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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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light cooper with a slight off white head.

The nose is beautiful - pine, floral, earth, citrus, mango, and a little alcohol burn.

Sweet orange and mango up front a little syrupy giving way to herbal, pine, earthy hop bitter punch. Mouthfeel is a little confused syrupy, chewy malt, thin a little thin and whispy reaching for a dryness that is only attained in an aftertaste. This is an extreme and interesting beer. It is excellent, and I am thoroughly enjoying it; still, I have nothing to gage it buy. It is in a class of its own.

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2.65/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I know I'm a minority on this one - and I think Dogfish Head is usually brilliant, but this was just a trainwreck. Incredibly boozy and hard to drink and has no direction. I'm convinced that a load of hops and malts were tossed in and this was the end result. If I want a Dogfish Head brew, I'll stick to Burton Baton or 90 minute. Both of which are infinitely better and less expensive.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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Photo of matttttYCE
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, this is 2011. Maybe I'll rereview next time I get some fresh.

Anyways, hazy copper orange color. Head is light tan, about a finger high, great lacing and retention. The aroma is big on hops (floral, piney, citrus) and bitterness, even though this has been aged for some time. Also get lots of sweetness, caramel, honey, toffee, fruit cake, rum raison/dark fruits, and a malt backbone that stands up to what was, to say the least, some intense hopping in this beer. I remember the aroma of a fresher bottle was more like a big DIPA that had Barleywine qualities. Now it's more like a big, super hoppy Barleywine and I'm definitely okay with this. Taste is sweet again, alcohol bite is noticeable, caramel sweetness, heavy on the herbal, piney, and citric hops, bitterness, yeah, with toffee, treacle, butterscotch, strong malt presence, and honey swarming as well. Hints of dark fruit, fruit cake, nuts, and vanilla? Pretty good. Mouthfeel is good. Filmy, viscous consistency, round (medium-high) carbonation, medium-full body, and a bitter, dry, lingering finish.

Holy hoppy barleywines, Batman! Yeah, this used to be an Imperial India Pale Ale bordering on an American Barleywine, but the age has turned it into just the opposite. Nonetheless, still a great beer. If I want to get my hop and barleywine fix, I now know where to turn if I don't have any fresh SN Bigfoot on hand. Additionally, this beer is not for the faint of heart (read: lightweights). 12oz, roughly 18%. Tread wisely. Sharing recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 8,116 ratings.
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