Finally: Dogfish Head 120 Minute

This isn’t really a full review, I just wanted to share my Dogfish Head 120 Minute experience. It really wasn’t an experience. Since word got out that there was a new batch of 120 Minute released, I searched high and low through all of the craft beer stores in the Tampa Bay area without any luck. I heard stories about stores that got just one case, bars that got just one keg and of course I heard all of this after the beer was long gone. Then my luck changed, Datz, one of my favorite restaurants in Tampa was going to have have a keg on tap. I cleared my schedule and made sure that I had a seat at the bar for the release. And thirty-three minutes after it was tapped, the keg of 120 was gone. Luckily, I got 8 ounces of the brew.

It was worth the wait. It was my first time tasting 120 Minute and it was better than I expected. I’m a fan of the 60 and 90 minute brews and as far as the taste piney IPA taste, the 120 Minute was along the same lines, maybe a little bit more hoppy and slightly more bitterness. The real difference was in the maltyness, the 120 minute was significantly more sweeter. And as far as the 18% alcohol, it was definitely there, but it wasn’t as much alcohol as I expected.

If you spot a bottle or hear of a 120 Minute keg, don’t hesitate to shell out some money, it’s definitely worth the $10 (and up) price tag.



I'm a former coffee blogger, but I’ve been getting to know some really good craft beers and really getting into home brewing. I couldn’t resist starting this little project called Passion For The Pint. When I’m not blogging about coffee or beer, you can find me exploring New Orleans’ wide range of eateries, rooting for the New York Yankees (don’t hate me, I’m originally from New York), working out to burn off the beer calories or reading about beer.

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