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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

12,569 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 12,569
Reviews: 3,565
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 454
Gots: 1,750 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
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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 Jason
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Jason, Feb 23, 2004
Photo of Jonada
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 3/4/2014. Served in a DFH signature glass

Appearance: Pours a bright copper orange color with 1+ finger of a white creamy head. Decent retention and light spotty lacing. Body is relatively clear with medium amounts of visible carbonation.

Smell: Grapefruit like citrus, sweet caramel and toffee, pine, slight earthiness, touch of booziness.

Taste: Big malt sweetness balanced by hop bitterness in the finish. Flavors are more citrus and pine with lots of sweet and toasted bready malt character as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium/full bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Carbonation is medium.

Overall: Really good double IPA from Dogfish. This one is a classic for a reason.

Jonada, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of Todd
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle.

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.

Todd, Feb 21, 2004
Photo of afi4lifer
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

afi4lifer, Today at 04:37 AM
Photo of robert234
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Doesn't get much better than this. Good stuff.

robert234, Today at 03:29 AM
Photo of SmashPants
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: a thick dark brown embossed 355mL bottle with a decent label.

Appearance: poured into a tulip glass - a light haze with an amber-orange hue. Plenty of very fine carbonation across the profile. A decent off-white head hangs about for ages, and drops to a half-finger with fantastic lacing.

Aroma: plenty of hops, but not as sharp as usual with an American IPA. They come across a lot more fresh and floral, which is a nice change. Predominantly floral with some pine and citrus. Some light biscuit malt backing.

Taste: very much smoother than I was expecting from an AIPA. Lots of those hops again, but a smooth, fresh and floral version. Not necessarily better than the normal AIPA, just a different version of it. Rather nice, actually.

Aftertaste: some bitterness comes through from the hops, but really it is still more smooth with that biscuit malt still evident.

Mouth feel: moderate in feel with a lovely silky smoothness. Somewhat dry on the finish. Carbonation is perfect.

Overall: this is a fantastic take on the American IPA. The dry-hopping and continual hopping really allows the full, fresh flavour of the hops to come through. The price is a bit prohobitive at around AU$170+ for a case of 24 x 330mL, but that's to be expected when so many hops are used in a beer.

SmashPants, Today at 02:13 AM
Photo of jjdc
4/5  rDev -6.5%

jjdc, Today at 02:09 AM
Photo of estraka
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%

estraka, Today at 01:41 AM
Photo of JCarson410
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

JCarson410, Today at 01:06 AM
Photo of NiceTaps
3.49/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle in a stemmed tulip.

A- Poured a brawny looking golden reddish-brown color. A big white head left rings of lacing. Slightly hazy.

S- Malts and hops are trumped by sugar and alcohol. I'm trying to be kind so I'll omit the word 'unpleasant'. Or maybe I won't.

T- Heavy malt load and resinous hop flavors are trumped by, you guessed it, sugar and alcohol. Less so than in the aroma thus allowing flavors to develop.

M- Thick, chewy and resinous. The malts build body, hops do their dance.

O- I missed the appeal of this brew due to the force of its sugar and booziness.

NiceTaps, Today at 12:17 AM
Photo of Absalom
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Fuckin delicious. That's it, that's all.

Absalom, Yesterday at 05:38 PM
Photo of livingtodie
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

livingtodie, Yesterday at 01:55 PM
Photo of Mikec57
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Mikec57, Yesterday at 03:03 AM
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4.32/5  rDev +0.9%

DubC14, Yesterday at 02:19 AM
Photo of Chikincoop
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Chikincoop, Yesterday at 02:14 AM
Photo of kellyej
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

DFH's 90 minute pours a beautiful golden caramel color and forms a descent head. The nose and taste on this beer are awesome and super rich with notes of malt, hops, nuts, and bacon grease. The medium-full body on 90 minute is well balanced by its good carbonation.

kellyej, Sunday at 08:05 PM
Photo of dshansen1184
4.76/5  rDev +11.2%

dshansen1184, Sunday at 06:35 PM
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

rhodesoda, Sunday at 05:57 PM
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4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

ToddCaulfield, Sunday at 04:45 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

sully22, Sunday at 04:44 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

DeadGuyRyan, Sunday at 03:40 PM
Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev -6.5%

rodmanfor3, Sunday at 05:47 AM
Photo of Tpain518
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%

Tpain518, Sunday at 04:50 AM
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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 12,569 ratings.