Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA Returns with a New Look

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) has officially announced that 120 Minute IPA, “The Holy Grail for Hopheads,” will return for a limited time in late July 2020 with a newly redesigned bottle carrier.

First released in 2003 and still one of the most sought-after IPAs in the world, 120 Minute IPA is an Imperial India Pale Ale that has been “continuously hopped with a copious amount of high-alpha American hops throughout the boil and whirlpool, and dry-hopped with another whopping pallet of hops.” Weighing in at a massive 15-18% ABV and 120 IBUs, the “unfiltered and abundantly hoppy” 120 Minute IPA “boasts sweet, almost candy-like, hop aromas with flavors of hop resin and a lingering bitterness.”

“The release of 120 Minute IPA is always one of my favorites times of year. I’m beyond excited to grab a couple of bottles of this year’s batch to add to my cellar, as well as a bottle to crack open and share with my wife, Mariah,” said Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head founder and brewer. “To best experience 120 Minute IPA’s intricate flavor profile, I recommend serving it cool, not cold in a snifter or cognac glass. And if you can muster up the self-control to allow your 120 Minute IPA to age for a couple of years, the flavors and aromas will grow even more complex, with greater notes of marmalade and an enhanced sherry-like character.”

To ensure that 120 Minute IPA really pops on the shelf this year, the design team at Dogfish Head has “revamped the beer’s bottle carrier, making it bolder and more eye-catching with a jet-black background and metallic gold graphics.” The centerpiece of the new design is a “hand-drawn hop cone [that] exudes golden rays of light, assuring folks that their search is over – they found it, the Holy Grail for Hopheads.”

This latest batch of 120 Minute IPA is rolling out now and will be available through November 2020 or as long supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s nationwide distribution area (where legal). Prost!

Vital Information for 120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Limited/Occasionals; late July – November 2020
Style – Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 15-18%
IBUs – 120
Suggested Food Pairings – Cheese: Epoisses | Other: Smoked almonds, smoked meats, grilled lamb, gingersnaps
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Beer Finder – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder

Dogfish Head Releases Oak-Aged Siracusa Nera in Bottles

siracusa-nera-6On November 3, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) will officially release Oak-Aged Siracusa Nera Russian Imperial Stout in bottles for the first time.

Created as an experimental beer that has both American and Italian inspiration, Oak-Aged Siracusa Nera is an “innovative beer-wine hybrid [that] marries a dry-roasted Imperial Stout with a jammy wine.” The brewers at Dogfish Head pull this off by “beginning with roasty malts that give notes of coffee and dark chocolate in the aroma.”  Syrah grape must is then added to impart “multifaceted flavors of plums and cherries.”  Finally, the beer is aged on American oak to round everything off with “hints of light toasty vanilla.”  This all results in a 10% ABV Oak-Aged Siracusa Nera that is absolutely laden with bold and beautiful complexities.

This delicious stout captures the Dogfish spirit of beer-wine interaction and innovation which we’ve been experimenting with for over two decades with fusions like Midas Touch, Sixty One and Rasion D’tre,” says Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.  “A Russian Imperial Stout is a style we’ve been excited about recreating with a beer-wine hybrid twist.  We’re super happy with the way Siracusa drinks like a roasty, punchy, pitted-fruit wine but with a toasted oak finish. And props to our brewer coworker Amanda for leading on this recipe innovation.”

Oak-Aged Siracusa Nera officially releases on November 3 and will have limited availability in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.  You can find this on shelves and taps at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

A side note for the hopheads out there120 Minute Imperial IPA will also see a limited release this month.  Look for it to be on shelves and taps alongside Oak-Aged Siracusa Nera beginning on November 10, 2017.

Vital Information for Oak-Aged Siracusa Nera from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Limited; November 3, 2017
Style – Russian Imperial Stout
ABV – 10%
IBUs – 60 
Added Ingredients – Syrah grape must
Recommended Glassware – Snifter
Suggested Food Pairings – “For the foodies out there, Siracusa Nera pairs well with full-flavored, rich dishes like seared duck breast and roast venison, and on the sweeter side, it tastes yummy with a dark chocolate mousse or a plum tart.”
Fun Fact – “This . . . stout was originally brewed as a collaboration beer with Eataly, the largest Italian marketplace in the world. In fact, the name Siracusa Nera pays homage to the historic origins of the Syrah grape, tracing its ancient roots to the small Sicilian city of Siracusa in Italy.”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder/

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA Makes a Springtime Appearance

120Min_B_0_0_editedDogfish 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
Beer Finder (a.k.a. Fishfinder) – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder/

 

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA Returns

unnamedDogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) recently announced that 120 Minute IPA has once again returned to shelves.

Do you like hops?  I mean . . . really like hops?  I mean . . . like a level of hoppiness that makes you wonder if it could possibly strip paint?  Me too, and that’s why it is such good news to be able to report that Dogfish Head’s 120 Minute IPA is back for a limited time.  If you are unfamiliar with this offering, 120 Minute IPA is an Imperial IPA that typically clocks in somewhere between 15% and 20% ABV.  To counteract the sweetness level that is produced at this elevated ABV level, this offering is “continuously hopped with a copious amount of high-alpha American hops throughout the boil and whirlpool, and then dry-hopped with another pallet of hops” to rack up an incredible 120 IBUs.  Often referred to as the “Holy Grail for hopheads,” 120 Minute IPA is an extreme take on the style that is a perspective-altering, craft beer experience you will not soon forget.

120 Minute IPA is available now as a limited release and sold as single serve 12 oz. bottles.  Look for this offering now at select craft beer retailers in Florida and in any state within Dogfish Head’s distribution area that legally allows the sale of beers of this ABV.  120 Minute IPA can be enjoyed fresh, but it does equally well when aged for a few years.  That said, the brewery recommends that you do not attempt to tackle a 12 oz. by yourself.  Find a friend, share, sip, savor and discuss.  Prost!

Vital Information for 120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Availability – Limited, April & September releases
Style – Imperial IPA
ABV – 15-20%
IBUs – 120
Packaging – Single 12 oz. bottles
Recommended Glassware – IPA glass, snifter, red wine glass