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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

5,809 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,809
Reviews: 1,970
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 851
Gots: 1,821 | FT: 113
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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Souleman

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

01-15-2012 01:42:15 | More by Souleman
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btesta

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

01-14-2012 22:00:53 | More by btesta
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mdvatab

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in recent trade w/ a NY BA.
Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter.

A: Wow--big, carmelly malt profile. Herbal hops accompany a sweet, candied pineapple aroma. Also evident is a soft alcohol note.

A: Body of the beer is halfway between copper and gold, with a slight haze. Pours a 1/2 finger of off-white foam, which goes away fast.

F: Wow again! Big, boozy caramel. Herbal hops, and candied pineapple again. Peppery booze. Again, very sweet, sticky caramel flavor. Also picking up a cherry-vanilla flavor.

M: Medium-full slick mouthfeel. Carbonation is medium-low.

O: I always heard great things about this brew, but then read recent threads with "polarized" opinions. I definitely stand with those who think this beer is a great one. (I only wish it weren't so hard to find!) Get a bottle and see for your self!

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 20:54:02 | More by mdvatab
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leansean88

New York

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It has been some time now, but I finally hunted down this beer. Or rather, my dad got it for me as a going away gift. But anyway...

A - Cloudy, amber hue. Not a terribly good sized head, but it won't leave your side.

S - Easily one of the most bitter smelling beers I've ever had. There's a hint of sweetness mixed in.

T/M - Alcohol is quite noticeable. Hops, and a sweetness I cannot define seem to dominate with every taste. It's not great, but it works. After a few sips, I already feel the alcohol burning in my throat. Certainly an effective beer.

O - Despite my interjection, my dad served it to me refrigerated. I wonder what it would have tasted like at a higher temperature. I will say this, I'm already feeling tipsy as I write this. Nevertheless, it was pretty good. Certainly not something I would fork over $10 to try again, especially when the 90 Minute is so much better. Glad I tried it, but that will be all for now.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 19:50:14 | More by leansean88
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

01-14-2012 16:41:02 | More by kevgod
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -26.5%

01-14-2012 15:06:37 | More by whartontallboy
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Eurytos

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

01-14-2012 14:26:13 | More by Eurytos
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JRHope

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

01-14-2012 07:06:16 | More by JRHope
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Pellinore1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

01-14-2012 04:47:59 | More by Pellinore1
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

01-14-2012 04:24:56 | More by smutty33
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Blackmajic

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

01-14-2012 01:04:57 | More by Blackmajic
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bsiri85

Nevada

3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

This was a challenge to obtain. After DFH had a dry-spell in 2010-11 when the yeast wasn't attenuating completely, the demand for this product went through the roof. Now that its regularly coming out again, I was able to find a few bottles out here on the west coast. I drank one now, and am saving one for later.

A batch from mid 2011, drank young.

A-orange-golden. But it had that thick look to it when you swirled it around the glass.

S-sweet hoppy boozey.

T-I knew it was coming, but I was still suprised by the sweetness. Very sweet. I think this beer really needs to be drank after going through Sam's Randal The Hopper thing.

M-Don't drink it like a beer, drink it like a good scotch! Slow. But nice.

O-It's good. It could never be a house beer for me, as in I would keep it on hand and crack one in the evenings, but I did enjoy tasting this beer very much. If you have never tried it and get the opportunity, try it for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 00:22:08 | More by bsiri85
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-13-2012 20:06:23 | More by Jspriest
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sirjazz20

Florida

3/5  rDev -26.5%

01-13-2012 16:23:57 | More by sirjazz20
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BrewtalAlement

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

01-13-2012 10:01:22 | More by BrewtalAlement
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mjmadsen21

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

01-13-2012 05:14:59 | More by mjmadsen21
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bobv

Vermont

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 11/05/08

Poured on 01/12/12, 11:30 PM

3 yrs., 2 mos., 1 week in the bottle!

A: Vigorous pour yields a half inch head that's gone in a minute.

S: Oak, grapefruit, honey, ...maybe a little mahogany!?! As it warms a little more alcohol comes out.

T: Wow, oaky, sticky, piney, and that other wood with dark honey.

M: Medium feel that really sticks to your mouth.

O: Age has made this one awesome! I have 2 more from this vintage and 4 more from late 2011. I'll try one of the new ones in a year. Had an '08 in mid '09 and it was too hot, so hold on to these for as long as you can! I can't wait for EBF in Feb. for a draft !

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 05:03:24 | More by bobv
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iBeer16

New York

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass.

A: pours a slight orangey color with very minimal head which is a white color.

S: very strong aroma. Mostly smells of strong piney hops, but also has a very sweet scent to it. In addition has a nice woody aroma.

T: hear me through, for the abv, the alcohol is hidden very well. It is obviously hoppy, however, it is very sweet and you can taste a nice woody flavor adding to the complexity of this craft.

M: leaves mouth feeling watery because it is sweet, but due to high abv it does leave an alcohol burn in the back of your throat.

Overall, this is a very well brew high abv craft. It is not an attempt to cram as much alcohol with zero concern for flavor, it is a very well balanced craft, done very well as expected from DFH

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 03:59:33 | More by iBeer16
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felixljr

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

01-13-2012 03:08:42 | More by felixljr
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a Pink GRAPEFRUIT bomb! The hops come on so strong that they become super sweet. This much less perfumy or vegetal than most hops, this is the uber-sweet grapefruit style of hops. Less flower, more fruit.

Ever wonder why this doesn't come bomber size? Think high ABV. Think overwhelming ABV.

A flower festival extravaganza. It is hops madness. Think of this as the hyper-hippy chick that has flowers in her hair. And you want to taste each and every one before you pass out.

Fresh, this is way too strong and completely un-nuanced. Age at least a year to bring all the flavors together and get them to coalesce into a fine marriage.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 01:16:05 | More by CasanovaCummins
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nucmedmario

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

01-12-2012 23:20:28 | More by nucmedmario
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zonker17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

01-12-2012 22:22:38 | More by zonker17
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brahdeel

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.5%

01-12-2012 16:49:54 | More by brahdeel
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Ruger44

Illinois

2/5  rDev -51%

01-12-2012 15:58:37 | More by Ruger44
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FullObs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

01-12-2012 15:44:33 | More by FullObs
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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