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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

5,707 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,707
Reviews: 1,964
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 818
Gots: 1,783 | FT: 110
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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CPditka

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-24-2012 03:00:48 | More by CPditka
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jtyson

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-28-2013 22:46:34 | More by jtyson
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-29-2013 05:14:05 | More by hoppymcgee
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scottyu27

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-22-2013 13:04:01 | More by scottyu27
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singingninkasi

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-01-2013 03:20:00 | More by singingninkasi
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mlefebvre7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-23-2013 02:58:38 | More by mlefebvre7
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boonejag75

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-04-2012 23:13:52 | More by boonejag75
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-25-2013 06:41:19 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-15-2012 15:14:38 | More by RMoeNay
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Jssteinman


4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-05-2014 21:56:28 | More by Jssteinman
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Westyn

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-16-2014 18:04:48 | More by Westyn
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the infamous 120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery out of Milton, Delaware. This double IPA clocks in at a whopping 18% ABV.

Score: 90

Bottled on 02/15/13. Served in a snifter glass and enjoyed on 05/15/13.

Appearance: Pours a clean looking caramel color with a thin layer of off-white head atop the glass that settles to ring around the glass. Average lacing, above average retention -- shocking for the ABV. Basically, this looks like you'd expect an IPA to look like. 4/5

Smell: Boozy caramel and surprisingly subtle piney hops. Sweet citrus, cheap waffle syrup (you know, the kind at a Comfort Suite's continental breakfast) and wood chips, a little earthiness too. Smells quite malty. 4/5

Taste: Tastes like an aged Behemoth with more alcohol warmth on the palate. Syrupy caramel malt, boozy malt, a dash of vanilla. There's citrus, earthy hops and a lingering orange and syrup flavor in the finish. Despite the booziness, it does not taste like it is much more than a 10% ABV beer -- certainly not as boozy as you would expect of a beer that has a higher ABV than a bottle of DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker schnapps. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, low carbonation. This beer is surprisingly viscous and syrupy! Has a nice malty sweet character with a dash of bitterness from the hops. Dry finish. 4/5

Overall: Definitely overpriced what it ultimately delivers, but pretty tasty nonetheless. I can't imagine this beer is cheap to brew given the gravity. Although 120 Minute IPA is not quite as good as other malt-bomb high ABV imperial IPAs that blend the line between American barleywine and imperial IPA like Double Crooked Tree or Maharaja, I found that I liked this beer essentially as much as a two or three year old Behemoth.

Cost: $9.99 for a 12 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 23:39:38 | More by jegross2
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ThePunisher1974

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-31-2013 23:12:44 | More by ThePunisher1974
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-19-2012 06:47:19 | More by foxyaardvark27
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DHS1029

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-26-2013 16:05:14 | More by DHS1029
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Greywulfken

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy golden peach with a one-finger head that fades into a wisp

S: sweet caramel and sugary fruit

T: very sweet, but warmed into caramel, fruit, malt, and coffee/toffee

M: silky, rich, full, soft

O: This was very decadent, very smooth, very strong (this and their WW Stout are tied for the strongest beer I've ever had); I really enjoyed it even though it wasn't what I expected - I've had a to come back to this after having had the 90 minute IPA, and later still even tasting them in succession, b/c I realize how much better the 90 minute IPA is than the 120 minute IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 01:16:02 | More by Greywulfken
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sludgy

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-17-2012 00:49:58 | More by sludgy
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Snowrs

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-12-2012 23:02:11 | More by Snowrs
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jvalentini

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-14-2011 04:04:25 | More by jvalentini
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Bierguy5

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. 21% ABV. Fairly clear amber color. Thin white head disappears immediately. No lace at all.

Slightly floral, citrus and tangerine hop aroma. Nothing too intense. You can also detect that this will be pretty sweet.

Sugary sweet with loads of caramel flavor. Floral hops, some fruity flavors which may lean a bit toward tropical. Pretty sweet, but not terribly out of balance.

Medium body with low carbonation. Warming alcohol. Pretty nice to try.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2008 14:30:25 | More by Bierguy5
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Lorianneb

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-12-2013 16:12:33 | More by Lorianneb
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JTahoe

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy amber honey with almost no head save for an ring clinging to the edge of the glass that leaves sticky lace slowly melting behind.

S - Malty barleywine-like nose scented with wild flowers, citrus, caramel, and a hint of pine.

T - Very sweet at first, then revealing more complexity as it warms along with a nice bitterness. Loads of candied citrus peel (grapefruit, blood orange, and lemon), with caramel malt, dried dark fruit (plum and raisin), fresh squeezed tangelo and lemon, apricot, resin, and sweet pine. Sweetness comes in waves, borders on cloying.

M - Coating full feel, but with everlasting micro-effervescent carbonation that lingers on the tongue.

D - A sipper, of course. Very nice to linger over one all evening. Just one.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 04:07:43 | More by JTahoe
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campfirebrew

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-10-2013 00:16:41 | More by campfirebrew
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-29-2013 20:32:46 | More by Hopsiam14
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-07-2011 20:42:24 | More by tclapper
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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