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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

12,488 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 12,488
Reviews: 3,556
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 444
Gots: 1,714 | FT: 27
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%

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%

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%

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
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

CorgiDad, 28 minutes ago
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3.88/5  rDev -9.3%

Trooper92292, Today at 04:14 AM
Photo of WAbeerfiend
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Bottle date: 07.23.14.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle on 09.15.14 into a beer can glass.

A: 1 finger head. See through gold/yellow. Can see bubbles rising to the top.

S: Honey, grapefruit, orange. The smell blends together. The flavors don't stand out much individually.

T: Honey, grapefruit, orange are most apparent. Hop resin is more subtle.

M: Seems like it has enough carbonation. Somewhat creamy.

O: This is a very complex IIPA. The flavors follow the nose in blending together, which adds to the complexity, but they're muted. So muted, I forgot that this was an IIPA. It is definitely in the East Coast style for IPAs, which I don't usually enjoy. This one was simply ok for me. I thought that the 60 Minute was better and more hop forward, which I prefer. Maybe the hops died a little while sitting on the shelf, but I doubt it from what other reviewers have written. If you like a well-balanced IIPA, this one may be for you, but I didn't care for it.

WAbeerfiend, Today at 04:13 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Hulud, Today at 03:02 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

dbaraniak, Today at 02:45 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

brians52, Today at 02:29 AM
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4.72/5  rDev +10.3%

amaass2, Today at 01:04 AM
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Excellent

Lionhearted, Today at 12:45 AM
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4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

KurtHershey, Today at 08:44 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Damageman, Today at 07:19 PM
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

I'd chose this over the 60 Min IPA. It's a great tasting IPA!

TATTSNSNAPBACKS, Today at 06:35 PM
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Angelica6, Today at 05:17 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

UlfAndreas, Yesterday at 04:43 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

jlechner33, Yesterday at 02:11 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Washuffizi98, Yesterday at 01:32 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

MidwestBA, Yesterday at 10:56 PM
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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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