90 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2001

BEER STATS
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#1,238
Reviews:
3,979
Ratings:
16,008
pDev:
11.01%
 
 
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Ratings: 16,008 |  Reviews: 3,979
Photo of TheRo
4.76/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mwherritt
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not too hoppy, delicious beer, spot on brewery!

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Photo of BosDen07
3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daudelin2000
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very clear, copper color with lots of bubbles and a minimal head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is piney with some grapefruit and lots of caramel malt. In fact, the malt aroma overwhelms the hops.

Taste is also very malty with some of the dank hop flavor sneaking through. Very strong malt backbone which is so different from today's IPA's.

Mouthfeel is medium with a decent amount of bitterness. Actually, just about the perfect amount of bitterness.

Overall, I prefer my IPA's to tilt in the favor of more hops, less malt. However, I did rate this beer higher (even though it's not my favorite) because it is exactly what they were going for and they executed it flawlessly.

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Photo of Antwon616
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IUProf
3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Jjl329
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bafcats
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DerAudi
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerPirate
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LazyDog
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jguzman718
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

smells boozy, taste malty/nutty, bitter rind after taste.

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Photo of Tukiluka
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erickc
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at the Church Key in Edmonds, WA

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Photo of KMcGrath
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothmanscott
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes 8/23/13: Pours a nice deep gold/pale amber producing 2 inches of creamy, chunky, beige head which leaves behind moderate webby lacing as it recedes. Aroma is caramel, faint vanilla swimming pine, citrus, floral and fruity hop notes. Taste is caramel malt sweetness balanced with pine and citrus hops with a hint of apple/pear in the finish. Starts sweet; finishes dry and bitter. A good example of an early American craft Imperial IPA.

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Photo of btbcolo
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pretendeer
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Comes in a clear copper color with fluffy white head. Perfect retention. Lots of vibrant carbonation. Streaky lacing left behind.
The aroma is grapefruit zest, orange peel, blood orange, pine cone, caramel, mineral water, honeycomb, pine sap, pine needle.
The taste follows the nose pretty closely with lots of pine needle and pine sap, crystal sweetness without cloy. Caramel and biscuit. Some citrus presence through orange zest, grapefruit, and blood orange essence. Zesty and bitter citrus rather than juice, with the pine most forward. Crisp and clean overall. A hint of alcohol warmth. Quite bitter, with lingering citrus bitterness. Dangerously drinkable.
Medium-plus mouthfeel, smooth and and oily and highly carbonated.
Sets the standard for old-school IPA, unremarkable but well-made. A solid beer.

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Photo of Eychung
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ColoradoPhil
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rich malt, not much citrus, a delicious complex taste. Lovers of great porters are likely to enjoy this as it is less juicy than a great west coast IPA. This to me is an ample and very good Winter IPA. This is leaning towards Russian Rivers all time favorite Pliny the Elder Double IPA in its rich, slightly heavy taste. Excellent.

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Photo of JLib
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dtevans5
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of onewayboogie
3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of adis1994
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 16,008 ratings