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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

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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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

18% etoh! 120 IBU's! This is a beer to be enjoyed, not chugged! This is a special beer to be shared and savored like Sam Adams Utopia. The 2 are very similar except 120 is carbonated. A very heavy beer. This beer is one of my favs to start the night out with! Every year I stay at the Crosswinds Motel, right next to the Dogfish brewery/flagship store in DE, just to get my Dogfish fill!

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle with a bottled on date of 3/30/2006. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter, the 120 Minute IPA pours an amber/red color with a very small white head. It smells like citrus and pine hops, caramel and a bit of brandy. The taste starts off very sweet and finishes slightly bitter. I can taste hops (both pine and citrus), caramel, apricots, brandy, and some spices. The alcohol is very well hidden considering it's 21% ABV, and it does pack a punch later. Mouthfeel is full, syrupy and oily. Drinkability is good, although this is definitely a sipping beer. It's nice and smooth and easy to drink. Overall I think this is a well balanced brew. It wasn't quite what I was expecting but in this case it's a good thing. If you get the chance to try one, you should. It's a very good beer.

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

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter, bottled in 2017

A: Pours a amber, copper color with a white head that did not last, very little carbonation, slight lacing, slightly hazy.

A: Big hit of pine and resin that quickly fades into huge sweet, caramel, toffee, and vanilla malts, it's very aromatic but the hop notes are short, also picking up a good amount of alcohol, it seems like the aroma is breathing out of the glass.

T: Some pine and resin that quickly transitions into huge malt notes like caramel, toffee, vanilla, also picking up some rum like notes, it tastes like a lightly barrel aged barley wine. There's a moderate amount of bitterness, finish is semi-dry with lingering notes of malt, caramel, burnt brown sugar, toffee, vanilla. As the beer warms the alcohol gains some presence but it's not noticeable for such a high ABV.

M: Big, chewy, sticky mouthfeel, semi-dry on the palate, leaves that sticky caramel feeling on the roof of my mouth, low carbonation, drinks fairly smooth for such a big beer.

O: Not sure if I would call this a IIPA as the hop presence is lacking but it's there. The malt presence is huge but it adds a lot of depth and complexity, amazingly drinkable for such a high ABV. As the beer warms the slight hop presence fades and the malts gain more presence. Definitely a sipper. If you like IIPAs and barley wines then you must try this. Definitely worth the money at $10.99 a bottle.

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 8,267 ratings
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