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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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

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4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Finally. Before I get started let me say that if I am within like 2 feet of this glass it smells amazing.

Nose is a mixture of strong, resinous pine and citrus hops and alcohol. Strong alcohol haha. Heavy, sticky pine flavors and alcohol heat intermingle. There's a dominating sweetness and bitterness that sticks around for a long time after. Its delicious and not nearly as strong tasting as I had remembered but it will definitely do well being put away and aged up for a bit. Like it says on the bottle, it can be enjoyed now or aged up for a decade or so. I'm thinking maybe 2-4 years.

Overall I gave it a 4.5, but thats only because in a couple of years it will improve, there is literally nothing wrong with it now.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at brews brothers

Appearance: golden orange and yellow with a 1 inch full head. The beer is dancing under the head, the bubbles rolling and rising from the bottom of the glass

Nose: Citrus and pine covering a massive abv that isn't really fully evidenced, this certainly doesn't smell like a 18% beer. There is a lot of sweetness here, it borders on too much, which is ok because its just pushing the limits.

Taste: Very malty and very balanced hops-theyre not so much they're own flavor as they are integrated with the taste of the beer. The lighter fruits are present as well, golden raisins and grapes, and there are maybe some cherry notes in there too.

Mouthfeel: Absolutely wonderful, like a liquer almost it is very thick and full yet it flows easily, the carbonation is present but again it balances the beer rather than trying to make itself known.

Overall: I had a 4 year old version of this last year and was blown away, so I was curious to see what it tasted like fresh; I was not unhappy with the results. I have to say I really expected the alcohol taste to come through given what other people have written for reviews, but I think it was barely noticeable which is noteworthy given the huge potency. For a beer this strong, this is a great example of the complexity and craft that dogfish puts in its beer. while its a bit too sweet to give a perfect rating, I would definitely go out of my way to get this, especially to age.

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4.79/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had at the Church Key in SF from a hidden keg.

A: Dark golden color. Very little head. Wine-like legs. The ABV obviously mutes the look.

S: Smells of a 90 (tropical fruits and piney resin) but with dark fruits mixed in. Wonderfully complex.

T: The hops are pulled down a bit (compared to the nose). Has a strong IPA/barleywine profile with powerful dark fruits added to the normal citrus and pine punch of a 90. Wet hop linger. A much maltier East Coast version of a West Coast AIPA.

M: As viscous and coating as it gets. Like an AIS.

I think this easily stands up to Pliny the Elder or any other AIPA I've had. Not sessionable but extremely tasty and not as boozy as the ABV (and other reviews) suggest.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a super hazy orange juice color. Decent near white dense lacing. Ok lacing

S - grapefruit citrus explosion, strong bitter hops maybe a little spicy.

T - bitter grapefruit pretty intense, bit of a dry finish. Nice fruity aftertaste. Alcohol not exposed

M - heavier body but not crazy for 18%, reasonable carbonation, a great sipper

O - Great shock value, very good hop bomb, was pretty floored to see this on tape

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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1/5  rDev -75.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (Bottled In 2011) into a snifter glass.

A strong pour yields a 1/2-finger cream-colored head that dissipates after a minute or so to a thin dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a hazy dark orange bordering on brown. Some light lacing can be seen throughout consumption.

The nose is full and very complex. Citrus hops aromas meet caramel malts, dark fruit, and sweet alcohol. Notes of tangerine, grapefruit, caramel, berry, and raisins.

Extremely sweet, grainy malts and spicy hops flavors start each sip. Upon swallowing, stronger sweet malts (like a barleywine) come out but quickly fade into dark fruit notes (raisins and prune). This then transitions to a strong booze flavor that rests in the back of the mouth. A good hop bitterness is noticeable throughout most of the tasting but becomes most evident as an aftertaste between sips.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer is about as drinkable as an 18% ABV DIPA can get. And while it is a sipper, it is surprisingly drinkable. The body is thick, full, sticky, and a bit syrupy. The carbonation is a bit fizzy but really has its hands full keeping the body a consumable product.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 8,265 ratings
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