90 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.4/5 rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
750 ml, aged about 2 years
Last night I decided to crack my bottle of this. Now normally I wait 'till a relaxing time after the kids are in bed and the chores are all done to crack bottles from the cellar. The problem is, that stuff's all not done until after 10:30 lately so those cellar dwellers never get consumed. So last night I said screw it. My wife took off when I got home for some "ladies night out" type thing so I went to the downstairs fridge for my own "guy night in" type thing. I open the bottle, pour it in my snifter and... this all happens at once now... my 3 year old, who's spinning in circles, cracks her noggin on the corner of the counter top and drops to the floor bleeding, my 4 yr old is in the bathroom screaming for me to wipe her butt, and to top it off, my 6 mo old, who is enjoying the mayhem from the perch of the backpack, decides this would be a great time to puke on my neck. I kid you not. After a bit of damage control (Carly was fine) I get to drink my beer. My impressions-
The smallish head settled quickly to a wisp of bubbles around the edge. The aroma, as expected from an aged version, was a subdued piney hops, honeyish malt and fusel alcohol. The front of the beer is slightly sweet but that doesn't last long. The middle and end blur together as a hop and alcohol assault on the tongue. A saving grace was a drier finish than you would expect. Overall I found it a bit harsh. Even after 2 years in the bottle, I found the fusel alcohol/burning bitterness characteristics a bit overwhelming. I don't expect IIPAs to be the most balanced beers out there, but I expect them to be drinkable. I've had many that were better than this. The first couple of glasses were OK, but it became a bit of a chore after that. I think a cleaner, more balanced 12 oz version would be more appropriate.
Serving type: on-tap
07-31-2003 15:53:23 | More by pbrian
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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.