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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
96
world-class

13,499 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 13,499
Reviews: 3,625
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 512
Gots: 2,309 | FT: 28
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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Photo of BSUNyikos31
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PolarBear3
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a orange/Amber honey colour with frothy white head that retains fairly well

S - Strong citrus notes including grapefruit, bitter lemon with light sweet malty aroma , toffee and caramel.

T - Prominent grapefruit, tangy citrus hoppy up front but balanced nicely with some of that sweet malt with a very slight bitter finish..Impressive.

M - Low Carbonation but medium bodied that goes down well

O - Terrific beer! Not your normal IPA but is balanced extremely well and a definite must try

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

I've been loving this beer for a while, so I guess it's time I reviewed it. It is my beer of choice during the summer, as my other favorites are just too heavy when it's hot outside. This is a phenomenal beer year-round, and is very refreshing no matter the temperature outside.
I am currently enjoying this from my trusty stein.
Look: Pours a gorgeous clover-honey color with a three-finger head that stays a while. he foam dissipates unevenly, rather like thick heads do when you know the beer has been made right.
Smell: Hops. Lots and lots of hops. The grapefruit-citrus aroma of good hops overpowers any other smell.
Taste: The taste is amazing. Hops are right up front, and they are strong. However, this beer is wonderfully balanced. It is not very bitter, as the hops would lead one to expect. There is some small bitterness, but it is the pleasant bitterness of grapefruit, not like eating a peel. There is a huge amount of English two-row barley malt that balances out the hops, making for a beer that is not only extremely hoppy, but very malty as well. It fades into a mellow aftertaste of citrus and sweet malt.
Feel: It goes down exceptionally smoothly. It is velvety, a little more like water than oil in its consistency, though its flavor is anything but watery.
Overall: Try this beer! This is about as hoppy a beer as I can stand, since I usually prefer darker beers that are maltier, like Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale. This beer has enough malt to keep it from being too bitter, and it has enough hops to satisfy any hophead cravings you may have. It is extremely drinkable year-round, but be careful: it is 9% alcohol because of the absurd amount of hops and the malt necessary to make it balanced. It is the only beer that I have ever tasted and immediately thought, "That is genius." And I still feel that way. A ridiculously good beer that any beer drinker, and, especially, any fan of IPA's, needs to try.

Photo of stwok21
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JLaw55
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmadsen
4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jordanian2
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eheander
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Money
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding IPA - haters should give it another shot, IMO.

Photo of SlapPalsPodcast
1/5  rDev -76.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A swill so foul I would take the disgusting Natural Light over it any day.

Photo of spacebear09
3.56/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really doesn't taste like a double IPA at all. If this was billed as an American Strong Ale it would get a higher rating from me. Tastes alright, but it's cloyingly sweet and not hoppy enough. Has some disgusting molasses and licorice notes. Some bitterness but absolutely NO citrus, cat piss, or agressive hop character. This beer is fresh too (bottled 11/14/14 and today is 12/17/14). Every time I try Dogfish beers, I like them less and less.

Photo of Teaguemonie
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of glenmoordave
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of josasalo
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeffsta1
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look, isn't this the standard by which all other double IPAs have to be judged?
Not necessarily the *best* 2IPA (PtY is great, yah?) but awesome, and ubiquitous.
Orange-gold color, unfiltered/opaque look, light head.
Rich mouthfeel, consistent with the unfiltered look and the sweet taste.
Somewhat sweet. Offset by lots of hops, for sure. Citrus.
Really well balanced, once you get used to the sweetness.
Good with food, without food, basically it's good with being alive.
Better draft, like so many others - alas not more common.

Photo of Matty123
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of kkajun
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of gobuccos
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of boziemurphy
3.76/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of double2chin
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of JNForsyth
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of mscott58
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 13,499 ratings.