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120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA

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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%.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this 12 ounce bottle for Christmas from my brother. I have had it cellared since but decided to drink it with my upcoming move down South and all.

Poured a tangerine brown in color with a thick-ish white head. Layered lace around the edges of the glass while the head slowly receded. Nose was phenomenal. Deep and musky with some woodiness and just bits of cherries around the edges.

Flavor is not as whacked out as I expected. There is a bit of heat from the alcohol but the burn is not nearly what I would have imagined. Kind of a fruit/cherry juice thing going on and a wood aged tannin flavor too. Malts are surprisingly strong and hold up quite well. Best part is that the hops are not nearly as astringent as I imagined. Medium mouthfeel that improves as the beer warms but in the sense that the beer evaporates off the tongue and becomes more light bodied. Nice beer but not sure I have much interest in trying a second bottle.

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Photo of SetarconeX
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very nice reddish brown color, and an unexpectedly thick head. Rather pretty.

Smells rather nice. Had an odd stench when I opened the bottle, but after letting it breathe for a minute or two, what you get is a very sweet malty nose, with a hint of alcohol. Nowhere near as much alcohol as you'd expect from something 21% though.

Taste...wow. Very malty, very sweet, and with just the right amount of hops to balance out all of that. Manages to taste of raisins, plums, and lemon at the same time, which sounds impossible until you try it. Only a hint of alcohol on the finish keeps this from being absolutely perfect.

An expensive bottle, but absolutely worth every penny. A must try.

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Photo of EPICAC
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits a few months ago. I've been putting off trying it because of the high alcohol and high IBUs, but decided to give it a try tonight. I let this warm and served it in one of my Duvel tulips.

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper with a thick, fluffy, creamy, off-white head that leaves thick lace. For such a high alcohol beer the thickness and retention are striking. The head thins to a persistent quarter-inch layer.

Smell: Sweet sugar and caramel dominate. The aroma of spicy alcohol is also very strong. There are notes of citric and resiny hops, but these are surprisingly low.

Taste: The initial flavors are very sweet. The sweetness is reminiscent of raw sugar. Towards the center the sweetness becomes fruitier before being met by a strong spicy alcohol flavor. The finish is resiny hops mixed with residual sweetness. Overall the bitterness, though noticeable and significant is overpowered by the malty sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, full-bodied and syrupy.

Drinkability: The alcohol is noticeable, but it definitely doesn't seem like a 20% abv beer.

Overall: Definitely tasty, but the hop bitterness is overpowered by the malty sweetness. I was hoping that the balance would tip towards hops rather than malts.

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Photo of Omniscia
3.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Serving: 12 oz bottle purchased from Martignetti Liquors on Cross Street, in Boston, poured into a standard American pint glass.

Appearance: Lovely, hazy golden color, like clover honey. Tall, two-finger head developed upon pouring, leaving an uneven lacing behind, confined mostly to one side of the glass.

Smell: Sweet, though not cloying. Somewhat like a barleywine.

Taste: The taste definitely leaves something to be desired. The hops, if they are indeed present, are completely overpowered by the malt. A strong medicinal character is present, as well. It's like Robitussin mixed with Ridge Runner... Too fracking sweet!

Mouthfeel: Velvety smooth. It has a definite thickness in the mouth, again reminiscent of honey. It's surprisingly fluid for something that feels so viscous on the palate.

Drinkability: Well, it goes down well, and provides a nice buzz within the first few sips, but it's nowhere near as quaffable as its siblings, the 60 Minute and 90 Minute IPAs.

Overall: An interesting experiment, to be sure, but not something that's likely to take up residence in my cellar and, at nearly $9 a bottle, that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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Photo of BeerAmbassador
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle, hazy orange hue. Extra points for head retention on such a high ABV beer. Very sweet fruity aroma. Taste is amazingly sweet with a bit of alcohol on the finish and a small amount of hops trying to come through. The finish actually reminds me of cotton candy it is so sweet. Mouthfeel is very rich and creamy. This is not a beer that has a high drinkability, this is something that you split a 12oz bottle of with a friend. Definately worth a try if you can find it.

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Photo of danielocean03
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle a coppery orange-hued amber with the thinnest fizzy head that quickly vanished only to leave a spotted film with light whitish sticky lacing. Smell is sweet, caramelly malt up front, hops very faint but present, slightly grainy and grassy, followed by some light alcohol notes that finish out the nose. Taste is super sweet, huge alcohol presence, no suprise there, leaves a crisp and dry aftertaste with a hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel is slippery and smooth, fuller bodied with low carbonation. Drinkability is impressive given the extreme +20% abv, sips smooth and wonderfully complex balancing act between some super heavy sweet maltiness and heavy hops. However, would recommend enjoying only one in a sitting, as the alcohol is smooth enough to catch one off their guard. Would purchase again.

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Photo of Guinness4me
3.22/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Ahh...the holy grail of hopheads. We bought 2 bottles back in 2004 and the first bottle we drank right away. We could barely choke it down. While I'm not a hophead, this one is MUCH better.

The bitterness has taken a back seat to a smooth, sweet alcohol ass-kick with a mid-taste bitterness.

I personally find this a bit hard to drink; it's more of a sipper, like a fine brandy.

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Photo of burnstar
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

This most massive of IPA's pours an amber gold with a surprisingly thick white head which clings to the glass. The nose is full of complex fruity esters and sweetness and spicy citrusy hops. Some alcohol notes are also present. Taste is very very sweet at first. A little hop bitterness hits for a moment. Then the alcohol hits, strongly, but it doesn't seem like 21%. There is a lot of risidual sweetness in the finish. All in all, the sweetness is the most dominating characteristic. The taste really is much more similar to a barley wine than any other double IPA I've had. In fact I've many barleywines with a more noticable hop character than this. The mouthfeel is very smooth and rather heavy. This isn't very drinkable. But it's not meant to be. Overall this is pretty good stuff and amazingly smooth for the alcohol. Not what I was expecting but great stuff anyway.

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Photo of acrawf6
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, the date is rubbed a bit but looks like 3/27/06, so about 4 months old

Pours out a rich copper amber with a nice frothy and slightly tan head that is giving great lacing already, stays floating on top during the beer.

Smell. A very rich and potent hoppy and yeasty aroma. Smells like a very hoppy belgian tripel or bspa.

Taste. WOW. Very potent. Has a sweet and bitter taste. These hops have a bit of an earthy taste... i need to research and see what hops they have here cuz it is quite interesting. They dominate the flavor, but there is also that belgian characteristic that is quite noticable. There is a warming sensation from the alcohol during the swallow and aftertaste is still full of hops.

Mouthfeel is very full from the alcohol. It also gives a syrupy sensation that is getting quite sticky. Balance is heavy on the hops, but still seems balanced in the mouthfeel. Carbonation is more than i expected.

Overall one hell of an experience! this one is not for the faint of heart. I
really could have this one again and again, as long as it isnt in repeating
days. Excellent beer!

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Photo of UberWasser
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

Popping the top on this beer illicits a suprising pop and gun smoke for a beer of this ABV. Usually I expect them to be rather limp, at least in the carbonation department, but not this time...which follows suit on the pour, when a copper orange beer, with a slight haze, comes to rest in the glass with a finger or two of off-white head. It does dissipate quickly, but it leaves a nice halo and film of bubbles on the top of the beer for a while. Quite attractive.

Taking a deep sniff brings up some pleasent stuff...a strong sweet malt/alcohol smell with just enough orange citrus hop presence to give it some balance. Also slightly peppery. Smells pretty good.

But then the taste...pretty good too? No. Much better. The very first taste you get from this is a strong candy sweetness on the tip of the tongue. As it moves further back, a subtle pepper and herb taste with a bit of saltiness spreads slow over the middle. As the beer hits the back of the mouth a nice floral and orange citrus hop flavor makes itself known, mixing in with the sweetness rather than overpowering it. After the swallow both flavors stay for a long time, leaving the mouth with an orange candy finish as the ABV goes to work as your throat tingles and your cheeks warm up. Mouthfeel is nicely slick and creamy, helping all of this flavor stick to your mouth.

I must say, this is a disturbingly well-balanced beer for how hugely powerful it is. I could, if I didn't know better, finish this off pretty quick, only to find myself planted to the floor, most likely. I really like this...though it is NOT something I would drink more than one of (which is why I ding the drinkability) or buy that often (dollar/oz ratio is a bit rough and I'm not out to get drunk) but yeah, I'm very glad that I tried it.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lookin' a pale Golden Amber, clear, lots of activity, 3" Foamy Vibrant head. Great Head retention. Fantastic lacing from top to bottom.

Smells: Thick-sweet malt and hops overdose. Floral and fruity hops over Maple syrup. you can easily smell the heat from the 21% ABV.

Taste: I know DFH creates some sweet-dominated brews...this one is on another level. Maple syrup, molasses in the heady malt with a sick amount of mildly-bitter, fruity and citrusy hops...it's like drinking hoppy maple syrup with a high alcohol content.

This brew Really has exceptional feel, Medium/Full body, syrup-thick but plenty active with good carbonation. You can actually feel the alcohol going down like a scotch whisky when the bottle is fresh, the aged version of this brew is different with a more laid back hop and less heat from the alcohol. My lips are actually sticky from this stuff!

This is an extreme brew, Ultra-sweet, Super hoppy and heady. Mega ABV % that limits this to a maximum of two. If you can handle two!

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Photo of hunteraw
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured from the bottom of the keg, with a huge stiff head that lasted to the bottom of the glass. Copper color, very nice looking beer.

Smell: sweet, floral hops, and a good bit of alcohol.

Taste: much like the smell, but stronger. This is an intense beer! sweeter than I think I'd prefer, but well worth seeking out.

Mouthfeel: slightly syrupy, this was a low-point.

Drinkability: found myself wishing I'd gotten more beer and less head from the pour, but it was complimentary so no complaints! That said, the huge alcohol content limits drinkability.

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Photo of sopclod
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is so off the wall that it's prompted me to do my very first review.

Others stated that it has a lot of sugary sweetness, but I figured they were just being colorful... boy was I wrong! This is like a glass of maple syrup with alcohol in it.

For me the taste was so striking that I really didn't notice the sky-high abv. I sure felt after I finished off my 12oz bottle though.

I would definitely be interested to see what this is like after being salaried for a couple of years or even, as the bottle suggests, decades.

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Photo of bruachan
3.16/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

arrowine was selling singles so i figured i'd grab one and see what the hubbub's all about

it's a burnt orange color with a touch of haze, but i think that's my fault. some head with even better lacing

smells like a barleywine: fusels with a big caramelized sugar aroma—brown sugar? yeah, i guess it is. not that hoppy smelling of a beer, though

let's see what it tastes like. oh! that's an IPA? hottest beer i've ever had by far. so boozy. caramel and fruity (apricot, raisin) toffee up front (if i don't swallow it doesn't burn). not particularly bitter...the hop character is really quite limited, actually. i really do think i would have picked this out to be a BW in a blind tasting—reminds me of the "Old" barleywines (why are they all named "old"?) and if i were to age for a decade like the label says to the hops would be even less prominent. the label also says it's the "holy grail for hopheads." more like the holy grail for boozehounds with a sweet tooth

DFH certainly is pushing the envelope with this one, but it's just not something i see people drinking that much, especially since i could have two of these and call it a night

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Photo of Toddv29424
4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours with a hazy golden color, with a cascade effect like I have never seen before. Much like a cream ale with the white top floating lightly on the beer down below, and it creeps op on the top. Interesting lacing left on the glass after all settles too, rigid on the side of the glass. Smell is almost non existent, but after swirling it a bit there is a touch of alcohol. Not the huge hop nose I was expecting. Taste is extraordinary. Very thick, and when it gets on your lips it wipes away like molasses. Amazing, not a hint of alcohol. You can taste the malt that was added to make the higher ABV. Almost scarily smooth, one could keep drinking this and be in trouble real quick!

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Photo of Erdinger2003
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I realized later that I didn't rate this beer according to style, just as a beer.

Head is thick and pillowy with a sticky lacing. The color is gold to slight red and clear making it very inviting.

The smell is very aromatic and sweet, almost like a barleywine or Belgian, but also hoppy like an IPA. The smell is a fight between amarillo hops and burnt sugar.

The taste is very spicy and hoppy with burnt sugar flavor as well. It also has dark fruit tones with a caramel behind it.

The mouthfeel is creamy and soft.

Overall it's a wonderful new flavor that makes me want more.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finally getting down to crack open my first bottle of 120 Minute. A fresh one at that, bottled on 3/29/06. Pours from the 12oz bottle into my tulip glass a nice deep amber orange/peach hue with a suprisingly thick inch of creamy white head that leaves sticky rings of lacing. An impressive head for a beer of this abv. Aromas begin with sugary sweet malts, maple syrup, fruits and maybe even some cotton candy. The piney, citric, resinous dank hops are there but not as explosive as I expected..they do have a nice depth though when you get a good inhalation. Alcohol is apparent as well...this is quite a beast.

First sip brings a wall of syrupy, sticky sweet maltiness. Notes of honey and fruitiness work in along with plenty of piney, slightly citrusy resinous hop flavors. Bitterness attempts to break free from the sweetness but doesn't get very far. This goes down with a slight alcohol burn that lingers in the throat. Slighty peachy and tropical as well with a lingering hopiness and hop burps that seem to be more intense than actually drinking the brew. I must say I was expecting more in the hop flavor department from this one. Overall, one big, intense brew that demands respect!

Mouthfeel is quite big and slick...this is a sipper no doubt about it. An interesting brew but I think I'd rather stick to the 90 Minute myself as the sweetness gets to be a bit too much for me. I gotta them props for hiding the alcohol here though as it's not overly noticeable. Definetly a brew that everyone should try at least once as it shows how far things can be pushed! I have a few other bottles aging and it will be interesting to see how time affects this one. Thanks to FoolCircle for this particular bottle.

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Photo of maristfan
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Well, I had heard about this beer, it was almost a fable..."21% alcohol and it is still a beer?!"...but had never actually "seen" it anywhere. Many places carry the 60 minute or 90 minute ales but it took a trip to Portland, ME to actually find a single bottle of 120. And trust me, I have been to a lot of incredibly savvy, beer filled distributors in the past. So was it everything that people had talked about and more?..eh, not exactly. Maybe I had hyped it up too much in my mind as being one of these holy grail type beers, high ABV and extreme drinkability, but it took almost 2 hours to sip through the heavy, almost syrupy liquid. No doubt on the ABV, this stuff packs a punch, but I could only find one person at a party of 35 who enjoyed it.(side note: it was a little tiny girl who said it was better than the summer ales she was drinking, go figure!) The reason was probably the strange sweetness that accompanied the brew. It was a very strong flavor that I'm sure is added to make consuming a high-test alcohol and hop beer more drinkable...but as I am a fan of the pure hop taste it kind of ruined the fun for me. Would I drink it again? Probably not, as one BA said before it could have been better for a late night in the dead of winter instead of at a 4th of July BBQ like I tried. It was 6.99 for the single bottle, a bit pricey but in the limited quantity not outrageous. Still, in the spirit of try everything once I would recommend it to all BA's and hops lovers alike.

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Photo of Phatz
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am a bit conflicted on this beer. I really do like it but maybe it is just all the build up and the year of anticipation; but it was not quite everything I was hoping it would be. Maybe I was just expecting the wrong things... I did taste this side by side with the Golden Shower (a little experiment comparing DFH sugar levels in the various beers). So maybe I will try it again not next to and Impy Pils. Still, on its own merit this is the largest ABV beer I have ever had (WWS is 18%) and I did love the fact that it drank like a smooth light rum. MMM Jamaican Rum. =)

Appearance: Pours a dark gold cloudy orange color with a fluffy white head.

Smell: SUGAR sweet grain, alcohol, RUM and port fill the nose with a whirlwind of aromas, and triggers of liquor. There is a hint of some fruit but I was really digging to find the *big* hop I expected. The nose seemed to reveal more of a pale malt and breadiness.

Taste: The flavor is *big*. The first thing that came to my mind as the 21% alcohol hit my lips is aged rum. I had a bottle of 15 year rum from Haiti (thanks froggyfrog) and this brought back memories. Now I know it is not the same but that is how mental triggers work. Delving further into the flavor I found suggestions of vanilla, fusel alcohol, earthy citrus floral hop character, more sweet malts and dark fruits on top of raw sugar. All this but swirled into a nicely balanced very warming body of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Much more thick and almost chewy than I would have expected but still quite slick and smooth.

Drinkability: This is definitely a sipping beer. I had it next to a hot grill on a hot day and I won’t do that again. It is one to treasure on a cool evening in the fall, after you have put on your slippers for the evening pour it into a snifter and sip.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of jettjon
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Highs: Complexity, flavor, feel
Lows: Price

Wow! 9.99 a bottle… was it worth it?

Pours a dark orange/apricot translucent color with a small amount of suspended yeast. 1-finger head of small creamy bubbles that fades rapidly to a never-ending sheet and very good lacing. Nose is predictably the DFH IPA signature hops along with an sweet orange scent. Taste is heavy on the hops up front, fading to an extremely sweet citrus fruity flavor, a definite but not bad alcohol presence, a nice hopsy bitter finish then a long, slow alcohol burn at the end. The alcohol (reportedly 21%) is there, but is beautifully integrated into the beer, appearing as an footnote, not a feature. Definitely a complex and sophisticated dessert beverage. Mouth is semi-creamy and substantial, perfect for this style. Drinkability is rather iffy—is it good? Yes. It is extremely expensive, insanely sweet and complex, and crazy go nuts high in alcohol? Yes. So you’re not going to drink more than 6-12 oz here. I drank six and it felt like 20. Very filling.

Overall: So was it worth it? Maybe. As the latest must-have beer, I guess it was. Is there better out there for less? Surely. In all, I’d say that 120 Minute IPA is a damn good dessert beer to be enjoyed in moderation.

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Photo of hammer09
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Being a hophead and having previously tried Dogfish Head's 60 Minute IPA, which I liked, and their 90 Minute IPA, which I loved, I couldn't wait to drink this beer. While I enjoyed this beer over the one and a half to two hours it took me to drink it, I was a little surprised by some of its characteristics.

The 120 Minute IPA poured a clear caramel/amber with very minimal head, approximately 1/8 of an inch. Carbonation appeared to be moderate with fine bubbles rising in the glass.

Smell was sweet with some citrus. Other aromas included a faint grassy note and slight spiciness. Being a 120 Minute IPA, I expected to be knocked over by the hop aromas wafting from this beer, however, I was surprised by its severe lack of hop character. Both the 60 and 90 minute varieties have increasing hopiness, but this beer differs from that. I suspect that the 120 Minute IPA's very high abv tends to drastically subdue any bittering bouquet from the hops.

This beer has a very malty and sweet taste that arrives with a burst of spicy flavor and a hint of vanilla. I could taste the alcohol, but found that it wasn't overpowering. Also surprising was the lack of bitterness compared to the 60 and 90 minute varieties. Again, I suspect that abv was a factor which subdued this characteristic.

Mouthfeel was slightly numbing, but with a rich character and good carbonation. Definite warming in the back of the throat.

Drinkability. Good, but one is enough. This is a fine sipping beer for sitting back, putting your feet up, and relaxing. At 21% abv, the 120 Minute IPA is an extremely strong beer and should be consumed in moderation.

Overall, another fine brew from Dogfish Head. The only drawback is the lack of hop character for this American Double IPA and it's high price for a single bottle. However, I will be purchasing the occasional bottle for those times when I want sit back and take it easy.

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Photo of maniac
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A light brown ale, with a thick white head. A very hoppy aroma with this beer. The sweetness of the high alcohol content overwhelms the hoppiness of this beer. Overall this beer is not anywhere near as bitter as you’d expect, but holds its place in Dogfish’s lineup

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Photo of cjgator3
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy deep copper with a small head that quickly diminishes. Nose is crisp floral hops, citrus and alcohol. Full bodied taste that starts out with a strong alcoholic punch that mellows out and finishes with a strong hop bitterness and sweetness.This beer is definately one to sip on for a while from its high abv. Just too sweet for my liking. This is definately one of those beers you at least want to try once.

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Photo of
3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear red gold color with a good head that faded fairly quickly. The aroma was malty sweet, with some grass type of aroma coming through. The taste was very firm malt, sweet with fruit and spice flavors at first. Hops came through towards the end, but didn't dominate or stick around much in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was slick, with minimal perceived carbonation. An interesting offering, but not my idea of a double IPA. Definately a sipper.

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Photo of ElGordo
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz capped bottle into my LaChouffe tulip glass. Bottle lists alcohol as 18% ABV.
Pours a color somewhere between orange and auburn, topped by a creamy white head that slowly recedes from about 1 inch to a thin film over the course of a couple of minutes. Heavy aroma of sweet, fruity hops, some fairly mellow sweet malt, and a ton of alcohol that overwhelms any subtleties that may be present.
I think the mouthfeel actually takes precedence over the palate here in a lot of ways. Rich and syrupy, it develops a highly-carbonated creaminess towards the finish, leaving a texture somehwere between a barleywine and a cream stout. The palate is very complex - full of sweet, fruity hops up front, some sweet caramel malt emerges mid-palate, with a huge, sharp alcoholic finish. Notes of sweet fruit (plums, apricots), pine, and maybe almond peek through at various points.
Given the absurdly high alcohol content and the thick texture, I'd say this is fairly drinkable. Not a purchase I'm likely to repeat, but a very interesting offering from a remarkable brewery.

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.97 out of 5 based on 8,035 ratings.
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