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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

6,385 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 6,385
Reviews: 2,007
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 984
Gots: 2,112 | FT: 125
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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Photo of Lemke10
4.5/5  rDev +10%

This pours a hazy copper color with a slight head. The aroma is good and bold with hops but nothing over the top like you might imagine with this beer. The taste is big and bold with decent amount of sweetness from the alcohol content and no where near as hoppy as I would have thought. Really flavorful and well made.

Lemke10, Yesterday at 04:18 AM
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.02/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

jodybrutal, Tuesday at 12:56 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.92/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Tylertut, Monday at 03:02 PM
Photo of RogueOz
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz into a snifter, about 6mths in the cellar 2014 edition.

L- semi aggressive pour with a nice white 1inch head, reddish orange, appealing.

S- I can smell the malts right off the bat. Not sure what to expect next since this is high ABV, Slight barleywine characteristics, but not hiding the big DIPA that this is.

T- getting malts and hop bitterness nicely blended. Not a juicy hop bomb that the IBU's would indicate, certainly faded with age in comparison to an un-aged prior sample. Mildly resinous on the back fade.

F - The high alcohol is evident but not with any unexpected bite. Reasonably smooth for such a big brew.

O-really impressed with the age impression on this brew. I'd age a little less for more of the hop character to shine through. The age has certainly transformed this beer into a beer that transcends the normal expectations for a DIPA. Somewhere between a 4.0 and 4.25 overall. Cheers.

RogueOz, Monday at 05:10 AM
Photo of TCJ0100
1.5/5  rDev -63.3%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a cognac snifter. It looks hazy orange and its completely opaque.

It smells like nail polish remover that has been seasoned with off hops. It is just terrible. It smells like the orange Old English Wood Soap that I use to mop my floors. This could make paint fall off a shed.

The taste is like some terrible new hop-flavored black rum. I am used to my hop bombs being hop forward, and malts secondary. This is the opposite where the sweetness is front and center and the hops are fighting with it. There is nothing good about the taste of this beer. It tastes like if Admiral Nelson made a port or the type of liquor you use in baking.

The mouthfeel adds to the already less than ideal characteristics, making this beer one of my all time least favorites. I would sooner drink Natural Ice than drink this.

This beer is ambitious and that is all it is. I like Dogfish Head as a brewery, and I am really glad they are in Bloomington and Indiana on the whole, but this beer frankly is just awful with no redeeming characteristics. I ended up drain pouring it. I have had enough beers like Founders Devil Dancer that I can appreciate an ambitious attempt at making a one-of-a-kind beer, however, this beer is just too much. There is fine line between a pleasant beer, which rather than attacking the palate attempts to work with it, and a beer that fights your palate every step of the way. I wouldn't recommend this beer to my worst enemy.

TCJ0100, Monday at 01:30 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.76/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 6,385 ratings.