1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

Not Rated.
120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,834 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,834
Reviews: 1,970
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 15.93%
Wants: 858
Gots: 1,836 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of 120 Minute IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,834 | Reviews: 1,970 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Hoppy_McMalt
Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-28-2013 09:09:33 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
Photo of rjl910953
rjl910953

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -26.5%

04-28-2013 05:35:42 | More by rjl910953
Photo of Tittles
Tittles

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-27-2013 20:45:35 | More by Tittles
Photo of swtchuck
swtchuck

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

04-27-2013 17:25:07 | More by swtchuck
Photo of gpogo
gpogo

California

4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Hazed red amber body. Light foam, more specifically the tiniest ring of foam. Has legs like wine.

A- Dark fruit and caramel malt, no noticeable alcohol or hops.

T- Very sweet malt flavor with quite a bit of alcohol. As I worked through this glass I noticed myself getting rather intoxicated and my senses dulled.

M- Medium-heavy body and little to no carbonation. No apparent carbonation, but there is still a carbonation bite. Quite warming in my chest as well.

D- So incredibly smooth for the amount of alcohol. This bottle was less than a year old and most of the hops seem to have mellowed out. My previous bottle was ~5 years. I'd like to try a freshly bottled one in the near future. As far as sessionable, nope, after one I had a very nice buzz on.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 05:33:49 | More by gpogo
Photo of egrace84
egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-27-2013 05:21:13 | More by egrace84
Photo of cw577enfield
cw577enfield

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-27-2013 02:18:03 | More by cw577enfield
Photo of b2rade2n
b2rade2n

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-26-2013 20:58:37 | More by b2rade2n
Photo of Ak555667
Ak555667

Illinois

1/5  rDev -75.5%

04-26-2013 01:35:10 | More by Ak555667
Photo of thechief16
thechief16

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

04-25-2013 01:56:04 | More by thechief16
Photo of ryan0585
ryan0585

Florida

4.94/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing beer, plain and simple. Check the Dogfish Head website to see when it is available in Total Wine and other liquor stores. Rare to find, great to drink.

For an IPA, surprisingly not very hoppy, at least compared to the 60 and 90 minute brews. And for a beer with quite a punch at 18% ABV, does not taste too strong, until you feel the effects after the last drop.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2013 00:39:29 | More by ryan0585
Photo of Tim
Tim

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

04-24-2013 23:58:57 | More by Tim
Photo of Kevincredible
Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-24-2013 23:01:31 | More by Kevincredible
Photo of emilylee
emilylee

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

04-23-2013 22:24:08 | More by emilylee
Photo of JMS1512
JMS1512

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

04-23-2013 19:41:08 | More by JMS1512
Photo of thampel09
thampel09

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-23-2013 19:01:50 | More by thampel09
Photo of ErnestHemingway
ErnestHemingway

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.5%

04-23-2013 01:39:10 | More by ErnestHemingway
Photo of BeastLU
BeastLU

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-22-2013 21:21:28 | More by BeastLU
Photo of J_Dub
J_Dub

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Dark orange/brown and cloudy.

S: One of the best smelling beers I've had. Malty sweetness and alcohol primarily. There are also notes of dark fruits. I can smell some hops too. Very complex nose.

T: Not like what you think an IPA should taste like (but that's not a bad thing!). Warming alcohol flavors, raisin, plum, hops, caramel sweetness. Like the nose, the flavors are very complex and yet blend together perfectly. Although the alcohol adds some flavor it is hidden extremely well considering the 18% ABV.

M: Sticky, syrup like essence. DFH has made a beer that has the richness of melted down candy but made it very enjoyable.

Overall, a stellar beer that any hophead needs to try. The complex, dark, sugary nose and flavor are delicious on a cold night with friends. If it wasn't for the rarity (at least in Texas) and the price this would be a weekly drink.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2013 21:20:31 | More by J_Dub
Photo of gkoz
gkoz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-22-2013 20:43:28 | More by gkoz
Photo of ltltony
ltltony

Michigan

5/5  rDev +22.5%

04-22-2013 18:11:22 | More by ltltony
Photo of EigenBeer
EigenBeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-22-2013 16:00:20 | More by EigenBeer
Photo of browniewithnuts
browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-22-2013 10:22:49 | More by browniewithnuts
Photo of Rope
Rope

Illinois

3.09/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in Chimay chalice

Appearance-
A deep orange color, with a thin white fizzy head.

Smell-
Very hoppy, citrus and bitter hops competing in the front with a sweet smell if you search for it.

Taste-
Way to sweet for its own good, almost like a Spaten Optimutor. The sweetness is way to much, and is followed by a slight bitter. I have a hard time picking out any flavors.

Mouthfeel-
Heavy and oily, less carbonation than expecting.

Overall-
I love me some hops, but if I wanted something this sweet I could drink soda. Still better than a AAL.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 04:59:58 | More by Rope
Photo of strib
strib

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

04-22-2013 02:55:22 | More by strib
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 5,834 ratings.