120 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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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15.33%
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage. Note: it is much like I remember my 2011 vintage.

Pours a hazy orange. Hops come through on the nose, but malts dominate the taste actually. It's incredibly sweet. If it weren't for the medium body & carbonation this thing could be like a barleywine. Hops do peer through in the sips - they'd have to considering how much is in there - but this isn't really a beer for hopheads or even big IPA fans. It's just not like any other IPA in the world. It'll disappoint some and surprise others, but yeah, everyone should give it a shot.

Considering how expensive it can be, one bottle is plenty, for a few years at least, but I bought a couple to age this time. The hops are hardly present in there now, so I'm not worried about losing them to let the rest of the beer mature. It could be nice. I guess we'll see.

Dogfis Head knows how to market this thing. It is a beast and a costly beast indeed. Worth it to try once or twice, but in the end it'd be best to save the money for a pack of 90-minute.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lets get right to it people. This beer stands as one of the most unique brews I have ever had. A colossal 18-21%abv, an IPA that scares most away, but the ones that dare to try it are truly amazed. I would say it may not be something that a stereotypical " hophead" would potentially enjoy, because it does not possess the bite of hops that one would expect. Don't get me wrong, the hops are certainly present and ready to drop nuclear bombs on your palate, but it is a smooth, maple syrupy texture/taste that really makes this beer excel. Not a hint of alcohol, some mild heat going down, no burn in the throat whatsoever. It is not even overwhelming in any fashion, which of course is a positive considering the ABV and how easily this venture could have gone horribly wrong. Smooth, maple syrupy and full of hops, this beer is simply excellent.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Imbibed at Good Karma on 7/19. Reviewed from notes.

Opaque orange with a thin layer of white head. Color reminds me of the spots on a giraffe. The head come out well with a stiff swirl and sticks around a while. They definitely tapped this right.
Extremely piney and a little tingly on the nose. Hops dominate, as expected. Vinous an weedy with concentrated nectar. Slightly metallic malt, but that may just be the alcohol aroma burning my nostrils. Nice pale malt flavor up front. I actually get some biscuit and creaminess before the hop assault. The pine is thick and it turns metallic, like it's concentrated enough to qualify as an acid. It's akin to an attack on my taste buds, leaving them smoldering and tingly. That said, there is some nectar and sweet thickness reminiscent of honey. Hot alcohol flushes the forehead after a while. First time I've had that from a non barrel aged beer.
This has a good amount of body, not surprising considering the amount of malt put into this. Dry finish also unsurprising.

This was a hop monster through and through. I'm really quite amazed that they were able to pull off such a highly alcoholic beer that was even remotely balanced. Sure it was acidic, but it was palatable. Big props for that. The taste is something different, a little one note. To be expected for sure, since this is somewhat of a novelty. It's a good kind of novelty that I'll be trying again in the future.

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 8,347 ratings