120 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.00%

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%.

Added by frank4sail on 03-24-2003

BEER STATS
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#2,086
Reviews:
2,384
Ratings:
8,443
pDev:
15.09%
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Ratings: 8,443 |  Reviews: 2,384
Photo of Kwright
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iryan
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Whoa.

Completely opaque deep amber and comes out of the tap with a big head. Surprisingly subtle on the nose, hints of flowers but almost like smelling a gin.

You won’t be ready for the first taste. Nothing like an IPA at all- it drinks more like a spirit than a beer (the batch I had was marked at 16.8% ABV., so that’s not terribly surprising).

It’s rich and complex. It reminds me of if you took a field of wildflowers and distilled it down into a beer- Grassy, earthy, and floral.

Delicious.

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Photo of Ocalafox
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shit, 40 proof beer, no other words........

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Photo of Gasp262
4.64/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Found this in a craft beer bar, expensive and only 8oz pour, but almost impossible to find where I come from, so it was a sort of bucket list Imperial IPA. I loved it, found it smooth and tasty and irresistable.

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Photo of LJWalker
3.37/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Red777leg
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a burnt orange. Smells like a picnic of wine flowers and caramel. You know there something in there of interest. First taste is unexpected. Doesn't blow your head off with hops. Enjoyable. Worth the money. Have two you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of npdevil27
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HotDogFlvrdHops
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wandreotta
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber appearance with light amber head that disipates quickly. Aroma is a very pleasant citrus fruity without a lot of hops that I expected. Taste is definitely high alcohol with a pleasant citrus fruit.

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Photo of rooster1970
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of siskiyoucellar
4.69/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Finally getting around to reviewing one of my favorite beers in the world. It really is a holy grail for me. Beautiful to behold. My sense of smell is not the best but this wakes it right up with fabulous scents of sweet, bready malts and fruity, piney, spicy hops. Taste is truly superlative. Rich and complex, it holds its extreme alcohol beautifully with ferocious tones of lupulin, big big big malts and a strong peppery character. An IPA for the ages. I always keep several of these in my cellar and they do age beautifully. A five-year-old against a fresh was a sublime experience and next year I’ll have one that’s ten!

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Photo of jripley97
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mmcpartlon
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJHOY
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of matcris
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

LOOKS: A clear, rich dark amber with a small khaki head that recedes quickly. Lacing oozes down the side of the glass.
AROMA: Alcohol, toffee, varnish, citrus and pine undertones.
TASTE: Lots of toffee/caramel, alcohol in the finish, but not really harsh. Woody quality, citrus peel is there but subtle. Pleasant building numbing sensation as I sip.
FEEL: Full body, plenty of fizz, sticky and dry on finish.
OVERALL: This really grew on me as I sipped it.

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Photo of DavidRandall
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mintz82
4.76/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

You have to drink it to understand. I am not an IPA drinker: I love this beer. I have had it many ways; aged, fresh, at the brewpub... Never disappoints. Sam knocked it out on this one.

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Photo of Just-the-sip
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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