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120 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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12oz bottle served in a snifter.

Popping the top on this beer illicits a suprising pop and gun smoke for a beer of this ABV. Usually I expect them to be rather limp, at least in the carbonation department, but not this time...which follows suit on the pour, when a copper orange beer, with a slight haze, comes to rest in the glass with a finger or two of off-white head. It does dissipate quickly, but it leaves a nice halo and film of bubbles on the top of the beer for a while. Quite attractive.

Taking a deep sniff brings up some pleasent stuff...a strong sweet malt/alcohol smell with just enough orange citrus hop presence to give it some balance. Also slightly peppery. Smells pretty good.

But then the taste...pretty good too? No. Much better. The very first taste you get from this is a strong candy sweetness on the tip of the tongue. As it moves further back, a subtle pepper and herb taste with a bit of saltiness spreads slow over the middle. As the beer hits the back of the mouth a nice floral and orange citrus hop flavor makes itself known, mixing in with the sweetness rather than overpowering it. After the swallow both flavors stay for a long time, leaving the mouth with an orange candy finish as the ABV goes to work as your throat tingles and your cheeks warm up. Mouthfeel is nicely slick and creamy, helping all of this flavor stick to your mouth.

I must say, this is a disturbingly well-balanced beer for how hugely powerful it is. I could, if I didn't know better, finish this off pretty quick, only to find myself planted to the floor, most likely. I really like this...though it is NOT something I would drink more than one of (which is why I ding the drinkability) or buy that often (dollar/oz ratio is a bit rough and I'm not out to get drunk) but yeah, I'm very glad that I tried it.

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 8,266 ratings
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