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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

11,713 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 11,713
Reviews: 3,517
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 384
Gots: 1,279 | 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 NoLiberty:
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NoLiberty

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had this beer many times, but most recently at Bridget Foy's in Philadelphia, which has suddenly begun specializing in an all local 12 tap draft list. Nice. While big props go out to Dogfish Head for their innovation in the big IPA series and with Randall, despite Russian Rivers foaming about unnecessary hop devices, the double and triple IPA market is no longer what it was even 2 years ago. With ever more breweries pushing not only the IBU limit but also the quality and flavor of these big beers there's ever more pressure on DFH to stay competitive. While 90 minute is still a wonderful beer it no longer ranks among the top in this category for me.

The beer is poured into a fluted chalice with a white two finger head. Color is deep orange-copper and completely clear.

The aroma builds from a clean almost estringent smell to a biting sharp cheddar in the back of the nose with sweet alcohol and rosy malts rounding out the smell.

The taste overall is balanced, but slightly more alcohol than I would have liked. Front is this sharp cheddar bite with middle of sweet alcohol and hay followed by a nice piney hop finish and clean end. Lingering reminder of an aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is good, nice carb, mouth filling but not overly thick with alcohol. Body is good but not full.

Drinkability is also quite high, but with the significant alcohol content and flavor it may not be as highly drinkable as others.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2006 17:01:40 | More by NoLiberty
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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 11,713 ratings.