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120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA

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7,142 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,142
Reviews: 2,130
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 1,196
Gots: 2,834 | FT: 180
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  18.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: frank4sail on 03-24-2003

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%.
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head
Imperial IPA
18% ABV
120 IBU

APPEARANCE: Pours a very inviting golden honey, with shimmering orange highlights and flashes or a deep ruby red. The great big billowy head had amazing retention for being such a high abv. Nice lacing all the way through.

AROMA: Smells exactly like a barelywine with the big malty front that consumes your nose. Honey comb cereal from when I was kid, with the combination of sweetness and biscuity graininess. Light brown sugar and a faint floral aroma lingers on the end.

TASTE: As expected in this big beer the taste follows the nose exact. Huge huge sweet malty explosion with a honey, caramel, vanilla flavor blend going on. Can't believe this is 120 IBU beer I'm having trouble even detecting hops. I do get some citrus, orange, perhaps dried peaches which I didn't detect at all on the nose. Faint spice and surprisingly no heat from that high ABV.

MOUTHFEEL: Heavy body with a medium carbonation. Creamy and really expands in the mouth. Syrupy and oily with a unexpected dry finish.

OVERALL: I still feel this taste and drinks like a barley wine. Very sweet and warms the body so nicely. It is very easy to drink with the 18% I will applaud that. I have another that I going to age for a while and see if it changes the flavor profile on it at all.

RATING: 3.75/5 Zombie Heads!!

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5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfection!!! Took me over a year to finally obtain. But it was definitely worth the wait and every penny of the $12 I paid. One of the best tasting beers I've ever had. Still can't believe that it's 18 % ABV. Disappointed that the Liquor Store limits the quantity to 1 bottle and that's only for elite customers.

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4.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Dark and golden, with a very minimal head, and murkiness. Gorgeous all the way, and indicative of great things to come on the smell and taste.

S: Its so boozy that the other smells are nearly masked. Still, notes of hops (obviously), raisins, apricot, raisins, and other dried fruits; walnuts, and a touch of smoke. It almost reminds me of a great plate of charcuterie., which I love.

T: Mmmmm... just so tasty and boozy and hoppy and incredible. Very smokey, with a hint of, again, dried fruit.

M: A nice carbonation that gives way to an array complexity and booziness. So much alcohol and I love it.

O: Am I drunk already? I can't tell, but god this is a good beer. I'm so lucky to try this at the end of a rough year of law school.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

My first review! YAY beer!

This beer is ridiculous. It reminds me a bit of the World Wide Stout due to similarity to Barley Wine. I can understand why people have said it's not really a beer. If nothing else, try this (ten bucks at my local beer shop) just for the experience.

A - Nice foam that slowly fades, good clarity, but the color is what makes this guy shine. It looks like honey, and says "Drink me."

S - Just the smell makes you drunk. Potent and sweet. I get fruit notes mixed with alcohol, like when you leave figs in the fridge too long.

T - This is one of those beers where the exhale is half the fun. Like I said, I get some Barley Wine taste going on. Don't forget this has (if memory serves) 120 IBU, so be prepared.

M - A bit syrupy, which just isn't something I especially like. It's got a great mouth-coating, long finish though, so if that's your thing you'll love this beer.

O - Buy this. Drink it. Learn something about beer. It's worth the money. Side Note - Don't F around with this beer, it's 15% ABV so have a DD if you're having this outside the home.

Yay beer!

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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