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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

11,808 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 11,808
Reviews: 3,522
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 391
Gots: 1,343 | 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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Ego

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

out of a bottle I was impressed with this beer. after having the 120min on tap I was a bit remiss to try this one... my mistake. it smells hoppy and full of alcohol.. and it is. very clean sharp image on eye balling, after being underwhelmed by the 60 min ipa this one is a winner. It carries the weight of the style better than most especially in a wide glass (and the hops are the winner here). Great hops nose and actually clings to the glass way lighter than it actually is. Smells like some belgians but has the great american hops kick. The carbonation is just right for me but a may be a bit much for the style if you want to be picky. Bottom line? solid beer with a big nose, big alcohol and sneaky flavor for drinkability. An excellent IPA for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2004 07:20:27 | More by Ego
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into tulip. *Re-reviewed*

Original review written on 3-02-2014: 4.61.

A: Looks to be a deep red amber hue, until held to the light and a bright, yet hazy, goldenrod color appears. A gorgeous off-white cascading effect results in a gloriously large and creamy head, about two fingers and then some in stature. Retention is acceptable and a decent sized creamy cap remains throughout much of the beer. Significant amounts of lacing can be found all down the glass. Head retention seems a bit weaker than I recall from my last review.

S: Strong grapefruit juice aromas with a tender dash of pine resin. Perhaps a touch of plums? Something in the dark fruits realm going on in the middle of that grapefruit. Strong caramel malts fight for dominance over the juiciness. Nothing in this smell, however, points to this being a hop-heavy DIPA.

T: An EXTREME mesh of hops and malts, with both of them truly duking it out for the lead role. Malts add a ton of sweetness: think honey-drizzled oats, hints of caramel, sweetbreads. The hop medley is interesting. Instead of going for a pungent profile as many DIPAs do, Dogfish Head opts for a really interesting combination of spice and citrus that definitely offers a respectable touch of bitterness, but never truly overpowers the malts... it adds more of a complimenting accentual flavor note.

M: Full-bodied, borderline huge. Thick and malty and as smooth as glass. Lightly creamy texture, good carbonation. Lots of warming properties from the alcohol. The brewers down at Dogfish Head are truly artists when it comes to perfecting the feel of their beers. This is in my top 5 beers in terms of sheer textual perfection.

O: I used to hold DFH's 90-minute in the highest regards, praising it as one of the best DIPAs on the market. While I still feel it's a remarkable beer, it just doesn't push the same buttons as it used to for me. This beer struggles for balance, with the malts often taking the upper hand. While that's not an issue for everyone, it's certainly not what a bitter-freak like me looks for. With that being said, this is an excellent beer that I'll continue to drink in the future, but it'll be reserved for my maltier moods.

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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.

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 11,808 ratings.