90 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA
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From:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
 
Delaware, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #299
ABV:
9%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,619
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 11.01%
Reviews:
4,095
Ratings:
12,339
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 22, 2022
Added:
Nov 19, 2001
Wants:
  895
Gots:
  5,120
SCORE
95
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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
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Reviewed by JesseJames81 from California

3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a rich, golden reddish amber color, with a thick white foam head. Good retention and leaves behind some sticky lacing.

Aroma: Sweet bready malt and pine. A subtle touch of citric fruit.

Taste. A pronounced maltiness followed by hoppy layers of citrus and pine. Some bready biscuit notes. Malt backbone and a bitterness that starts half-way through, and rides all the way to the end. Finishes fairly clean.

Overall: This is one interesting, well balanced beer.
Sep 22, 2022
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Reviewed by LucidoMMA from California

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
First review here goes.
Glassware used - Lagunitas pint glass
Appearance- pours an amber color with a 1 finger foam head.

Smells sweetly like of caramel and apples.

Taste- taste of malt and breadiness fades Into a minimally bitter finish.
Sep 17, 2022
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Reviewed by ReverendSoup from Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Something they did with the hops and the malt... the BITTER is SWEET. Like, simultaneously. They are one.
Poured from can into my lucky pint glass and paired with cooked-from-frozen orange chicken.
Amber colored with 3-finger, long-lived foamy off-white head. Smells lemony-piney, reminds me of Murphy's Oil Soap... that's a compliment, I promise, I used to be a housekeeper. Precisely zero complaints on look, smell, or taste. I do wish the foam would cut it out a little so I wasn't getting half a mouthful of it every sip, but you can't win 'em all. It is very pretty, at least. Top notch IPA.
Sep 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3.9 by BlueTrain

Sep 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.24 by AmatuerSurgeon from Missouri

Sep 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Sep 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by Blitz23 from Pennsylvania

Aug 28, 2022
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Reviewed by TheRealLLedgerwood

2.6/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
So bitter! Also, the color looks off and the bubbles are too small. I understand this is highly rated but it is not to my liking. Beer buyer beware!
Aug 27, 2022
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look: Rich amber-red with a formidable eggshell head that erupts on the pour and holds as a pillow, slowly receding and leaving great lacing behind
Aroma: Pine needles and sap, grapefruit, fir needles, orange, raw hop cones, and some bready malt
Taste: Starts out with layers of pine and hop cones that pile on one another for prominence and followed by nice notes of freshly baked bread. Citrus fruits peek in once the conifer barrage settles down and mixes in before pine and fir return for the close
Mouthfeel: Full, medium-high carbonation, and a decently dry finish with zero hint of the ABV
Overall: This is good stuff and a classic. One of the first DIPA’s I had 15+ years ago and cool that they still make it and in stovepipe cans to boot. C-hops are prominent and the strong malt presence showcases this as an old-school DIPA, which I like. Tasty and fun to try again after many years
Aug 07, 2022
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Just a classic. Really great continuous hopping for a bitter and delicious IPA.
Aug 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.65 by JoeDKSki

Jul 21, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured out as a copperish color with a foamy head that slowly subsides.
The smell is of malt plus a nice hoppy aroma.
The taste is that of malt, hops, and what you expect from an IPA - Imperial.
Definitely one that I will be getting again.
Jul 21, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle from a 6 pack. Right fine IPA. Balanced bitter & malt. It’s got the look, the pungent aroma that non-IPA people hate, a nice long finish. Recycle. Repeat.
Jul 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Saluki from Florida

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Looks and smells good. What matters most is taste and this is not a light weight, which it isn't supposed to be. Heavy on the malt would be only criticism. Almost prefer the 60 minute if only because I can drink two in succession and save some calories, which you can do with this 90, however two of these and that ends the session for me.
Jul 15, 2022
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Rated by shu from Georgia

4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Great IPA. The hype did not disappoint.
Jul 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Shiredave from New York

4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Large format 19oz. can with NOV 2022 stamped on the bottom.
This pours a beautiful, medium orange-amber color, gloriously clear with a tall head of off-white that peppered the glass with lace.
The aroma is less than I remember - more citrus than 20 years ago and less malt sweetness in the nose. Some caramel and grain notes are there but not the blast of scents this had when produced, in smaller, more lovingly made batches.
As it warms and I swirl, more floral hops come forward as well as some more grainy wort.
Flavor is much better than expected - not as rich and malty as I recall but firm in it's malt character if a bit less balanced.
Hop flavors from mid/constant boil seem less, this that when it first came out defined the term "juicy" for beer.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin but just fine for style and maybe the only improvement over the first few years when it was a bit on the heavy side.
Finish is mildly and pleasantly alcoholic complimented by lingering grassy hop flavors and bitterness.
This still has good balance and hop flavor w/out sacrificing malt character. Not bad for a big batch beer.
A previous reviewer said " Old school goodness". I couldn't agree more.
Jul 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Vykk_Draygo

4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Amber, with good clarity. Head pours moderately thick (about a finger), and is an off-white eggshell color. Fade to a persistent cap with little lacing.

Aroma is initially malt. Thick, sugary barley. Floral hops, sweet pine, lime peel, then toffee. Going back in, I get grapefruit, pineapple, and mandarin oranges.

On the palate, it's thick, sweet malt. Toffee, caramel, sugar, dried fruit, and candied orange peel. Sweet piney resin. Lasting bitterness. This is about as close as you get to a barleywine without crossing over.

The taste and aroma continue to evolve as it warms. The malt becomes more prominent, but it always finishes with a pleasant piney bitterness. Overall, this is a delicious beer that is right up my alley. I love that orange hop flavor coupled with thick barley malt.
Jul 02, 2022
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Clear orange amber brew is quite handsome in the tall goblet with abundant foam. Hugely hoppy and quite bitter, but not too unpleasant. Interesting dark roasted malty taste. Grapefruit and piney hops.

Distinctive woody taste. Just the thing to hop up some Blonde Ale I am stuck with. From the 19.325 oz can. A massive amount of this strong beer for a few bucks at a nondescript southern California liquor store. Dated AUG 2022, hopefully a "drink by" date.
Jun 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by BD3 from Wisconsin

Jun 26, 2022
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Rated by Legendary_Geko from Florida

4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A really good IPA, not crushable, tastes very good. A lot of calories though
Jun 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by Hawkfish from Washington

Jun 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by dblipajunkie from California

Jun 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.46 by Bryan-K from Pennsylvania

May 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.7 by Beecham from California

May 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.38 by cold_beer

May 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.52 by Jarrod_LC from Louisiana

May 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.47 by DavyDnIndy from Indiana

May 12, 2022
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Rated by Youvegotyourselfastew from New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tastes a bit like cream soda
May 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by Jkolls from Ohio

May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Strong malt smell with some sweet chocolate. Taste is malt dominant with a mix of sweet chocolate, hops & some light citrus. This is a quality brew that tastes great!
May 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Apr 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by beerrat from Virginia

Apr 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by not2quick from Missouri

Mar 31, 2022
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Rated by emilymcmillin from Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
1-2 of these and you'll be good! Great beer for all the hops lovers!
Mar 29, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz can best by date June 2022 into a pint glass.
L: Pours almost crystal clear amber w/a 1" pock marked creamy off white head w/decent retention to a creamy skin. Random lacing and some sticky sheeting.
S: Caramelized malts, grassy hops, orange zest, a hint of bread. It is pungent, fruity & floral.
T: Citrus zest, black tea, caramelized roasty malts, grapefruit, fruit cake, grassy hops, lemon drop candy, a suggestion of brown bread, moderate alcohol. It is somewhat tart w/pine resin in a med-long linger. Powerful malts, bold hops and is full flavored.
F: Sharp, firm & smooth med-heavy bodied mouth feel that is lightly sticky and almost thick. It has a rather drying finish.
O: A full flavored American Imperial IPA that truly delivers an enthusiastic and unrestrained dense punch of malts & hops. It's taste is BIG and it is excellent in it's style.
Mar 28, 2022
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Rated by Suthrncum4t from Tennessee

3.4/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Wouldn’t turn it down but…I’ve had better
Mar 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Perioddicals from Texas

4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L - Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Dogfish Head IP Glass. Two finger off-white head. Pours golden and hazy. Decent lacing.

S - Bitter citrus and floral IPA scent

T - Taste is more complex than scent. Has some maltiness to balance the bitter floral and citrus. Very balanced for an IPA. Each taste goes back and forth between malt and hop.

F - Nice medium oily feel.

O - Top notch IPA. Drank the same night as 60 Min IPA. Both are wonderful beers that are definitely in my annual rotation. The 60 Minute is the IPA standard for me. This 90 Minute is a great premium version with more complexity.
Feb 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Kiiz

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Best by Jul 2022. Drinking feb 24 2022. Room temperature.

L: amber body, off white 2 finger head that becomes a ring. Good lacing.

S: mostly tropical fruit, some pine, a hint of malt.

T: a nice piney bitterness, grapefruit tartness, a touch of sweetness, and a bittersweet hoppy roasted malt finish.

F: a full viscous body, similar to a good barrel aged stout. Creamy and coats the tongue. Beautiful execution for a dipa.

O: an above average ipa in every aspect. The mouth feel was my favorite part, but there were no major weaknesses. Definitely a better ipa for malt centric beer lovers. Probably better options out there if you like pine sol flavored beer.
Feb 24, 2022
 
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