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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

14,110 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 14,110
Reviews: 3,797
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 615
Gots: 3,068 | FT: 32
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: 14,110 | Reviews: 3,797
Photo of Towen69
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best IPA I've tried so far.

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.9/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A: Clear, amber, copper color with a half inch white pillowy head, beautiful lacing down the glass with a thin layer of bubbles blanketing the top

S: Malts first, caramel, then some hops, floral. The balance is evident from the beginning.

T: Caramely sweet malts to begin but almost instantly the floral hops come in to compensate and make a great tasting beer.

M: Medium to full mouth presence, carbonated well

O: Oh man, What a great beer. I really love this. If your a beer lover then you have to try this one. Great malt presence with a nice hop balance. All the measurables are terrific.

Photo of mnrider
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours clear amber color. One inch of white head. Large carbonation bubbles.
Nice head retention with watery but ample lacing.

S: Very fruity. Every type you could think of. Dark/sweet/ spicy/ citric.

T/M: Very malty at first. Nuts and caramel. More sweet malts and grains. Fruits
are sweet and balance great with the bitter hops. Hop flavors are strong but never
overpower the rest the flavors. A spiciness comes in with a strong bite. Alcohol
burn comes in a little. Aftertaste is juicy.

O: Amazingly balanced IIPA. Complex without the hop bomb of newer beers. It also
has a distinct taste which helps pull it away from other clone IPA's.

Cheers!!!

Photo of yetijosie
3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

this one took me a while to get used to. at first, it was really hoppy and strong. the more i drank it, the more my taste buds adapted to the flavors. everything shone through the 3 time i had it. the taste just reminds me a lot of caramel and citrus

Photo of BadAxeBeer
4.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A bit malty very good beer 93/100

Photo of chessiejackson
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My go-to. I love this brew.

Photo of Catalina
4.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't usually like IPAs, but I prefer imperial IPAs and this one is my favorite. I don't mind the bitter nose because I adore the smooth finish!

Photo of bassfishingguy
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottled 2/26/2015.

Appearance: Pours a bright amber color with quite a bit of white head. The lacing is very evident, as each sip leaves a personalized ring on the glass (note, enjoyed out of a pint glass rather than the suggested snifter)

Smell: Right off the bat, I get quite a bit of fresh hops. As I continue to drink this beer, I can smell something citrus and sweet. Not sure if they are part of the same flavor, or two completely different flavors.

Taste: This is a very mild/smooth beer for its style (compared to some others I've had like Hopslam), and I really like that about it. The citrus smell I was getting I can definitely taste, as well as that sweet smell. The first taste that really hits me is pine, and the rest of the flavors seem to follow with a slightly bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Not quite as filling as I'd like it to be, which makes it unbelievably drinkable. For a beer 'best savored from a snifter', this one is a little too easy on the taste buds. Carbonation sounds high upon opening the bottle, but I actually got a light/moderate level of carbonation.

Overall: Being relatively new to BA (but not craft beers), I've had my eyes opened to different highly rated beers. Being relatively accessible, I want to try what I can. I was pretty impressed with the smoothness of this beer given what it has to offer. Definitely glad I bought a 4 pack of it, and will definitely buy it again in the future.

Photo of Trapperryan
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Definitely a strong ipa, but it's great

Photo of Junkforadam
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet malty piney! Awesome IPA!

Photo of SoupKitchenBeerSnob
3.66/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm probably not the person to review an IPA, because I typically avoid them like strippers named Mercedes... Nevertheless, this was a pretty decent beer and probably the first IPA I didn't feel like having to force down-- hell, I'd even drink it again...
Cheers!

Photo of Timmy612
4.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite ipa's

Photo of WhatItDoBrew32
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not for the faint of heart my friends, this beer will certainly creep up on you! Rich in color and scents, bold and to some aggressive favors. All around a great purchase beer! Not so much in public given its toxicity!!!

Photo of dmgeng
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this amazing beer before but I hadn't had a chance to review it until now.

A - Beautiful deep orange color. Mostly clear with a big bright white head and great lacing.

S - Pungent hop fragrance with lots of citrus, grapefruit, pine, and resiny tones. Could smell it before I picked it up. Almost perfume like from the magnitude of aromatics.

T - Full flavored with a ton of hop character that has citrus, resin, pine, and grapefruit. Full bitterness but it is complimented by the hop candy like sweetness on the front of the tongue. The malt is lighter and only stands to compliment which is how I like my DIPAs. It is cleaner and more of the straightforward citrus/grapefruit character than some of the new DIPAs but overall great flavor.

M - Full mouth-feel with good carbonation. This beer has all the flavor but with higher carbonation and significant bitterness this one doesn't stick to the palate profusely.

Overall, a terrific DIPA. Great aroma, flavor, feel, appearance, but with some serious hop bitterness to go great with spicy foods. There are more tropical hop flavored beers out there but this one does the more traditional West Coast style perfectly. This brew is serious on the tongue and I would strongly recommend it to anyone that likes hops.

Glass- Tulip

Photo of Beeeeeerman
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this at Bevmo and lucky for me. The four pack box says perhaps the best IPA in America. I agree.

Photo of Austinkrat
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this the day after trying the 60 minute IPA. No comparison. Much more head on this one and the "malt backbone" gives it a sweet taste. Really sweet. I really like both the 60 and 90.....60 if you like more of hop/slight bitter taste, 90 for a sweeter, creamier, complex taste. Both great beers I will buy regularly. I think the sweetness makes this more of an introductory beer for those new to craft IPAs. One of the best beers I've had.

Photo of mjstern70
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It'a damn good IPA. It has a little something different from most of the west-coast IPA's I'm used to, but it doesn't detract--just a little different.

Photo of toronadotornado
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

San Francisco, CA - bottles

Photo of npachl
4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is my go to IPA

Photo of ARoman
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

*transferred from old noted - 12/28/2015*
Poured from tap into 10oz flute. Pleasant and mild aroma consisting mostly of hops and grass (maybe more floral than grassy) but I could pick up whiffs of citrus (orange mostly), and mild, buttery caramel. It pours sparkling golden-orange with nice finger-width, slightly off-white, head consisting of evenly sized small bubbles. This pour had the benefit of a glass which must?ve had etching on the bottom - there was a constant stream of carbonation feeding the head, giving it a presence throughout the drink (the flute has an etching on the bottom), and leaving a nice lacing around the glass by the end. Even in a plastic glass, the head retention is generous, creamy, and fluffy and has a lot of sheet lace. The taste is a balanced medium high, citrus bittersweet. It?s a nice, medium body, a bit sticky with a mild hop flavor lingering. The constant head gives it the benefit of being creamy and frothy throughout, but it doesn?t feel fizzy at all. It’s a medium body, a bit sticky, that’s creamy and thick but also smooth with flavors of bread toast, biscuit, and caramel with some citrus. There?s a reason Dogfish Head gets so much credit for their beers, and this is a shining example of how to make and Imperial IPA without over-doing any aspect of it.

Photo of Thirtyaughtsix
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this incredible brew recommended to me by a friend. I can not keep my mouth shut about how much I enjoyed this beer.

Photo of desibeerlover
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best IPA I've tasted so far...very easily drinkable not overpowering, not too bitter IMO

Photo of Extol
3.58/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's good... I am not impressed. I might be stupid but when I drink it, all I can be reminded of is a Dubel or a Tripel. Literally all I am getting.

Photo of Oregonbrewdude91
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is the gold standard for Craft IPAs in my book. It was my first beer I had when I turned 21 and it is still amoung my favourites. It has wonderful balance and I couldn't recommend this brew more, if you haven't tried any of Dogfish Heads brews I would say run to the store and pick some of this up, crack open a few and enjoy brewing perfection. Its just a good honest beer that is very drinkable and not overpowering in any way. This is how a Imperial IPA should taste in my opinion. 5/5
O.B.D91

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Brilliant coper tinted gold under a 2” fluffy white foam collar that grips the side of the glass leaving line of lace.
S: Floral, spicy citrus nose with fruit and malt.
T: Starts with creamy malt and as the foam calms down fruit flavors emerge seasoned by big hop flavors.
M: Creamy, smooth fine soft medium to medium high carbonation, medium full body, slight warmth from the alcohol.
O: Big deliscious Imperial IPA with just the right balance between alcohol, malt, fruit and hop.

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 14,110 ratings.