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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 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
Ranking:
#1,865
Reviews:
2,349
Ratings:
8,270
pDev:
15.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,440
Gots:
3,960
Trade:
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Ratings: 8,270 |  Reviews: 2,349
Photo of Shooter82
2.42/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours medium haze, smells like a collection of pine cones. Tastes more of malt liquor then beer

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Photo of SiepJones
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

120 IPA was different, boozy but not very boozy, and despite the alleged 120 IBU I did not think it was very bitter. Overall it came out modest in may respects. It was very good but maybe it had a little bit too much alcohol for my liking.

Look: Semi-clear copper hue with an inch off-white head.

Aroma: sweet dark fruits and some alcohol

Taste: It's sweet, there's dark fruit and some citrus, and moderate piney hoppiness. It is a bit boozy, but not at all as much as one would expect for 16.50%, far from it. Still this is a bit too much for me.

Feel: thick and full

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Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of christimm
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_Schroeder
3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Huge alcohol on the nose and of course hop overload. Pretty good drink, but I feel it is a bit expensive for what it is. I’m not dogging it, just a bit pricey around here.

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Photo of coachp73
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Claude-Irishman
3.11/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky orange with a 2" creamy head.Smells like hop overload, fresh dough. Taste is extreme. Not my thing really.Feels viscous and slick. Overall this is too extreme. I am not surprised that an almost 36 proof beer is a bit gnarly.Glad I bought only 2. This is not really an IPA in my opinion. Give me a tropical hop bomb at 8% any day over this.I think people enjoy this because it will get you wrecked. I only had two beers, honest. I love beer and don't get this. Like a beer flavored liquor. Lastly, why does DFH overload their malt so heavy. Cloying sweet syrup. I was expecting the mother of hop bombs and tasted thick nastiness.

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Photo of bryantan
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Zonian1
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Namven
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Riff
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lovely, almost clear orange color with a white head that retains well and clings nicely to the side of the glass. Smell is a little citrus, leather, orange liquor. Taste is thick, notable alcohol presence, orange liquor, white grapes, dark fruit, whiskey. Thick, creamy, full body meant for sipping, yet somehow does a good job of hiding the 18% ABV. Very interesting beer, tasty, great sipper. I'd buy again without a doubt.

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Photo of Paradox1000
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I love Hops, but a little syrupy for me. At 18% ABV, it packs a punch!

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Photo of Avitra
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional. The booziness creates a grape sweetness and grapefruit tartness that balances the IPA bitterness perfectly. Nice drink

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Photo of Bajdog
4.91/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stoopkidd
4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of downeych
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

12 oz bottle from 10/20/17 lured into a tulip glass. A mainly clear amber orange with a half finger head that moves quickly to a thin lace. The smell is heat, leather, hops and slight dark fruit. The taste is interesting. Not sure how to describe it. Getting some orange citrus mixed with plum, with not as much heat as I was expecting, though it is present. The 90 minute with some more punch. The mouthfeel is dense, the carbonation vacillates between low and medium. Overall was glad to finally come across this and try it, looking forward to see how it ages.

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

Photo of Toynk
3.69/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 8,270 ratings
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