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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

6,394 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 6,394
Reviews: 2,007
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 986
Gots: 2,122 | FT: 126
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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4.5/5  rDev +10%

rEBELlION, Oct 02, 2013
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2/5  rDev -51.1%

Lornee56, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

tabascosigned, Oct 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

wesside89, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Gustheelephant
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz Bottle poured into an oversized snifter

Appearance - Looked liked a standard DIPA, amber caramel color, little bit of head, not much retention. Looks as big as it is.

Smell - Surprisingly mild, but still delicious. Perfect hop and malt smell with a boozy tint. Doesn't smell like an 18%, but more like a 8-9% DIPA.

Taste - Wow. Balance is the key word here. Comes in somewhat light with a strong finish. The hops are definitely present, but not overpowering like I thought they may be. Hint of warmth at the end, totally masking the ABV. Everything just comes together so well.

Mouthfeel - Again, perfectly balanced. Dry but not too dry. Coats the tongue, but not too much. I could sip away for days, it's like sweet nectar.

Overall - Lived up to the hype. Since I couldn't find it anywhere near me, it was certainly a treat to finally try it, and compare it to the other DFH IPAs. Would drink again in a heartbeat.

Gustheelephant, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Chris00710, Sep 30, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

from a 12 oz. Re-review from 2009.

Pours a hazy reddish brown, with off-white fine head at about a quarter inch. Dissipates to a film.

Smells like piney grapefruit hops, honey, a hint of booze, and a bit of biscuity malt.

Tastes very sweet like apples, followed by honey and a bit of nuttiness. The hops are citrusy and subdued, surprisingly not bitter. They are there, but the malt wins out in this beer.

Full, viscous body with light tingles of carbonation throughout the mouth. Notable booze sting and warmth going down.

I like this beer a lot more now than I did a few years ago. I don't think the beer is all that different, just my tastes. It doesn't taste like an IPA, more like a barelywine. The hops are there in the aroma but more subdued in the flavor. Definitely a world class brew.

Cylinsier, Sep 30, 2013
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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 6,394 ratings.