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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

13,699 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 13,699
Reviews: 3,684
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 548
Gots: 2,564 | FT: 26
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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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Photo of JohnnyI
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Well, I picked up a couple of bottles to review, and before I knew it the vultures were circling. My wife seized the opportunity while I was finishing my pale ale reviews to help herself to the 90 Minute IPA's chilling in the fridge. I was able to get a 5 oz. sample out of the deal though. LOL. Even in her IPA tulip the beer demonstrated amazing clarity. You can see every detail of your hand holding the glass through the body of the beer. I really like the copper-amber appearance, with its unique cinnamon highlights. The frothy 2 finger head and ample uneven lacing add to the allure. The aroma has a nutty brown ale quality with an abundant rustic hop character. Scents of sweet breads mingle with hints of sour citrus. I'm actually surprised by the super malty flavors of this one. A bold brown sugar sweetness compliments the myriad hop complexities, and threatens to steal the show. Noticeably absent is any real sense of bitterness. Typically with a mega-hopped brew of this stature you can expect a dry, bitter bomb. Not the case at all with this one. Instead you get a lot of nice fruity flavors, earthy spice, a little mint and very reserved citrus pith. Everything comes together in a rich, hearty body. The perfect carbonation helps create a creamy texture that might just be the best I've ever had in an IPA. This may also be the only DIPA that I've had where the malts truly stack up to the hops, and the resulting balance creates an entirely new understanding of what an IPA can be. Make no mistake, at 90 IBU's this one is not lacking in the hop department in any way. It's just a bit of sleight of hand for the malts to seduce you in to thinking you may have a barleywine in your possession instead. Admittedly, the sweetness can become a little much, but no more so than the bitterness of most other Imperial IPA's. In the world of creative craft beers, this one stands out to me for its originality and pure personality.

Photo of RutgersEng
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PacNWDad
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgsoluri
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HamdenHector
3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin collar; very nice lacing;

S: raisins, a touch of citrus, alcohol;

T: light malt sweetness up front; raisin sweetness with alcohol from mid-palate through the finish; no hop character (this was a freshly tapped keg);

M: sticky; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: with no hop profile, this drank more like a barleywine;

Photo of jrs3994243
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brevbin
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonewallSipper
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice IPA, Good when you want more than 2 or 3. Great finish, you can't go wrong with this IPA.

Photo of RyanCrawford
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of twofacedmonster
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of car2052
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to snifter glass.

A: Amber body with noticeable carbonation and a small white head.
S: Mandarin orange and dark fruits.
T: Very sweet, big malt character with pomegranate and plum tastes. Bitterness is not overwhelming, actually quite underwhelming. Alcohol packs a punch. Not much citrus notes.
M: Medium-full.
O: I must be missing something here. Maybe the beer is missing something. I get a lot of flavors that I don't usually get from IPAs and DIPAs. I am not a big fan of the hop variety used here.

Photo of Ghrymm
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nlv0127
3.46/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TapDat
4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My go to IPA. Beautiful color, great aroma and so damn smooth. If you've never had it you are doing your taste buds a disservice.

Photo of Steady_eddie1
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpeirsBeers
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hoppyalein
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chadkuhns80
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drinkern
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Squarehead
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 716gibbs
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lateralundertow
3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jahjehwa
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really nice and smooth for an imperial IPA, not harsh. Hoppy but not very bitter (not in a bad way). Happy I have been choosing good beers to start my review process. Nice sweet undertone all around. Wish I could find it closer.

Photo of goblue2354
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 13,699 ratings.