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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

12,867 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 12,867
Reviews: 3,581
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 472
Gots: 1,903 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
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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 Jason
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz bottle with a freshness date.

Appearance: With the massive amount of hops I expect nothing less than a superb lace and that is what I got. A solid ring after every sip ... amazing. Slightly hazed bronze gold color the haze is most likely from the hops.

Smell: Fresh hop aroma, very oily with herbal and piney notes. Ripe fruity esters and some sweet malt in the back.

Taste: This beer is so juicy, what a hop punch it has. Lots of bitterness and a ton of hop oil flavor from front to back. Very smooth with a thick malty body. Nice cake like maltiness in the middle with a ripe fruit and alcoholic kick in the end, finishes a little sweet with lingering bitter hop tones.

Notes: An exceptional example of an American Double IPA, no worries about getting my hop fix here.

Jason, Feb 23, 2004
Photo of Jonada
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 3/4/2014. Served in a DFH signature glass

Appearance: Pours a bright copper orange color with 1+ finger of a white creamy head. Decent retention and light spotty lacing. Body is relatively clear with medium amounts of visible carbonation.

Smell: Grapefruit like citrus, sweet caramel and toffee, pine, slight earthiness, touch of booziness.

Taste: Big malt sweetness balanced by hop bitterness in the finish. Flavors are more citrus and pine with lots of sweet and toasted bready malt character as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium/full bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Carbonation is medium.

Overall: Really good double IPA from Dogfish. This one is a classic for a reason.

Jonada, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of rjs246
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

People love this, but I prefer the 60 minute. Still a damned fine IPA.

rjs246, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of Todd
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle.

A bit hazy, golden / amber, and topped with a very creamy, enticing looking head. Retention is decent and clingy.

Aroma is full of spicy, floral, herbal, pine-like, pineapple, bready malt and estery characters. Nose is very intricate.

Smooth upfront, big and chewy in the mouthfeel with a creamy palate. Hops are BAM! in your face with prickly, bitter, herbal, pine, citrus rind, salt, slick viscid hop oils, raw leafy hops, earth, resin-like, hints of English cheddar and a touch of soap in a complex and intense medley of characters. Malts are a bit masked by this and take a backseat for most of the drive with some bready flavors and a lot of backseat driving as far as the mouthfeel goes. Alcohol is very present, with a warming feel in the head and fumes in the breath. Light notes of toasted malts / caramel as the beer warms. Dose of yeast in a drying finish.

This beer has really tightened up since its initial release ... of which I was not a fan of.

In the realm of Imperial / Double IPA's, 90 Minute IPA is King ... or at least one of the mighty Kings within its growing empire.

Todd, Feb 21, 2004
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4.6/5  rDev +7.5%

jmartinger, Today at 04:48 AM
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4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

Freiberger14, Today at 01:13 AM
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

NJTransplant, Today at 01:13 AM
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4.1/5  rDev -4.2%

dd43, Today at 01:11 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

jmryan8, Today at 12:52 AM
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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

Slagerdad, Yesterday at 09:50 PM
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4.84/5  rDev +13.1%

Warren1960, Yesterday at 09:34 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

WIBrewMan, Yesterday at 07:35 PM
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4.08/5  rDev -4.7%

Ejmac111, Yesterday at 06:00 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Erich38, Yesterday at 05:35 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

johnny_c, Yesterday at 04:23 AM
Photo of leantom
4.89/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Remind me of Stone's Enjoy-By. However, I prefer this one somewhat. Here goes:

A: Excellent. Pours a massive head with great lacing. Beautiful orange-amber - perfectly clear.

S: Wow! Superb! Piney hops interspersed with a massive malt backbone. I detect lots of honey and caramel in the malt. Beautiful.

T: Perfect. Follows the nose. Taste lots of piney hops followed by a deep malt backbone. Malt consists of caramel, honey; hops consist of pine and mild grapefruit. Overall, quite superb.

M: Thick and creamy. Glides down the throat.

O: A near-perfect beer. A richer version of Stone Enjoy-By, one of my favorite IPA's. Delicious.

leantom, Yesterday at 02:04 AM
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3.48/5  rDev -18.7%

Bongodan, Saturday at 11:50 PM
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.21/5  rDev -25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

On tap at Vine and Barley Palm City. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber body. Medium white head. Thick collar and some nice lacing.

Smell - Mostly sweet caramel malts. Some grapefruits hops.

Taste - Grapefruit hops. Caramel malt. Basically mimics the smell. Monotonous caramel malt that becomes oppressive in its sweetness. Mild bitterness in the back.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and sweet. Mild bitterness. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I remember liking this back in the day, but it's outrageously sweet.

Alieniloquium, Saturday at 10:18 PM
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4.08/5  rDev -4.7%

DanXMcGraw, Saturday at 10:07 PM
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4.24/5  rDev -0.9%

RE2PECT, Saturday at 09:54 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Dimos23, Saturday at 08:43 PM
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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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