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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
92
outstanding

6,896 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 6,896
Reviews: 2,063
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 15.82%
Wants: 1,094
Gots: 2,493 | FT: 149
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: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:A beautiful medium amber that darkens at its core, an offwhite head a finger deep that stays active albeit subtle throughout the sit, with moderate lacing.

Smell: Plums and raisins soaked in ethanol. Feint malted caramel/figs/coffee. Complex, blunt but intriguing.

Taste: You really get hit with this kind of over saturated malty, sticky, overly sweet fig/raisin taste and then it sort of never goes away and instead finishes soaked in its wet hops with enough alcohol to remind you of why they recommend you limit yourself to just one.

Mouthfeel: As much as it's carbonated (and it is heavily) it still doesn't finish timely or crisp because this beer is so syrupy.

Overall: Dogfish brought me into the game of IPA's and after drinking them so heavily for the last 6 years I've wondered if there would be one that I could retire on saying that it's the "cream of the crop". And while I haven't lost faith in the brand nor the beer, this years 120 minute was sup par for me.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It pours a completely opaque muddy orange color with a thin white head. The nose has pine forest, mango, lemon candy, caramel, molasses, and a touch of char. There's a HUGE hop characteristic to the taste with grapefruit, apricot, orange juice, and orange peel notes. Pitted against that is a cloying sweet malt backbone with molasses and burnt sugar. A lot is going on here and it's overpowering on the palate. The body is full, rich, and boozy: it tastes like someone took a bag of those orange slice jelly candies, liquefied them, and added rum. I also get the taste of plums and raisins, so it has some flavors that are not typically found in double IPAs or other hoppy beers.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Was lucky enough to have a bottle of 2012K given to me by a fellow BA. This was served chilled in wine glasses between 5 of us. Poured a much lighter color then I was expecting for being 18%. The nose was a little boozy, but I could smell the IPA behind it. The taste is not what I was expecting at all. It was DELICIOUS! The booze didn't come out in this one and the hops were still incredibly tasty. This was a white whale for me, having always wanted to try it. It was a real joy to try and this was the favorite of everyone out of the 5 rare's that we tried.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up in Totowa a few weeks back, never having this before. I can't say that I've enjoyed anything quite like this, as this beer completely caught me off-guard. Yes, it's strong and yes, there are hops underneath all of this but it's not a hop-bomb and like the Bell's Hopslam, this one crept up on me both in taste and in strength. It's not like anything else on the shelf as the "IPA" is quite a misnomer!

This had a gorgeous, apricot hue to it with a solid head that filled up the remainder of my pint glass, and lacing that made itself known after my first few sips. Lots of booze, light citrus, and apricot on the nose with more of the latter in the taste. Toss in a Barleywine taste, some roasted caramel malt, a hint of bitter chocolate, and some faint weed-like skunk and this turned out to be a winner when it came to my taste buds. The carbonation was near-perfect a hint of honey sweetness kept this light from start to finish, as well.

It certainly, certainly did not hurt that the alcohol was quite recessed here; so much so that I don't think I've ever had a beer where what I felt and what the actual ABV% was were completely different from each other. I could have downed a few of these in a sitting but there's no way I'd still be sitting up straight at that point. This was brewed on 2/17 of this year and boy,did it still taste fresh. If it were possible to brew mead and toss in some floral and earthy hops and then add some Belgian sweetness in for good measure, this would be the end result. Nothing on the shelf is quite like this and this is one of those beers that has to be sensed to be believed. A really wonderful surprise here!

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 6,896 ratings.