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

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#2,013
Reviews:
2,373
Ratings:
8,400
pDev:
15.09%
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Ratings: 8,400 |  Reviews: 2,373
Photo of Bogdawg
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
1.98/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Photo of iCabaLLero
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerDudeAbides
4.69/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BFCarr
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobstockwell
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bl00
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grill20
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

The beer pours out a murky dark golden orange color, with 1 finger of off white head------------- the aromas are of resinous pine, dank weed, grapefruit and orange-------------- the flavors start off with a salinity followed by Carmel, pine, grapefruit and dank weed, the beer has a full mouthfeel with a moderate bitterness on the finish---------------- overall this beer was delicious so smooth and drinkable for 16.5% abv, it tasted like a salted caramelized grapefruit---

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Photo of chill-i-am
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tuegr8
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ottoj55
3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This is kind of like two different beers. Fresh its like nothing else, coppery to red white foam ever so briefly and a huge hop aroma. Tastes like hoppy, malt and full but not hot from the high alcohol. Mouthfeel is full without being cloying and the balance is just right. Dogfish Head claims it ages well. I'm currently sipping a 20 month old bottle and I disagree. I have a lot of sediment in mine, yeast maybe, just floating in the beer looking really unattractive. The hop aroma and flavor have fallen off severely. Still hop forward its basically an over hopped barely wine at this point. Drink this beer fresh.

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Photo of AWA
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRWhitaker
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very clean taste for a beer with this high an alcohol content. Not surprisingly, it is heavy and not a beer to chug.
It is my favorite extra strong IPA.

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Photo of csmrx7
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sevinup07
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zhoxush
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A hazy orangish pour with a thin head in a tall glass.

Definitely too strong for me. If you're a hop head don't let this dissuade you. The aftertaste felt like cheap Sake and the abv was too too much.

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

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3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Finally built up the courage to flip the bill for one of these. Definitely didn't have the patient to age the beer for more than 2 hours, let alone the suggested year. This beer had a lot of the similar qualities that I love from the 90 minute IPA with deep orangish amber hue, and a malty raison smell with an obviously complex hop schedule. The taste definitely has a rum raison touch to the strong malt and hop character. This is a VERY drinkable beer given the ridiculously high ABV. There is an obvious alcohol taste that can bite, but given how strong this is it carries a nice body!

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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of claminat420
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle marked bottled on 10/20/17 then 1, 5(maybe not 5?), 3, and 9. poured heavily into my sierra Nevada spiegelau ipa glass.

Appearance- copper with an orange-ish head. very slight transparency. not much head even on a hardy pour and dissipates somewhat quickly.

Aroma- boozy with some light citrus. oranges mostly. tiny bit of burnt caramel.

Taste- boozy for sure. like the aroma. really sweet. sugary. drinkable but alil rough.

Mouthfeel- medium carbonation. alil slick. decent carbonation.

Drinkability- one and done. glad i didn't buy a four pack.

Overall- for being such a strong sassy beer it's best attribute is it's mouthfeel/ body. it's like you're drinking a decent ipa with a shot of rum in it. i've had this before and thought it was overrated but i decided to give it another try. anyone buying a four pack of this for 45 bucks are insane. i don't get it... so you drink it sooner to get the hop notes and get the strong booze or you age it to smooth it out and let the hop notes die off. i think when i first had it i aged it two years and it stil kinda sucked. don't get me wrong this isn't a bad beer but just overpriced and overhyped.

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 8,400 ratings