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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: 1,195
Gots: 2,834 | FT: 178
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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Ratings: 7,142 | Reviews: 2,130
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very glad that I finally got the opportunity to try this beer.

I actually thought it had more in common with a heavily hopped barleywine than an IPA. It had a pretty sweet malty taste and a decent amount of hop flavor and aroma. I may seek out another bottle to age but with the hefty price tag, I would go out of my way to find it.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look - golden orangish color slightly cloudy w non stop slow moving bobbles.
Smell - slightly hoppy smell, slight alcohol smell, citrus overtones.
Taste - so much taste. Good amount hops, fairly thick, can taste some alcohol in it. Good citrus floral taste. For being 18% alcohol I'm surprised how little alcohol you taste. Well balanced for sure.
Feel - smooth and creamy with great carbonation.
Overall- great beer but cost to much money for 12oz. If I find it again ill age it and see what I think different.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer does have an excellent taste, but man is it powerful for a beer. The alcohol content in this beer seems to over power the hops that are supposed to be present. This is the self proclaimed "holy grail for hopheads" and I won't disagree with that necessarily, but I will say that the hops do get lost a bit in the high alcohol content. That being said, This is an excellent beer and I will definitely and gladly drink it again. Dogfish Head continues to do excellent stuff!

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sweeter nose than anticipated..almost throws me off for an IPA to smell this sweet. Start to smell the hops as you breathe in deeper. Booze smell is very prominent. Golden amber hue is ideal..slightly foamy head and surprisingly creamy - not thin at all. Taste is very boozy and hops are almost overpowered by the booze. Overall I'd say this beer packs quite the powerful punch and is not reminiscent to 60 or 90 min WHATSOVER imo..although you have to appreciate what it takes to make a beer like this one. Definitely a sipper.

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4.79/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap poured into snifter at DFH release party in Memphis.

Beautiful, caramel colored brew. Shades of dark orange and light ruby. 1 finger of sticky head, laces nicely.

Smells great, though not overwhelmingly hoppy. Smells of floral notes, peaches, alcohol, and biscuits. Lots in there

Not a hop bomb to me. You definitely taste the hops, but it's very well balanced, almost sweet. Tastes like an aged barleywine. Boozy but not as hot as you would think at 18%. Really surprising tastes here, fig, bread, citrus, floral finish.

Mouthfeel is right on for a barleywine, though not as crisp as a DIPA. Malty thicker backbone.

Pleasantly surprised here. Not exactly what expected, actually better! Absolute must try. Cheers!

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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