90 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA

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14,167 Ratings

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Ratings: 14,167
Reviews: 3,810
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 630
Gots: 3,153 | 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: 14,167 | Reviews: 3,810
Photo of Franziskaner
3.84/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep amber to light copper in color with a quarter inch of off white comprised of tiny, tightly knit bubbles. Lots of tiny carbonation bubbles rise in synch to the top. Heavy lacing is coating the sides of the glass. I don't get much aroma from this. What little I get is a faint whiff of citrus and grainy malt. The flavor is a pungent citrus explosion with a light bready malt backbone. The tiny bubbles and heavy hop presence tickles your tongue and the finish is dry and slightly chalky.

Photo of DanielCrow
1.89/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

IPA. YUCK. Never again will I consume liquid bitterness that isn't coffee.

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

This used to be one of my favorite DIPAs. The quality has dropped in recent years...

Photo of Graphilthy
4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not much of a IPA drinker but this IPA goes down smooth with no after taste. It doesn't have a strong hoppy or bitter taste. Best ipa iv tasted so far.

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

This beer is consistently delicious. It has a malty taste and pretty hoppy. Delicious!

Photo of KChristie87
2.97/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not my type of beer.

Photo of modidia
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Full disclosure: drunk from the bottle after purchasing at a bodega. I normally never drink from a bottle and always from a beer glass or wine glass.

Having said that, I didn't love it, it had nice hop notes but a peculiar finish that I was trying to pinpoint or more so, to enjoy....I will have to try again from a proper vessel

Photo of smithsderk
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Amazing taste and lack of any bitter aftertaste normally associated with a strong IPA

Photo of Gibby077
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Overall it was good. I was expecting it to be a little beer. I would drink it again but for the price I think there is better IPA

Photo of JonCaytion
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big IPA. Heavy hopped, hard hitter, but very pleasant

Photo of Red34
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very complex IPA. What you'd expect from the brew masters at dogfish head. Tasty and hippy.

Photo of Ericb336
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A somewhat floral flavor that I absolutely love. Favorite IPA; similar to Hop Nosh (Uinta Brewery)

Photo of RobAM
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

An example of a great brew...

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.


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...

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

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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