120 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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

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#3,922
Reviews:
2,412
Ratings:
8,538
pDev:
15.09%
 
 
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Photo of constantine_272
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought this spring of 2016 and have been aging this for 2.5 years one the wine rack.

Hideous looking beer. Brown, hazy and low carb.

Nose is booze and more booze. Murkey earthy bitter moss. Orange mushrooms in autumn. Wet compacted oak leaves that have been on the ground for months.

Wow. Taste is out of this world. Rich sweet malt at first but quickly turning bitter. Long decomposed hops. The hop acids have been crushed down to mellow florals. Dried orange and figs. Dried apricots. Salty with a touch of molasses.

Silky smooth up front the gives way to a puckering bitterness. Lovely mix of sweet and sour. Spicy and smooth.

Like nothing I've ever had before and that is saying something. The ipa of barley wines. Not the beer for every occasion, but a fascinating l brew. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mwherritt
4.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smooth beer, went down easy. Great beer to sip in a coozie on a hot day, or b y the fireplace in winter.

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Photo of beerrat
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DMC43
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bafcats
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of El_Poncho
4.91/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Despite the whopping 18% ABV, this beer is really smooth and easy to drink. It is very aromatic and leaves you with a fruity aftertaste. If you have the chance, you gotta try this hoppy masterpiece.

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Photo of Bbock13
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dream
2.1/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

not good

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Photo of heishmot
4.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pour from a bottle at The Local craft beer bar in la Mirada .ca during a dogfish event.

Look. Copperish
Smell. Some fruit, also strong alcohol scent
Taste. A bit sweet. Surprisingly, no bitterness even though this is an up A.
Feel. I drank a little bit of the 60 minute ipa, it was noticeably thinner than the 120 minute vetsion
Overall. I love barrel aged beers. This one tasted a bit like it was barrel aged and it was around 17 percent abv. It tasted good even as it got warm.

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is rated after having a bottle that was personally cellared for 2 years.

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Photo of KMcGrath
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NCSapiens
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ESchweers
3.28/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hman43
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: It pours cloudy cooper with an off white head. Head retention is very low.

Smell: It has a strong alcohol aroma. There is a moderate amount of deep caramel with floral and pine.

Taste: It has caramel flavors with some stone fruit, floral, and pine. The alcohol is very evident and strong. There is even a bit of dark cherry way in the background.

Feel: It has a full body that is a bit syrupy in texture. For such a strong ABV, it has smooth alcohol with only a slight hot kick to it.

Overall, this is a wonderfully complex beer that quite favorable with a potent kick.

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Photo of JLib
3.56/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shantzak
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HuskerTornado
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh 2018 bottling.

Pours a nice hazy orange, looks very good in the glass. Not much head, but that may be due to this bottle being very cold upon the pour. I let it warm for a few minutes before drinking. What is there is leaving a lot of lacing on the glass as it moves down.

Smell is very heavy on citrus, especially blood orange and pineapple, doubling up on pine tree hoppiness and sweet malt as well. The alcohol is also prevalent, almost like a very sweet liqueur.

Tastes just like it smells. Very citrusy, I feel like I bit into a blood orange with that mix of bitter and sweet along with a lot of hop resin. Lots of alcohol, which becomes more forward as it warms in the glass.

Mouthfeel is oily and slick, the hop resin oilslick makes the high alcohol and big hop character easily drinkable and pleasant to sip. It does remind you of a barleywine.

Overall a very tasty Imperial IPA,. It is best shortly before it reaches room temp, as the warmer it gets, the more it enters hoppy barleywine territory. I paid $35/4-pk, and I'll likely let the remaining 3 age for years and compare against fresh bottles at those times. I think as it ages, the alcohol heat will dissipate and bring out some very complex flavors.

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OhioKevin4
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is definitely sippin beer!

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Photo of mtrigney
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ewhoa
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RDW
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antwon616
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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