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120 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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8,248 Ratings
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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:
#1,852
Reviews:
2,344
Ratings:
8,248
pDev:
15.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,436
Gots:
3,937
Trade:
238
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a decent head (about a finger and a half) considering the alcohol percentage. Body is fairly opaque and is orange to amber. Smells lightly of hops, plus some alcohol and malt. Flavor starts off really sweet, then finishes with hoppy notes and a bit of a wine-like quality. Definitely not as hoppy as I was expecting, but that's OK here; the flavors work together pretty well. It seems really smooth, especially given the amount of alcohol in it (there's definitely a nice warming note). Overall, it's not something I'd be likely to get again soon, especially given the price, but it's still decently tasty (though it verges on being too sweet at times).

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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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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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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 8,248 ratings
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