90 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.33/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Pours a rich deep amber gold color with radient highlights when held to the light. A dense white head rises up and leaves a streaking of fine lace in the inner rim of the glassware. The nose is nearly all of hops, as one might guess, but accentuated by sweet malt as well. The label states that this Imperial IPA features "a single, constant 90-minute hop addition," Hence the name, and "a ridiculous amount of English Two-row Barley." This impressive enough, but add to this the fact that this beer is dry hopped in the tanks as well and you clearly have a special beer on your hands. The fresh alpha acids and resins from the hops are evident here, and the nose is blossoming with fresh hoppy goodness. The palate is fresh, herbal, and slightly floral. The hop presence is formidable, of course. Resinous and biting - this beer stops short of being harsh due to the strong malt backbone. The hps remain asservive throughout. I find this beer to be surprisingly balanced - not the absolute hop-bomb you might expect from a beer with, what, 90 IBUs? Mouth feel is thick, juicy and coating. The pronounced hop resins, along with the smooth, nearly cloying malts, make this beer seem almost slippery. Both the sweetness and the hop bitterness linger a long tme on the tongue. Slightly biting from the 9% ABV, but not overly alcoholic in the mouth. In terms of drinkability, this is where the DFH 90-Minute really shines in my view. The incredibly well-crafted Imperial IPA is a joy to consume and not a struggle like some overly-hopped, under-balanced examples can be. This is truly an IPA to be reckoned with. Without a doubt, this is one of the finest, most brilliantly crafted IPAs i've ever had the pleasure to drink. It's strong, yes, but never clumbsy or over-wrought. A true masterpiece in the "Imperial" beer category. I love Dogfish Head beers and the 90-Minute is precisely why. Truly excellent.
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2007 02:03:49 | More by beerphilosopher
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4.6/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle into a mason jar at J&R Tacos in downtown Merced. Unfiltered honey-golden color, one-finger head with persistent lacing. Aroma is light roasted malt, and fragrant floral hops. Flavor, as you probably all know so well, is out-of-this-world amazing, malt, a little sweetness, a bit of apricots, a bit of pine, and delightful hops, well-balanced, and not at all mild. Mouthfeel is medium, not quite chewy. Overall this is the most amazing flabbergasting tasty IPA I have ever sampled. But what do I know? Try it, if you haven't!
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 01:32:48 | More by Dsimenson
90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 11,671 ratings.