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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

5,696 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,696
Reviews: 1,964
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 816
Gots: 1,782 | FT: 112
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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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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reefa

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.9%

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justinp

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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Metalsman


5/5  rDev +22.9%

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ScotNH

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Coffeeroasters

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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ChrisAlbertine

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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Dexterityviking

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Halfbrother83

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-27-2014 02:34:02 | More by Halfbrother83
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JDeming

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-27-2014 01:46:02 | More by JDeming
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Sconi_tom

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-27-2014 00:06:17 | More by Sconi_tom
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Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +22.9%

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AlpacaAlpaca

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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insearchofhops

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Troy_Anderson

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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blackcompg

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So I've heard that you need to try this fresh, and to try it aged... I've had this bottle for 16 months now, no idea what to expect, here we go...

Appearance - Pours about a finger of golden yello foam that quickly comes down to a solid cap. Body is a slightly hazy amber orange, and I'm getting some decent webbed lacing as I work thru the glass - surprising and impressive for such a high ABV beer.

Smell - Huge fruity notes, especially pit fruits of peach and plum, also getting rich malts, honey, and even some brown sugar. Now some floral hops coming through, and some earthiness, and some warm alcohol in the nose.

Taste - Wow - Big sweet peaches and plums, candied orange peels, sweet ruby red grapefruit juice. Warm caramels ar along for the entire ride, then suddenly there is a noticeable warmth as the alcohol begins to assert. Finally some of the sweetness drops off a bit and fruitskin peels add a bit of sour astringency. Longer into the finish I get the light dry bitter nuanced of peach and plum pits.

Mouthfeel - Definitely full, and feels heavy in the mouth, but not especially mouth coating. Carb here is nearly medium, and tingles with sharp fizzy edges all across the tongue, and can be felt far down the back of the throat. Definitely a good alcohol presence but it fits well with the full fruity flavors and the abundance of sweetness. Definitely a sipper.

Overall - Okay, so I'm enjoying this aged 120 Minute - and will now find a fresh bottle to compare. This aged version is very sweet and fruity, really reminding me of the flavors I get with old and strong ales, much like an ultra-amped version of Old Curmudgeon or Third Coast Old Ale. Very glad I tried this aged, and looking forward to a fresh one. Be careful, this is likely a one-and-done, do not drive after a glass of this BA's :)

Serving type: bottle

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Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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North Carolina

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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