90 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

3,862 Reviews
90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: American Double / 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

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Reviews: 3,862 | Ratings: 15,377
Photo of acmurphy696
4.87/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an outstanding beer. I don't know what took me so long to getting around to picking up a 4-pack of 90. It smells fantastic but tastes even better. It looks great too. It's refreshing when a beverage lives up to its reputation.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. Bottled on December 1st 2016.

L: Semi-cloudy golden light amber, superb three finger fluffy off-white head with excellent retention. Excellent lacing as well.

S: Rich fresh hops, herbal and floral, faint pine. Bready malts. A bit spicy.

T: Extremely well balanced for a IIPA. Incredible. Lots of hops up front with herbal and floral notes leading into pine and spicy hints. Good malt backbone keeping the bitterness in check.

F: Medium body, smooth and creamy, oil slick on the tongue as the beer dries at the finish.

O: Better than the 60 Minute and an excellent beer.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

90 Minute IPA brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, with an ABV of 9.00% This American Double/ Imperial IPA pours out a deep golden amber color with a nice white head. The head of this brew is about two fingers thick. There is also a decent amount lacing to this IPA, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell of 90 Minute IPA, is rich with sweetness, earthly grains and malts. There is a mildness of hops in the smell of this brew. The look and smell are really inviting. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You first pick up on the hop bitterness then the earthy grains and malts. There is also a nice amount of sweetness in the taste of this brew. It is really hard to pick up on the 9.00% AVB in this brew. It goes down that smooth. This is a nice medium to heavy bodied brew. You can feel that this IPA is heavier than most on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. The mouth feel is Bold Hoppy, Sweet, Clean and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving 90 Minute IPA a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely buy this brew again. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, did a super nice job with this American Double/ Imperial IPA. If you are looking for a boder IPA look this one up.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

90 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a snifter, this beer's head is two fingers thick and off-white, with solid lacing, and a clear deep oakish brown body.

Smells like honey biscuit/cracker malts with oily,resinous hops of the pine/grapefruit variety.

I taste big malts defending the palate throne from massive hop notes.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll rate 90 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery with a 4.5

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Photo of EMH73
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear copper color with a quarter inch white that that dissipated fairly quickly and left a few patches of lacing. Smell is tropical fruits, pine and sweet malts. Taste is tropical fruits, citrus, pine and sweet malts that balance out the hop presence. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated, smooth mouth feel. Overall, an excellent, readily available IPA.

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Photo of pro45
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful orange/copper pour into my 19 ounce tulip. Head dissipates quickly. Smell is apricots, tropical fruit, malts. Taste is ripe tropical fruit, hops, and I'm even getting some dark fruit like dates and plums. Very smooth with mild carbonation. This is a big and bold beer with complexity and cajones. A wonderful treat that is widely available here in NYC.

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Photo of aqi317
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fairly strong ale with strong orange and citrus undertones. Body is orange, light carbonation and has a malted sweetness. Overall a very good ipa that i prefer to the 60 min counterpart.

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Photo of CrashingConcord
4.84/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Whoa, jeepers. Tasty stuff is afoot, ladies and gentlemen. This comes right on the tail of my admittedly critical review of Dogfish Head's 60 Minute IPA, and the fact that 90 minute actually saw completion before its younger cousin just might showcase a case of striking oil upon first dig. The smell is a perfect mingling of pungent, almost fruity hops, with an absolutely insane merging of hop characteristics to follow in taste. Earthiness, dankness, bitterness, the whole shebang. It finishes with a really well-rounded, mouth-filling malt backbone that wraps up the whole experience, all isolated to a single sip.

Nerdom complete. This is a good beer. You should drink it.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours copper with a thinner, white, lasting head.

Smells of fruity esthers and sweet malt. Light alcohol

Taste sweet and fruity with light pine bitterness. Medium body with creamy lighter medium carbonation

This beer was a touch too sweet for be but was a couple months old. Love to try it fresh

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I’ve heard a lot about this IPA and happen to walk by it at the store so I got some. I am glad I tried it.

Look: Semi-clear copper hue with a thin white head.

Aroma: The citrus, fruits, and pine

Taste: The taste is sweet malts, peach and mango, some grapefruit, pine.

Feel: light body, crisp, it’s very juicy. It is easy drinking despite the 90 IBU. Overall it is a great IPA.

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Photo of TerryMills
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dogfish head makes the best ipa for my style..

So smooth/balanced and drinkable without all the super bitter west coast style overdone hops..

This 90 min is one of my favorites and I will be buying it regularly.

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Photo of LJSchoppert
4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz into a wine glass
A: Nice clear copper, not much head
S: Super piney, with some sweetness
T: Very juicy, piney hops. Dogfish being Dogfish, they do not neglect the sweet amber malt which plays very nicely with the hops.
F: Smooth and slippery, pleasantly light carbonation
O: It's a pretty good DIPA, not my favorite though.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I wasn't a fan of their 60-minute offering, but this 90-minute? Damn, This Is The Stuff!

Very rarely I am impressed at how a beer looks, but this was by far the most visually appealing beer I have had in a very, long time, if not ever. A beautiful ocher colored brew with heavenly white head, a staying power that was impressive and a lacing that was more of a sheen than lacing - very impressive. The smell was muted - not so strong with the hops, not so strong with the spices, but good nonetheless. The feel was light yet crisp and somewhat biting - something else that was unique and unlike I have experienced. The taste was way better than their 60-min offering, but compared to other IPAs it ranks up there for the ones I have had. Overall, a very good IPA, maybe not the best I've had, but certainly the best I have had in recent memory.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle. Pours clean copper-orange color, finger white head with great retention and lots of lace. Tropical mango n citrus aroma with floral notes. Toasty malt sweetness up front followed by mango, grapefruit and melon. A good bit of floral piney back end bitterness to balance the malt. Medium soft feel. One of the first IPAs I fell in love with, so good.

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Photo of Berge95
3.68/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange color, smells of citrus and grapefruit. A bit sweet for an IPA but excellent hops with a mango flavor. Feel is slick, sticky. Overall a strong IPA.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle,into a Cigar City pint glass.No date on the bottle,but it is several months old.

1 finger frothy off white head.Light copper/ orange in color.Extreme clarity,I can almost see my fingerprints through the other side of the glass.Beautiful cascade on the pour,leading to slow carbonation,that retains well.

On the nose I get a nice combination of hops,and malts.Very hard to pinpoint anything specific,but I do get some floral notes on the nose as well.

On the palate I get alot of sweets malts,blended with some piney hops.This beer is more sweet than bitter to me...It is a few months old,so I may need to try a fresh one,to get a fair assessment.

The body is thin,with a medium dry finish.

This was a pretty solid IPA,but nothing special.I may need to find a fresh one,to give a better analysis.But overall a pretty good IPA.

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Photo of HenryPorter7777
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First impression is a malty, creamy feel with a balanced bitterness on the back end. Excellent balance and a smooth hoppiness; definitely not overwhelming or in-your-face hops. DIPA/Imperial compare to others liked. Definitely buy again. 9% ABV.

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Photo of Mad_Monkey
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A testament to Dogfish Head and there ability to brew, the 90 minute is continuation of there grate craft. This Medium to heavy weight beer has a woody yet well grounded and earthy taste that will give you something to enjoy in the moment, yet bring you back with the memories of sipping this excellent beer for hours on end.

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Photo of billysdad
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing brew. Only had one case. Like most great dipas, I only have once. Too darn good. Nice to have an east coast brew to compete with the west coast boys. Close but not better than Stone's Ruination.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 4/11/14; drank 5/13/14 @ the Palace.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Semi-opaque bright orange color; champagne bubbles throughout.

HUGE off-white head; frothy, thick lace.

Rich mango nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

Sweet orange citrus & clean, fresh water up front; a hint of coffee emerges as this warms. Delightfully drinkable, with a mild hop bite. Perfect!

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Photo of Holderness
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L -- Pours a clear golden orange with a frothy white head. Nice effervescence. Significant lacing.
S -- Lemon, orange, grapefruit, hops, alcohol, pine
T -- Citrusy hops, brown sugar, slightly boozy aftertaste
F -- Smooth and robust. Refreshing. Good balance of hop bitterness and flavor.
O -- A damn good double ipa

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

Serving: 12 oz bottle (stamped "bottled on 09/19/16").

Appearance: Clear, golden amber with a solid head of white foam and sticky lace.

Smell: Deep, dark caramel with pine needles, savory herbs and light citrus zest.

Taste: Juicy hop notes, resinous pine and citrus balanced by a good malty body and sweet caramel notes. Clean and balanced bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, oily and creamy feel, with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Superbly balance IPA; hops and malt so well integrated.

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Photo of NickTheGreat
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L (4.75) - Deep rich copper coloration. Almost mahogany. Little bit of lighter white head
S (4.5) - Smells strong of hops. I got more pine than anything else.
T (4.5) - My sixer was old, but still incredibly tasty. This is arguably my favorite style and this is quintessential IIPA. Deep complex caramel malts perfectly balanced by plenty of hops. Hops would be more noticeable in a fresher batch.
F (4.5) - Fairly carbonated, but still easy to drink. Not very thick
O (4.5) - I had been wanting this for a long time and found one out of town that was old. Bought it anyway, and it was still very good. Would really like to try it fresh, but I'm a big fan.

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Photo of Zolin
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Oh if we only think about the flaws. Why is this beer not pretty? It doesn't smell like honeydew? Who cares? Love it first, love it last. That is my relationship with this beer. If Sierra Nevada Pale Ale introduced me in my teens to good beer, the 90 Minute introduced me to great beer in my 20s. The thing is, when I go back to that well, I remember every time why this beer is not just a classic, but one that withstands the taste of time.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer is a clear gold and a slight orange with little visible carbonation. The head was this but laced the glass. I get very little hops to the nose but I get a nice aroma of sweet malts and mangoes. I get a nice sweet bread flavor with just a kick of hops. The beer has a slight citrus and mango flavor but not overwhelming. The beer coats the mouth and is slightly sticky and drying.

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