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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

6,123 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 6,123
Reviews: 1,986
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 919
Gots: 1,996 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Dogfish Head - 120 Minute IPA

A friend snagged a few of these for me from over in NY since VT ABV laws restrict anything over 16% still. Silly, but at least I was able to get a few.

Look - Poured into the DFH IPA glass, figured no other way to do it. Pours a hazy deep orange amber with a full foamy head that dissipates slowly and leaves a good amount of spotty lacing, which is quite impressive given the alcohol content.

Smell - Alcohol is right on top, as well as malt, but these both face contention with juicy citrus and piney bitter hops. One hell of an aroma but a little off-putting due to the alcohol.

Taste - Smooth caramel malt with juicy citrus hops gives way to a warm boozy blast to the face. The alcohol is there for sure, but it mixes well.

Mouthfeel - Tingle, warmth (throat and stomach), and general almost bourbon whiskey feel. Surprisingly enough it is quite dry (only ever so slightly sticky) and on the lighter side in terms of body. This is a sipper (of course) but otherwise quite drinkable, I had no problem putting this down.

Overall - Not really what I would call a DIPA, but I guess the formula had to be characterized somehow and it seems to be an extreme version of this formula. Quite a novel creation, would have this again once in a while for sure, might try aging one for a few years as well.

06-12-2013 12:22:21 | More by JMScowcroft
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.76/5  rDev -8.1%

2003 bottle:

a deep amber pour, no sign of carbonation but very clean pour for the amount of sediment in the bottle. smells of alcohol up front, lots of honey and sweet malt. the flavor is a malt bomb. much of the boozyness is faded, lots of sweet caramel, honey, and tons of barley. full body with very low amount of carbonation (shocked there's any at all after 10 years). i have to say, this held up VERY well. this was the first year i drank 120 minute, and it's nice to have gotten a vintage from that year 10 years later.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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