120 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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

Pours an orange copper color. Nice and clear. Streaming effervescence and a practically no head, wet lace and alcohol legs.

The nose is succulent ripe orange with a perfectly ripe pink grapefruit behind that. It has some pine on the nose and plenty of malt. Deep, rich full malt. Caramel, toffee and sugars. You would think that with the tremendous abv that there would be some alcohol on the nose but there is none. Very impressed. It does not really smell like beer but rather like a liquor.

Taste is rich and sweet orange. Not just the fruit but the rind and the pith as well. the pink grapefruit is there to add tartness and the pine is like sap and really sticky. The mouthfeel is thick although the body of the beer is not that thick. It's got a fat, full malt that keeps expanding to carry the both the fruit and the alcohol. There is a whopping 18%? You can't tell that from the palate. It warms at the back of the throat and encompasses the chest so it drinks like a whiskey. It gives a blush to the cheek and puts a smile on your face. It's terribly sweet and needs the bread in the malt to carry that. You don't taste too much bread though because it has that much alcohol and that much sweetness.

This beer is an experience. If I had to say it reminds me of any one beer style I would say DIPA but still not really. It warms and intensifies with some molasses and nutty flavors to come out on the malt and with a nice sticky and creamy edge to the mouth fell. As many times as I have said sweet and sticky it is not cloying. The carbonation is ample and it refreshes in the glass but you don't notice it in the very dry finish because the alcohol is warming and drying and because the malt is thick and rich and sweet.

Intense. Extreme.

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

Poured into a snifter

A: A clear golden bronze with a minimal off white head that left the room rather hurriedly. Light lacing.

S: A nice wave of piney hops followed by citrus notes of orange and lemon

T: Here's where I was pleasantly surprised. For all its hop appeal the 120 Minute is one of the smoothest drinkers in the category. Red grapefruit rushes in, followed by a sweet smooth shower of malts. The piney hops are really diminished by the malt intervention; perfect for my palette. I didn't realize the ABV was so freakin' high; it never overwhelms the taste. A terrific sipper with a dry finish.

M: Medium with medium, frothy carbonation.

O: Glad I got to try this revered brew. One of the smoothest imperial IPA's I've had. Share with friends.

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Look: dark brown/orange, thick head at start, fades relatively quickly, lacing
Smell: Sweet, hops, caramel malt, dark fruit, alcohol, vanilla/oak
Taste: Same as above, but starts sweet, finishes with hot alcohol bite
Feel: Medium body, average carbonation
Overall: It's an intense beer. This one is fresh. I have had them aged and I think it tastes better with some age. Alcohol needs to mellow a bit.

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 8,321 ratings
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