120 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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%.

Added by frank4sail on 03-24-2003

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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 8,363 ratings