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90 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA

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12,240 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,240
Reviews: 3,537
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 422
Gots: 1,571 | FT: 25
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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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Photo of ryguy31


4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-23-2014 02:10:34 | More by ryguy31
Photo of dweideman

New Hampshire

3.68/5  rDev -14%

Bottled on 12/5/05. Poured a rich, thick, lasting head w/excellent lacing. Clear orange/yellow hue. Heavy rich hop aroma with a slight hint of burnt malts. Almost a belgian type yeast taste at the beginning followed by a white wine taste on the palate with the sweetness lingering for an extended period of time. Hops really came out more in the aftertaste. Overall, I was surprised by the sweetness of this IPA which made it different from others that I have tasted in the past.

01-04-2006 18:53:20 | More by dweideman
Photo of Dennycurr


4.24/5  rDev -0.9%

Lots going on with this beer. Has the aroma, one gets with good, strong Belg beers.
Really fills the mouth with gusto. It has bite!
It even LOOKS like a beer that is to be respected. Not yellow and certainly not dark, but a nice deep gold color with a beautiful white head.
It is not a heavy beer for being a 9%-er. Definitely tasty tho. Soooo....watch out!
This beer has me wondering what the 120 IPA would be like. Haven't had that one yet.
Had the 60 IPA...and it was pretty good. This one, (90 min), is a quality beer. A step above.


04-20-2013 01:45:37 | More by Dennycurr
Photo of stolee


4.75/5  rDev +11%

08-11-2014 16:24:03 | More by stolee
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-17-2012 03:06:12 | More by cwstanton
Photo of Raiders757


4.75/5  rDev +11%

03-13-2013 22:31:36 | More by Raiders757
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-25-2014 21:09:09 | More by JayDub
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-15-2012 02:23:56 | More by EasyDub
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4.68/5  rDev +9.3%

A: a copper pour with a simple white head. The head dissipates quickly in the center. The head sticks to the side of the glass as it is consumed.

S: a distinct malty smell. A woodsy, piny smell with a bit of lemon from the hops.

T: very malty with piny hops on the back of the palate.

M: a face full of hops and malts, coating the inside of the mouth.

D: very drinkable, high ABV gives the body a good feel post consumption.

06-04-2010 11:38:55 | More by xcrunner78
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New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%

A - Pours a clean and clear gold/light amber with thein whit head. Spotty lacing down the glass.

S - A good aroma of citrusy and piney hops. Backed by sweet sugary malts.

T - Sweet fruity hops, backed by sweet malts, not too much alcohol considering the ABV

M - Sweet and smooth. Medium bodied mild carbonation.

D - Goes down like water. Could have a bunch and be happy.

03-14-2009 03:56:25 | More by MaduroMike
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New York

4.47/5  rDev +4.4%

A: Seriously thick, persistent caramel-colored head. Cloudy, amber liquid with lively carbonation.

S: Chocolate, mocha java coffee, malt yeast and a bit of alcohol up front. Secondary notes of grape fruit, lime, flowers and molasses. Every time I sniff it I get something a little different.

T: Sweet with a lot of the caramel and citrus notes of the nose and a very rich and creamy backbone. Fades to burnt caramel and finishes with coffee and chocolate. The hops are citrusy and fresh. The alcohol is carried extremely well through to the finish, which lasts forever.

M: Bold, creamy and very nice. Very fine carbonation perfectly balances the dense dark flavors and accentuates teh hops. Extremely creamy and bright.

D: In heaven, this is what they drink.

06-30-2009 12:06:40 | More by petroos
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-15-2012 04:29:28 | More by terrafirma
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4.1/5  rDev -4.2%

poured from a 12 oz bottle into my piraat tulip glass. pours a light amber color with a three finger white head. it doesn't stick around long, little to no lacing.

first impressions of the smell are of light caramel and a bit of hops. not sure why i'm not getting more hops in this, i'm slightly confused and dissapointed. there's a faint bit of chocolate in the smell as well.

tastes quite a bit like the smell actually, medium bodied, somewhat ambiguous hop/malt taste in the beginning, leading into a caramel malty finish, maybe a bit of vanilla if you search for it.

incredibly drinkable and delicious, but not quite what i look for in an ipa.

07-18-2010 02:44:58 | More by sirdillon
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4.38/5  rDev +2.3%

In honor of IPA day...

Poured into a brandy snifter glass. Very nice creamy head that sits atop a golden brown body. Great lacing on the side of the glass, looks absolutely delectable.

Smells very malty, more so than your traditional IPA. A sweet caramel smell hits the nose balanced nicely by the floral hop aroma.

Tastes a perfect blend of maltiness and hoppiness; roasty, bready with a nice touch of earthiness and bitterness from the hops.

Bubbly and warm going down with a semi-dry finish.

Nice beer.

08-03-2012 02:27:43 | More by Dankuel
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New York

5/5  rDev +16.8%

07-05-2013 21:43:18 | More by anohvc
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

11-11-2013 02:01:05 | More by BurnInLA
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-24-2014 22:07:41 | More by mirthywvu
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North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev -1.4%

Pours a dark golden with about half a finger of cream colored head. Very nice lacing as you proceed through the drink.

Smell has notable roasted malty hops with some sweet herbals. I also seem to detect some sweet syrup smells looming in the background.

Tastes just as it smells, some good roasted malt flavors with sweet herbals, a good thicker mouthfeel with some nice warmness from the alcohol in the aftertaste.

Overall I really enjoy Dogfish Head's IPAs, they have great flavor depth and character separating them from the crowd. Will definitely keep some on hand.

07-15-2011 03:01:36 | More by S7R4nG3
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-19-2014 03:41:42 | More by dbauer
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3.7/5  rDev -13.6%

Served from a bottle

A- very average appearance. pale straw color and minimal lacing on the glass.

S- strong hop aroma with some sweet malty character to it.

T- very well balanced malt and hops flavor. more malt character and less hops in comparison to the 60 minute ipa.

M- average mouthfeel. light to medium bodied. malt flavor stuck around a little longer than an average ipa but hops hung around for quite a while.

O- A very well balanced ipa with a little more hop character than usual

03-22-2011 01:30:00 | More by jester5120
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4.28/5  rDev 0%

Poured from a 12oz bottle in to an imperial pint glass. Pours a translucent amber color with a 1" cream colored head. Lots of bubbles floating quickly to the top.

It has a nice citrus & pine scent to it. And some caramel like sweetness to it. For the 9% alcohol I don't really pick up on the alcohol taste as much as I would have expected. I can feel it a touch at the end of swallow.

The sweet taste really comes through for me, and that sweetness stays in the aftertaste as well. I don't get the big citrus taste that I would expect from a big IPA. Has a nice creamy feel in my mouth.

03-26-2011 22:54:37 | More by perryw
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4.38/5  rDev +2.3%

Dogfish Head never disappoints.

An Imperial IPA featuring a constant 90-minute hop addition. It's wonderfully balanced by a ridiculous amount of English Barley. Each tank is dry hopped for extra amounts of delight!

I think I was most impressed with the rich mouthfeel of this brew. the taste is sweet and hoppy at the same time. It makes me want to keep going back for another swig!

06-09-2011 20:28:16 | More by mvforegonian
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4.64/5  rDev +8.4%

This is a really great beer to start it all off! IMO it does not resemble any IPA I have had before.

A- light amber appearance with a nice head that lasts somewhat, with decent lacing

S- sweetness, brown sugar, molasses, and some booze almost like a bourbon citrus finish

T- sweet up front, reminiscent to that of a Belgian ale flavor. A lot of brown sugar, maple and dates. Finishes with the more typical ipa citrus hop taste that is surprisingly not overwhelming for such a strong beer.

O- great beer, a bit heavy, the sweetness definitely covers up the alcohol. However there is boozy taste and as it warms the hoppy bitterness really emerges.

09-10-2013 04:50:03 | More by itlnstallion11
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-26-2013 08:00:30 | More by tomb_ride
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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

Bottled on 9 June 2011 and poured into a crystal mug.

A: Pours a light amber with a slight haze and 1 inch of off white head that drops to a thin film.

S: Dominating hops with piney citrus and resin notes.

T: Carmel malt sweetness, hops (pine, citrus, resin) with a warming alcohol finish. Perfect malty aftertaste to balance the powerful hops.

M: Medium carbonation and a medium body.

O: This is how a DIPA should be; a great balance of strong flavors.

07-19-2011 00:21:32 | More by metal850
90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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