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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

12,471 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 12,471
Reviews: 3,553
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 443
Gots: 1,707 | 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%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.36/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.24/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.7/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.16/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.84/5  rDev -10.3%

MikeLamont4, Yesterday at 12:36 AM
Photo of MisterGone
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

This will piggyback off the other reviews. The pour generated a fantastic darker gold (apricot?) color that had virtually no haze at all. Clear through, which seemed odd for a big hop beer. June 2014 bottling date poured Sept 2014. Too long?

Nice pine-dominant hop aroma. Poured cold, so I let it sit awhile. It need it. First sips were not as flavorful as "maybe the best IPA in America" should warrant. However, I do have a West Coast bias, so...

Once allowed to develop this did indeed deliver lovely piney and floral hop notes. Minimal malt with a little stickiness-alcohol in the finish: exactly what I want in an IIPA. Top shelf stuff, even for an East Coast effort.

MisterGone, Yesterday at 09:04 PM
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4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

Fidy, Yesterday at 03:54 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

BenSparks34, Yesterday at 12:35 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

I know there are IPA's I've not tried yet, so I've reserved 0.25 for 120 IPA. This was absolutely wonderful. My son and I were amazed at how smooth the IP was. A thorough pleasure to sip and enjoy. It cost a lot so it's a rare treat, but I will do this again.

DocLeatherneck, Yesterday at 03:56 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

adhokk7, Saturday at 02:31 AM
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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 12,471 ratings.