Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA

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Brewed by Dogfish Head Brewery

Milton, DE, United States

Style:  Strong Ale

18% Alcohol by Volume

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Too extreme to be called beer? Brewed to a colossal 45°P, boiled for a full 2 hours while being continually hopped with high alpha American hops, dry-hopped every day in the fermenter for a month, and aged for a month on whole leaf hops, 120 Minute IPA is by far the strongest IPA ever brewed. And at ~20 ABV and 120 IBU’s, you can see why we are calling this the Holy Grail for Hopheads.

ID: 9323 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank878
Overall Percentile98.1
Style Rank36 of 722
Style Percentile95
Lowest Score1.6
Highest Score4.8
Average Score3.758
Weighted Score3.728
Standard Deviation0.584

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  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 4.0 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Good beer but not as special as it is made out to be. Not much head as expected from such a high abv beer. Head dissipates to a thin cap but lasts. Aroma is sweet, boozy, fruity and pine. Flavour is barleywine like. Quite complex. Sweet caramel malt, honey, pineapple, a touch of smoke, piney and floral. Love the syrupy mouthfeel, which suits the style. Would buy again if it didn't cost so damn much. Ps. This bottle is 4 year old and still prime.

  • JKBPILL 201 reviews
    rated 4.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    What can I say except that I was scared that all the build up would let me down when I tasted he beer. I usually split it with two or three people but it pours and orangish gold with a nice white head that has a great lacing all the way down. the aroma is of course hoppy, with citrus, floral and pine. It was extremely sweet but what are you to expect from an 18% beer. It is like an after dinner liquor beer and it does live up to the hype.

  • SIGMUND 4279 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle, kindly shared by gunnar. Orange to amber colour, low off-white head. Extreme and intense aroma of American hops, on a background of sweet malts. Sweet flavour, too sweet maybe, the sweetness kind of overwhelms the intense hoppiness. Still, this is a top division beer.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    It pours a hazy & non-transparent burnt-orange/amber with thin off-white head and copious lace. An aroma of caramel malts, hops, citrus, nuttiness, bread and yeast, peaches, mango, blackberries, and spiciness. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich. Flavors of caramel malts, hops, booze, grapefruit/citrus, peaches/apricots, bread and yeast, and spiciness. Good, but I can't believe I paid 10 dollars for a bottle of it. Way over-priced and way too strong.

  • REGSPEIR 155 reviews
    rated 2.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 5

    12 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Pours a hazy amber orange with a smallish head which dissolves into a thin coating. Lacing is probably good considering the ABV. Nose is alcohol, caramel and some citrus - mango, grapefruit, apricots, cherries, and dark fruit. Taste is VERY sweet and boozy. This is an IPA? Raisin, plum, sweet malts and the alcohol burn completely overpowered any hops for me. Mouthfeel is relatively heavy, creamy, and very syrupy. This is much too sweet and boozy for me. It certainly is a unique offering but I will take the 60 and 90 minute over this any day. Here's hoping the 2010 version makes a LOT of changes...

  • MDSMITH 222 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Tried this one a while ago with my "beerpal" thomassova4. From what I remember it was a hazy orange/golden color. To be totally honest, I don't remember too much about the aroma. What I do remember is that this beer tasted nothing like I expected. It was VERY sticky and sweet. Almost nectarish (if that's a word). I didn't find the hops to be overwhelming like I expected, given the bite that the 90 min. has. I'm glad I tried it, but I don't think it's something that I would get again.

  • PFANG526 46 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    this was a bit heavier than expected and even though the flavors blended VERY well....man oh man did this stuff put a bit more hair on my chest!!! I would consume it more than the two times i have already if i could make sure i had no plans the next day!!!!

  • PAULCARDOM 548 reviews
    rated 2.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    THis beer was a bit strong for me, and way too sweet for my liking. Really just overfermented resulting in a glass of alcoholic sugars. I'll probably never try again.

  • SLAYER02348 223 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    I've looked for this beer at the stores around me for the better part of two years now, and last night I walked into a bar with some friends and saw it listed on the beer list. A bit expensive but I bought it anyways. Smells big on the hops. Mouthfeel is thick, and almost syrupy. Taste is very hoppy as expected, with a citrusy sweet flavor too.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Fresh from the brewery and graciously shared by a very generous friend. Pours with a fizzy body that soon becomes almost flat. It’s a mottled amber color with no cap and very faint lacing. Aroma is a medley of bitter-sweet ale, schnapps, and a fruity dry wine. Not what I was expecting but very intriguing nonetheless. Mouth feel is spritzy and has somewhat of a resemblance to balance. I really can’t believe how drinkable and "balanced" a beer of this magnitude actually is. It warms the belly, but is far from feeling hot. While enjoying my sample I found myself trying to figure out what I was tasting. After a while it dawned on me...Fresca! Yup good ol’ Fresca, nice fizzy grapefruity, sweet goodness. But it’s more than that it’s Fresca if it were a beer and then mixed with some high quality peach schnapps. Lot’s of apricot, peach, and citrus flavors involved with a malty backdrop of sugary sweetness followed by some bittering hops. Not at all what I would have guessed, not great but certainly better than my score indicates.

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