120 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA
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
Ratings:
8,128
Reviews:
2,300
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
16.16%
 
 
Wants:
1,434
Gots:
3,879
For Trade:
238
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Photo of Mikeszab
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puck1225
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a snifter at a local WOB. Thick creamy but short lived head atop a golden yellow body, good lacing. Boozy smell and taste. Butterscotch notes and some fruitiness. Nice beer for an occasional something different.

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Photo of Timtac
3.23/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GOBLIN
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

120 ipa . . . Been sitting on this bottle since 2012.

Gotta admit, this beer has a very lovely look to it. Appearance is deep candy colored burnt orange. Thin head if at all. Aromas are almost barleywine like with a subdued hoppy nose. Caramel, molasses, leather . . . I honestly wouldn't think much about the aromas if I thought this was a newly bottled ipa. However, I know this is 4 years old so I'll have to take that into consideration.
Here we go . . . 2 quick small sips reveal a mature American barleywine flavor profile similar to Bigfoot or Old Stock. I actually think this beer is more reminiscent of an old ale than a barleywine which is what I was expecting. The hops are still present though not as dominant as though definitely were 4 years ago. Thin sweet, candy layers are upfront and a tangy alcohol finish on the end. Feel again is reminiscent of and old ale or American take on a barleywine. Sticky, thin, sugary and malty flavors and feel. This beer is hard to pin point on style and feel. I like this a lot . . . It's a big beer and not just because of the abv %. I'll be sipping this for the next hour at least. Overall, excellent beer . . . I personally wouldn't consider this an ipa but perhaps more of an American Barlywine or even an over the top example of an English Old Ale.
In closing . . . . If you like complex beers and perhaps want to over think things (nothing wrong with that) grab a bottle of this.

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Photo of km02600
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bmeehan
4.61/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a monster of an IPA and it stands apart from most others I've had. At 18%, it hits you quickly, but it's got enough of a nice, smooth, almost honey-like flavor that you want to keep drinking it. An excellent offering from Dogfish Head.

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy orange with light fluffy head that disappears to nothing. No lacing. No biggie. Smells are strong alcohol and zesty citrus. Taste follows nose but more pronounced and more complex. Still strong abv heat. Abv actually takes the cake with this one followed by spicey citrus piney after taste. Light malty backing as well. Full bodied and med to high carbonation. Super tasty and totally different. Yet addicting. Of course ill seek this one out again.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy amber pour with short head that doesn't last long. Very light lacing

Smells mostly of malt and alcohol hints of piney hops

Sweet and malty at first with a little alcohol burn fading to faint hops. Finish is mostly dry. Light Bitter and a lingering light pine and citrus. As with warms i get a very light vanilla hint

I would buy and let it age to see. You don't have to worry about losing hops flavor because it's quite muted

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Photo of Ealanjones
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBonez477
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Type: .25L draft
Glass: Panama 66 snifter
From: Tiger! Tiger! in North Park (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $8.50
Purchased: Dec. 20, 2016
Consumed: Dec. 20, 2016
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial IPA
Misc.: Board read 16 pct. ABV, but I still think it was 18 pct. ABV

First time I saw this one and insta-purchased it. Had been wanting to try this despite not really thinking much of the 60 (3.45) and thinking the 90 (4.08) was just good. Probably would have paid up to $10 and locked it down at $8.50 for a 500-ml. pour. Hoping to be in the 4.20 range.

Poured a deep gold hazy color with 3-to-4 fingers of white frothy-to-rocky head when I got it. Was quite dark in there, but appeared to be light bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. World-class uneven foamy lacing. World-class retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled kind of a lot of mush up front, More malty than hoppy, getting caramel, toffee, brown sugar, maple syrup, sappy pine and hints of Citra and Cascade. Smelled more like an American Strong Ale or an American Barleywine than I would have thought. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste follows the nose as more of a strong ale or a barleywine, getting toffee, caramel, earthy leather, maple syrup, brown sugar, sappy pine, dates, raisins and dark fruits. Not picking up any specific hops. Crazy smooth for 18 (or 16) percent. (Taste - 4.25)

Medium body. Sticky texture. Lively carbonation. Earthy finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Wow. This was much better than I thought and much better than the 60 and the 90. Might have even underrated this a tad. (Overall - 4.25)

4.23 | 94 | A-

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Photo of zrroot
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewBest
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shreead
4.68/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of scurfie
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this from the tap at the Rehoboth restaurant. I was expecting a more bitter, over the top hoppy beer. This beer is just too thick and almost malty sweet. To be honest, it's too strong in the ABV to be an everyday beer. I'm glad I tried it, but I don't miss it.

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Photo of JoeDeAngelis
4.64/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beagleyx2
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fern22
4.8/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sjdevel
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Comes out thick and oily for an IPA (although it is an Imperial). 1-finger head, but recedes quickly. Residual bubbling and lacing continues. Deep orange brown color.
Smell: Tons of citrus and tropical fruit. Quite a bit of booze comes through. Malty and caramelly.
Taste: A huge kick in the teeth with the first sip. Bitterness explodes. The bitterness is quickly overtaken by a shot of alcohol. The alcohol burn is bigger than expected. After the alcohol dissolve into your bloodstream, there is a brief taste of caramel, malt, bread, and yeast. Many different hop flavors take turns throughout (citrus, mango, pine, floral). Some fruit flavors linger behind after everything else fades.
Feel: Medium but almost full. Feels pretty thick, oily, and slick. A bit under carbed, but understandable.
Overall: Very powerful Imp IPA. Couldn't sit and drink a 4-pack of these though. More carbonation would be good. A slow sipper for sure. There is a decent amount of sweetness to help balance out the high IBUs.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.41/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bonesTdog
4.51/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful orange cloudiness. Very smooth for a double IPA with very little hoppy bite or acidic burn and much more complexity. Cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, tropical fruit and malt with a long finish that continues to develop. I will be scrambling to find more of this.

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Photo of Wbaumler16
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cachookie
4.61/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle dated 8/9/2016 poured into a Dogfish Head Goblet Glass. Pours cloudy orange, light head, a less than expected amount of carbonation. Really strong nose, can pick it up 2 feet away. Very boozy,malty, fruity with a strong caramel bite. First sip feels thick, medium thick like you would expect from stout, but pleasant. Get the hoppy taste, but the taste of burnt sugar helps make the high IBU balance fantastic. As the beer sat and breathed for a bit, it has a more pronounced hoppy taste. Much more reminiscent of an American Barleywine, but I do see the Imperial IPA angle. Very complex beer, aging a few to do a vertical and will see how it changes.

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Photo of Gemini6
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ogman
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 8,128 ratings.
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