120 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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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5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On-tap at the Rehoboth Beach brewpub.

I felt damn lucky to try this beer for the first time right after my tour of the DFH brewery. I headed to the beach, and this amazing beer was waiting on me!

A: The beer shows up in a tulip glass, with a coppery/caramel color. A little swirling revealed minimal, sticky lacing.

S: Wow! Just a mixture of sweetness, a little bit of citrusy and piny hops, way less alcohol on the nose than I expected. Smelled fantastic!

T: Damn! A first sip brings this rush of flavor to my tongue. Citrusy hops, some pine, and an almost honey-like sweetness. A malty and hoppy mix of magic. Very warming, a little alcohol bite on the finish. Got even better as it warmed a little.

M: Thick and sticky. Practically coats all it touches, but goes down smoothly.

O: A big, tasty explosion of flavors, great as a sipper to be enjoyed over the course of an hour or so. One of my all-time favorites.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Looks gold coming out of the bottle, but settles a darker, hazy caramel color. The head is thin with just a few tan bubbles.

S: The aroma is very pleasant; citrus hoppiness is potent and accompanied by hints of earthiness. It smells strong, but not nearly as strong as other barrel aged beers.

T/M: Low to medium carbonation dance on the tongue, earthy hops and hints of dry malt are apparent up front and an alcohol sting lingers long after.

It’s not bad but it’s not great, and it’s definitely not worth the price.


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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Light orange./yellow , with a Slight head

S- The smell had very pronounced Pine, Lemon, yeast, hop, and citrus aroma.

T- Very Citrusy/fruity, It had a nice hop taste to balance the other flavors.

M- Carbonated, light considering the amount of IBU and the initial reaction to the odor.

D- A light sipper to enjoy.

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


Thanks to daves1186 and wobllymailman for these!

A - Unfiltered looking, nice late orange sunset, half finger white head and some super sticky lacing

S - Tons of sugar, lots of malt, bready yeast, sweet dried fruits, tropical, lots of wood, soil, slight pine and a nice citrus! The hop not is quite nice! Taste is much better than the smell

T - Tons of fruit, citrus, lots of sugar, bread like and very nice sweet yeast, tons of malt (not very toasted almost lightly baked tasting), tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, slight pine, the bitter is very nice not over whelming, very boozey, I love the booze not, tons of wood, terrior, minerals and some kind of hybrid cognac bourbon. This is like a fine wine!

M - FULL bodied, low acidity, high alcohol, nice balance, nice complexity and very nice long finish

D - This is not a beer you crack and pound and then pound another. This is like a fine wine or spirit. You can taste the craftsmanship and love. If you don't like Hops, Malts or lots of alcohol, stay away from this beast. It is really huge not STB huge, but none the less. It is very drinkable. Drink it like a neat pappy van winkle

Final thought - First time trying this beast and wow, I am a huge fan. I know it's 18% but my mind and tastes buds don't know it. $10 is a great price for everything going on in this one. I give my stamp of approval

As it warms there is a very nice caramelized brown sugar taste and smell!

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.97 out of 5 based on 8,124 ratings.
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