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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

12,239 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 12,239
Reviews: 3,537
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 422
Gots: 1,571 | FT: 25
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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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Jason

Massachusetts

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
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Todd

Colorado

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.

02-21-2004 21:10:10 | More by Todd
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ArdyExfor

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-28-2014 07:25:04 | More by ArdyExfor
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Nicktamu

Texas

4.44/5  rDev +3.7%

08-28-2014 03:12:15 | More by Nicktamu
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RyanK252

California

4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

Bottle poured into BarrelHouse Brewing pint glass

A: Pours deep golden yellow with a creamy thick off white head that lasts and laces beautifully. Very impressive.

S: Tropical fruit and caramel/toffee/brown sugar malt sweetness come out, a bit of alcohol in there but not unpleasant

T: Sweet and juicy tropical fruit and citrus hops, pineapple and mango followed by a little candied orange, a little grapefruit bitterness on the finish, all complimented by caramel malt sweetness. For 9% it hides it's alcohol very well.

M: A little on the heavier side, creamy smooth, medium light carbonation

O: My bottle was pushing 2 months old so I'm wondering how much hop bite has faded out. Would love to retry this one a fresher. As it sits, it's a bit too sweet for my tastes, but still a well done brew overall.

08-28-2014 02:30:12 | More by RyanK252
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HighonHops42

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

08-28-2014 01:54:03 | More by HighonHops42
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ckr1451

Georgia

4.56/5  rDev +6.5%

08-28-2014 00:44:26 | More by ckr1451
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Em511phx

Arizona

4.04/5  rDev -5.6%

08-27-2014 23:24:45 | More by Em511phx
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epitaph_tmaz

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-27-2014 23:12:26 | More by epitaph_tmaz
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TNeedles

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-27-2014 22:38:47 | More by TNeedles
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Dogleg

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-27-2014 17:52:18 | More by Dogleg
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RBuckley73

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-27-2014 16:21:12 | More by RBuckley73
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TWStandley

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-27-2014 15:15:23 | More by TWStandley
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RedDon

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-27-2014 06:04:18 | More by RedDon
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r44z

Virginia

4.88/5  rDev +14%

08-27-2014 03:21:35 | More by r44z
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yasky

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-27-2014 02:40:10 | More by yasky
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Jpilot64


4.92/5  rDev +15%

08-27-2014 02:35:50 | More by Jpilot64
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GuidedByBill

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-27-2014 02:23:35 | More by GuidedByBill
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Jeff_Benson


4.64/5  rDev +8.4%

08-27-2014 02:16:37 | More by Jeff_Benson
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Bamwaterski

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-27-2014 01:41:16 | More by Bamwaterski
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zachlink720


4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-27-2014 01:01:09 | More by zachlink720
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kotzbauerm

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +11%

08-27-2014 00:55:39 | More by kotzbauerm
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srudow11

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-26-2014 23:47:52 | More by srudow11
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carlos_fleico

Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +3%

350ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with hints of bronze. About two fingers of a very fluffy white head with good retention, that leaves thick lacing on the walls of the glass as it dissipates. (4.75)

S: Floral hops, herbal. Fruity, hints of pineapple, piney, orange zest. Spicy and malty. Aroma is a bit sweet. (4)

T: Sweet upfront, with thick malty body. Strong passion fruit taste, with hints of pineapple. Piney, orange zest, a bit citrusy. A bit boozy in the end. The malt charactetr is this beer is very strong, "backing up" all the fruitiness and hoppiness incredibly well. (4.5)

M: Full-bodied, very thick and chewy. This brew fills the palate with flavor and thickness., very creamy. Somewhat boozy, which suits well in this beer. (4.5)

O: Probably my favorite IPA. I expected it to be a little more bitter, but that isn't by any means a bad thing. I found the sweetness interesting too, making this beer a masterpiece. (4.5)

08-26-2014 22:45:59 | More by carlos_fleico
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nickpaoli


4.88/5  rDev +14%

08-26-2014 21:43:15 | More by nickpaoli
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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 12,239 ratings.