The beloved Holy Grail for Hopheads, the colossal 120 Minute Imperial IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, reigning supreme as one of the strongest IPAs in the world, is available for the first time in 12oz bottles beginning April 10. Until now, 120 Minute Imperial IPA was available only on draft in the Golden State. Clocking in at 15-20% ABV and 120 IBUs, this gigantic, candy-like India Pale Ale is copper in color with sweet-citrus, piney and floral aromas, with a delightfully bitter mouthfeel. Unfiltered and generously hoppy, the gigantic 120 Minute is carbonated like an IPA and loaded with heaps of flavor and grand complexity. Six times as hoppy as a traditional pale ale and four to five times as strong, this sipper is an ideal candidate for sharing and is best served cool, not cold. Ranked by “Business Insider” as one of the 17 most sought after beers in America, they describe 120 Minute as the ultimate IPA, stating, “it’s so hoppy that it’s not even hoppy anymore; unlike other IPAs, it’s not that bitter, just really flavorful and very strong.”
Continuously hopped with more than one-hundred twenty hop additions over a one-hundred twenty minute boil, this huge brew is packed with a hefty amount of high-alpha American hops. In 2001, Dogfish Head introduced the continual hopping method to the beer loving world with the introduction of 90 Minute IPA, the world’s first Imperial IPA, and followed the release with adding more continuously hopped beers to the family, including the iconic 60 Minute IPA, 120 Minute IPA and 75 Minute IPA – a cask-conditioned blend of 60 and 90 Minute IPAs. Dogfish Head found that by dosing small bits of hops continually, in equal increments, over the whole boil, they can make a beer that is intensely super-hoppy without being brutally bitter.
Debuting in 2003, the staying power and fan love for this big beer is indisputable. “Like Fort and World Wide Stout, 120 Minute IPA gets even more special with age,” says Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “I recommend buying a couple bottles, drink one fresh, and lay one down for a year or two – you’ll discover that time brings forward delicious, fruity marmalade and sherry notes in the beer.”
To find and enjoy 120 Minute IPA and other off-centered Dogfish Head brews in your area, visit www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder.
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