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90 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA

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12,938 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,938
Reviews: 3,583
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 475
Gots: 1,955 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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boriquita, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

JPeezy, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of Garcia
4.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A) nice, beautiful.
S) Wow! The hops. I love the hop smell, but thought it would be a little on the too much side.
T) you just feel the hops smack you across the face. I gave a friend some and he said "it tastes like the pellets you add when brewing).

The beer is just wonderful. It is a handful of taste as far as hops concerns. I thought that the bitterness would be a tad higher.

Garcia, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

JohnathanColeman, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

nguasta2, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

aengleman, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jonothehut, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of MattyG85
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled on 11/27/13.

Appearance: Pours a bright and fairly clear copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of white head that slowly settle into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A big and fairly ripe hoppy aroma that is very balanced by the bready malts. Upfront scent of earthy and floral hops with lots of hints of wet grass and some pine. Citrus presence is subtle with some hints of orange peel, lemon, pineapple, and slight grapefruit. Big malt balance with hints of biscuit, grains, sweet caramel, toffee, and cracker. Also some subtle hints of candied sugar and dark fruit. A very earthy and pretty nice aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, although a little more stronger with the oily hop presence. Big taste of hops upfront with earthy and floral notes of wet grass and pine resin. Citrus hop notes of orange peel, pineapple, grapefruit, and lemon zest. Hops have a nice biting but not overwhelming bitterness. Big malt presence with bready notes of biscuit, grains, caramel, toffee, yeast, and cracker. Slight undertones of dark fruit and candy sugar. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very chewy and earthy with a drying finish. Alcohol heat is subtle.

Overall: A really solid take on a Imperial IPA. Much different than the typical West Coast style. The hops are backed by a big malt presence. Balanced but still bold.

MattyG85, Jan 01, 2014
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Peter1977, Jan 01, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured bottle into snifter.

A - Light amber with a finger of head.

S - Earthy smell with light citrus. Hoppy aroma.

T - Largely citrus and pine taste. Earthy and floral.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Finishes dry.

Overall, one of my favorite DFH. A bit overpriced, but I'll buy again on rare occasion.

RingoBro, Dec 31, 2013
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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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