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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3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Yardhouse by Fenway as one of their "limited-draft beers". Served in a "shorty" glass- about a 8-10oz mini pint glass.

A- Pours a surprisingly very translucent light golden bronze (I was expecting a little bit more haze in this one), about a quarter finger of white head that quickly recedes. Slightly below average carbonation.

S- Dry hops, caramel malts, and some booze- not nearly as much as I was expecting from the 18% abv though. About average aroma strength.

T- Dry earthy hops, some light citrus + pine, sweet caramel malts, and a little bit of booze. Lightly sweet + a little bit hoppy aftertaste. Pretty well-balanced between the flavors, nothing is too over-powering.

M- A little bit syrupy but not bad for a 18%abv, definitely some alcohol burn, but very smooth for it's abv.

O- For a 18% IPA this was very good, however I think I prefer sticking to the 90 + 75 minute. For it's abv, the beer was surprisingly easy to drink however the aroma and taste weren't anything that I thought was spectacular. A nice rarity to drink every once in awhile, but definitely not something I would drink regularly, especially considering it's price. For $7.25 for a 8oz serving though I can't complain (considering it's being sold for $12 at the stores).

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap, into a Belgian Independence Day 10 oz. tulip.

A. Very light tan almost white head, thin, subsides rather quickly, ad clings to the ring of the glass. No lacing on this one. Translucent golden orange coloring, takes light well.

S. Spices, hops, sweet malts.

T. This is very sweet, with a little bit of spice at the same time. It's hoppy, too, but there is no evidence in taste this is 18% ABV. It's strong, but does not taste as strong as it is. Aftertaste is spice with hops.

M. Not terribly impressed with mouthfeel, hurts drinkability a bit. Syrupy, but goes down real slow.

O. I enjoy this beer, but only very rarely. I'd like to age a few bottles if I can get my hands on it. I recommend trying it. 120 is like the 90, but way more intense; flavors are similar.

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

A- It pours a ridiculolusly clear amber into my Ithaca Excelsior tulip. It started with a nice thick and frothy, honey hued head that faded away, and left some decent legs of sticky lacing around the rim of the glass. Very effervesent for a beer of this ABV!

S- Orange blossom honey, caramel apples, ALCOHOL, tangerine, grapefruit rind, pineapple, and touches of peaches. Like walking thru a citrus grove surrounded by a pine forest while eating a Sugar Daddy that you keep dipping in Moonshine!

T- A rush of citrus, tropical fruit, pine sap, caramel apple... ... ... and then the booze kicks you right in the mouth!!! It's like being kicked in the mouth by a Donkey after doing a shot of caramel/citrus vodka! Holy Cow! I love it! It's a little abrasive, but what did you expect... it's friggin' 18%!!!

M- Sweet, citrusy, piney, and a wallop of alcohol! Really neat how it turns from sweet, to citrus, to completely mouth stripping!!! LOL! Listerine should make something this flavor! Way more carbonation than I expected!

O- This is rediculous and redonkulous!!! Bursts of caramel maltiness, tropical and citrusy fruitiness, and a shit ton of nasal passage cleansing booze!!! Glad I have some of these to put away to see how they develop over time. I had a 2007 in 2010 and it was really awesome! Really looking forward to reviewing another in a few years.

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a Dogfish Head Signature Glass.

Pours a dark golden amber with orange hues and a one finger slightly off white head. The aroma of grassy hops and booziness greets the nose. Grassy hops dominate upfront and transition into heavy sweet malt and then finishes with a piney bitterness and booze. Moderate carbonation is present with a heavy, syrupy body that coats the inside of the mouth. An extremely unique brew that is absolute alcohol bomb. Expect the heaviest malt backbone present in any IPA, which leads many to compare 120 Minute to barleywines rather than other IPA's. However the Dogfish Head IPA hop profile is plainly evident in this brew and this brew truly does remind me of an extreme version of 90 Minute IPA.

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 8,123 ratings.
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