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90 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA

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12,538 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,538
Reviews: 3,559
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 453
Gots: 1,734 | FT: 26
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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5/5  rDev +16.8%

TimBeaulieu, Nov 18, 2013
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3.31/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Re-review. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear copper color. The cream-colored head has both a nice size - at three fingers high - and good frothiness. Retention is very good, also. No doubt, this is an aesthetically pleasing brew.

S: There really isn't much 'wow' with the aroma. Generally, it seems to bring a lot in the way of herbal and even tobacco qualities, rather than citrusy or tropical fruit ones. The caramel/toffee from the malt backbone is supremely evident, also. I'm not disappointed by the light hoppiness, even though it's not even a month old.

T: Slight herbal notes are quickly washed away by the big malt backbone. There is a large amount of caramel, toffee, marzipan, and even brown sugar. A touch of minty flavor lingers post-swallow, and there isn't an ounce of bitterness anywhere. I've always felt 90 Minute - if nothing else - had one of the better malt backbones among DIPAs, and that confirmation still rings true. A shame the hop profile can't keep up. Not only does the hop profile not keep up, but it becomes somewhat boozy after warming up sufficiently. Basically, it feels and tastes like it's 9%, no more, no less.

M: It really has a soft fullness that so many DIPAs lack. Buuuut, I don't want soft fullness in a DIPA, I want light crispness and a drinkability to bely its high ABV. It's reasonably drinkable, though the sweetness starts to haunt the palate after about half the bottle is gone.

O: Never had a DIPA before? Then give this a try - it's ridiculously easy to find (in most states), not bitter, and less than impossible to drink. For my personal tastes, it's still too malty. Even a measly year ago, this was a nice fall back option in my craft-derived portion of MD, but now that the selection is improving here, it's hard to muster any desire to purchase this again over other (superior) beers.

ThisWangsChung, Nov 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

jayfarley3, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

SudsSurfer, Nov 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

dreichus, Nov 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

CreightonSM, Nov 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

pdrake24, Nov 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

BrandtG, Nov 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

thestupidpunk, Nov 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Booner818, Nov 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

vinnyg76, Nov 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Druss157, Nov 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

dejones, Nov 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Kevin_Chapman, Nov 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

MMoncrief, Nov 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Talbott92, Nov 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

DevinK, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

viperfan01, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

patpoels, Nov 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

adeblieck, Nov 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

MallyOMight, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

jimmygord, Nov 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

schiltron, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Michael_DuBois
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

What's not to like about this hop heavy little jewel? It is clean and refreshing with a bouquet that made you feel as if you were walking amongst the hop fields of Willamette Valley on a crisp summer morning in the shadows of the rolling hills of the United States Northwest. Too poetic? Yeah, maybe.

This ale was freaking awesome though! The rich red color of the brew was a kin to the cap that kept it safe within its bottle. I released it from its holding into a pint glass adorning the logo of the Milwaukee Brewers. I keep company from the great state of Wisconsin....please don't tell my MN friends, they wouldn't understand. The first sip was strong with hops, citrus and my brain kept telling me there was a hint of arugula but no one in their right mind would introduce a peppery micro-green into an IPA. Nonetheless, I got notes of pepper and spice...and it was fantastic!

About half-way through the glass I began eating a spicy chili prepared by friend and that's when I really started to appreciate this arugula flavor that kept popping into my senses. Inexplicably, I poured the last ounce of beer into the remainder of my chili, stirred it about and then...CRUSHED IT! Intrigued by my actions, the rest of those in attendance poured a little of the beer into their bowls and followed suit. We all silently stood up from our chairs. Made our way into the kitchen. Fixed another bowl of chili and cracked the last 90 Minute IPA and divided it up amongst us....directly into our chili.

Michael_DuBois, Nov 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Stugotzo, Nov 15, 2013
90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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