90 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA
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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #283
Ranked #1,631
4.27 | pDev: 11.01%
Today at 04:28 AM
Nov 19, 2001
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 dano213 from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle purchased from the fridge as a single for $2.99. No bottled on date, just a best by date of Mar 2023. I don't know how they calculate that...this bottle is probably not more than two months old. When are breweries going to stop putting best by dates instead of using bottled on/canned on dates? I have no problem with a best by date as long as it is accompanied by a born on date.

Look: Pours a very pretty amber color with an eggshell colored head. The head was very frothy and one-finger high initially, then it reduced to about a quarter finger tall.

Smell: Tons of pine and orange zest on the nose. It smells resinous, but not dank. Some green bell pepper aroma after swirling the glass. There's a touch of caramel or crystal malt coming through on the finish. It also smells a bit boozy, especially initially. A lot of that booziness blew off though. Overall, the nose It gives off a nice warm, winter-spiced impression and it smells intoxicatingly good.

Taste: For being 9% ABV, this is incredibly drinkable and delicious. Okay, I am feeling a warming sensation in my chest because I am probably drinking this a bit too fast. But still, it hides the alcohol very well. Up front, it has a nice caramel malt flavor that plays really well with the orange zest and pine flavors. The beer goes down smooth and leaves behind a mild to moderate bitterness with tons of pinecone, spruce, bitter orange, and spice notes. Some alcohol burn on the finish. I should be sipping it, but it's so tasty that I want to drink it quickly.

Feel: It's medium plus bodied and that mouthfeel is slick and oily with a bit of chewiness.

Overall: I haven't had this beer in a few years, and I don't know why not. It's one of those beers that is so old school that it loses a lot of its appeal when you see it on the shelves or in the fridge, partly because it is so old school and a bit "out of style" and partly because there are so many other beers that I haven't tried yet that I want to try. So yeah, it's easy to pass this one by, but it deserves more respect. Enjoy it fresh and enjoy it!

Excerpt from the website:
Continual hopping provided a beautiful balance to our Imperial IPA - allowing us to add a foolhardy amount of hops throughout the boil without making 90 Minute crushingly bitter. With rich pine and fruity citrus hop aromas and a strong malt backbone, 90 Minute IPA created pungent, unapologetic flavor that led Esquire to call it “perhaps the best IPA in America.”

COLOR Golden amber
AROMA Heavy piney and citrus hop aromas
FLAVOR Brandied fruitcake, raisiney, citrusy
MOUTHFEEL Full and malty with slightly lingering bitterness
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Rated: 4.36 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Sunday at 06:56 PM
Rated: 5 by Zoman

Nov 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Hooded from Texas

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Notes from 6/28/2022.
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
The beer is clear amber with 1.25 fingers of off-white head. Retention is good especially for a DIPA. There's a cap.
The intensity of aroma is slightly below medium. There are notes of grapefruit, a little lemon, pine, malt, wheat bread or maybe brown bread in general, and a hint of fruitcake.
The intensity of taste is not quite strong. The flavor has a lot of malt, a lot of hops, boose, grapefruit, pine and a general citris flavor.
The feel is thick, slightly slick, and has a moderate astringency level.
Overall, it's a very good dependable DIPA. The aroma is somewhat better than the flavor. I buy a Six-Pack of this about once a year when I want a DIPA I can count on.
Nov 17, 2022
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Rated by jonhodges

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Nov 16, 2022
Rated: 4.38 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Nov 13, 2022
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Rated by MadMike740 from Ohio

2.02/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2
Take 1 pint of cat piss mix in a teaspoon of sugar and this is what you have.
Nov 03, 2022
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Reviewed by engage_eight

4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
looks great in a 19oz can

Smell- citrus and pine, very balanced

Taste- citrus, pine, hops. very pleasing and easy to drink. bitterness is just right for my taste.

Feel- very smooth, a gentle rolling around the month and it turns very silky and smooth and heightens flavor.

over all this is my favorite year around imperial IPA by a large brewery. Enjoyable and easy to drink with great flavor.
Nov 03, 2022
Rated: 4.41 by NateHarburg from Michigan

Oct 28, 2022
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Reviewed by slugman from California

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I just picked this up at the store. I suspected Dogfish would be awesome and I had not heard of this one. Poured cold into a glass, I am so happy. This is a pro-brew. No after taste, no BS. This is a serious brew that people should try. I will be looking for the 6 pack. The grocery store only sells the big can.

Give it a try, I think you will be happy, even if you are into the "fruity IPA" that I love.
Oct 28, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Oct 18, 2022
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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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