120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery
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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
06-26-2014 03:47:21 | More by blackcompg
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 5,696 ratings.