Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) has officially announced that 120 Minute IPA is returning for a limited release beginning on April 10.
Fittingly referred to as the “Holy Grail for Hopheads”, 120 Minute IPA gets its name and distinction by being “continuously hopped with more than one-hundred twenty hop additions over a one-hundred twenty minute boil.” This lengthy exposure to high-alpha American hops produces a “gigantic, candy-like India Pale Ale [that] is copper in color with sweet-citrus, piney and floral aromas.” Weighing in at a massive 15-20% ABV and 120 IBUs, 120 Minute IPA is a true sipper that “is an ideal candidate for sharing and is best served cool, not cold.”
“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.”
120 Minute IPA is an incredibly limited release that will begin rolling out to distribution on Monday, April 10. This offering will be available in 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments in Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution area (**where legal of course**). This release marks the first time that 120 Minute IPA will be available in “Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina and New Mexico. California and New Hampshire will receive the off-centered ale for the first time in 12oz bottles, in addition to draft.” 120 Minute IPA never lasts long once it hits shelves, so be sure to secure a bottle or two while on your next beer run. Prost!
(**Alabama hop heads, we are sorry to inform you that your state’s laws currently prohibit the sale of 120 Minute IPA due to its elevated ABV level.**)
Vital Information for 120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Release – Limited, rolling out April 10, 2017
Style – American Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 15 – 20%
IBUs – 120
Suggested Food Pairings – Epoisses, smoked almonds, smoked meats, grilled lamb, gingersnaps
Availability – 12 oz. bottles & draft
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