120 Minute IPA

Delaware
United States
120 Minute IPA Dogfish Head Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
76
Aroma:
17 / 24
Flavor:
31 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Clocking in at 15-20% ABV and 120 IBUs, it's easy to see why we call this beer THE HOLY GRAIL for hopheads! 120 Minute IPA is 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.

We brew 120 Minute IPA a few times a year, but it goes fast. If you find some grab a few bottles -- some to enjoy and some to age.

 

Profile

ABV: 
18%
IBUs: 
120
Judges Review 
Tom Cannon's picture
Judges Rating:
76
Aroma:
17 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
31 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Double IPA, Triple IPA, Barleywine -- what’s the difference when you’re looking at a beer of this strength and with this much hops! The problem arises when the alcohol works (or doesn’t work) with the hops, and this monster beer certainly has the alcohol and the hops, and that’s where the struggle occurs. The alcohol dominates the aroma of the beer, which pours a not quite clear dark gold/light copper color with a pronounced orange hue. The alcohol again dominates the flavor with touches of caramel and honey. The hops are there, but struggle to just barely make their way through the alcohol. This is a unique big IPA; there's not many others out there quite like it. It's understandable that some folks really like this kind of thing, but it’s certainly not for everyone.