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120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA

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6,814 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,814
Reviews: 2,044
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 1,063
Gots: 2,398 | FT: 146
Brewed by:
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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Snifter]

The pour was a hazy burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that was mostly diminishing leaving behind a small collar and poor spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a sweet grain malt, pine and citrus hops and a sweet soapy yeast with notes of apple, citrus (orange and grapefruit), pineapple, caramel and a slight alcohol tinge.

The taste was very sweet with a mild maltiness and had hints of caramel and orange early on, and then became very hoppy with a strong boozy grapefruit note and a touch of candi sugar and pineapple at the finish. The flavor hung on for a very long time with a sweet hoppy alcohol burn left to fade away slowly.

Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a syrupy texture and a very soft carbonation.

Overall a very sweet boozy brew that grows on you with every sip, and even though it possessed an extremely high ABV the sweet malts helped to take off the edge...


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look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a fine tulip pilsner glass.

A- this beer poured beautilully, I must attribute that, at least partially, to the glass. 2 1/2 finger head that needed 5 minutes to settle to a thin film, sticky lacing left behind. Beautiful bubbles, well carbonated. The nice deep copper/orange color is indicative of a big IPA.

S-Sweet whiskey is the line leader here. I cannot identify the booze because I am not a whiskey drinker, but I know it (generally) when I smell it. Big and boozey. DFH calls this beer "the holy grail for hopheads". Well, this hophead would like to pick up some hop aroma, and that is just not happening here.

T- OK, now I pick up the hops, but this is way too sweet. The mouthfeel tells me there is a malt backbone, but the sweet alcohol screams corn and grain.

M- a lot of body, full and thick. But the thick body is sticky sweet malt.

O- Sorry, guys... I do not get this at all, and I really want to like it. It is nearly undrinkable even considering the brewer's snifter recommendation. When I open a beer, I expect beer, not booze.

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 6,814 ratings.