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120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA

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6,222 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,222
Reviews: 1,992
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 946
Gots: 2,051 | FT: 127
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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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Trotpntbll, Sep 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

tylerp21, Sep 03, 2014
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3.87/5  rDev -5.4%

Bottled in 5/2014:
Pours a translucent orange, with a small amout of soapy bubbles that fade quickly, leaving some along the edges. A swirl does bring the carbonation to the top for a second. Little to no lacing, but some alcohol legs. I must say here, let this beer come to temp, because the head look and retention was much better when I poured the remaining 2 oz into my snifter.

The nose when the beer is still a little cold, I get a nice whiff of alcohol backed by a light caramel maltiness, with some papaya and melon, a little blackberry and/or prune, even a hint of date. I must repeat, however, that the alcohol is easily the most noticeable.

The taste does a better job of hiding the alcohol (at temp). The beer is pretty sweet, starting off like a creamsicle with orange and a surprisingly smooth feel. The alcohol burn starts to grow, and I start to get canteloupe and then some sweet dark fruit (think fig newton). If I swig the beer quickly a get a tart berry flavor that I do not get if I leave the beer on my tongue to savor it. The alcohol grows throughout the taste, leaving a nice light burning tingle on the tongue after the beer has headed down the throat.

I was hoping for more from this beer, mainly hoping the alcohol were a little more hidden, and also that the sweetness would be cut a little more at some point in the taste. There are some very interesting flavors in there, and I get different things at different times. Have one of these to age as well, wonder if a "mellowed" version of this will give me more if what I am seeking.

cjgiant, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Oops, Sep 03, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -13.9%

pholla666, Sep 02, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +9.5%

AsaDunk, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

I aged this brew for 6 years and I'm drinkin it right now to celebrate my dog Kahlua's birthday (even though her bday was August 1st lol).

Pours up murky chocolate brown, no head. Nose is apricot, caramel, all the hops are gone. Taste is malty, thick bodied, subtle fruits, a lil booze heat. Low carbo.

Very interesting to see the maturation of this brew. I'll come back and write a review with a fresh bottle also.

stumac, Sep 02, 2014
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Ryanpro, Aug 31, 2014
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masterofsparks, Aug 31, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +10.5%

luspher, Aug 30, 2014
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ShriverMO, Aug 30, 2014
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 6,222 ratings.