90 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #100
ABV:
9%
Score:
95
Ranked #831
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 10.93%
Reviews:
4,061
Ratings:
16,347
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Delaware, United States
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Year-round
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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: 4,061 | Ratings: 16,347 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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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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Stevosps from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When poured from a bottle there is a lacy head with a slightly cloudy amber color. There is a Sweet hop aroma that precedes a taste that follows what you would expect from the aroma. Sweet hops with slight bitter after taste on the pallet that is dulled a bit buy the Sweetness.this is a very good imperial IPA.
A good starter to a relaxing evening .

Sep 05, 2020
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

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

Bought a 4-pack 16 oz cans $11.99 Whole Foods
36 days old
Light spice smell, coriander
Amber color
Medium-heavy mouthfeel
Medium-light carbonation
Taste of citrus, tangerines, oranges, a little bananas, some bitterness, light alcohol finish
Overall this is a great beer. Very smooth and easy drinking, especially for the high alcohol that it hides well.

Aug 01, 2020
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bigbeerburrito from California

4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a 24 ounce mug, this beer looks crystal clear amber. Smell is a smoky bread, with some spiced oranges. Taste is orange, pine, sweet bread and orange pith. Feels heavier than most IPAs, not in a bad way at all. Overall I feel like this beer has a big malt character but the amount of hoppiness brings it back to what I expect from an imperial IPA. Balanced and smooth especially for 9%. One of my favorites.

Jul 09, 2020
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entheos from California

4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really an excellent brew. It’s not as good as the 120 minute ipa, but it surpasses so many triple IPAs! I just love this and wish they opened a brewery in the west coast!

Jul 04, 2020
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a rich amber color & it is very cloudy with an addition to a nice two finger white head. The smell is definitely loaded with hops & malt, theres a sweet smell to it as well. The taste follows the smell of the beer, this DIPA definitely has a very unique sweetness to it, but enough hoppy bite to balance it out. The feel of this beer is very coarse, it is a rich beer & sets heavy on the palate, but goes down smooth. This beer is not something I personally want to session on , but I always have them in the fridge for when I want to kick back & enjoy a proper DIPA. The 9% will have you feeling nice to.

Jun 22, 2020
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DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

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

After having this many times its time to finally review it.

Pours a translucent amber with two fingers of white head. It sticks around for a long time. Nice clarity. Just an all around good looking brew.

Nose is mild toffee and caramel malt with small citrus and tropical notes. Almost has a candy like quality without being sweet. A very distinct fragrance, you know when it's 90 minute sitting in your glass.

Taste expands on everything present in the nose. A smoky, almost burnt caramel toffee presence is the most forward flavor profile. As it warms brown sugar comes through as well. The hops are on the back end. They are more subtle than a typical IPA. The malt is the star of the show and the hops are the second act. I love how different 90 minute is in this regard.

Mouthfeel is medium to fullbodied with mild carbonation. A nice density. A little heavy. It certainly has a substantial feeling to it.

90 Minute is possibly one of my favorite "sit back and relax" brews. It doesn't break the bank, its smooth as hell, it's 9 percent, it's rich with flavor without being overly complex, but enough to be consistently enjoyable. I'll pop one of these open any time.

Jun 05, 2020
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darktronica from Indiana

4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really a fantastic example of a widely-available DIPA. Bursting with a balanced melange of flavors, leading with nectarine and other stone fruits, transitioning to resinous hop bitterness and florals, backed up with plenty of malt. Lovely.

May 14, 2020
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Bito24 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

90 Minute from the Head is by far the best bottle to glass IPA I’ve ever had! I thought the 60 Minute was great, this is even better! Pours great, holds a nice nearly half inch head for the entire glass. Highly recommend for those who are looking for a near perfect IPA. It truly is World Class!! Good job gents!

Apr 12, 2020
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WayneRooneyFan from New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

After all this time, Dogfish Head's 90 Minute IPA remains a favorite. Unlike many IPA's of today, 90 Minute pours very clear from a 12 oz. bottle, with proper carbonation. The presence of caramel, toffee and citrus makes for an enticing combination. The 9.0% is evident in a pleasant way as you're invited to further explore. 90 Minute stands the test of time. Long may it endure!

Apr 12, 2020
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Beer_Man345

3.03/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I’m not a huge fan of hops so take this with a grain of salt. For an IPA it is definitely a bit heavy at 9% and you can really tell. It is very hoppy in my opinion and I would prefer a lighter IPA. Overall the taste is powerful and fruity. This is not a beer you can drink too many of, but is a nice solid IPA for those looking for that kick.

Mar 19, 2020
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