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
Ratings:
8,154
Reviews:
2,313
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
16.16%
 
 
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1,441
Gots:
3,893
For Trade:
238
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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

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Photo of xav33
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
12 oz bottle
Bottled 10/06, shnockered 11/06
Medium pour in a large tulip glass.

Poured a slightly hazy copper with a large off-white creamy mostly lasting head with good lacing.

Smelt of strongly of candied pineapples, cookies, pecan pie, moderate pine.

Taste was upfront harshly sweet fruitcake, pineapple, maple syrup, brandy, followed by a strong sweet dough and gelatin with light herbs on a infinitely cloying finish. Palate was full bodied, viscous, softly carbonated, almost flat, and mouth-coating.

Overall, it was really good as a dessert beer. Lots of fun tastes and smells to discover. Sickeningly cloying and disappoint hop bitterness. The malt sweetness dominates over the taste of the hops. Alcohol , albeit present, is well covered by the sugar though.

Huge props to JesseDaniels for sharing this and not liking, thus my drinking the majority of it and getting a good alcohol rip.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Photo of rjs246
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

This was pitched to me as the holy grail of American IPAs. And, you know, it was good but the 18% ABV is a little unnecessary and influences the taste. The beernerd orgasms over the 120 minute didn't connect with me. Maybe it was just too much hype.

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

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of big hop notes, caramel malts, and plenty of booze.

Tastes of the big hops and malts. Hops lead off with citrus and pine notes with a decent amount of bitterness. Malts come next and add caramel, toasted bread, and fairly sweet giving an orange feel to the middle. Leans more towards the sweet end of the spectrum. Booze is present, but not overbearing.

Mouthfeel is full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is good, but the booze is too prevalent and could use some aging.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 2011 vintage 12 oz. bottle poured into a Cigar City tulip.

Appearance: Golden amber in color with not much head, but a bit of white lacing that hangs around for a bit. Ample carbonation on the pour.

Aroma: Pine, citrus, and pineapple upfront in the nose. A bit of vanilla and caramel. The malt presence is a bit stronger than I expected. A lot of booze burn, but that is not surprising considering the ABV and age.

Taste: Hop notes of pine and tropical fruits upfront. Very sweet overall. The booze makes this a beer for sipping for sure. The caramel, vanilla, and molasses are completely different from most beers. Interesting for sure.

Mouthfeel: Thick and syrupy, a nice touch of carbonation in there to stay light on the tongue.

Overall, a completely different and interesting interpretation of an IPA. A bit too boozy at this age. I would love to see how this evolves over time.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 8,154 ratings.
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