90 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.3/5 rDev +0.5%
Presentation: 12 oz bottle with a freshness date.
Appearance: With the massive amount of hops I expect nothing less than a superb lace and that is what I got. A solid ring after every sip ... amazing. Slightly hazed bronze gold color the haze is most likely from the hops.
Smell: Fresh hop aroma, very oily with herbal and piney notes. Ripe fruity esters and some sweet malt in the back.
Taste: This beer is so juicy, what a hop punch it has. Lots of bitterness and a ton of hop oil flavor from front to back. Very smooth with a thick malty body. Nice cake like maltiness in the middle with a ripe fruit and alcoholic kick in the end, finishes a little sweet with lingering bitter hop tones.
Notes: An exceptional example of an American Double IPA, no worries about getting my hop fix here.
02-23-2004 14:42:31 | More by Jason
4.47/5 rDev +4.4%
A bit hazy, golden / amber, and topped with a very creamy, enticing looking head. Retention is decent and clingy.
Aroma is full of spicy, floral, herbal, pine-like, pineapple, bready malt and estery characters. Nose is very intricate.
Smooth upfront, big and chewy in the mouthfeel with a creamy palate. Hops are BAM! in your face with prickly, bitter, herbal, pine, citrus rind, salt, slick viscid hop oils, raw leafy hops, earth, resin-like, hints of English cheddar and a touch of soap in a complex and intense medley of characters. Malts are a bit masked by this and take a backseat for most of the drive with some bready flavors and a lot of backseat driving as far as the mouthfeel goes. Alcohol is very present, with a warming feel in the head and fumes in the breath. Light notes of toasted malts / caramel as the beer warms. Dose of yeast in a drying finish.
This beer has really tightened up since its initial release ... of which I was not a fan of.
In the realm of Imperial / Double IPA's, 90 Minute IPA is King ... or at least one of the mighty Kings within its growing empire.
02-21-2004 21:10:10 | More by Todd
90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 12,270 ratings.