I hate to say it, but I am not really a fan of the Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA.
If you are a craft beer fan, especially if you are a hop-head, you probably think I'm an idiot, but I just don't rank the 120 minute IPA up with my favorite beers.
Don't get me wrong. It is a good beer. I would, of course, rank it above BMC beers, and I am extremely glad I tried it, but it is not something I am going to seek out again. For me, it is too expensive and contains too much alcohol for a beer.
If you are a hop-head who really loves big IPA's, you are very likely going to love it. According to their website, it is 15-20% ABV and 120 IBUs. To me, all that alcohol makes it too sweet and "boozy". I don't feel that the hops cover that sweetness. Untappd has the 120 minute IPA at 4.16 stars out of 5, so my opinion is not shared by the typical craft beer drinker.
I suppose you could say it is just too extreme for my taste. Perhaps I'm just not worthy.
It is, of course, one of the beers that appears on on Zymury's 2011 list of the best beers in America. It is tied for #38.
Again, if you are a fan of HUGE alcohol, you are going to like this beer. Don't take my word for it. Give it a try.
So, now that I have tried this beer, I have (still) tried all 15 of the top 15 on the Zymurgy list. I've tried 41 of the 52. I'm happy I can check this one off my list.
Here are the ones still left on my "not tried list":
|T16. Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA ... year round beer. Should be able to find in CO.|
|19. Bell’s Expedition Stout ... doesn't distribute to CO. Should have had my sister look for this.|
|T20. Samuel Adams Noble Pils... spring seasonal that I should be able to find in CO.|
|T20. Troegs Nugget Nectar ... PA brewery. Can't get in CO.|
|T29. Three Floyds Alpha King ... A Chicago-land beer. Can't get in CO|
|T29. Three Floyds Dark Lord ... available one day a year in April at the brewery|
|T34. Dogfish Head Indian Brown ... year round. Might be able to find in CO.|
|T34. Three Floyds Gumballhead ... don't even see this beer on their website.|
|T43. Russian River Blind Pig ... not sure if I will be able to get this in CO.|
|T48. Dark Horse Crooked Tree ... Midwest distribution only.|
|T48. Summit EPA ... Another MN beer I should have had my sister look for.|
You can look at the entire list here: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=2011-best-beers