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
Ratings:
8,117
Reviews:
2,296
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
16.41%
 
 
Wants:
1,435
Gots:
3,875
For Trade:
238
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Ratings: 8,117 |  Reviews: 2,296
Photo of Smoff966566
4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Great beer if you like hops. At $10 for a 12oz. bottle, it's a wallet buster. But I ended up buying six, won't tell the wife. It is phenomenal. I'm kinda new to super crafts. But this lives up to the hype!!!

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Photo of Dmecca
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NicholasL
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Slight head, golden amber in color.
S: Boozy with a honey sweetness and pine
T: Booze and honey. Some hop and pine.
F: Creamy with alcohol burn.
O: Meh. Reminiscent of this years hop slam on steroids (not in a good way).

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Photo of Bum4ever
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Dark amber color with half inch white head that faded. Some lacing.
S: Caramel and malt with some hops on the back end. Also a general boozy smell
T: a lot of malt flavor with a caramel sugary taste. Hops are hidden under all that sweetness.
F: full-bodied and smooth for an IPA, no afterburn for something like this is nice.
O: this is good and I can see the appeal. However to get one here in central CA I paid $10 for a 12oz. I can't see paying that again even though I like this.

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Photo of andrewh995
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy amber with a 1.5 finger head that goes away quickly. Tastes of caramel malts, non bitter hops, and plenty of booze. Odd that it has 120 IBUs but has almost no bitterness at all. You can definitely tell its an alcoholic beer, even though people have been saying its hidden, it's not. I mean, it doesn't taste like 15-20%, but it's very prevalent. I wish I would have gotten another to age. Overall, and incredible beer, but share it if you can.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.13/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Freshly brewed a month ago, freshest available in Michigan:

L: dangerous appeal that is caramel marzen death-like looking with thin bubbly head

A: alcohol, boozy, dark fruit, barley wine scent

F:boozy, scotch, barley wine, heavy, slow sipper, does not feel like an IPA.

T: straight up booze, sort've unpleasant, vodka like but would rather drink martini than this.

O: paid $14 for one @ one shop, $10 @ another not worth this price to waste it drinking fresh. I love IPA's, scotch ales, and aged barley wines. This is a beer that needs to be aged. I don't agree with buy one fresh and buy one to age, when it comes to this beer just age it. It doesn't have the fresh IPA bitterness of enjoyment that stone, hope slam, m 43, or many other IPA's possess. This beer is a straight up boozy mess. Fine if you want to get wasted but missing flavor. Now this rating is based on drinking it fresh and in 5 years when I drink the 2nd bottle I may rank this beer higher but for now I am not a fan.

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Photo of snohojimbo
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Feldpausch
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Austinsjwhite
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Aaronwelds
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ambruns1979
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jroberts8811
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.89/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of tpeters
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wilhelmr3
1.78/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Bottle dated 3/16/17. Trying one fresh and I bought a few more to age so will update this as I open them.
Pours an amber color with a 1/2-finger head. Smells sweet, almost like a wee heavy. Primarily citrus/butterscotch aromas. The palate is also sweet, packed with hops, but the malt/sweetness dulls them a bit. Overall the beer is surprisingly balanced and the alcohol barely noticeable. It has a thick, viscous, slightly sweet mouthfeel but not cloying. Overall a big, pleasant beer though nothing particularly stands out. I look forward to following it as it ages

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Photo of LiquidMenace
1.44/5  rDev -63.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

I will cut to the chase to avoid confusion. It's cough syrup mixed with rubbing alcohol. Not even glad I got the chance to try it.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - really nice orange amber color with a white that dissipates quickly, as expected at this abv.
S - big sweet booze, caramel, pine, lemon, kind of reminds me of gubna but alot stronger
T - big sweet booze predominates. Pine, grapefruit, orange and lemon peel. Caramel malt presence.
M - heavy because of the alcohol burn. Alcohol very present. Think like if you were used to drinking redbreast and then took a shot of everclear. It's about the same difference going from 60 or 90 minute to this. Afertaste is general hop bitterness and sweet booze.
O - this is the thing --> brew an 18-20% imperial ipa and make it amazing to drink and then ill slam this. Otherwise ive never had anything like this thats even remotely drinkable. It also has legitimate hop character as well. I've got another but ill probably wait a long time before drinking it.

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Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tiburon
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle was either 2 or 3 years old. IMO taste much better after being aged for a while. Still had a taste of IPA despite the aging. Some fruity stuff like mango & pineapple going on. Only drank half the bottle for fear of getting blasted, as it was not my first beverage of the day. Malt dominant. Stuff is not cheap, but once a year is fantastic. Had drank it a couple times before, and this was the best ever. I thin the fruit comes out over the booze, unless it was lower ABV.

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Photo of rmpic82
4.59/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shade of orange and small amount of head, I could easily identify that this beer was in my wheelhouse for hops. Fantastic mouthfeel and firmness, with a nice malty backbone to balance the hops. Excellent, clean finish. Just a rockstar beer.

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Photo of deeman13
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcflorian
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stephenmheadley
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Man, this is a dangerous beer. Does not taste like the ABV that it is. A musty orange color, it has the mature flavor of malt tipped with a small bit of hops.

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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