120 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA
BA SCORE
4.11/5
8,235 Ratings
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:
#1,805
Reviews:
2,343
Ratings:
8,235
pDev:
15.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,433
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3,926
Trade:
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Ratings: 8,235 |  Reviews: 2,343
Photo of SadMachine
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light orangy pale amber. Tiny bubbles, leaving lace. This beer simply is too sweet, but I love it. My wife (bless her) put "some beers" in the fridge for me. Including this one, that I planned to keep around for a year or two before trying, oh well.
This is thick, syrupy stuff. Heavy on the malt, not quite balanced by the hops. Notes of oranges, alcohol, and more alcohol, and grand marinier, very warming. Would be great with desert or by the fire on a chilly winter night.Probably will improve with age, I've got one more bottle, I'll hide it better...

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Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I had this in a chalice. The appearance was a hazy orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. There was barely any lacing but what was there trickled and slid right into the beer. The smell started off with booze making me think I should’ve waited on this Because of the amount of booze I got from this, it took me a good three hours to consume this. As it warms, there are some nice sweet citrus fruity malts along with a super light bitterness from the hops. The taste had a long dry sweet fruity and somewhat bitter flavoring running all about my taste buds. On the palate, it kinda wrecked my taste buds with the amount of booze knocking me back into my recliner. With one month of age on this, don’t try to reckon with this one, as it’s a sipper. Overall, though the booze was strong I’m probably still willing to have again but will most likely next time age it if I ever get that chance again.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.16/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store, in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear dark orange, with a 1 inch head, and not much lacing. Looks quite oily, with no visible carbonation.

Smells include sweet malt, alchohol, honey, and lemon pledge type hop aromas.

The tastes include resinous piney hops, honey, sweet malts, lemon, orange, and more cloying honey sweetness all throughout. For a beer that is supposed to be one of the hoppiest there is, this one slightly disappoints. The malt flavor and alcohol overwhelms everything else. A bit of a chore to drink.

Medium bodied, slow sipper due to alcohol. Low carbonation. Sticky sweet mouthfeel.

60 and 75 are much better, 90 is where they start to lose me on this series, 120 is way too much.

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Photo of IrishColonial
3.6/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap and poured in a snifter, the beer is a bright, vibrant, hazy orange marmalade color with a frothy, dense, inch high head that is light tan in color and has very decent retention and cling. Aromas are a hophead's dream, with a blast of pine tassels and resiny, sticky, green fresh hops, balanced with a slight grapefruit citrus characteristic and subtle malt presence. Flavors are huge, and they explode the palate. Robust caramel malt backbone that is quickly surrounded by a roasted character that gives rise to the floral and resiny hops that abound. Wet, green, and heavy are the best descriptors I can give for the hops presence, with a slick, oily feel on the palate. The citrus from the aromas becomes much more subtle on the palate, being slightly absorbed into the malt presence and being somewhat overowered by the solid booze presence. Wow, this is a heavy hitter. The aftertaste is a rich tang of malt, with some peppery hops character making itself known. The finish is slick and rich, giving a slow recession off the palate. It really allows you to take it all in before the tongue recovers for another sip. This is a tasy brew!

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Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jwc215
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy orangish amber with a thin head that lasts as a thin cover. Not bad head retention for abv.

The smell is of strong citrus, some pine, some peppery alcohol.

The taste is of thick, chewy hops - citrus and pine especially. Nice hop profile. Raw alcohol mixes in with hops, leaving some peppery heat in the mouth. Although not quite as much as a 21%er might. A bready malt background give it a thicker body and some balance.

The feel is thick and full-bodied. Syrupy with a rawness to it. A bit heavy on the tongue.

Well, this is well-hopped and alcoholic. It's nice, but alcohol does disturb drinkability, and even enjoyment to a degree because it kills quite a bit of the aftertaste. A nice DIPA, but I can't say I liked it more than the 90 minute. It states on label "ages well". I do suggest cellaring it a few years to see if it mellows some, as it does have good potential.

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Photo of Duff27
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a dark, dark copper/gold. Head is short lived. Love the carb bubbles.

S- Almost smells of a cider. Alcohol.

T- Alcohol overpowers everything which I was expecting. Slight sweetness followed by bitterness, neither of which is too overwheming. A definite sipper.

M- Creamy.

D/O- Drinkability is near zero but loved every second of my 6 ounce glass...split a 12 ounce bottle of this 18% monster with a friend who then blew a .4 on my BAC device. Been looking forward to this day for awhile after having many 60 and 90 Minutes. Thanks PTMcB!

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Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of liamt07
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Steve at my 22nd birthday. 12oz bottle, 2010 date on the bottle.

Poured a slightly hazy orange brown, moderate amounts of retention and lace. Nose has loads of hops and citrus notes, mild pineapple among other things. Herbal notes, that I'm sure come as a result of the sheer amount of hops here. Some fusel alcohol. Massive malt base - caramel and toffee, some toasty malt notes as well. Taste has lots of resinous hop flavours, lightly toasty malts and sugary caramel and toffee notes. Chewy and sticky feel, but not extremely heavy. Ethanol and heat in the finish, fairly bitter but not palate shredding. Super sweet and rich overall, a sample of this was adequate. I wasn't terribly blown away with this, but this was certainly an experience.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Gorgeous bright ruby red color, very sizable, bubblingly creamy head...
Aroma...massive, intense, huge, towering, flowering, flowing over in the air, in the senses, in the soul, ...big, fat fruit, grapefruit, peach, apricot, mango, more...and not too bitter, surprisingly pleasant...
...and, to taste...Oh, my goo'niss! Ah, ah, ah!!!
INCREDIBLE occurence on the palate, prodigious, amazing, and highly flavorful...floods and gushes, uplifts, elevates, urges pleasure at the very instance lip meets cup and ale enters body...full-bodied to say the least, with a long, tantalizing finish, and additional candyish notes that linger on and on...
An IPA that lays me low, knocks me down a notch, and leaves me no recourse but to bow down and let it wash over...every subsequent taste provides further onslaughts of flavor...oh, yum, yummy, McYum-Yums...
During consumption of this ale, I had no idea of the ABV, for it's been carelessly omitted from the label...20%!?!?! ...hot damn!
Sticky, fruity, gummy, sweet, this surely transcends the boundaries of the India Pale Ale, and feels closer to a barleywine, or even a mead or brackett...but whatever the Hell it is, I love it!

Everlasting thanks to DrewS. for this bottle!

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Photo of GClarkage
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

04/22/06- Purchased via mail order..can't remember who with though.

Presentation- 12oz bottle. Bottled in year 2004. Has sat in my fridge for almost two years. Poured into my St. Feuillien goblet style glass.

Appearance- Glowing golden orange in color. 1/2 inch head at first...very sparkling white. Light rim of foam left behind while leaving medium spotty and streaky lace. A very nice sight indeed.

Smell- Really doesn't smell like much. Medium fusel alcoholic fumes with a light malty base and some muted sugary fruits. None of these smells really stand out though.

Taste- At first taste it doesn't seem like it's a 20% beer. After the first few sips you can feel it though. It's deceiving for sure. Malt actually comes out to play nicely. Good base leading to some sugary grapefruit and floral hops. Not to bitter though. Alcohol flavor is pretty strong and stays around into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- A bit higher carbonation than thought. Nice light bitter sugary coating on the tongue. Warming to be sure. Nice beer by the fire beer.

Drinkability- Umm, session beer...no. Maybe a once a month beer is you can stand to pay the $10 a pop. Not the hop bomb people expect, but a very nice sipping liquor-like beer.

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Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Dicers
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a clear medium red orange amber. Thin fine off-white head with good retention (of what little is there!) and lacing. Aroma is very close to a barley wine, sweet and caramel hops and herbal hops. Flavor is as intense as I expected. Sweet malt and alcohol up front, very bitter. A malty finish with a hop kick. At this point, it is interesting to drink, but a bit over the top in bitterness and alcohol. I'm looking forward to tracking this through time as it mellows. Very different and interesting.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Revisit: 5 Jul 17

12 oz. Bottle
Bottled On: 03/16/17

Poured into a DFH glass a pretty nice clear/clean dark golden orange color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is sweet, malty, hoppy, some dark fruit, slight alcohol, slight citrus. The taste is pretty sweet, malty, nice hoppyness, some kinda dark fruit going on, slight citrus. Nice sweet after taste with a nice alcohol warming effect in the body. Full Body, ABV is kinda upfront, a pretty complex brew, nice little sweetness on the finish, definitely a sipper. Overall, a tasty brew, but this one is alittle too fresh, I'm figuring.

Had this one on-tap at The Yard House (Las Vegas) 10 Jun 2014

Pours a nice clear/clean golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus creamy off-white head, nice islands and sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is sweet, malty, hoppy, some dark fruit, maybe some caramel. The taste is pretty sweet, malty, nice hoppy effect, some kinda dark fruit going on. Nice sweet after taste with a nice alcohol warming effect in the body. Medium body. Very drinkable, definitely a sipper, I like this one, way to go DFH. I'm glad I had a chance to try this on-tap, way different than the bottle version.

Thanks goes out to Faro for this brew.

12oz. Bottle On 03/29/06

Pours a nice clear/clean golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice small one-finger creamy off-white head, nice islands and sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is sweet, malty, hoppy, some dark fruit, maybe some caramel. The taste is pretty sweet, malty, nice hoppy effect, some kinda dark fruit going on. Nice sweet after taste with a nice alcohol warming effect in the body. Medium body. Very drinkable, definitely a sipper, I like this one, way to go DFH. I'm glad I have another bottle that I bought.

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Photo of IPAchris
5/5  rDev +21.7%

120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 8,235 ratings
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