This beer is really hard to find. By hard I mean, I’ve developed a network of beer buddies who alert me when they find a bottle. I have befriended a beer store owner who promised he would hide a bottle under the counter. One guy I know got a Saturday morning call at 7am from his beer store owner. He dashed out in his jammies and bought 2 bottles @ $8/bottle. This is a highly coveted beer, in short supply for a limited amount of time each year. It would not be wise to be between me and a bottle of this stuff.
How did this beer ruin my other IPAs?
It was so good that it made my personal stash of IPAs pale in comparison. I compare every new IPA I try against this monster.
I think you will agree, that once you’ve had a Dogfish 120, all IPAs even the Dogfish 90 and 60 just don’t taste as good any more.
A buddy handed me a bottle of this IPA last year. It was aromatic, heavy bodied and absolutely intoxicating. Ahhh, let’s talk about intoxicating for a moment here. This stuff is potent. It’s a buddy beer because you need to share your bottle. Split it in half trust me. The taste and aroma is an adventure and frankly even a half glass overwhelms your senses.
From the brewer:
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.
This is a very good beer, just don’t stock up on other IPAs before you try it.
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This beer made my Beer Shelf of Fame. It’s displayed prominently in my kitchen. If you look closely there’s a “Hello Kitty” beer up there too, but that’s a story for another day.