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120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA

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6,217 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,217
Reviews: 1,992
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 943
Gots: 2,046 | FT: 127
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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I absolutely love this beer. For being around 18%, this is ridiculously smooth and drinkable.

MeghanKavs, Sep 06, 2014
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Bottled in 5/2014:
Pours a translucent orange, with a small amout of soapy bubbles that fade quickly, leaving some along the edges. A swirl does bring the carbonation to the top for a second. Little to no lacing, but some alcohol legs. I must say here, let this beer come to temp, because the head look and retention was much better when I poured the remaining 2 oz into my snifter.

The nose when the beer is still a little cold, I get a nice whiff of alcohol backed by a light caramel maltiness, with some papaya and melon, a little blackberry and/or prune, even a hint of date. I must repeat, however, that the alcohol is easily the most noticeable.

The taste does a better job of hiding the alcohol (at temp). The beer is pretty sweet, starting off like a creamsicle with orange and a surprisingly smooth feel. The alcohol burn starts to grow, and I start to get canteloupe and then some sweet dark fruit (think fig newton). If I swig the beer quickly a get a tart berry flavor that I do not get if I leave the beer on my tongue to savor it. The alcohol grows throughout the taste, leaving a nice light burning tingle on the tongue after the beer has headed down the throat.

I was hoping for more from this beer, mainly hoping the alcohol were a little more hidden, and also that the sweetness would be cut a little more at some point in the taste. There are some very interesting flavors in there, and I get different things at different times. Have one of these to age as well, wonder if a "mellowed" version of this will give me more if what I am seeking.

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 6,217 ratings.