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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
91
outstanding

6,279 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 6,279
Reviews: 1,999
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 954
Gots: 2,067 | FT: 124
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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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Photo of TexIndy
2.78/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle with a laser bottled on date on the label. This one is 6 months old. Poured a copper orange color. Was very hazy with a ton of yeast floating around. It had a good head that slowly settled into a constant film. Good lacing. The aroma was very hoppy as expected but shared the limelight with a heavy sweet syrupy smell. Could tell from the smell that it was gonna be too sweet and I was right. Expected an insanely hopped ADIPA and instead get a overly sweet syrup with some hops in the back. It's a mess and not very enjoyable. Love ADIPA's lately but hated this one. (2, NA, ML, N)

TexIndy, Jun 21, 2007
Photo of tanarm
4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter and received a real nice head that stuck strong for a few minutes. Beautiful copper tone on this one. Once the head settles out, a little ring is left and the foam just sticks to the sides. No visible chunks on the first pour but not completely clear either.

The aroma is very floral and sweet like nectar. Fruity hop tones come through nicely. Orange peel...

The taste: Surprisingly sweet... Fruity and floral hop notes dance with the sweet maltiness. Sour oranges. Fresh green herbal notes. A touch of cough syrup. Biscuit. Caramel. The finish is complex with hops and dries the palate, leaving you wanting more. A nice warmth from the ethanol on the roof of the mouth is there but not overpowering. The carbonation plays an important role here, leaving a dry, crisp finish.

Dangerously drinkable! This one was bottled just over a month ago, and is much hoppier than I remember the last one I had, which must have been quite aged. This one is quite hoppy, but very balanced with the sweetness and the alcohol. I am stocking up on this batch!

tanarm, Jun 13, 2007
Photo of Redwood21
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice tight head to start with, a little ring survives but at 21% i was suprised by what i got there is a nice amber almost peach applecider look to it. very nice to look at.

S: there is definatly some hops and estery aromas. Its suprising the alcohol is not more prevalent. there is also some ripened fruits raisons?

T: wow, suprised. I had one friend who likes this beer, one who hates it. one who feels its like liqour another who thinks wine/beer. I feel a hoppy barley wine comes to mind. there is a decent amount of hops, there is some ripened fruits, grapes raisons(same thing) plums? there is a dry
bitter taste

M: suprisingle medium bodied. this is by no means a heavy beer. its almost wine like and very easy to consume and enjoy. i was almost "scared" to try it simply due to the novelty of 21% made me think this has o be too over the top....it wasnt, it was very good, and id have it again some time

**note, i finished this beer in about 45 mins, and feel fine. more a point that (in my opinion) you can enjoy without worry of getting hammered

Redwood21, Jun 12, 2007
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, served in a fluted glass.

A - cloudy, orange/amber color with a tan head that thinned out.

S - sweet smelling brew.

T - sticky, cloying sweetness then a bitter dry finish, heavy malt flavor comes on strong as it warms.

M - sticky, sweet, full-bodied.

O - worth trying at least once just to say you did.

JoeyBeerBelly, Jun 11, 2007
Photo of Gmann
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy blood-orange color a smallish off-white head, not much lacing detected. The smell is wonderful, a clean citrus/grapefruite scent. Big, bold, and juicy. The taste is of citrus, grapefruit hop, sugary sweet like orange soda concentrate. I prefer my IPAs to be a bit on the bitter side. The feel is well carbonated and slickly sweet. Definitely a BIG BEER, but goes overboard. Too much sweetness kills the hop flavors.

Gmann, Jun 10, 2007
Photo of bluejacket74
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle with a bottled on date of 3/30/2006. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter, the 120 Minute IPA pours an amber/red color with a very small white head. It smells like citrus and pine hops, caramel and a bit of brandy. The taste starts off very sweet and finishes slightly bitter. I can taste hops (both pine and citrus), caramel, apricots, brandy, and some spices. The alcohol is very well hidden considering it's 21% ABV, and it does pack a punch later. Mouthfeel is full, syrupy and oily. Drinkability is good, although this is definitely a sipping beer. It's nice and smooth and easy to drink. Overall I think this is a well balanced brew. It wasn't quite what I was expecting but in this case it's a good thing. If you get the chance to try one, you should. It's a very good beer.

bluejacket74, Jun 09, 2007
Photo of kwakwhore
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

April 2008 bottle. Fresh is the way to drink this beer. the hoppiest of the three bottles I've reviewed on here. Get this beer fresh to experience the hops. Alcohol is a little hotter too.
2007
Pours a hazy reddish orange into my DFH snifter. Smallish head which dissipates quickly. Piny hoppy scent which doesn't leave much room for anything else. The level of hops in the aroma promises a severe shredding of taste buds, but the flavor is a lot more balanced than you might guess. Sweet malt balances and almost overpowers the citrus of the hops. The alcohol is well hidden for such strong beer but hits pretty hard a few minutes later. As the beer warms the hops become more pronounced. A truly unique beer, one I look forward to every year. This is the May 2007 release and I think that my other bottles will benefit from six months of cellaring as this seems a bit rough around the edges compared to some other years.
July 1
One month later and I had another bottle from the same 4 pack. It is already much smoother. The malt is actually more prominent than the hops. Candied fruits, sugars are up front now. This reminds me of a barley wine much more than it does a DIPA.

kwakwhore, Jun 05, 2007
Photo of BassAssassin
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

--2007 Vintage--

A: Pours a deep reddish amber. Appearance is cloudy due to bottle conditioning. Off-white head is thin and dissipates rather quickly.

S: Smells of leafy, grassy hops mixed with alcohol. Not terribly complex regarding the smell. Slight dried fruit aromas emerge as the beer warms up.

T: Huge hop presence. In fact, the first sip is all hops: leafy, grassy, and herbal. However, there is plenty of malt to balance. The malt flavors are sweet, reminiscent of dried raisins. Strong rummy, boozy alcohol character is very apparent, but complements the malt and hops quite nicely. Finishes surprisingly clean. Taste is significantly more complex than the smell.

M: Full bodied and quite smooth. Perfect amount of carbonation. Rounded mouthfeel.

D: Very easy to drink for such a huge beer. However, it's a sipper for sure. Something to have on a special occasion. Great on a cold, rainy day. If I had the money I'd buy a bunch of these and age them for a few years.

BassAssassin, Jun 05, 2007
Photo of ultralarry2006
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle marked "bottled on 12/18/06 ". Surprisingly, because it is an DIPA, it leaves just a one finger tan head that quickly recedes to just a foam ring at the edge, and leaves not much lacing, either, hmmm. Body is a slightly hazy orange tinted amber.

Smell - medicinal alcohol, pine resin, hint of caramel.

Taste - a little more than the nose indicates. Medicinal alcohol, sugar, caramel, and toasty malt. More medicinal alcohol, and bitter pine resin on the finish, with lingereing aftertastes of sugar, pine resin, and of course, medicinal alcohol.

Mouthfeel - medium to full bodied, and very dry.

Drinkability - this is good, but it's definitely not sessionable owing to the very high abv.

ultralarry2006, Jun 04, 2007
Photo of techdiver
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange copper with a two finger head that dissipates slowly and leaves but a thin coat of foam.

Nose of most evident piney hops.

Amazing taste, very complex; much like a barleywine. Alcohol is extremely well hidden.

Mouthfeel is smooth and thick, coats the mouth.

Good sipping drinkability, definitely not a session beer.

techdiver, Jun 04, 2007
Photo of letsgopens
4.88/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dogfish Head really crushed one out of the park here. This is a HUGE beer. An awesome experience.

Pours a cloudy red amber-gold with a dense milky tan head that retains well and leaves solid lace.

A really great aroma as well. Fruit (light/dark), citrus, peach, spice, and some hops. A honey-like sweetness and a bit of alcohol.

This American Double IPA has massive flavor. Robust and formidable. Wonderfully and complex. A variable whirlwind of flavors all over the palate. The initial sweetness is that of orange blossom honey and light molasses, but intensifies to more resemble pure cane sugar. Caramel and hops. Nice hops. Almost syrupy, with notes of candied fruits. A nice bite on the front of the tongue and citrus toward the back. Stunning.

The texture is smooth and thick leaving a coating on the palate. Heavenly warmth. Even and decadent. There is a distinct alcohol presence but its difficult to comprehend that this beer has a 21% abv.

Definitely a beer to sip and savor. And savor it you will. One on my all time favorites. A must try.

letsgopens, Jun 03, 2007
Photo of ChazMania
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled, received in trade. Holy schnikes!! This is one mother mama of a beer. My first 120 experience and I'm well pleased. Aroma is enormous, sweet and complex. Not much of a head and it's certainly a heavy brew. The flavor, this is nectar for the elites palate. Big fruit, with some honey like sweetness. Lingering flavor of hops and pine. The flavor invades every nerve in your mouth. Criminey, 21%!?!?! Geez, 2 sips and I can already feel a buzz. At that high of alcohol I'm surprised it doesn't burn like a whiskey or something, it's pretty darn smooth.
DFH, please get California distribution!!

ChazMania, Jun 01, 2007
Photo of ccrida
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle (12/18/06) into a snifter, the 120 is a gorgeous hazy amber, with a 2 finger olive tinged egg-shell head that left sticky lace.

The smell is weird, strong and sweet but funky, a little off-putting at first, medicinal, sherry and some cinnamon, a bit like sour candy. Very unusual, and ultimately, strangely attractive.

Whoa, this sucker is one crazy beer, unlike any other. Thick sweet malt is tempered by a nice hop bittereness, although no hop aroma or flavor per say, just this really malty, almost candy like flavor. Surprisingly, this is not as hot or ethanol tasting as some 10-12% beers can be, although there's not fulling it's a booze bomb, but in a more visceral way. Or like a drug that takes a bit to kick in!

The mouthfeel, well, is actually much lighter then you might fear, and even though it's a sweet beer, it's not syrupy or a sugar bomb, a la Burton Banton, and is really well done.

As for drinkabilty, what can I possibly compare this to?? It's a +20% ABV IPA, so of course it's a really slow sipper. Nevertheless, the 120min IPA is a beer drinking experience like no other. Over all it's really nice, although it gets a little rough on the belly by then end.

ccrida, May 30, 2007
Photo of MiguelMandingo
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This was the very first Dogfish Head beer I tried when I first began my beer tasting hobby. It took me an hour and a half to finish, as I was not prepared for the HUGE flavor this beer packs. It turned me away from Dogfish Head for awhile. That was until someone coaxed me into trying a 90 Minute IPA. I loved it and I have tried several other DFH since then but haven't returned to the 120 Minute...until now. As it turns out the problem was my palate because, damn, this is a good beer.

Poured a 12oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance - Peach tan with a one finger head that dissipates into a foam halo on the beer's surface. A quick swirl of the glass brings the head right back.

Smell - Alcohol - and lots of it! At 21%ABV this is the most potent brew I have ever sampled. It certainly makes an appearance in the smell. I also smell caramel and hops. Overall, it smells very rich - a good indication of what it will taste like. The smell becomes a lot more apparent as the brew comes to room temperature.

Taste - Almost like the 90 Minute, just heavier on the sweet side and the hops side (obviously). The alcohol isn't as apparent in the flavor as much as it is in the smell and the mouthfeel. The alcohol makes its main appearance in the throat as it goes down. It has the sweet malty front taste followed by hop bitterness. It has a very balanced flavor - something I was surprised by.

Mouthfeel - Smooth. Perfect carbonation level. Oily with warming alcohol as it slides down the throat.

Drinkability - I would never be able to drink more than one of these, but if a second was offered to me...you never know. I would probably be too tipsy to refuse. The fact that you would be plastered after the second is why I gave this brew an average score on drinkability. I was pretty tipsy 3/4 of the way through it. But it went down smoother than a lot of other beers that I have sampled that were less than 21%ABV.

This beer is a hell of an experience. Perhaps the most accessible high ABV brews out there - definitely not for the faint of heart. It still takes me an hour and a half to finish one, but I appreciate every sip.

MiguelMandingo, May 29, 2007
Photo of Poppypitbull
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

for a beer with such a reputation I was thinking this wouldn't live up to the hype but it did! The hops were very tasty and it went down nice and smooth. I had a bottle from 2005, got it in 2006 and opened in 2007. Definitely worth the wait. Considering the thickness of it I was surprised at how sweet it tasted and how smooth it was overall. Check it out!

Poppypitbull, May 29, 2007
Photo of treehugger02010
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a single bottle a month or so ago, and just split it with a buddy. Both poured into pint glasses.
Appearance: A solid amber color that proved to be very transparent. A head that wouldn't quite, awsome retention, absolutly enormous, light tan in color. Leaving rings of sticky lace all the way down.
Smell: Boozy, fruity, sweet, hoppy, a bit of everything.
Taste: Similar to the smell, high boozy taste as it warmed, then turned more sweet and fruity.
Mouthfeel: A bit too smooth for my taste in IPAs.
Drinkability: I don't know how drinkable anything with 21% alcohol is, but pretty damn good.
Don't drink and review.

treehugger02010, May 29, 2007
Photo of Shaw
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I've wanted to try this beer for some time. Let's see if it's worth $10 for a 12-ounce bottle.

It pours a beautiful ruby red with a short foamy head and plenty of carbonation.

Wow, what an aroma! It smells of solvent alcohol and hops mixed with caramel. It's like nothing I've smelled before.

The taste is sweet with massive flavors of alcohol, leaving a strong warming in the throat after the swallow. There is a powerful citrus flavor that becomes apparent after several swallows.

The body is super smooth, thanks to the super-high ABV.

Overall this is a special occasion beer. Its qualities are so extreme that it's hard for me to compare it or judge it fairly. It reminds me of Avery's The Beast Grand Cru and their Samael's ale.

If you like strong beers, you need to have 120 Minute IPA.

Shaw, May 28, 2007
Photo of Durge
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Bottled 12/18/06. It pours with authority, a hefty sound and reasonable head that quickly dissipates to an even, thin blanket of white. The aroma starts strong with a bitterness suggesting grapefruit, very crisp. Give it a little longer and there's a hint of sweetness, cherry perhaps. The appearance is a beautiful golden brown with plenty of floating goodies suspended evenly throughout. The first roll onto the tongue is startlingly thick and sweet. Tangy at the tip of the tongue and a heavy apricot rolls to the back of your mouth. This is strong stuff and proves itself quickly as it warms its way to your belly. By the third or fourth swallow you feel like your mouth has been converted to a new level of thinking and the dark cherry bitter-sweetness reveals itself with authority. This is obviously quality stuff but probably a bit too much ale for my palate. It stays tasteful at the front but overwhelms me a bit at the finish. I added a little mild cheddar cheese to this taste experience which was a nice pairing, but for me this definitely demands thoughtful sipping. It definitely holds its carbonation as ten minutes into this glass the head looks as good as it did a minute after the pour and the bubles still sizzle on the tongue. There is some degree of an oak overtone here as the flavor matures over the long haul. But this is still some strong stuff, I imagine somewhat an acquired taste for most. Taking it slowly I found that as it went closer to room temperature it seemed a bit tamer to the tongue, more manageable so to speak. I will need to try this again, hard for me to rate as a relative neophyte. But it is quite a taste sensation and a heavy brew to ponder! This won't be my favorite Dogfish brew but I have good faith that it is another quality offering for those fans of this variety. However you shake it, it is impressive. Thanks to DH for the experience!

Durge, May 27, 2007
Photo of PlaywrightSam
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into pint glass. A: Very hazy amber/copper, moderate amount of head that retains well. S: After sampling the 90 minute IPA, I was expecting a more aggresive smell. Very sweet, a lot of hops but nothing overly aggressive. Pine, some citrus. T: Very, very, very sweet up front with the hops kicking in shortly after. Pretty well balanced for something this strong. A lot going on here: pine, citrus, dark fruit, earth. M: Thick, moderate carbonation. D: I've kept my eye out for this beer for a while now, I was expecting something very bitter and I got something very sweet. Don't get me wrong, it's a great beer, so good that I didn't mind paying $9.99 for a single 12oz bottle at Marty's Liquors in Allston (is it normally this expensive?). For obvious reasons, I think the 90 minute IPA is much more drinkable, but with a 21% abv it doesn't get much more drinkable than this.

PlaywrightSam, May 21, 2007
Photo of Suds
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one’s an orange-hued liquid, with a puffy head. It doesn’t look like a beverage of it’s strength…it’s somewhat unassuming from the outside. The aroma is reminiscent of fresh hops. There’s a little fruit as well, and lots of pine, grapefruit, flowers, and herbs. It’s a heady smell for sure. Surprisingly, the smell doesn’t broadcast the alcohol as I’d expect. The taste is sweet, yet balanced. There’s a lot of everything, but nothing is truly overwhelming. There’s a bit of warming, and you do feel the alcohol after a bit, but it’s taste is folded into the flavor of the beer. Fairly smooth, the beer is moderately heavy. There is no doubt that this beer is well made. It’s too strong for regular consumption, but it’s a great beer.

Suds, May 19, 2007
Photo of Brad007
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer was bottled in December of last year. Thanks Nathan15! Pours a very nice dark copper/amber-ish color. Pretty. The aroma comes off as strong and hoppy with some alcohol aroma as well. The taste is, how do I describe, warm and alcohol-ish but tastes of caramel toffee in the back of my throat. Hops are somewhat subdued but the beer has a sweet, syrupy consistency to it. Definitely a sipping beer!

Overall, I enjoy it. It beats out the DIPA that I've tried from Magic Hat, which is the only other DIPA I've had anyway.

Brad007, May 19, 2007
Photo of John_M
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

I have reviewed this beer previously, but from a 750 ml. bottle. However, that was a while back, and according to the DFH rep at Max's last night, they have tweaked the recipe a bit the last few years (whatever that means). In any event, the beer I had last night was so superior to what I had out of the bottle last, they might as well have been two different beers.

The draft version pours a beautiful orange amber color, with decent foam retention and great lacing. The beer smells very sweet, but there is noticeable citrus from the hops as well. On the palate the beer is sweet, with a cornucopia of cherry, currents, raisans, pineapple and other tropical fruit. However, unlike the bottle version I had, all of sudden there is a huge wash of hops that pounds through the sweetness. Nevertheless, this beer is still viscuous, rich, smooth and long, but with refreshing citrus in the finish from the hops.

The abv. is certainly still noticeable, and there's no way you can drink a lot of this (who'd want to) or drink it too quickly. Definitely a sipper... and a beer where the abv. becomes increasingly noticeable as it warms and sits in the glass. Still, an excellent beer. Very, very impressive...

John_M, May 17, 2007
Photo of 3Vandoo
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am in love, what can I say, hops juice, hoppy beer, hophead's beer, well there was enough hops in one sip to hops all of Coors Light's decade production and even if it was extreme, I did like alot. The bottle was bottled three months ago and considering the amount of hops and alcohol content, it was quite fresh.

Burgundy in color, with a foamy head that came out to say "hey" and dissapeared right away. Shy striking golden lights all around the beer, not bad.

Smell is well guess what: hoppy, did I mention hops a billion times so far. It is floral, piney, grassy, name it, I love it.

Taste is citroneus, malty, rich malted caramel flavours followed by a floral big rich hoppy flavours.

wonderfull bring, when the 240min IPA

3Vandoo, May 16, 2007
Photo of Westsidethreat
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don’t know how old this bottle is. There is an 05 imprinted into the glass, that’s the only thing that could shed some light on it.

A: Gorgeous toffee colored brew with a lot of haze. Head is quite small but present, a light beige color.

S: Extremely doughy with vanilla, butterscotch, old orange rinds and black pepper.

T: Begins with caramel, drambuie and toffee at the front of the tongue. Butterscotch/vanilla swagger across the palate next with super concentrated orange marmalade, honey and blood orange flavors. The flavors intensify after the swallow and linger for what seems like minutes. Alcohol vapors go shooting through the nasal cavity, bringing with them citrusy notes. Finishes with a bitterness that goes the distance and a marshmallow taste that won’t leave my mouth.

M: Full bodied and smooth with only a touch of syrup qualities.

D: This is a ginormous beer. They’ve avoided it being too syrupy, which is surprising for the alcohol content. Definitely worth checking out. I wish I had a guaranteed fresh bottle to sample.

Westsidethreat, May 13, 2007
Photo of blsfreak
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to JonMyers for the 2003 vintage, what a great birthday present!!!

Pours a cloudy amber, no lacing or obvious head, very little carbonation.

Smells sweet, very little hop aromas

Tastes amazing, not what I expected from an IPA at all. Sweet, smooth taste, very little noticable alcohol taste till it warms up a bit.

Sticky, sweet more like a liqueur than a beer mouthfeel.

I would not want to drink two or three of these, the high ABV would hurt anyone, but overall a great beer. One of those sipping on Sunday, cooking out beers to enjoy slowly. Being the hophead I am, I was a bit disappointed at the lack of over the top hops, which is what I have come to expect from American IPAs and IIPAs. Having not tried a fresher vintage, I have nothing to compare the 2003 vintage to, but this is an amazing beer....well done, Sam!

blsfreak, May 13, 2007
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 6,279 ratings.