90 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by HalfFull:
3.68/5 rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
A delightful IPA, and of the sorts rarely found here amongst San Diego's rarefied IPA's. Light amber in color with a thin head. No notable citrus presence. Not overly carbonated as perhaps occurs in the bottle vs. tap.
Initial barleywine notes, likely due to relatively high ABV. This is quickly overtaken with subtle licorice and coffee overtones, with the coffee lingering. Very subtle however, unlike a coffee porter for example. And very deceiving, as it is rather effective in masking the hoppieness and the strength present in the beer.
All in all a very fine brew, but the chewy malty finish makes too much of a meal out of this one, limiting drinkability, particularly in conjunction with the 9% factor.
Serving type: on-tap
04-26-2008 04:54:49 | More by HalfFull
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4.5/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Poured from a bottle into a snifter. About a finger of white, foamy head. A copper color, not very transparent. A lot of little bubbles floating up to the top. Nice lacing around the glass.
Smell: Smells wonderful! Some nice citrus, hop, malt, not overpowering with the hops. I really love the smell of this.
Taste: Awesome! There's a little bit of sweetness to it. Tastes incredibly balanced between the malt and hops. Citrus, specifically orange.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with some carbonation, easy drinking imperial IPA.
Overall: My first IPA to review and immediately one of my new favorites!
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 03:49:53 | More by REGreenBTRB
4.2/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on 5/30/14. Tasted on 7/28/14
Appearance: Half-inch soapy head, nearly pure-white. The color is a transparent, golden-copper. Lacing initially holds a very nice level of retention, but fades fairly quickly. Still have some lace lingering towards the top of the glass after a long drink-down, though.
Smell: Sweet hop aroma followed by some caramel maltiness and hints of alcohol.
Taste: Hops hit you from the onset and stay with you until the end. It's a puckering bitterness. Alcohol warms your throat and nose towards the end. After taste is much more fruity than I would have expected.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth but thick with moderate to low carbonation. Dries the mouth.
Overall: A very solid Imperial IPA that I would recommend to any hop-head. Not particularly my favorite flavor profile for an Imperial IPA, however, I can still appreciated the quality. Would like to try on-tap, would buy a four-pack if I could share some with friends or family. I would give it 90-93 overall.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 00:54:05 | More by Atkinson
90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 11,771 ratings.