120 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA
8,234 Ratings
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 biggred1
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, pumpkin amber with a creamy finger of eggshell foam that leaves rings of lace on the glass. Beer schnapps is how a German friend of mind described the nose on this one, and it's not a bad description. Floral hops and sweet malt with a touch of rum. Rich, hot buttered rum with enough hop bitterness to just stand up to the malt onslaught. A fabulously balanced sipper and way better than Utopias as far as extreme alcohol beers go in my opinion. Sticky and full bodied with perfect carbonation. A great beer for sipping slowly.

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Photo of rrski198
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fordknox
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

"Bottled on 05/10/07 E"

"What you have here is the holy grail for hopheads. This beer is continuously hopped over a 120-minute boil and then dry-hopped every day for a month."

12 oz brown bottle poured into a tulip glass.

a: A hazy, muddy looking orange brown with a small off-white head.

s: Sweet and boozy, with hints of honey, pine and citrus hops.

t: Flavor is very unique, hard to get a handle on.
Seems more like a barleywine or some sort of malty liquor.
A deep, sweet maltiness upfront, then some oily, piney, citrus hops, and a spicy alcohol finish. Given all the hop talk on the label, I am shocked by its balance.

m: Very thick/syrupy/chewy. Full bodied. Hop oil coats the tongue.

d: Wow! What a beer. More of a barleywine then a DIPA.
Great balance of malt and hops really masks the alcohol.
Never would have believed its 21% abv. DFH really has a unique on here, despite the absurd amounts of hops, malt, and alcohol, no flavor dominates.
Surprisingly drinkable given the alcohol so BE CAREFUL!

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Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells like sugar water and alcohol. You definitely smell more booze as it warms up. I poured half and drank it, and then poured the other half and drank it. Color is similar to other DFH brews like the ninety minute. More carbonation than I had expected. It tastes like beer with a shot of gin. It is sweet, but not too sweet. I like the novelty of an 18% abv beer but it isn't something that I would pick up every year. I will cellar one to see how it changes. I feel like 120 has a fan base like Fantome beers do, but I do not care for those much either.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of BierFan
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a flute. Bottled on date of 11/05/08.

Appearance: Small fizzy light tan head. Good carbonation, I was expecting it to be rather flat. Kind of a golden orange color.

Smell: The hops still have a somewhat citric aroma even though it's nearly 4 months old.

Taste: Really amazed that the hops can stand up to such a high abv. Definitely a big malty backbone to this beer, as well.

I was a little nervous about trying this but overall it's just a really great(but strong) hoppy beer.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of 2ellas
2.86/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A sweet boozy mess. No hop flavor or aroma at all. Not sure why this called an ipa and not a barleywine or strooooong ale. Glad that I tried it but definitely would not seek this out ever again

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Photo of barleywinebrewer
4.79/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to vwcraig for this via trade. man, what a beer. I've debated before in the forums whether DIPAs and the like really should be barleywines. This one is a clear example in my mind. I get the marketing angle 60 -> 90 -> 120 min IPA. Build off the amazing success of the 60 and 90 series brews.

Doesn't do this beer justice.

A - hazy golden color, wispy white head that actually increased as the beer warmed up from cellar temp to room temp. 1/8th inch head lasted the full glass.
S - Never smelled anything quite like it. Go to your local homebrew shop, buy a half pound bag of hops. Rub vigorously in your hands till you have a good coating of resin. Cup your nose and inhale. Yeah, something like that. Huge piney hop with citric undertones. A nice underlying malt body. Viscous aroma. Feels like I'm taking a taste as I breathe it in.

T - Less hoppy than the aroma suggests. Strong pine hops balanced out amazingly well by a golden buttery caramel sweet malt. Somehow the balance between hops, malts and alcohol tease the taste buds and swirl with an amazingly intoxicating flavor (pun intended).

M - definitely a full bodied beer. Mellow and clean finishing.

D - At 21%, thankfully it's only 12oz. One finished my night quite comfortably. Pour into a tulip or other glass to enhance the aromas, clear the schedule and sit back for a sipping indulgance.

A big ABV effort from DFH that blows me away!

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Photo of martyl1000
4.85/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

on tap at hops and Hominey,San Francisco. Awesome. Burnt orange beautiful poor in a snifter with I finger off white head. The aroma is surprisingly sweet Ford.

I love it. Rather than an imperial I pee a, this drinks more like an American style barley wine barley wine. listed at 22 percent ABV.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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