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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
95
world-class

13,972 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 13,972
Reviews: 3,760
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 593
Gots: 2,890 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2001

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
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Ratings: 13,972 | Reviews: 3,760
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4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of m_hall
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip. A hazy orange-amber ale topped with an off-white one-finger head that has decent retention. Very good lacing, as to be expected from a heavily-hopped ale.

Aroma is sweet, citrus fruits, vanilla, garnished with a floral hop overtone. Not as pungent as many IPAs, though.

Flavors are rich fruits, banana, caramel malts, light, pastry-like breads up front. Grapefruit, lemon zest, and pine-y hop notes come in strong after, but the strength of the malt backbone keeps the 90 IBU bitterness from devastating the taste buds. Finish is fairly long and sweet/sour, accompanied by a noticeable alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel is smooth and and not overly heavy. The body of this rather malt-heavy beer is offset by a fairly strong carbonation.

A well-known, well respected Imperial IPA who's reputation is well-deserved. The muscular malt character here does much to offset the strong hops. Many die-hard hop-heads may not appreciate this, as the result lacks the overwhelming blast of hop-bitterness that many other IPAs flaunt. Those who like a heavier beer and enjoy the malt aspect as well as the hops will find much to love here.

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4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pklein74
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevin3218
4.99/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my go to IPA's. Has a relatively pronounced taste of alcohol, but the hops do help in disguising that. On the higher side of ABV at 9%, thus it can pack a pretty nice punch. Not the best IPA I have had, or even among them, but it is a solid choice and readily available.

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4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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