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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3.34/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.24/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.32/5  rDev +9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.92/5  rDev +24.2%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Sillyshady2
4/5  rDev +1%

Very strong but great flavor. Warning: it's pricey but very much worth it.

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Nugganooch
3.38/5  rDev -14.6%

12oz bottle from trade with Brooklynbrews
Notes taken on 08/10/14 - FW Snifter glass

I believe this was a 2012 vintage – Thanks Andrew!

A: Dark caramel body with a murky brownish amber appearance. Looks thick and syrupy as the bubbles slowly escape to the top developing a short lived layer of khaki suds. Nominal amount of stick noted as its more so just some alcohol leggings.

S: Smells just like a nice American Barley wine should. Rich with caramel candy malt sweetness through and through. A little nuanced breadiness, apparent with alcohol. Lightly dusted with spice hops, crushed pine, florals, candied orange peel, and a few earthy minerals. Not bad but not what I would consider anywhere near a Double IPA.

T: The beer opens with an insulin shocking amount of caramelized malt sweetness piled on top of sweetened breads. Has an almost tangy sour caramel candy likeness and while it is definitely hoppy I find the actual bitterness to be fairly restrained. Too bad as a little sharpness could really help cut all that cloying sweetness. I get some spice hops with dried orange peel, florals, and suppressed pines. Not very resinous for that matter. Alcohol is present and warming but very subdued considering. Just way too rich overall and not in a good way. Not exactly terrible as there are some kudos due for handling such a monster brew this well but this is just not made to my liking whatsoever.

M: Thick and full bodied. Lightly syrupy on the tongue as the carbonation struggles to pop. Somewhat sticky feel but rather clean otherwise with low bitterness and no lingering effects. Warming alcohol upon exhalation.

D: Such a weird beer to produce and then call an IPA. Even coined as a Barley wine this wouldn’t be a favorite. Very low drinkability to this one. Glad to have finally tried the 120 but not something I could touch often. I am not sure if the aging has made any significant impact without comparison.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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4.92/5  rDev +24.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.28/5  rDev +8.1%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

It's already been said in several reviews. This is this best beer I have ever had. It's a big beer though, so sip and enjoy. Someone said they had three. I would love to, but one is my limit then I drop down to the 90 min. Pour in a nice glass, marvel at the color and aroma. Take a sip and relish. You're probably drinking the best beer you'll ever have.

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2/5  rDev -49.5%

I was so excited when I finally got to try this brew, and my anticipation was matched only by my disappointment. I'm sorry, 120 is just...kinda...gross...

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4.36/5  rDev +10.1%

5/5  rDev +26.3%

I had this on Tap on IPA Day at Congregation! My First 18% IPA... all i can say is wow!! Had 3 of these. It took a little to get use to but after that it was soo soo smooth!

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120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 8,116 ratings.
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