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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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.73/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Quafftastic
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of rsquared59
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GuitarIPA
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of gibgink
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrisjws
4.51/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Goliath
3.12/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very hazy, opaque orange/amber color with a thin layer of slightly yellowed head. Head has very poor retention and leaves no lacing.

Aroma is very nice. A strong hop presence, with a sort of citrus/pine combination that's kind of funky. Also a bit of alcohol present, which isn't surprising at 21%abv.

The taste is interesting. Not really what I was hoping for. The hoppiness is extremely low, at least for what I expected. It's sort of sweet with a mild citrusy hop, and a lot of alcohol warmth. Actually, alcohol is pretty much all I taste. It was way overdone! Although a lot of people don't like to age DIPA's, I think I would go ahead and throw this on in the cellar.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and syrupy with a subtle carbonation bite.

Drinkability is low. Alcohol is ridiculously high and the flavor isn't really that great. Again, I'd like to see what it does with a few years on it. Don't judge my low rating too harshly. it just doesn't seem appropriate for the style. I kind of like it.

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Photo of litheum94
3.29/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle shared with daysinthewake. 2011 Vintage. Reviewed 7/15/11.

P: Amber body. Thick, light brown head that settles down, leaving nice lacing.

A: There's a ton of fruit and brown sugar on the nose. Floral hops. Some alcohol aromas. Bubble gum and candy aromas. Tangerine zest.

T: Very sweet: brown sugar and caramel. Dark fruits. Essence of sherry, with a warming alcohol feeling. A little hot, but has some residual sugar on the finish that combats the alcohol. Hops are surprisingly absent. The sweetness is compounded with each sip, becoming a little overwhelming after awhile.

So....where are the hops? I actually don't mind the sweetness, but by the end of the drink, it just starts to become too much. And I only had 6 ounces of it. I was a little let down, and I'd be really interested to see what age does to this.

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Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of ryanflc
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Anonymous1
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of sachie23
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
2/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of nzerbe
3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Loveyourbeer
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very little carbonation, gorgeous look, tropical smell, taste balanced. Pretty amazing for an 18% DIPA.

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Photo of Gosox8787
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
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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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Icemann383
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of stevehagy
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of patm1986
4/5  rDev +1%

120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 8,156 ratings.
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