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120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA

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7,128 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,128
Reviews: 2,126
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 1,191
Gots: 2,811 | FT: 176
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:
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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Ratings: 7,128 | Reviews: 2,126
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of bigbelcher
3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Have to give them credit for effort but because of the high alcohol content any semblence of balance is lost. Lots of people love the beer but I have to figure it is because of the rarity and the high alcohol, not really the flavor. Even with all the hops I think the beer is too sweet but that has to be expected with the high alcohol. I think the 90 minute is a much better beer.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of bbeane
3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured into an oversized snifter... starts with a light white head that mostly disappears leaving some spotted lacing. Beer is orangish in color with lots of fine sediment

S- Very balanced aroma... hops, sweet malt, and a bit of booziness

T- Starts with a pleasant hoppy flavor before being taken over by sweet malts. The hops continue to sneak through the sweetness along with some boozy heat

M- Fairly light bodied with light carbonation

D- It's an interesting beer, very drinkable at 18%... but kind of a stretch for the style. I feeli like the hops aren't as lost in the sweetness when it's on draft


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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer has a very nice clody goldish red with a nice thin white head.

S: Has a very sweet boozy smell. Some strong hops and an almost wine style scent.

T: Has a good amount of alcohol taste. It actually tastes like it has some rum in it. Its very nice and sweet. I am getting a nice fruity flavor on the finish.

M: Gives you a nice warm feeling and actually very smooth for how much alcohol there is in the beer.

O: This is a pretty darn good beer. It tastes more like a mixed drink than a beer. I honestly think that Dogfish Head did a perfect job on this beer.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep gold color with a tiny head that disappeared quickly

S- Smells of piney hops and a sweet fruitiness behind it.

T- Very resinous and sweet with a good shot of alcohol, yet much smoother than I anticipated

M- Good mouthfeel nice and thick for this style

O- This was much more drinkable than I expected, this is the first bottle I have been able to get my hands on. I would for sure buy this again if I get the chance.

This was fresh not aged

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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2/5  rDev -51.3%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottle share with friend. poured into dogfish head snifter.

A:deep orange with about 1/2 finger head.

S: sweet with heavy alcohol notes.

T: Sweet up front with slight alcohol burn in the back. Not bitter at all which surprised be for being a IPA hopped for 2 hours. Gets sticky/cloying as you keep drinking it.

Good beer, but the taste is not what I expected.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Max's. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Very sweet, but there is some hop presence too. The hop bitterness is somewhat herbal.

Taste: This is less cloying than the aged versions that I've tried. The herbal hops balanced things out well considering what they had to work with. Sweet and boozy in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Syrupy with smooth and fluffy carbonation and a finish that is a bit dry.

Overall: This was better fresh than it is ages. The balance is pretty good all things considered. Don't know that I need more, but perhaps.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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1/5  rDev -75.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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