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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

11,671 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 11,671
Reviews: 3,515
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 378
Gots: 1,258 | 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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beerphilosopher

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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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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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