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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

11,704 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 11,704
Reviews: 3,517
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 382
Gots: 1,276 | 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 eclaycamp:
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eclaycamp

Kansas

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

Time to step things up a notch and try out the Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA. I've been holding onto this one for a couple of weeks but I figured I'd better drink it before it loses the majority of its hop characteristics. Pours kind of a tangelo orange brown, with very little head. Granted, I'm using a snifter for this one so I wasn't really looking for a big ass head. I might use a tumbler if I come across one of these again. Nose is an incredible detonation of hop aroma. Floral and citrus hops are there and there's this raisin sent underneath, almost like what you'd get out of a dark Belgian strong ale. Kind of surprising, actually. My first impressions while taking my sample is dang, this beer is smooth. It's very full, almost thick, with a slight alcohol burn in the finish. It's more well rounded and less sharp than the 60 minute IPA, especially in the finish. There's hops here, to be sure, and we'll catalog those in a moment, but I think it's important to note I actually think this may be less bitter than the 60 minute IPA. Either that, or the assload of malt that's in this lends a huge sweetness that helps you push through the bitterness. I mentioned the Belgian Strong earlier when talking aroma, and that comparison is valid when talking about the mouthfeel. It's thick, bordering on syrupy. Huge sticky lacing just coats the glass. Raisins are there in the taste too. It's extremely malt centric, with a roasted caramel syrup note that really sticks out for me. The hops are most certainly there in this one, with pine and orange rind coming out the more that you drink it. They're not as pronounced as I would like. Not sure if that's what the brewer intended, or because this one sat on the shelf for a while before I picked it up. Regardless, this is one phenomenal beer. As I said I'm not completely sold on it being a double IPA, but it's very good nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 02:25:15 | More by eclaycamp
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Appearance:
The bright orange body is incredibly clear and hosts steady streams of bubbly. Nice, thick off-white head has good retention and light lacing.

Aroma:
Earthy. Hoppy, but somehow not as potent as expected. Plenty of pine and hints of rye and chocolate break though a light caramel backbone. Vague mahogany note. Very clean.

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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