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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

6,229 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 6,229
Reviews: 1,993
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 946
Gots: 2,054 | FT: 127
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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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Kochiss, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, this is 2011. Maybe I'll rereview next time I get some fresh.

Anyways, hazy copper orange color. Head is light tan, about a finger high, great lacing and retention. The aroma is big on hops (floral, piney, citrus) and bitterness, even though this has been aged for some time. Also get lots of sweetness, caramel, honey, toffee, fruit cake, rum raison/dark fruits, and a malt backbone that stands up to what was, to say the least, some intense hopping in this beer. I remember the aroma of a fresher bottle was more like a big DIPA that had Barleywine qualities. Now it's more like a big, super hoppy Barleywine and I'm definitely okay with this. Taste is sweet again, alcohol bite is noticeable, caramel sweetness, heavy on the herbal, piney, and citric hops, bitterness, yeah, with toffee, treacle, butterscotch, strong malt presence, and honey swarming as well. Hints of dark fruit, fruit cake, nuts, and vanilla? Pretty good. Mouthfeel is good. Filmy, viscous consistency, round (medium-high) carbonation, medium-full body, and a bitter, dry, lingering finish.

Holy hoppy barleywines, Batman! Yeah, this used to be an Imperial India Pale Ale bordering on an American Barleywine, but the age has turned it into just the opposite. Nonetheless, still a great beer. If I want to get my hop and barleywine fix, I now know where to turn if I don't have any fresh SN Bigfoot on hand. Additionally, this beer is not for the faint of heart (read: lightweights). 12oz, roughly 18%. Tread wisely. Sharing recommended.

matttttYCE, Aug 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

AKuehn47, Jul 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Lofreqwave, Jul 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

sustyhops, Jul 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

civicm87, Jul 30, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Good Nature snifter. Picked one up for $10.50

A: gorgeous copper color. Minimal, one finger head.

S: not much going on in the nose. Pick some up some malty and boozy notes. Nothin really shining here.

T: a pleasant surprise here. Sweetness upfront, with a nice caramel malt backbone. A roasted malt flavor balenced well with the hops which are boldly, but not overpoweringly present throughout. Honey and citrus are other flavors i picked up, maybe even vanilla and molasses as well. Dogfish did well balancing a beer that could have easily gotten out of their control. Bravo.

M: I think this is where the beer especially shines. A medium body with a solid amount of carbonation. Nothing too bubbly and overwhelming. Pretty great here.

O: I told myself I wasnt gonna like this one and I was absolutely wrong. Will pick up another bottle and maybe try aging it for a year or two if I'm feeling frisky. The beer is really well balenced between hops and malt, with the 15%+ alc. not playing a huge factor in enjoyment, at least in a negative respect. Would recommend for the avg. hophead to at least give it a shot, who knows?.... You might be pleasantly surprised.

take_it_sleazy, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

TheMsnLink, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

bccrosley, Jul 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Nunya, Jul 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Pineal7, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

SloppyJoeWasAMan, Jul 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Barnsley, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

MaxT, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

TheCuriograph, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

OgreSanchez, Jul 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

ThrashMaster, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

CheonTang, Jul 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

alex_hart, Jul 27, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 Aged six months and poured into a snifter.

Gorgeous iridescent amber/orange or coppery color. Fingers worth of a thin fizzy foam erupted on top but dissipated quickly.

All kinds of aromas are emerging from the glass. Sweet caramel malt, dried fruit like prune or date, maple, dried cherries, candied fruit, pear and toasted grains are all there but not overly pronounced.

This is a sipper so I've tried to slow down and enjoy this immensely complex brew. Candied fruits come to the front with prune, date and raisin. Hints of maple and cherry come near the middle with toasted grain, roasted nut and caramel malts at the end. The last touch has a boozy heat and the feel is rather thick but as I said this is a sipper meant to be slowly enjoyed.

2014 Fresh- not the same beer. More IPA properties with a lot of booze.

KYGunner, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

JOToole, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Jd2391, Jul 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

blackjack33, Jul 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

OB1, Jul 27, 2013
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 6,229 ratings.