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90 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA

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95
world-class

11,783 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 11,783
Reviews: 3,521
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 390
Gots: 1,329 | FT: 24
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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Reviews by Bfarr:
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Bfarr

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

90 minute IPA pours a light amber with some sunny edges with a huge tan merengue foam. A nice piney hop aroma with barley in the background. This has a very deep hop taste counter balanced by a thick barley base. This is balanced with a tip of the scales in the barley direction. The hops start to permeate a sweet flavor after a little while with the bitterness finishing well. A generous barley coating paints the tongue throughout.

I'm really torn on this one. On one hand, the taste of this one is fantastic. It is enjoyable to drink with nice complexities and balance. On the other, I was expecting a DIPA. After the wonderful hops of the 60 I thought this would be a bolder version. Such is the problem with assumptions and perhaps this is my fault. Unfortunately, I really see this one as a lighter barley wine due to the huge barley taste and feel. I have to say I feel a little let down because of my expectations. But then again, DFH has made their reputations on turning expectations on their head.

This really is a good beer, I just wasn't in the mood for a light Barleywine. Knowing that now I can be ready if I ever want another one. Ultimately though it's supposed to be a DIPA and I just didn't get that from this beer so have to review accordingly.

edit:4/5/11
I still don't think this is much of a DIPA but it is still a very drinkable beer with great balance. I would add it has a bit of pepper and citrus as well. It has a bit of a musty aroma and I would bet this beer can change with a bit of time but without a date, who knows? I need to try it fresh.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 15:50:24 | More by Bfarr
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I'm not a fan of IPAs and I've tried a lot of them,but this one is great. The balance is perfect it's not overly hoppy. Dogfish head hit a home run with this one and I think everyone should try it at least once it's well worth the money. It also doesn't leave that horrible bitter taste in your mouth when your done drinking it that most IPAs do.

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 11,783 ratings.