90 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #101
ABV:
9%
Score:
95
Ranked #848
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 10.93%
Reviews:
4,071
Ratings:
16,371
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90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA
Notes: 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
Reviews: 4,071 | Ratings: 16,371 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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RaulMondesi from California

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Never had a beer like this one before. No sir. I felt like I want to sleep on Mars but woke up on. Venus. Yeah, this one is powerful, but smooth like a Williams sister hitting a serve. This one is a winner like all the chicken dinners.

See ya.

Saturday at 04:58 AM
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Timfriley

4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I am not a lover of all things IPS. This one is unusually GOOD. Very hoppy- but does not have the overwhelming grapefruit juice flavor of many popular IPAs. Very strong malt flavors combne with the very nice (NOT all grapefruity) hop flavors. I was afraid to try it, but am glad I did. I'd love to compare it against Middle Ages "Late Knight IPA, which is a similar style that I can enjoy

Sep 14, 2021
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hankp59 from New York

4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Descent head that disappears. Dark golden almost copper color. Lots of tiny bubbles that add effervescence and freshness to rich mouth feel. An IPA imperial that is both very malty and hoppy at the same time. For a heavily hopped beer there is lots of flavor but not unpleasantly bitter as many an IPA can be. Wonderful stuff, 9% strong without tasting boozy.

Aug 17, 2021
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MackSauce from Missouri

4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've tried my fair share of IPAs and this stomps all of them. It isn't trying to mask any flavors with bitterness, instead going for a malty but only slightly hoppy tone. Great taste, or should I say, I can actually taste it without getting assaulted by hops. And quite an easy drinker for 9%. Would recommend picking it up if you find it.

Aug 07, 2021
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HopsKing from Indiana

4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Everywhere I go, I order this and whatever beer I'm in the mood for. The reason is that whomever I'm with ... I want them to sample a pour of 90 Minute IPA; proof that a 9% ABV doesn't have to be bitter. Always magnificent!

Jul 31, 2021
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BigMac59 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look is a coppery fairly clear color
A nice foamy head that slowly subsides
The aroma is definitely malty
First taste is malt and alcohol, in a good way!
The hops are there, but I think nicely combined with the malt and a bit of dankness.
Lovely mouthfeel.
Overall a VERY nice imperial IPA

Jul 15, 2021
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FrMatthewLC from Canada (NS)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A clear amber beer. A slight issue with too much head when pouring. A strong but smooth IPA - I can't think of another beer with this much alcohol & hops that is still smooth.

Jul 11, 2021
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SWOhio-aquifer from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

After binging for years on ipa's. A break was in order. Too much hops to much alcohol is par for the course.
However, when I do go ipa I have a good backlog of ideas and tastings.
Haven't had this one in ten pluses years. One of the first double ipa's I ever tasted!
So, when the local gas station surprisingly had this it brought memories of yesteryear.
I was not disappointed! Outstanding on all levels. And now with a different palate I only drink malted forward ipa's. But this has has all the bouquet of the hop bombs without the excessive bitterness!
Cheers

Jul 04, 2021
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Saraband7

4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow this is serious. So happy to finally have tried this. It’s hoppy as all get out but very drinkable. It hits you with wheat goodness and has got some sweeter notes without being too much.

Jun 27, 2021
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JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12-oz bottle into pint glass in June 2021. There was no brewed date on the label. I drank this less about 1 month after purchase.

Appearance: Deep gold color with huge white head. It is a bright and has a clear color, like other IPAs. Head is very thick, and it lasts a minute time, leaving a small covering. There is a lot of lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma filled the room while the beer was being poured. Strong aroma of citrus, pine, and hops, as well as some sweetness like pineapple. Also, a little earthy or straw aroma. Overall, the citrus aroma dominates the other aromas.

Taste: Sweet taste with a strong bitter hops edge. There is also a nice malt sweetness as well. This matches the 'powerful malt backbone' statement on the label. There is a typical hops and citrus flavor, but with some sweetness as well. This is bitter like most other IPAs. Has a very nice after-taste that lasts a long time. Overall a nice balance and very drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Medium-Strong bodied, which makes this very drinkable. Medium-Strong alcohol, which matches the 9.0% listed.

This is a very good and interesting IPA. It has a nice mix of citrus, grapefruit, hops, malt, and other flavors, which makes it enjoyable. I like the overall balance, and that the citrus flavors are pronounced but do not dominate the flavor. It has more of a hop edge than many other IPAs. This would be a good IPA to drink often.

This is one of my favorite IPAs, and I will definitely buy this again.

Jun 26, 2021
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deanob

4.82/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

nose is very piney and hoppy, some sweetness.
taste is very bitter and hoppy at first, tongue hurts a bit. fruitiness in body. notice more of a sweetness in smell after tasting. finish and after taste seems a bit dry and sticky. Opens up as it warms and seems more boozy. Some malt / grain taste in after taste.

appearance is clear, amber, nice lacing.
a classic.

May 13, 2021
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blazerkor from Nevada

4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It smells so fresh.  There is sweetness and a citrussy fruit scent.  It almost smells like a hoppy pear.

The sweetness is still there when I taste it but more prominent is the complexity of both citrus and dank hops and bitterness.

It's light and refreshing. It feels smooth, sudsy and easy to drink. The aftertaste is long lasting and politely bitter.

Overall it's a really good IPA. I love how every brewery's IPAs have their own distinctive taste and this one has it's.  Delicious really. I give it a 5.1 out of 6.

May 10, 2021
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Iamaskier from Idaho

4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, glowing orange color and lightly translucent. Very even head that remains for some time and leaves good lacing. Smell is floral and sweet, with hints of orange and mango. The taste, oh the taste. The body is heavily floral, with hints of cherry, orange, and vanilla. The hops come out on the finish, slightly dank, but the bitterness is surprising low for an imperial. The feel is creamy, and you’re left with a rich coating on your tongue, which I assume comes from the high ABV.
This is my new favorite IPA. It’s as rich in its own right as most barrel aged stouts, and balances sweet and bitter amazingly. Sip it, savor it, make it last 90 minutes if you can.

May 05, 2021
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KT3418 from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I feel like I got a wicked old one as I tasted no hops, just bitter or alcohol and the head was like 3 inches. Definitely giving another shot at another time so I can scrap this review.

May 05, 2021
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FunInDaTub

3.54/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Before I start, I'm not the biggest imperial ipa fan. This is also my first review, so I'm not much of an expert with these. With that being said...

Look: Dark amber color.
Smell: Malty with slight hop aroma.
Taste: Overall not too hoppy, wish I could taste the hops a bit more but it's pretty malty.
Feel: Thicker with a drier finish.
Overall: Can see why other people would like it because it is one of the better imperials I've had. I'm just not the biggest fan of imperials.

Apr 24, 2021
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BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a 16 oz pint glass. Bottle says best by August 2021 so I imagine this beer is about halfway through it's shelf life.


This is the first imperial IPA I ever had but I never got around to reviewing it. All I remember from years ago is it went down like beer punch. Let's dive into a proper review of this classic.

The appearance is a dark reddish-amber with a 1inch head that clings to the sides of the glass. Right off the bat I get a whiff of ruddy caramel malts, some candy aroma. The hop aroma is more herbal than piney. Some citrus aroma, and hints of blueberry. The taste is on the malt side, the hops really don't jump out off this one. Rasberry black tea like flavor. Pie crust. Refreshing flavor, just slightly chewy. Lingering malt finish. The alcohol is well concealed. This is such an easy drinking beer. I always referred to it as a classic east coast IPA (before the whole hazy New England IPA thing). It doesn't have the bitter hop astringency or tropical flavors of for example a Lagunitas or Green Flash west coast IPA. Rather this beer is bordering on being a light barleywine. Darken it just a tad more and up the abv and it woud be into barleywine territory.

Overall, not quite as good as I remember, but still very good. A unique alternative to the face melting bitterness of a lot of the IPA's I am used to drinking.

Apr 08, 2021
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Sigmund from Norway

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled bottle, RBNAG 2007 in Grimstad. Dark amber colour. Nice hoppy aroma, not as strong as expected. Very hoppy flavour throughout, bordering on "too much". Plenty of taste, you might say ...

Mar 19, 2021
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Bboggs623 from California

4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I’m knew to reviewing beers so I’m practicing. I’ve read through how to review and how to taste... so hear it goes:

Look: 4
Amber

Smell: 3.5
Floral at first pour, Malty

Taste: 4.5
Wow this is really balance and delicious

Mouth: 4.5
Medium body, Smooth, Light carbonation, bitter at the end

Overall = 4.5

This was a really good, and balanced IPA... really liked the malty ness

How do others discern between 4, 4.25, 4.5?

Mar 07, 2021
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. Stamped on bottle neck is best by of 'Aug 2021'. Revised, updated label.
Clear, deep gold colored body. One finger white head. Fragmented sheets of lacing.
Aroma is citrus and pine hops with a malt backbone.
Taste is sweet caramel malt, with a hop punch that is dank, piney, with a bit of citrus. Aftertaste is a sweet caramel and pine candy bar.
Fuller mouth feel, and an invitation to swirl the beer in the mouth. Very good carbonation. Has a bit of a dry finish due to the alcohol percentage.
Excellent balance of sweet and bite. Allows the higher ABV% to express, but not to burn. Old school goodness.

Feb 24, 2021
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harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this beer on draft many times but never reviewed it. Now here I sit with a 12 oz bottle to try.

Pours a clear brownish orange with a small short lived head.

Smells of malt, slightly dank hops and alcohol. Tastes of sweet caramelly malt with a mildly bitter hop and warm boozy finish.

Medium heavy body with light carbonation. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel.

This is a well made old school IPA .

Jan 19, 2021
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IBU_Hunter from California

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall, a superbly crafted double IPA that balances the hoppiness with strong malt/syrupy sweetness. Very heavy, as in you can’t have more than one! Unlike Stone Enjoy By series or like Russian River Mind Circus IPA! But I still give it two thumbs up.

Dec 29, 2020
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dkoehler42 from New York

3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is Dogfish Head's 90 Minute IPA. The bottle is a little old, so the flavor might be off a bit. It has a crisp nose of hops, but not overpowering. The color looks like a typical pale ale. The malt tries to get in there, but the hops quickly usurp the flavor. It's not a citrus flavor like cascade, but a pleasant bitterness nonetheless. The malt shows up on the back end as it leaves, and the mouthfeel is surprisingly clean. I expected a sticky feeling.

Nov 19, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A pint of golden bronze came from a tap head, replete with a solid and a lasting white topping. The head and glass lacing endured a slow and savory finish of the beer. This ale has everything it should and nothing it shouldn't. There're sweet malts, body, hoppy bitterness and softness to the palate, all in perfect unison. Consistent from first taste to the last drop, this is remarkabley excellent.

Sep 25, 2020
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RUSSRGR from Delaware

4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly dark amber color with a decent head. Hoppy, piney, citrus aromas. Bold taste that is citrusy, but not too hoppy or bitter. Medium body finish that lingers but still not too bitter. My favorite of all the Dogfish brews.

Sep 19, 2020
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mikeinportc from New York

4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Botted 07/01/20. At 75 days, probably the freshest I've seen/had it, so might as well review it. :)

Slightly hazy orange-amber, with light, creamy, off-white head.

Smell is candied citrus rind - mostly orange, a deep, rich, rounded pine smell, toffee, and a sweet, bread+honey malt aroma.

Taste is similar to aroma, but milder, and more evenly balanced.Starts with a syrupy orange flavor, followed by light pine, then a blend of toffee,bread , and floral & herbal hop flavor. Light-moderate bitterness balances the sweeter elements. In actuality, it's probably more bitter than I'm perceiving it, given what it's countering, but it's not that noticeable.

Feel is medium, initially mildly creamy, becoming lightly prickly as the very,very fine carbonation kicks in. Leaves a syrupy coating on the tongue .

Overall, thoroughly enjoyable. A classic for a reason. Worth a try . :)

Sep 15, 2020
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