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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

11,775 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 11,775
Reviews: 3,520
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 388
Gots: 1,324 | 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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mayorwalda

New York

4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Here we go, my first review of a pale ale and it's a mighty "Imperial IPA" no less.

Right off, Dogfish Head's Imperial IPA pours a nice (curious) amber color and gathers at the top of your glass a nice foamy head, which releases a bouquet of floral hopps and a very slight, if there is said to be one at all, grassy aroma which IPA drinkers know and love. The explosion of aroma that you get from pouring a good head of this beer is a perfect example of why people love the head on their beer--and right now, I’m loving it.

Upon the first sip, well, simply put, I was shocked, maybe a little floored. This beer is so amazingly well balanced and it took me completely by surprise with all the talk (on the bottle) about this being hopped for 90 minutes, etc. etc. I had been expecting a swig of pure hopps with a tail end of alcohol bite, but this beer is really, really malty and its smoothness is unparalleled by any IPA I’ve ever had. This beer also has a unique alcoholic bite (09% ABV), and I find that odd too, but this is an Imperial IPA after all, and with the title comes (much) more of both hopps and barley and that of course means more sugar for the yeast to turn into blessed, blessed alcohol. The somewhat higher ABV is unique especially given the depth of this beer’s taste and I think that while some beer’s higher ABV is a detriment to what might be an otherwise smooth brew, this IPA benefits from its boost in ABV. I might go as far as saying that this brew’s ABV keeps it an IPA, because honestly this beer is so smooth that it makes you forget you’re drinking an IPA. It is the aroma of this beer and its curious alcoholic bite that make you to remember you’re drinking a very fine, surely unique IPA.

Beyond the taste of this beer, which lends you a variation from your day-to-day IPA, this beer feels and drinks more or less like an ordinary IPA. The beer is crisp, well carbonated and light in mouth. If you’re into IPAs give this one a shot. It might not take the spot of your favorite IPA but you certainly won’t forget it any time soon!

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 05:31:15 | More by mayorwalda
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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 11,775 ratings.