120 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA
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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,209
Ranked #5,372
4.12 | pDev: 15.05%
Aug 19, 2023
Mar 24, 2003
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%.
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Rated: 4.57 by BaxterQ from Maine

Aug 19, 2023
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce bottle into a tulip snifter. Bottled 3/30/17, had 5/3/22.

Pours a somewhat cloudy medium amber, with a quarter inch foamy head and some spotty cling. Aromas of caramel, malt, brown sugar, some pine, some raisins, light figs and dates. Pretty similar flavors- caramel, pine, malt, brown sugar, light raisins and dates. Tastes a little bit herbal, with a light hop bitterness and some alcohol warming as it warms. Smooth for the ABV, a very good medium body, appropriately carbonated.

Wow, this really does age well. Lots of caramel, malt and pine. Need to buy this more often. Really enjoyable.
Jun 08, 2023
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Reviewed by acycler01 from Texas

4.81/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This beer is so unique that it’s hard to describe.
It really is nothing short of incredible and worth every penny of the price I paid for it. If you’re lucky enough to find a four pack of this in the store, don’t even hesitate just buy it.
May 22, 2023
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
5/20/23 Poured from a 12 oz bottle purchased at the Denny House, Waynesburg, PA....Gala night for The Way.

Pours a strange (not bad) deep amber orange color. Very little head or lacing.

Hints of sweetness with the very chewy beer. Pine and pineapple. Smooth, hoppy bite!

Special beer and a fun night!
May 21, 2023
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Reviewed by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. 2017 vintage, 5 years old.

A: The most vigorous pour I could muster did not turn up any head. Deep brown in color with good clarity. I half expected sediment, but there really isn't any. Not much in the way of lacing either. A few tiny specs.

S: A lot of raw honey, apricot, malty aromas of fig jam and a pop of berry. Highly estery with pineapple/tropical notes. Orange marmalade complete with peels. Earthy and leafy notes with that aged "forest floor" character. Treacle and a hint of toast/crust.

T: Follows the nose. Lots of raw honey up front, figs and berries, richer malty notes of molasses and toasted crust and scones. Very tropical and estery- big notes of pineapple, starfruit, papaya. Orange marmalade. Hit of warming alcohol. Downright spicy with herbal oiliness. Earthy and leafy. Dose of "musty book" and nutty sherry oxidation. Aggressive spicy/oily hop finish with trailing alcohol heat and figgy malt.

M: very thick with a ton of coating residual sugar. It is syrupy in texture. Good pressing sense of weight. Carbonation is fading, but there's still some fine pricking around the tip of the tongue. Gritty hop astringency.

O: This beer becomes very interesting with age. It might be an acquired taste for those who prefer IPAs fresh, though. It becomes a three way brawl between a brawny malt character, aggressively estery alcohol, and a good dose of oily/spicy hops. Age has deepened that malt into a lot of fruity complexity, brought out more earthy "forest floor" hop notes, and a lot of musty and sherry-like oxidation. It's also hot and a bit much when fresh though. Something like 1-3 years of age may be the sweet spot for me I think, but it comes down to preferences. It certainly isn't bad now.
Mar 14, 2023
Rated: 4 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
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Reviewed by eatsluggs from Florida

4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Well, well, 15$ for this one. Had to try it. Nice experience after a hard day of work. But no sir, it ain't for me.
Tastes like a bitter honey syrup. Low to no carbonation.
Definitely worth to try. Once!!!
Feb 18, 2023
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Reviewed by WIllBonds from Alabama

3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Yea, this IPA is an icon. However, not the most drinkable IPA for the masses. Your wife nor girlfriend will like this beer! I have heard the term Robitussin voiced. However, you, as a beer drinker, must try it at least once. I’ve tried it several times.Heavy and alcoholic are the first terms that come to mind. Refreshing, no. Tasty, yes. Everyday, no.
Feb 17, 2023
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a cloudy copper. Thin foam. Very chunky. Cider aroma. Huge malt and hop flavor simultaneously. Very heavy. Sweet alcohol cider finish. Not really you typical IPA and not something I would drink regularly. Definitely worth a try though.
Jan 29, 2023
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Reviewed by Drinking_Mantis from Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
the 90min IPA tastes so much better than the 60min that I assumed the 120min would be amazing. perhaps I have an unrefined pallet, but it tastes like a poorly made overly alcoholic mixed drink I would have made in college circa 2006. worth a try but I won't be having this ever again.
Jan 29, 2023
Rated: 5 by igl from Russian Federation

Jan 24, 2023
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Reviewed by ReverendSoup from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Got a couple of bottles of this as an x-mas gift. Bottle's a year or two old, this is the 2021 release. Poured into pint glass.
Pours a dark, rich copper tone. The short off-white head dissipates quickly, but leaves a nice ring and dense lacing. Smells a little like apple cider. I take a sip. Malt! Malt, and it's punching me in the face. Much maltier than it is hoppy- a logical progression from the 90 Minute IPA, which holds the two in balance. I wasn't sure I liked it until I kept drinking and decided I definitely do. Very sweet. Brings a caramel apple to mind, and then you get piney notes on the back end to remind you you're drinking an IPA. A little alcoholic, which works here. I wouldn't mind it being more bitter. Perfectly carbonated with a full body.
It's a strange IPA. A prior reviewer said it reminded them of a barleywine, which does track. Another reviewer said it's not an IPA, and I'm not sure I'm equipped to argue with them. I'm not sure what it is, though, other than Very Good. While I do appreciate a beer that is what it says it is, I can also respect a beer that dares to push limits, especially when it's this good.
Jan 17, 2023
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Reviewed by atigerlife from Hawaii

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
First, this bottle is very old. Not sure how old, but could possibly be around a dozen years old. Still have another bottle. So, with that preface...

Pours a dark copper, like dark apple cider. Opaque. Small brown head that dissipated quickly leaving a collar.

Aroma of malt, dark fruit, mild alcohol, dark sugar, spice and somewhat herbal.

Taste is dark fruit, alcohol [but not overpowering], apples, prunes, caramel, bread, bitter orange, dates and pine.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and cleansing. Nicely smooth in the mouth.

Overall, very interesting. Hides the alcohol well and rather complex flavor notes.
Jan 02, 2023
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Reviewed by pulse from Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
As per plan, this is the Xmas celebration beer, the last holdout from the Extreme box, bottled on 9/13/19. A little over three years old, it pours a deep coppery color into the tulip with lots of head that fades off rapidly into a partial top cloud and ring. It has a sweet, syrupy, and malty smell. It does taste sweet, more sweet than bitter. The bitterness is slighty, lingering around a slight alcohol taste. I think it's like butterscotch and caramel up front. It's a little fruity, definitely along the barleywine track. Fairly thick, syrupy, easy to drink but warming. Moderately carbonated and somewhat dry. Very interesting.

I would love to do a vertical taste test. The last time I had this was in... 2019! At a tasting event that also served Utopias. It's powerful. I'm really out of the race at this point.
Dec 23, 2022
Reviewed by FRANKHAZE from Florida

1/5  rDev -75.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
This is in no way an "ipa". It's false advertisement and a horrible beer product for $11-12 per bottle. It's all hype/gimmick. It's not satisfying at all. It's over the top in the worst way. Should be discontinued.
Dec 21, 2022
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Rated by jmvogel512 from Virginia

4.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
The 2022 version is the best iteration of this beer that I've had. The hops and malt are in perfect balance for an imperial IPA.
Dec 04, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by Zoman

Nov 25, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
There is no rational reason to have more than one of these per occasion. So, one brown twelve ounce bottle has been emptied into a clear pint glass. Almost no head was produced and it vanished almost instantaneously. Forget about the head, because the brew is beautiful, anyway. It's bright copper-amber and it's on the translucent side. Malt is the predominant smell, with hints of alcohol and hops. Of course, there's an alcoholic aspect to the taste that's too big to ignore. After all, the ABV here is an incredible 18 percent. Considering that, this tastes so much better than some that are less potent, but taste like a shot of whisky was dropped into the beer. This is malty in the Scottish Ale way, sweetly and with a kick. The hops are there for some counterbalance and they add an enjoyable extra layer of taste. But, this is malt and alcohol driven. It's good for what it is, an attempt at making an incredibly high ABV brew that tastes good. To that point, this is a success, for others in this range almost never taste this good. But for most beer drinkers, even those that can enjoy an Imperial IPA or stout in the 8-10% ABV range, this is a little much. There reaches a point when this much alcohol reduces the beer drinking experience and this might be it.
Nov 19, 2022
Rated: 4.54 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 20, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by steverx8 from England

Oct 14, 2022
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