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120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA

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6,242 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,242
Reviews: 1,994
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 946
Gots: 2,055 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

SloppyJoeWasAMan, Jul 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Barnsley, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

MaxT, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

TheCuriograph, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

OgreSanchez, Jul 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

ThrashMaster, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

CheonTang, Jul 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

alex_hart, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 Aged six months and poured into a snifter.

Gorgeous iridescent amber/orange or coppery color. Fingers worth of a thin fizzy foam erupted on top but dissipated quickly.

All kinds of aromas are emerging from the glass. Sweet caramel malt, dried fruit like prune or date, maple, dried cherries, candied fruit, pear and toasted grains are all there but not overly pronounced.

This is a sipper so I've tried to slow down and enjoy this immensely complex brew. Candied fruits come to the front with prune, date and raisin. Hints of maple and cherry come near the middle with toasted grain, roasted nut and caramel malts at the end. The last touch has a boozy heat and the feel is rather thick but as I said this is a sipper meant to be slowly enjoyed.

2014 Fresh- not the same beer. More IPA properties with a lot of booze.

KYGunner, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

JOToole, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Jd2391, Jul 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

blackjack33, Jul 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

OB1, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

mrosenfeld32, Jul 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Cheezus, Jul 26, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -57.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I know it isn't considered productive to just bash a beer, but this is not only bad, but also one of the worst beers I have ever had. It's an overly malty, syrupy, boozy mess of a beer. That said, I will stash one in the basement for some time to see how it mellows out. The 90 and 60 are both better (and cheaper).

gspeicher, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

harsley, Jul 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

krome, Jul 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

jkoogler, Jul 26, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark orange color. Slightly hazy. Forms a one finger creamy, thin bubbled and solid yellow head. Medium retention and lots of spotty and lingering lacings left in the glass

S: Strong caramel and citrus and flowery hops. Caramel malts. Plums and peaches. Oak. Very boozy, like a liquor.

T: Taste is quite good. A sweet and upfront. Strong toffee, caramel malts, dry fruits like peaches. A nice woody background. Warming, as expected. Despite the strong alcohol in the nose, it's hard to believe that this a 18% ABV beer. I would say something between 11 and 13%. The 120 IBU is also quite hidden by its sweetness, unfortunately :)

M: Heavy, creamy and molasses. Low carbonation and a quite bittersweet (more sweet than bitter) aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Not as good as the 90 Minute. Perhaps a bit too sweet and boozy but still a classic from Dogfish Head

eduardolinhalis, Jul 25, 2013
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1.3/5  rDev -68.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This 2013 iteration was consumed at the Tap House over 20 minutes.
Pours copper color with very little head and just a bit of bubbles up top and some lacing.

For all the hops, there's very little scent of them. I get some toffee, caramel, rum raisin and a hint of fennel. It's funky in a way that ain't funky...And the strangeness progresses to bad...

It tastes of spoiled maple syrup, molasses, and a sweet hay. It might have some complexity to comment on, but I can't stick with it long enough to find what's interesting. The hops have gone well past bitter and dominate in an untoward manner...with sticky essential oils. This is such an off-putting unilateral experience, I struggle to consume it.

The mouthfeel is heavy and medicinal, making the poor flavor harder to tolerate, because it doesn't go away as rapidly as I'd hope. For all the alcohol, it's not very hot and desperately needs more carbonation and spice to cut it.

I expected a wildly spicy hopbomb, but this is a syrupy fortified, chewy wine--a dessert wine that I don't deserve! What happened to the 120 this year? It's truly awful.

1sophrosyne1, Jul 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Sazz9, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

MrDave, Jul 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Carcieri, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

throwback, Jul 23, 2013
120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 6,242 ratings.