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