120 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,906
Reviews:
2,358
Ratings:
8,317
pDev:
15.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,439
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3,978
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Ratings: 8,317 |  Reviews: 2,358
Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fx20736
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JerryHelper
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SauceMcSauce
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Great taste, heavy alcohol finish.

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Photo of dwoolley1
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JimJ1976
4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am a terrible word smith, but as I told my wife tonight if this wasn’t $10 a bottle I would definitely drink more of it. It really is a fantastic beer.

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Photo of slhuggy
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this very fresh, just over 2 months since bottling. It pours dark amber with virtually no head, which is not surprising given the high ABV. The aroma is very boozy indeed which overshadows any hops (and there are truckloads of them in this beer) or even malts. The taste is similarly boozy, and you can feel the alcohol travel down to you belly. Some mild citrus aromas and flavors come through alongside some pine as an aftertaste. Full body and with minimal carbonation.

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Photo of MonicaW
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth given the high ABV.

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Photo of jmd88
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dspader1
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great beer.

It is hard to rate because it flirts with so many different types of beers but I will rate solely as an ipa.

Smell is boozy slight dark fruit

Taste is as expected boozy and slightly sweet very much like a heavy barley wine but smooths into a piny fruity aftertaste.

Feel is thick and filling..

Overall very interesting drinks like a barley wine but as an ipa a little thick for me.. awesome beer though

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Photo of mpolewan
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bstoeckel
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had avoided the Dogfish Head IPAs since I don’t like overwhelming hops in most IPAs, but after really liking the 90 minute I went for it. It poured with a lot more carbonation than I expected nearly overflowing a 16 oz glass. The flavor was a good balance of hops and malt. It is definitely hot but what can you expect with this much alcohol. Overall I think I like the 90 minute better, but to make something this strong taste this good is impressive.

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Photo of DrumKid003
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Amber in color somewhere in the SRM 22-24 range, based on the lighting. With about 1.5 finger of pillowy creamy white head that dissipates, at a moderate rate and leaves no lacing.

S: A little boozy on the smell, but this is really a hop bomb for the most part.

T: Mild booziness that lasts throughout. Moderately sweet up front due to all the malt used to get this to 18%. The sweetness is subdued fairly quickly by the hop flavor, and the hops dominate from there on.

F: It's surprisingly smooth until you get to the end, when the hops really ramp up and provide a nice little bite.

O: I don't care what this is being marketed as, but this is a American-style Barleywine and that's what I'm rating it as. Of course they probably wouldn't sell near as much of it if they referred to it as a Barleywine.

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Photo of RPM3334
3.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of darkfruits
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sikemenow
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dsa7783
3.52/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Morris Tap and Grill in Randolph. Pours a golden effervescent hue with moderate frothing. Boozy aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile.

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

Photo of CoasterGuy
2.01/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of GenoMcCoy
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rjanowski
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 8,317 ratings
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