minute. I've had it once with about a year on it, and while it was strong, I remember it being thicker. Perhaps as it warms that will come out a bit. 2.5/2.5

O - This is just way out of balance right now. It shows signs of life hiding, but they don't stand a chance under the solvent overload. 2.5

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 04:20:48 | More by dougofthefuture
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adamdd

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-14-2012 02:14:59 | More by adamdd
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Novanglus


4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-08-2012 23:15:18 | More by Novanglus
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Cjalbers


5/5  rDev +22.5%

09-29-2012 17:40:13 | More by Cjalbers
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ajkiser12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-27-2012 20:29:12 | More by ajkiser12
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SoxFan

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2%

06-26-2014 02:20:37 | More by SoxFan
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Keith238

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Since I'm a big fan of the 60 minute and an even bigger fan of the 90 minute I expected to flip for the 120. Mathematically it would make sense, but no. I just didn't find it anywhere near as drinkabile as the 60 or the 90 minute IPAs and it has nothing to do with the high alcohol content. There was a certain sweetness that comes from God knows where. With 120 minutes of hopping I was expecting something similar to the 90 min served through Randall the Enamel Animal. The beer had a certain "thickness" to it that really took away from the mouthfeel.

All is not lost though. Get yourself 2 bottles. The first one you can drink by itself and give it a fair chance. (It is good, but I'll stick to the 90). Next take that second bottle along with a bottle of World Wide Stout and mix up the ultimate and most extreme half & half. Enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2008 04:33:13 | More by Keith238
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stabbingcontest

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-03-2012 21:32:04 | More by stabbingcontest
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callmeishmALE

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-28-2011 20:37:40 | More by callmeishmALE
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kemkempalace

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

06-18-2014 16:32:47 | More by kemkempalace
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Chetti

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

12-12-2012 10:11:32 | More by Chetti
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QuamLaetus

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-31-2012 19:35:38 | More by QuamLaetus
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DHS1029

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

02-26-2013 16:05:14 | More by DHS1029
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vinnyg76

Indiana

2/5  rDev -51%

11-17-2013 03:31:32 | More by vinnyg76
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Nlawrence301

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-09-2014 02:39:33 | More by Nlawrence301
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ryanmcd

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

01-09-2014 00:42:41 | More by ryanmcd
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HopHeadKen

Iowa

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow !
I had not talked with anyone or read any reviews prior to trying this beer.
I like Imperial IPA's and was wondering why this was about $8 ber bottle.

It comes across to me as more of a Barleywine than Imperial IPA.

Served at cellar temp (60 deg F)
Pours clear golden yellow with thick white head that slowly dissapates.
You can sense the viscosity during the pour.

Smell is alcohol, crisp hops and sweet malt.

The alcohol comes thru first. I did not know what the ABV was until I pulled up the beer to review . . 21% ! ! Wow, its clearly there.
The malt is SWEET and I get a vanilla character to the taste.

The mouthfeel is thick and viscous, you can sense a huge amount of grain boiled into a sweet syrup thickness.

Drinkability - Price and availability make this a difficult beer to consider a regular, but it sure is a treat. I have another to savor for some future day.

IF I consider this a Barleywine instead of an I2PA, I have to say that I like the Immort-Ale by DFH better (especially for desert).

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2006 16:17:43 | More by HopHeadKen
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