120 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA
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120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA

Brewed by:
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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Photo of Florida9
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wow. What a beer! Can't say I'll ever buy another bottle, but I sure am glad to have had the opportunity to try it.

A: Beautiful deep copper color, polk-a-dotted with a lot of oatmeal-esque yeasty floaty thingys. Hazy. Only about a 1/4 inch of thin head which dissipates very quickly

S: At first I smelt just pine, but as the beer warmed up it opened up a lot as well. Pine, fruit, some muted hops, and honey, though I've got to say, compared to 60 and 90 minute, there is a distinct lack of hops.

T: Intense, syrupy sweetness, with an almost artificial fruitiness, sort of like Juicy Fruit gum. Some floral hops, but these are clearly in the background. The beauty of the beer lies in the finish as the smorgasbord of flavors develops nicely over the period of a minute or so.

M: Very little carbonation with a cloying sweetness.

D: This is a tough one. First of all, at $8 for a 12oz bottle, there is going to be a limit on my drinkability before I even open the bottle. This is a sipping beer. You need some time between each sip to truly appreciate this beer. But, at times, this beer can be overwhelming and intense. And, frankly, I don't see how it can be considered an IPA; sweet with a noticeable lack of hoppiness. Compared with the 60 and 90, this beer is in a class by itself, but its not the logical procession. The 90 minute is a more intense 60 minute, but the 120 is not a more intense 90 minute. Its just a different beer all to its own.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShadesOfGray
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my Allagash snifter/chalice. Pours a nice looking hazy copper color with a very nice size, 2 finger creamy...yet slightly frothy head. Head slowely dissapates and leaves thick frothy and sticky lacing. Aroma is hitting me from a couple feet away.

Aroma is similar to the 90-minutes IPA from Dogfish Head, yet a heck of a lot boozier....no surprise there. Lots of hops and citrus. Orange peel. Picking up a mustiness strangely enough...similar to that of a Belgian Pale Ale or Grand Cru.

Super sweet taste. A sipper for sure. Not hoppy at first sip...yet very boozy and a warm burn down the throat. Once you get past the first sip or 2...now the hops come into play. Very pleasant, yet still potent! As it wams up...now theres's a bitterness and sour flavor coming through. Still sipping...and still enjoying. Very nice IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What a way to celebrate National IPA day. On tap at Hollingshead's.

Aromas are very boozey and fruity. Some citrus hop aromas in there too.

Taste is very sweet and fruity. Almost cloying. There is still some hop bitterness in there but the alcohol almost over powers everything. I really don't think I have any more taste buds.

Mouthfeel is very creamy. Drinkability is not really there. Its a great beer to try for sure especially since its super hard to find outside of Delaware.

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 82.2% out of 100 with 8,219 ratings
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