Beer 347/365 – Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA

Style: Imperial IPA

ABV: 18.0%

Purchased at: From the brewpub in Rehoboth, DE.

What makes this beer different: Unlike anything I have ever tried, so strong but so drinkable.

Will I be drinking this again: Yup I have a 2007 in the basement, just wish it wasn’t so damn pricey for a bottle.

Grade: A

10/21/2010: 120 Minute is the last of the four “Minute” IPAs from Dogfish that I have yet to try. Already had the 60, 75, and 90 minutes… all of which were really good. They should try doing a 105 Minute IPA (half 90 Minute and half 120 Minute).

This is one of the best smelling beers ever, but I gotta be honest in saying that I’m having a hard time putting my finger on what I am smelling because it is so unique. The flavor is awesome, and by no means does it suggest that you are drinking an 18% ABV beer. Sweetness far outweighs the sweetness even though this is an IPA. Lots of pale/caramel malt flavors, with a big punch of citrus hops. This has a barleywine type feel to it, but the mouthfeel is a bit lighter and less goopy. Over-average carbonation is what really makes this very drinkable for the alcohol content. Honestly this beer cannot be put into words, you have to try it for yourself. Awesome stuff.

Picture of the day: Eat Mor Chikin!

Published in: on October 21, 2010 at 12:29 pm  Comments (2)  
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  1. when i tried it fresh, i was impressed by how drinkable it was. didn’t really care for it though. when i had it aged (2006 i think), it was one of the most offensive beers i’ve ever had. the sweetest, prune-like, oxidized, nasty concoction i could imagine and should have expected.

  2. […] this reminds me of what a “105 minute IPA” would taste like (half 90 minute, half 120 minute). Actually after just reading some of the reviews apparently this is not due to the beer being old […]

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