120 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American 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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#4,021
Reviews:
2,415
Ratings:
8,553
pDev:
15.09%
 
 
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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is rated after having a bottle that was personally cellared for 2 years.

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Photo of KMcGrath
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NCSapiens
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ESchweers
3.28/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hman43
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: It pours cloudy cooper with an off white head. Head retention is very low.

Smell: It has a strong alcohol aroma. There is a moderate amount of deep caramel with floral and pine.

Taste: It has caramel flavors with some stone fruit, floral, and pine. The alcohol is very evident and strong. There is even a bit of dark cherry way in the background.

Feel: It has a full body that is a bit syrupy in texture. For such a strong ABV, it has smooth alcohol with only a slight hot kick to it.

Overall, this is a wonderfully complex beer that quite favorable with a potent kick.

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Photo of JLib
3.56/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shantzak
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HuskerTornado
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh 2018 bottling.

Pours a nice hazy orange, looks very good in the glass. Not much head, but that may be due to this bottle being very cold upon the pour. I let it warm for a few minutes before drinking. What is there is leaving a lot of lacing on the glass as it moves down.

Smell is very heavy on citrus, especially blood orange and pineapple, doubling up on pine tree hoppiness and sweet malt as well. The alcohol is also prevalent, almost like a very sweet liqueur.

Tastes just like it smells. Very citrusy, I feel like I bit into a blood orange with that mix of bitter and sweet along with a lot of hop resin. Lots of alcohol, which becomes more forward as it warms in the glass.

Mouthfeel is oily and slick, the hop resin oilslick makes the high alcohol and big hop character easily drinkable and pleasant to sip. It does remind you of a barleywine.

Overall a very tasty Imperial IPA,. It is best shortly before it reaches room temp, as the warmer it gets, the more it enters hoppy barleywine territory. I paid $35/4-pk, and I'll likely let the remaining 3 age for years and compare against fresh bottles at those times. I think as it ages, the alcohol heat will dissipate and bring out some very complex flavors.

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OhioKevin4
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is definitely sippin beer!

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Photo of mtrigney
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ewhoa
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RDW
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antwon616
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VictorSage
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cardfan212
3.69/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, bottle date illegible.

Look - Burnt orange opaque body with a lot of floating bits. Tall white head with heavy lacing.

Smell - Sweet spiky citrus hops on top of a light salty cracker-like scent. Not as strong as I expected honestly. Quite pleasant actually.

Taste - A fairly balanced and tasty beer falls away into alcohol. The flavor matches the smell, light cracker malt with some sweet hops on top. It's just that the alcohol comes through and washes it all away.

Feel - Medium body and medium carbonation all checks out, but the sinus-clearing alcohol really roughs it up.

Overall - A great IPA with too much alcohol for its own good. I'll have to try DFH's lighter offerings sometime.

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Photo of Tbulling
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cbcrunch
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 322wingedfoot
2.36/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear orange with a finger of white head and lots of floaties.
Aroma is citrus, stone fruit, booze, sweet malt.
Taste is citrus, apricot, booze, some sweetness.
Mouthfeel is medium and sticky.
Tasty, potent stuff.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npolachek
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid Beer with great hoppiness. I found it very drinkable despite the high ABV. I’d love to have it aged a bit more to temper the alcohol levels. Either way a must drink.

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Photo of drrone
4.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 8,553 ratings