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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

13,995 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 13,995
Reviews: 3,763
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 595
Gots: 2,908 | FT: 31
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: 13,995 | Reviews: 3,763
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4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.87/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigS119
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

$2.99 at the local Total Wine for the bottle. Bottled 2.5.15, drank on 3.31.15.

Pours a honey, translucent-amber. Smells like a delicious, malt-bombed IPA; grapefruit-citrus notes lightly splattered throughout. Tastes much the same with a solid malt/barely backbone and grapefruit notes that seem to piece through the tail-end. Clean finish of malty pith. Simply, the epitome of a well-balanced American DIPA, 90 ibus rarely go down this easily. DFH seems like they know what they're doing here...

Great with a sharp cheddar cheese.




What she said: "UGHCK.. this is really bad. Horrible." (She's not an IPA fan.)

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3.91/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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3.61/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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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4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.88/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a citrus aroma along with a whiff of alcohol.
Appearance- Pours a clear amber color with almost zero head.
Taste- Hops and malt with an alcohol bite.
Palate- A heavy bodied brew with mild carbonation. This beer has a very dry finish.
Overall- A really good beer but I didn't enjoy it enough to give it world class ratings.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice copper look to it, the ABV is very evident but not excessive as the very present hops give it a nice balanced flavor. It actually has a smooth feel to it, which is a pleasant surprise. Overall in terms of flavor I am more of a fan of the 60 minute IPA but this is still a masterpiece of a beer from an elite microbrewery. I would love to get my hands on the 120 minute IPA, which is the granddaddy of them all in terms of ABV

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4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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

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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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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 13,995 ratings.