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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
92
outstanding

7,028 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,028
Reviews: 2,096
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 1,156
Gots: 2,700 | FT: 170
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  18.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: frank4sail on 03-24-2003

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%.
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy amber color, medium thin head of tiny white bubbles, seems to have decent legs and good lacing though. Aroma is a piney citrusy hoppy punch in the nose. Taste is quite sweet, almost to the point of cloying, with a syrupy heavy mouth feel. The aftertaste is still quite sweet with just a touch of pineapple to offset. The sweetness masks the alcohol incredibly well.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle dated 2012, poured into a Nogne goblet.
A-Pours a nice, dark golden amber with orange hues, very little, off white head which hung around the surface edge with very little lacing.
A-Low grassy hops, a little booziness, but smells more like a barley wine!
T-Heavy sweet malts, then finishes with a piney bitterness and booze.
M-Low carbonation is present with a heavy, syrupy body that coats the inside of the mouth. An extremely unique "IPA" that is full of alcohol (I can already feel the ABV in the middle of this review!).
O-Not the "IPA" I was expecting; a very heavy sweet, malt backbone, which compares more to a barleywine rather than other IPA. Very different from the 75, 90 MIPA.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at J Ryans Syracuse NY

Appearance - Copper colour with a very small size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There a low amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for only a minute or two.

Smell - Malts, hops, oranges, pineapple, caramel

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops and malts mixed with grapefruit and oranges. There is also a caramel/sugary/pineapple sweetness and it ends with a bitter hop aftertaste.. but not as bitter as I would have expected.

Overall - I've had an aged bottle previous to this and I can say that I much preferred it fresh. If you have a few bottles it's worth aging one to see how it changes but make sure you drink most of it fresh.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at Rapture. From notes. Reviewed 24 July 2011.

A: A finger of nice head fades rather fast. The beer is cloudy-clear and orange-amber. Scattered lacing.

S: Huge, boozy, and fruity. A touch of hops (and maybe even citrus) underneath the strongly sweet alcohol.

T: Better than the recent bottle I sampled. Lighter and less oppressively sweet. It doesn't taste as strong as it is. Hops on the endtaste linger on in the sweet-dry aftertaste/finish. A more balanced maintaste than the bottle -- loads of hops are still completely overridden by honeyed alcohol, but it's not cloying. Well-made if...overambitious?

M: Smooth, sweet, but less substantial than anticipated. Hoppy-dry at times, which is great!

O: Good beer. Recommended on-tap. I might have again, if not anytime soon. Well-balanced for a super-strong beer. Enjoyable and impressive.

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 7,028 ratings.