90 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by usechopstix4soup:
4.79/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Poured cloudy amber into pint glass, head was present but the beauty of the beer lied within the color. It was not quite see-through but it was not opaque either.
The smell was fantastic, strong fumes of oranges, grapefruit rinds, with a pleasantly sweet scent that reminds me of flowers and honey. Some hops and bread as well.
As expected, beer is very hoppy and bitter. Bitterness and pine-ness is very similar to 60 minute IPA but intensified but it is balanced very well with sweet flavors that many IPAs do not do. This makes the beer more drinkable without making a face every time you throw some back. The beer finishes with a nice, crisp bready finish. I taste some nutty flavors, roasted malts, and spices that are tinkle the back of the mouth.
Beer is creamy and full-bodied, finishes off with a very refreshing, crisp feel to it. If you are new to dogfish head IPAs, I would definitely start off with 60 minute and graduate to this as I can definitely see it being a polarizing beer, but if you have the appreciation for good brewings, this beer is definitely a treat.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2013 03:23:09 | More by usechopstix4soup
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4.14/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
12oz. bottle poured into tulip. *Re-reviewed*
Original review written on 3-02-2014: 4.61.
A: Looks to be a deep red amber hue, until held to the light and a bright, yet hazy, goldenrod color appears. A gorgeous off-white cascading effect results in a gloriously large and creamy head, about two fingers and then some in stature. Retention is acceptable and a decent sized creamy cap remains throughout much of the beer. Significant amounts of lacing can be found all down the glass. Head retention seems a bit weaker than I recall from my last review.
S: Strong grapefruit juice aromas with a tender dash of pine resin. Perhaps a touch of plums? Something in the dark fruits realm going on in the middle of that grapefruit. Strong caramel malts fight for dominance over the juiciness. Nothing in this smell, however, points to this being a hop-heavy DIPA.
T: An EXTREME mesh of hops and malts, with both of them truly duking it out for the lead role. Malts add a ton of sweetness: think honey-drizzled oats, hints of caramel, sweetbreads. The hop medley is interesting. Instead of going for a pungent profile as many DIPAs do, Dogfish Head opts for a really interesting combination of spice and citrus that definitely offers a respectable touch of bitterness, but never truly overpowers the malts... it adds more of a complimenting accentual flavor note.
M: Full-bodied, borderline huge. Thick and malty and as smooth as glass. Lightly creamy texture, good carbonation. Lots of warming properties from the alcohol. The brewers down at Dogfish Head are truly artists when it comes to perfecting the feel of their beers. This is in my top 5 beers in terms of sheer textual perfection.
O: I used to hold DFH's 90-minute in the highest regards, praising it as one of the best DIPAs on the market. While I still feel it's a remarkable beer, it just doesn't push the same buttons as it used to for me. This beer struggles for balance, with the malts often taking the upper hand. While that's not an issue for everyone, it's certainly not what a bitter-freak like me looks for. With that being said, this is an excellent beer that I'll continue to drink in the future, but it'll be reserved for my maltier moods.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 00:20:06 | More by ThePaintedGrey
4.05/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz bottled 3/4/2014. Served in a DFH signature glass
Appearance: Pours a bright copper orange color with 1+ finger of a white creamy head. Decent retention and light spotty lacing. Body is relatively clear with medium amounts of visible carbonation.
Smell: Grapefruit like citrus, sweet caramel and toffee, pine, slight earthiness, touch of booziness.
Taste: Big malt sweetness balanced by hop bitterness in the finish. Flavors are more citrus and pine with lots of sweet and toasted bready malt character as well.
Mouthfeel: Medium/full bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Carbonation is medium.
Overall: Really good double IPA from Dogfish. This one is a classic for a reason.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 04:00:29 | More by Jonada
90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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