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90 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA

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10,459 Ratings
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Ratings: 10459
Reviews: 3472
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%


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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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this ontap at the fantastic Rattle N Hum, NYC. 28/02/09

14oz serving in a Delerium Tremens tulip

Pours with a rich amber hue, shines of rich fizzy orange bubbles under a slight chill haze. Nictotine stained off white head, bubbly and foamy. Pretty solid retention and some patchy lacing up and down the glass

Smell, strong slick floral hops. Tonnes of sweet pine aroma, some grassy and grain character also. Little bit of bubblegum and a few esters lingering on the nose

Taste, crisp smooth oily hops. Thick sharp bitterness of the piney hops, cascade etc. Quinine bitterness well balanced by a solid malt backbone, some sweetness also in the finish. Slightly syrupy and a little touch of honey. Very little evident alcohol character, hides its 9%abv very well

A superb beer, one of many fantastic IPA's I had when I visited NYC, many of which were in the fantastic Rattle N Hum

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2009 20:30:56 | More by cypressbob
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I brought a four-pack home from Denver and was really looking forward to this beer. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy it as much as I'd expected. But, for me, that's oftentimes the case with a DIPA--when they crank up the caramelly malt, it sends my diacetyl sensers into overdrive, and the beer ends up tasting green. But that's just me; I don't care for strong caramel flavors in beer. Anyway, here's my overall impression:

A: Beautiful, clear orange/amber coloring with a nice white head that leaves a ring and patchy covering all the way to the last sip. Very inviting.

S: Sweet and grassy. Minimal citrus, lots of malt.

T: If I ignore the powerful caramel malt flavors, I still find myself wishing for a little more kick from the hops. What I pick up instead is a little grassiness (which I like) but not much spice or citrus, let alone serious bitterness (which I doubly like). It's not a hop bomb, by any means, more of a hop-enhanced malt bomb that focuses on flavors I don't care for. However, in judging this beer, I know the malt flavors are spot on for what many people like--think Deschutes Immersion IPA (not a double, but certainly a malt forward IPA) and you'll know what I mean. In the end, it's just too sweet and caramelly for my taste. That shouldn't necessarily be the defining characteristic when I rate this beer--it's just my particular taste--but still ...

M: Perfect carbonation (it helps cut the caramel) but a little sticky and sweet, which is also the predominant aftertaste, along with a little grass from the hops. Medium bodied, I guess, mostly due to the sweet caramel. Nothing special.

O: Not my cup of tea, but probably pretty good for the style, or so I hear. I'll try another in a few days and see what I think then. In the meantime, maybe I'll go buy a six-pack of Two-Hearted Ale.

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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