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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

13,866 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 13,866
Reviews: 3,736
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 580
Gots: 2,782 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2001

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
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3.63/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice light amber color. Slightly hazy with a thin head that has good retention. The nose is so faint I can't detect much (but at least it doesn't smell bad).

Taste is quite sweet, but thanks to the craftsmanship at DH it's not so sweet that the hops make it medicinal-tasting. Predominant flavors are in the sweet, figgy, jammy department and the hops lend it a slight cedary hint. Certainly lots of malted barley went into this, undoubtedly to balance out the hops. The brewer went for balance here instead of just going for a hop explosion (a pity - no wonder I couldn't smell much). A slight alcohol tinge is evident and it becomes more apparent as the beer warms a bit, but never really becomes unpleasant. Mouthfeel is nice and firm without being syrupy or creamy.

This was a very good beer, but I won't buy it again. It's too well-behaved. If I'm going to pay this much for an IIPA, I'm not looking for balance. I want a bit of chaos. I want disorder. In short, I WANT HOPS! I want a good old fashion tongue lashing. I want a beer I'm going to still be tasting in the morning. I want a beer that newbies take a sip of, make a face like they've just bit into a raw lemon, and say ``good gosh! How can you stand that stuff?'' I can't justify buying this beer instead of, say, Stone Ruination, 3F Dreadnaught, RR Pliny the Elder, or Founders Double Trouble.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice tauny orange pour with a thin white cap. Good carbonation.

Heavy hop nose, citrusy, & slightly astringent .

Great, huge, hop flavor as advertised. Nice juicy, sticky, citrus flavor. Any malt characteristics are obliterated by the hop. There is no balance here.

Medium bodied, sticky, not slick.

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3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a fluted pint glass (new belgium), color is amber, nicely carbonated with a an off white head that presents 1/4" thick and laces the glass well.

Smell is caramel and lightly toasted malt, maybe some biscuit quickly overtaken by mixed pine/citrus hops and alcohol.

Taste is lightly toasted malt and caramel thats mixed well with hop bitterness and flavors of pine and mild citrus.

Mouthfeel is somewhat sticky from the sweetness, but cleans up well through the finish.

Overall, a solid great tasting beer of its own, touch too much caramel flavors for my dipa preferences but just a solid beer.

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 13,866 ratings.