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90 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

13,517 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 13,517
Reviews: 3,628
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 512
Gots: 2,339 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Esquire Magazine calls our 90 Minute IPA "perhaps the best IPA in America." An imperial IPA best savored from a snifter, 90 Minute has a great malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping rate.

90 Minute IPA was the first beer we continuously hopped, allowing for a pungent -- but not crushing -- hop flavor.

90 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2001)
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Photo of slee196
4.91/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dogfish IPA is my go-to and I've tried all 60, 90, and 120 min IPAs. In short, I can't get enough of them.
90 min IPA has a full body with rather aggressive hoppy tone/taste.
I think it's a bit strong for those who are not familiar with IPAs. So, for instance, my friend who only drinks mainstream adjunct lagers tried this beer for the first time and he said it was "too bitter and too awfully strong". However, I think the opposite.
Despite the apparent bitterness, this beer is NOT overwhelming; it's actually very well-balanced, pleasant, and smooth. Its structure is admirably delicate. It has a great drink-ability.
When you first crack it open, the amazing hoppy scent will grab your attention. And at your first sip, you will notice the malty backbone and piney undertone. Then, at your second sip, you will be surprised at how refreshing it is despite the high hop content. It ends a bit dry and sweet and leaves you with a great aftertaste.

My advice: I highly recommend this beer if you are already into IPAs. If you are trying IPAs for the first time, go with something more mellow and build up your taste palette before trying this one so that you can fully enjoy the experience.

Photo of Mitch1980
4.9/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TJRoar
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cotrell9
4.79/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KMBradyJr
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gear54
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of crc1935
4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of azkkr
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottspencer
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jco3
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leitmotif
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DerekR78
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dudewithabeer
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

A bit hesitant to try this as I was not impressed with 60 min. But was pleasantly surprised with the 90 min. Smell was great and the sweeter after taste was nice amd kept making me go back. Will definitely buy agian. One of my tops

Photo of Bshaw22
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Have had this beer probably 20 times first time reviewing.
Hoppy bitter but a really sweet finish which I think come from the malt nperfect east coast IPA but which is why. Like west coast better.

Photo of antoneloc
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of YetiMaas
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSUNyikos31
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PolarBear3
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a orange/Amber honey colour with frothy white head that retains fairly well

S - Strong citrus notes including grapefruit, bitter lemon with light sweet malty aroma , toffee and caramel.

T - Prominent grapefruit, tangy citrus hoppy up front but balanced nicely with some of that sweet malt with a very slight bitter finish..Impressive.

M - Low Carbonation but medium bodied that goes down well

O - Terrific beer! Not your normal IPA but is balanced extremely well and a definite must try

Photo of JohnRyanJosey
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've been loving this beer for a while, so I guess it's time I reviewed it. It is my beer of choice during the summer, as my other favorites are just too heavy when it's hot outside. This is a phenomenal beer year-round, and is very refreshing no matter the temperature outside.
I am currently enjoying this from my trusty stein.
Look: Pours a gorgeous clover-honey color with a three-finger head that stays a while. he foam dissipates unevenly, rather like thick heads do when you know the beer has been made right.
Smell: Hops. Lots and lots of hops. The grapefruit-citrus aroma of good hops overpowers any other smell.
Taste: The taste is amazing. Hops are right up front, and they are strong. However, this beer is wonderfully balanced. It is not very bitter, as the hops would lead one to expect. There is some small bitterness, but it is the pleasant bitterness of grapefruit, not like eating a peel. There is a huge amount of English two-row barley malt that balances out the hops, making for a beer that is not only extremely hoppy, but very malty as well. It fades into a mellow aftertaste of citrus and sweet malt.
Feel: It goes down exceptionally smoothly. It is velvety, a little more like water than oil in its consistency, though its flavor is anything but watery.
Overall: Try this beer! This is about as hoppy a beer as I can stand, since I usually prefer darker beers that are maltier, like Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale. This beer has enough malt to keep it from being too bitter, and it has enough hops to satisfy any hophead cravings you may have. It is extremely drinkable year-round, but be careful: it is 9% alcohol because of the absurd amount of hops and the malt necessary to make it balanced. It is the only beer that I have ever tasted and immediately thought, "That is genius." And I still feel that way. A ridiculously good beer that any beer drinker, and, especially, any fan of IPA's, needs to try.

Photo of stwok21
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JLaw55
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmadsen
4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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