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120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA

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7,131 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,131
Reviews: 2,126
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 1,192
Gots: 2,816 | FT: 176
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from Pearl Specialty Market and Liquor. Poured into a snifter. The last time I had this beer was 2+ years ago so when I saw it on the shelf, I decided I would give it another go.

A - Pours a clear, copper orange color with a one-finger white head. Head dissipates to leave a soapy ring around the glass. Small amount lacing.

S - Not as much hops as I was expecting (and hoping). It's really sweet and boozy. Lots of sweet maltiness, caramel and toffee. Some citrus and piney aromas from the hops play in. I also pick up the smell of honey.

T - Hello alcohol. To no surprise, the alcohol hits right off the bat and only seems to slightly mellow. The warmth from the alcohol can be felt through the entire sip. It's quite sweet as well. Sweet caramel and roasted malts come in along with lemon and orange notes. Again, the hops are drowned out. Not much bitterness.

M - Thick and syrupy. Minimal amount of carbonation. This is more like drinking a brandy or liqueur than a beer. A noticeable warmth from the alcohol but that is to be expected at 18% abv.

O - An interesting beer indeed. No doubt about it, it's a sipper. This drinks more like a brandy or liquer than a beer. As a DIPA, this doesn't hit the mark. But I don't think DFH's intention was to hit the mark. I really wished the hops played a bigger role in this beer. It was just a little sweet. However, as the beer warmed, I found it to be more enjoyable. I think some aging would do wonders for this beer. I'd say it's worth a try if you can get your hands on some.

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Been waiting for the day to have this on tap.

Pours a deep copper orange, hazy with a sexy white foamy head, bubbles clinging everywhere

Smell is a bit of a let down for being only a couple months old. Only slight hop punch of front with a lingering sweet citrus. A bit of sweet alcohol as well with some evergreen to it.

Taste is surprisingly smooth, the notes of everything is rounded orange peel, bitter lemon, and a ton of pine. The heat is there can't deny it, it's great but I was expecting in your face hops actually has a lot of bready malt to it.

Very silky, grasps the tongue a bit, drinks like a lower abv dipa.

Ya it's one of those hyped beers, but eh, wasn't a hundred percent impressed

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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