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90 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA

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13,513 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,513
Reviews: 3,627
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 512
Gots: 2,333 | FT: 28
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served from 12 oz bottles at about 50F.

I have had this on tap several times, and it never disappoints as one of my overall favorite beers. It is truly exceptional. Yet, having polished off several 4-packs, I can say it just doesn't impress quite as much bottled. No big surprise there, but it is still very good and deserving of it's overall high praise. Unfortunately, the flavors just don't pop as much bottled, and the mouthfeel seems a bit thinner as well.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served chilled (not cold) in a tulip style glass to fully appreciate the bouquet.

A - Beautiful clear copper color with a head that retains form throughout the entire experience.

S - Citrus and pine balanced with roasted barley.

T - The citrus and pine explode on the tongue followed with a very nice malt finish.

M - Rich and full bodied. You might expect a 9% ABV beer to be super dry but the balance here masks the high alcohol content.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into (my new) Dogfish Head snifter.

A: Pours a clear deep amber with 1 finger of frothy, billowy, white head, leaving spotty lacing plentifully along the glass. Head retention is good, aided by a steady stream of bubbles from etching at the base of the glass. Beautiful beer.

S: sweet citrus, like pineapple. Malt, hops, and alcohol follow. Smell makes me worry that the taste may be a little cloying, it's so sweet.

T: Wonderfully balanced sweetness from citrus character and malt balanced against hop bitterness. The taste does not follow the sweetness on the nose nearly as severely as I'd feared. The alcohol on this is wonderfully hidden under strong flavors, but is there all the same.

M: Full, syrupy with hops. A very heavy beer for an IPA, which I quite like. Carbonation is plentiful but not overdone.

O: I never cease to be impressed by this beer. A staple IPA, for sure -- plentifully available, delicious, and inexpensive. This has been a long-standing favorite of mine, and critically revisiting it on the occasion of purchasing this new snifter has reminded me just why I try to keep this on-hand.

90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 13,513 ratings.