120 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA
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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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Photo of raffy313
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle[Bottled On: 02/09/09] poured into a Brooklyn snifter. Received as an extra in a trade with Lukafer... Thanks again, Luke!

Pours a very cloudy dark orange/amber color with only a ring of tan head from a rather aggressive pour. Tons of floaties swimming around in the glass, which I expected. No lacing.

The aroma has an abundance of sweet citrusy, almost barleywine-like woody, earthiness to it. Obviously with it's age, the hoppy/piney characteristics are abit secondary to the malty sweetness, but still present. Some alcohol bite to the nose as is warms.

Now for a sip... Wow! An intense malty sweetness, with some oaky/earthiness similar to the nose. The heat from the alcohol is intense.

There is a full, almost creaminess to the body in this one, with a low/medium amount of carbonation I would consider perfect for this style(although "this" style would be considered a Barleywine in my book). A slightly bitter, somewhat dry feel in the finish. This is an obvious sipper, as the heat from this beer WILL creep up on you!

Overall... I've had this beer several times both fresh from a bottle, and aged 2 years on draught and have always enjoyed it. I decided to review this over 3 year old version to compair them all and although my favorite was probably the 2 year old on draught... I will always search this beer out to age. Yes, IMO this beer is better AGED!

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Photo of Taylor8189
4.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First off, this beer is quite possibly the best beer (not just IPA) in the world.

The appearance is typical for an IPA, dark orange, and a cm white head sitting on top.

I gave the smell a 4.5 only because it is very deceiving. The smell is typical for an IPA; citrus, hoppy, a little bit of alcohol, and some piney notes.

Now for the taste...this is where this beer shines. When you read 18% alcohol you're expecting a little bite from every sip..not a hint of alcohol on the initial taste of this beer. Tastes like a ridiculously good DIPA. As this beer got warmer, the flavors came out even more.

The carbonation is perfect, not too much, not too little. The drinkability of this beer is unreal. It's 18% alcohol but i found myself finishing the beer within ten minutes and this was my fourth beer of the night!

Overall, the beer is fantastic. The price is what it is for a reason; its amazing. Possibly the best IPA in the world. Dogfish has really set the bar with this beer.

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3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber color, a deep color for an IPA. The cream head stands a half inch tall in my DFH signature glass. It recedes to a thick ring and a couple rocky islands of foam. The aroma is hoppy: grassy, citric, piney. Not actually as hoppy as I expected. There is also a light sweetness in the aroma. The first taste is floral bitterness, with a touch of malt. Next I get pine and syrupey flavors. As it leaves the palate, I get a touch of citrus and a lot of alcohol warmth. There is a flavor in this that I dislike, it's about 2/3 the way through, it seems medicinal but that may not be a perfect description. The mouthfeel is one of the thickest I've tred for an IPA, no suprise there, but the body is slightly lightened by a ticklish carbonation. This isn't exactly what I expected it to be, but that seems to be how DFH works, they make delicious things that make you scratch your head a bit. Okay, time or a glass of water, this sucker is boozy.

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4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a 4.5 oz taster of this for 3 bucks at the Beermuda.

A - OK so I know this beer is supposed to be dark (or at least hazy compared to pictures online) But mine arrives clear bright amber brown with a 1/4 inch of sticky white head. Close to the Sculpin in color actually.

S - I agree with others it just doesn't seem to smell that hoppy. It is a double edged sword as I smell little to no alcohol as well.

T - I had to double check but since the owner knows his beer (and a caught a small buzz from the sample) this has to be 120. Taste is almost like hop juice but doesn't really hit any overbearing bittering aspect. The middle of the palate is like a barleywine where the malts hit you hard like a DIPA should and the finish is again bitter but in no way overbearing. I did sip this moderately slow so I could see over 4oz be overbearing (especially as it warms up the ABV shines through) but the 4oz I had was perfect.

M - Not as heavy as I anticipated but I could see this turn away the average beer lover. Such a big bold DIPA.

Overall considering this I would gladly pay the 8 bucks to try it in the bottle to see if it's close to this experience but its really nothing to seek out again strictly novelty.

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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