1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

Not Rated.
120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

6,077 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,077
Reviews: 1,981
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 904
Gots: 1,970 | FT: 124
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of 120 Minute IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,077 | Reviews: 1,981 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of richkrull
richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-16-2011 23:50:46 | More by richkrull
Photo of Tomte
Tomte


4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-02-2014 03:35:26 | More by Tomte
Photo of dayvinn87
dayvinn87

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-01-2013 01:38:02 | More by dayvinn87
Photo of johnyb
johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-15-2012 02:43:09 | More by johnyb
Photo of otter20dt
otter20dt

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-25-2011 17:20:43 | More by otter20dt
Photo of TheLevi4000
TheLevi4000

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-10-2013 04:29:00 | More by TheLevi4000
Photo of JMS1512
JMS1512

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-23-2013 19:41:08 | More by JMS1512
Photo of weonfire
weonfire

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-24-2012 04:10:58 | More by weonfire
Photo of azorie
azorie

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-25-2012 19:04:58 | More by azorie
Photo of JamesStreet
JamesStreet

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-08-2014 03:19:53 | More by JamesStreet
Photo of talahrama
talahrama

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-14-2013 04:09:50 | More by talahrama
Photo of biboergosum
biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Ok, it's Repeal Day Observed, in our southern neighbours, and my Yankee ancestry is encouraging me to try something special from south of the 49th. Tonight that can only mean one thing - a slightly chilled bottle of this sweet elixir to share with my own sweetie. I procured it on a recent trip to impressively beer-rich Austin, Texas. I actually got to try this a few months ago, in the BeerBistro bar in downtown Toronto. A special order from the LCBO, I got past the $30/bottle cost (hey it was dinner, thank you Accounts Payable), and proceeded to kick off that Saturday night in amenable style.

Now, this 'beer' pours a dense cloudy apricot-brown, and looks like fresh-squeezed fruit juice. There is no appreciable head, just a minor reminder of effervescence, and no lacing to speak of. The smell is very strong, crisp, and hot, like fermenting grape must - it actually twinges my nose - and evokes raisins and molasses, and pine hops. The malt only seems omnipotent at first - there is an underlying citrus hoppiness that seems to struggle to make itself known. The flavour starts with grapefruit hops becoming more prevalent, holding the huge raisin malt body at bay only for a bit, until, buoyed by the alcohol, it washes over and envelops your palate. A number of warming spices also appear, difficult to discern amongst it all. The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, and a tiny carbonated finish delivers a warming to my system that I had previously associated with port or sherry. Accordingly so, this is a slow sipper, lovely for a quaff with the pine scent of the newly-erected Christmas tree nearby.

My hat is off to those sensible folks 75 years ago who reinstated the law and the mindset that paved the way for a brewery like Dogfish Head to create such a sexy beast as this offering.

12-06-2008 08:47:47 | More by biboergosum
Photo of Wezzle
Wezzle

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-17-2013 22:49:43 | More by Wezzle
Photo of Capperryone
Capperryone

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.2%

This beer does have an excellent taste, but man is it powerful for a beer. The alcohol content in this beer seems to over power the hops that are supposed to be present. This is the self proclaimed "holy grail for hopheads" and I won't disagree with that necessarily, but I will say that the hops do get lost a bit in the high alcohol content. That being said, This is an excellent beer and I will definitely and gladly drink it again. Dogfish Head continues to do excellent stuff!

04-25-2014 03:28:49 | More by Capperryone
Photo of Varkias41
Varkias41

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-27-2013 14:01:49 | More by Varkias41
Photo of MrVonzipper
MrVonzipper

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-05-2013 06:32:14 | More by MrVonzipper
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-08-2014 05:57:35 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
Photo of Dawkins
Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-02-2013 02:34:34 | More by Dawkins
Photo of Skabiski
Skabiski

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-10-2013 16:45:23 | More by Skabiski
Photo of ipc2000
ipc2000

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-18-2014 03:30:27 | More by ipc2000
Photo of gthompsonri
gthompsonri

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-04-2011 02:46:19 | More by gthompsonri
Photo of tetu
tetu

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-22-2014 20:54:57 | More by tetu
Photo of Kenyont2
Kenyont2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-03-2012 13:18:06 | More by Kenyont2
Photo of therequiredformat
therequiredformat

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-14-2012 02:12:57 | More by therequiredformat
Photo of Photekut
Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-18-2013 20:49:43 | More by Photekut
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 6,077 ratings.