120 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA
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120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA

Brewed by:
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 Hopdaemon39
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft at Sunset in Brighton in a tulip- poured a clear, rich copper color with barely any head, a ring of foam around the edge and a minimal amount of lacing.

Of course it smells slightly of alcohol (being 18%) but its not overwhelming. Smells very much like other dfh ipas- piney hops top off the malty alcohol scent.

The taste is if course very rich- lots of pale malt all the way through. Alcohol is very apparent but not unpleasant- almost like a hop liquor. Pretty sweet with a semi-dry finish.

Mouthfeel is exceptional considering the ABV- medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very interesting brew that should be tried if found.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.5%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of americanwolfdrea
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Seems like finding this beer is like finding the lost city of Atlantis. It ranks in my top 5 without a doubt. It pours a gorgeous deep amber and has a hoppy nose. A bit heavy on the mouthfeel and a bit of a heavy finish, albiet a plesant one. Very hoppy, in the tradition of true ipas

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful clear grapefruit red-orange. Smells of wet dog and slight citrus, booze, toffee. Alcohol is heavy here, but the hops are still present with a huge sweet grapefruit booze flavor. What a monster beer. Thick mouthfeel for an IPA, but what do you expect at 18%. Had fresh and aged 6 months. I had thought the aged was slightly better, but did not taste at the same time so tough to tell. Not sure, but would probably put this in the barleywine category. This one will getchya!

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of sprucetip
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried this once a few years ago and found it cloying and unpleasant. I don’t drain pour, but if I did, I would have! I really did not enjoy it, but forced it down over a couple or three hours due to the effort and cost it took to acquire it. I’m pretty sure it was 21%abv at that time. I had a much more pleasant experience with it this time.

Really good looking amber golden/amber colored brew with fluffy white head, decent retention, activity and lacing.

Yes, it’s strongly boozy. No question. But, the strong floral and fruity hops push through, as does some malty sweetness. Is it unbalanced toward the booze? Sure. But what do you expect for an 18% beer.

Like the nose, the booze is unmistakable and somewhat out of balance. But it doesn’t completely dominate, and modest hoppy bitterness, the juicy fruity and floral hop flavors mingle with the rich malty sweetness to partially balance the booze, and achieve a very tasty flavor profile.

Good carbonation, rich full body, thick viscosity, strong warming, with some gentle bitterness in the finish.

I really enjoyed this one this time. It was nothing like the cloying, syrupy sweet hop juice I remembered from my first experience. I will want to get some more. Not sure about aging this though, though the label suggests doing so? The booze might mellow, but so too would the hops, which could make it sweet like the first one I had?

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -69.6%

120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 82.2% out of 100 with 8,221 ratings
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