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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

6,075 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 6,075
Reviews: 1,981
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 903
Gots: 1,969 | FT: 124
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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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +22.2%

06-08-2013 14:32:26 | More by Ivegotmule
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sliks96

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-08-2013 01:59:45 | More by sliks96
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MattPfeifer

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22.2%

06-08-2013 00:19:13 | More by MattPfeifer
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Jamesohn

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

06-07-2013 17:28:28 | More by Jamesohn
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blguillen

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-07-2013 16:37:11 | More by blguillen
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DaveEcenrode

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.2%

06-07-2013 03:08:31 | More by DaveEcenrode
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LMH88

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-06-2013 23:00:38 | More by LMH88
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jdevastator

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-06-2013 22:01:22 | More by jdevastator
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Prometal313

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-06-2013 21:24:25 | More by Prometal313
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bcp5296d

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-05-2013 22:34:10 | More by bcp5296d
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-05-2013 21:39:34 | More by josephwa
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -26.7%

06-05-2013 17:35:51 | More by MNBeer1017
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pisano

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-05-2013 12:41:04 | More by pisano
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-05-2013 02:43:23 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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Tonmeister

Georgia

4.04/5  rDev -1.2%

Bottle poured into a Goose Island Glass

The appearance is light brown, amber with a thin white head. The lacing is maintained when tilting the glass.

the aroma is piney, citrusy, not really as hoppy as I expected. I can definitely smell the alcohol with a hint of vanilla.

I can definitely also taste the alcohol on this one, but not as much as I expected. There really isn't a hoppy presence. I can also taste a blend of vanilla mixed with honey roasted malt.

The mouthfeel is thin containing average carbonation and it's very tingly on the tongue.

Overall I consider this a very special beer, only to be consumed during special occasions. The taste kind reminds me of white wine (Chardonnay); however, It has a much more complex taste than wine. It's surprising how smooth this beer is for its alcohol content. It goes down very smooth for the 18% ABV contained in the beer. I would definitely buy this one again. My only advice is please drink responsibly because this beer is very smooth for the amount of alcohol that it contains, making it a really good beer.

06-05-2013 01:38:59 | More by Tonmeister
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Roman5150

Spain

4.59/5  rDev +12.2%

beer review #100!!!!

bottle into Duvel glass

appearance: semi cloudy orange/amber, surprisingly a 1 finger thick white head (aggressive pour), very intricate lacing

smell: alcohol, apricot, vanilla, earthy hops, minor citrus and grapefruit notes

taste: you can taste the alcohol warmth, obviously being an 18%, but it gives way to other flavors such as a surprisngly bitter herbal hoppiness, I can make out some minor citrus and grapefruit notes, as well as some other spices that seem to be present... coriander, some clove, and maybe even a little anise. The finish is smooth, somewhat dry, but wow this is way more dinkable than I was expecting, tastes more like 12-13% beer than 18%.

mouthfeel: not that carbonated, very full thick warm body, has the feel of liquor almost

overall: I was expecting a not very drinkable alcohol bomb, and what I got was quite different. For the high ABV, this was way more balanced and drinkable than I would have ever expected. You can actually pick out hops and the malt backbone and not just the alcohol. Dogfish Head took it to the extreme with this one, and it came out amazingly balanced. For the curious, this is an easy choice, just buy it. Worth the $10, will buy again on special occasions. You feel great after just one...

06-05-2013 01:37:00 | More by Roman5150
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Arizona

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22.2%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-02-2013 11:27:44 | More by 2Xmd
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 6,075 ratings.