Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA (3 years aged)

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA

Tonight I hit the gym for a second time in a week. Yay for me; I’m getting back on the horse. I will say, after tonight’s workout, I’m going to be in pain. My hamstrings are already streaming at me. I have until Sunday or Monday to recover, so I should be OK.

Tonight I’m reviewing a very special beer – a Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA (3 years aged). The brew came from my buddy and co-worker Shayne. THANKS DUDE! I met Shayne a number of years back while studying for my MBA. He’s been known to hook me up with cool beer from time to time ever since.

Back in 2009 I tried Dogfish Head 120 for the first time. The bottle I reviewed at that time was fresh. It was so long ago, it wouldn’t be fair to compare tasting notes. If I was smart, I would have bought a new bottle of 120 and tasted them side-by-side. #fail. This bottle of aged 120 tastes a whole hell of a lot like a barleywine. Super dark fruit flavors are the main players: raisin and plum. It’s quite sweet, although right at the tail I get just the slightest bit of hoppiness. No alcohol burn at all.

It’s good, but it’s absolutely a dessert beer.


Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.