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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

11,634 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 11,634
Reviews: 3,514
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 376
Gots: 1,235 | FT: 24
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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GMB

Japan

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dogfish Head's 90 Minute IPA pours an amber body that is paler than expected. A standard pour produces very little by way of foam. Still, the thin ivory ring that does appear in my glass settles into a beautiful pattern atop the beer's body. This I attribute to the hop-oils. I have an ambivalent reaction to the carbonation. No streams of bubbles are visible; rather, one finds an attractive amount of bubbles that slowly make their way towards the top. On the other hand, the bubbles themselves are slightly larger than I like; I expect this beer to be a bit sharp on the tongue.

The nose foregrounds an appealing mixture of citral hop aromas, alcohol and malt. Light caramel and butterscotch are suggested beneath aromas of raisins, sweet grapefruit, and apricots.

The first sip is chewier and gentler on the palate than I had guessed. A whirl around the tongue produces the kind of creamy, viscous froth I expected to see when I poured it.

This beer's flavors take longer to develop on the palate than most Double IPAs. Up front is the rich caramel from the malt. There follows a quick burst of citral hops, which are immediately engaged by the flavor of alcohol. Hoppy bitterness is at first masked by the interplay by the aforementioned flavors. But as the bitterness gradually builds on the palate, it completes the illusion of grapefruit that was first suggested by the beer's nose and then momentarily glimpsed in that initial burst of citral hops.

The beer has a long, sophisticated hang in which resinous hoppy flavors, bitterness, alcohol, and a lot of malt take turns on the palate. Sweet butterscotch, fresh pine, grapefruit, raisins, sweet and peaty whiskey all make appearances. At its best, the taste of this beer is superb.

But as I slowly made my way through the bottle, I became increasingly aware that the alcohol is less integrated than it should be. Perhaps more aggressive hopping would give it something to complement. I noted in the first sip that it got in the way of other flavors. By the middle of the glass, it appears clumsy. By the last few sips it verges on becoming overbearing.

Dogfish Head's 90 Minute IPA is a delicious Double IPA that offers a unique, memorable flavor profile. Unfortunately, it also suffers to some extent from a lack of balance.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 21:17:30 | More by GMB
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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 11,634 ratings.