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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

6,150 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 6,150
Reviews: 1,988
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 924
Gots: 2,011 | FT: 125
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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Ratings: 6,150 | Reviews: 1,988 | Display Reviews Only:
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beertardis

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-12-2013 23:39:24 | More by beertardis
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beerinNV

Nevada

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-12-2013 15:17:56 | More by beerinNV
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MonicaC

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

07-12-2013 02:59:17 | More by MonicaC
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AdamLabo

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-12-2013 01:45:41 | More by AdamLabo
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RyanMM

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-11-2013 19:21:56 | More by RyanMM
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dbaberrva

California

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

07-11-2013 18:23:22 | More by dbaberrva
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geekrot

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

07-11-2013 17:43:36 | More by geekrot
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

07-10-2013 19:25:45 | More by harpus
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Farky87

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

07-10-2013 18:12:18 | More by Farky87
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eldiablito

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

07-10-2013 02:46:23 | More by eldiablito
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abernethyj

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

07-10-2013 02:20:20 | More by abernethyj
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

07-09-2013 23:20:21 | More by DonFrap
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robcapo

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.2%

07-09-2013 13:06:41 | More by robcapo
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NeilFlaiz

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-09-2013 03:08:44 | More by NeilFlaiz
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Apex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-09-2013 01:59:06 | More by Apex
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The_Hop_Ness_Monster

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-09-2013 01:53:38 | More by The_Hop_Ness_Monster
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EkimGram

New York

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Taken from my beer journal dated 3/20/12

Appearance: 12oz bottle poured into a large snifter. Colour is a rich amber-brown with a nice deep garnet quality. Thin head fades quickly to an even thinner ring. Modest amount of visible carbonation.

Smell: Thick concentrated aromas of hops, alcohol, and honey with a touch of citric acid and sweet malts.

Taste: Holy moly what a whap! Enormous sweet and bitter hop flavours that bite and melt away in a boozy sweetness. Thick, complex, chewy, layer after layer of flavour evolves into the next. Hops, hops, hops.

Mouthfeel: Thick, silky, slick, oily, sticky, all with a nice vivacious carbonated bite.

Overall: Doesn't completely live up to the hype but this is certainly a unique beer. I wouldn't expect any less from DFH.

07-08-2013 23:19:38 | More by EkimGram
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ManLoveBeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-08-2013 21:53:52 | More by ManLoveBeer
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graysandpeas

Alabama

5/5  rDev +22.2%

07-08-2013 15:39:20 | More by graysandpeas
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beagle826

New York

3/5  rDev -26.7%

07-08-2013 04:16:40 | More by beagle826
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jzlyo

Iowa

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-08-2013 02:12:02 | More by jzlyo
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Bubba569

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

07-07-2013 23:41:08 | More by Bubba569
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Reviewing the infamous 120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery out of Milton, Delaware. This double IPA clocks in at a whopping 18% ABV.

Score: 90

Bottled on 02/15/13. Served in a snifter glass and enjoyed on 05/15/13.

Appearance: Pours a clean looking caramel color with a thin layer of off-white head atop the glass that settles to ring around the glass. Average lacing, above average retention -- shocking for the ABV. Basically, this looks like you'd expect an IPA to look like. 4/5

Smell: Boozy caramel and surprisingly subtle piney hops. Sweet citrus, cheap waffle syrup (you know, the kind at a Comfort Suite's continental breakfast) and wood chips, a little earthiness too. Smells quite malty. 4/5

Taste: Tastes like an aged Behemoth with more alcohol warmth on the palate. Syrupy caramel malt, boozy malt, a dash of vanilla. There's citrus, earthy hops and a lingering orange and syrup flavor in the finish. Despite the booziness, it does not taste like it is much more than a 10% ABV beer -- certainly not as boozy as you would expect of a beer that has a higher ABV than a bottle of DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker schnapps. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, low carbonation. This beer is surprisingly viscous and syrupy! Has a nice malty sweet character with a dash of bitterness from the hops. Dry finish. 4/5

Overall: Definitely overpriced what it ultimately delivers, but pretty tasty nonetheless. I can't imagine this beer is cheap to brew given the gravity. Although 120 Minute IPA is not quite as good as other malt-bomb high ABV imperial IPAs that blend the line between American barleywine and imperial IPA like Double Crooked Tree or Maharaja, I found that I liked this beer essentially as much as a two or three year old Behemoth.

Cost: $9.99 for a 12 oz bottle.

07-07-2013 23:39:38 | More by jegross2
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

07-07-2013 21:44:16 | More by WOLFGANG
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cfoley

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.7%

07-07-2013 20:40:11 | More by cfoley
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 6,150 ratings.