90 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #85
ABV:
9%
Score:
95
Ranked #758
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 10.93%
Reviews:
4,041
Ratings:
16,265
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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
 
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: 4,041 | Ratings: 16,265 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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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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Clyde_D13 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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Nicholai_AH

4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A favorite. Has all of what you want in an IP with a subtle sweetness and caramel flavor. Mix it with a Dogfish 60 for what they call in their pubs as a 75minute and you'll be in heaven.

Mar 16, 2020
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tasteless from Ohio

4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

In my opinion this is the finest IPA I've ever tasted. Very well balanced, not too bitter. Very potent at 9% so it's not a session beer, (unless you want to get wasted). BTW what is feel in a beer ? This ale looks, smells, and taste great ! The 60 minute is not bad either.
Highly recommended !

Mar 06, 2020
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can poured into an imperial shaker pint.

Appearance
Golden amber. Excellent clarity. 1+ finger of fluffy off-white head. Lively carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, toffee, potpourri, florals, pine, grapefruit, and lemon.

Taste
Firm caramel and toffee maltiness. Some Tootsie Roll. Grapefruit, lemon zest, florals, and pine needles.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, sticky, smooth, and lightly bitter.

Overall
I’m kicking it old school tonight. 90 Minute was the beer I requested to have at my wedding in 2011. By today’s hop standards I guess this could be considered an Imperial Amber Ale, but nothing if not a classic.

Mar 05, 2020
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drinking this at home, from a bottle poured into a pint glass.
Appears amber, with a nice foamy head and lacing.
Smells citrusy, piney.
Taste follows the nose.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall, despite the slightly boozy taste, very good and I would definitely order again.

Mar 03, 2020
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Corp36

4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I have had this several times so time for a review. Pours like an amber ale with a one finger head. Wasn’t expecting this for an IPA. Spicy boozy aroma which typically lowers my expectations but this beer surprised me. Let this beer sit on your palate for a moment. Toffee, caramel and citrus. Very complex. Overall, an outstanding beer

Feb 29, 2020
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Buckeye55 from North Carolina

4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy gold pour with moderate head. Scent is pine, citrus and sweet in a pleasant combination. Front end taste is sweet and citrusy, with hops claiming most of the backend. Medium mouthfeel and an aftertaste that pretty much copies the taste

Feb 28, 2020
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Kolb from Montana

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A supremely delicious beer. A moderate aroma. And then the taste bursting with pineapple, papaya, citrus, pine, caramel, malt. Moderate bitterness. A classic.

Feb 17, 2020
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ShyGuyXX84

4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

When I bought this beer, I thought it would be another hoppy beer with a famous label. I had never tried anything by DogFish Head, so I had to try it. It didn't smell or taste like I thought it would, but that isn't a bad thing by any means. This beer is great and well made in a way I wasn't expecting. Its actually the opposite of what I thought it would be! The smell is like an aged cherry with bitterness. It smells strong and looks clear and clean, its actually pretty. Never called an IPA that. The flavor matches the smell and I actually like the warm alcohol flavor. (I usually dont in an IPA.) A smooth finish rounds out this surprising well crafted beer.

Jan 25, 2020
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bbtkd from South Dakota

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA, 9% ABV. Pours pale red with a 2-finger white head. Nose is sweet fruit, caramel/toffee, and slight pine. Taste is sweet fruit and moderately bitter hops. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding.

Jan 08, 2020
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whitness

4.96/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you've ever had a New Belgium Imperial Rampant & a Lagunitas Brown Sugga well meet their baby, the Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA. This beer has a golden blonde look, but the smell & frothy taste is where it gets you. The smell of candied pecans & a savory, almost burnt caramel taste gives this beer a unique flavor that none have compared yet.

Dec 18, 2019
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VoxRationis from New York

4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) into a Sam Adams custom taster; bottled 10/21/19.
A: Pours a basically clear, amber color, although the powerful early effervescence makes in appear cloudy, a two to three finger, meringue colored head, incredible retention, and powerful, foamy, and persistent lacing.
S: Aromas of caramel, pink grapefruit to orange, and pine in glorious balance.
T: Sweet. Flavors follow the nose, but seems complex in its simplicity. Solid, but not overpower, i.e balanced bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with very robust carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking.
O: Wow! This was a bit of a revelation. I was really impressed by the flavor and the quality of 90 minutes. Just delicious.

Dec 11, 2019
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jwp777 from Oklahoma

4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely outstanding IPA. Poured from a cold bottle:

Darkish red amber color. 1/2 inch white head holds for a while even out of the bottle. Leaves some lacing.

Aroma is roasted malt, amber ale, and you can even smell the boozy punch that is coming soon. Taste is strong, hoppy, boozy, and bitter in the best possible way at first, then lightens up a bit towards the end for a semi-sweet citrus finish. Very complex on the palate.

Feel is not as heavy as you might expect from a 9ish% beer. It is strong, but doesn’t completely obliterate your taste buds. Carbonation is on the high side of medium. I would never chug it, but it is smooth and easy to drink.

Overall, absolutely incredible. Highly recommend.

Dec 09, 2019
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WilliamGustin from Nevada

4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich amber with a tight head. Smells great. Can ‘warm hug’ be a smell? It just has a lot going on all at once. IPA punchiness, but balanced with a malty finish and full mouth feel. The ABV certainly helps with the overall muscle of this beer, but still very drinkable. Among my favorites. It’s complex, take your time drinking it and noting different aspects as you taste each sip. Changes with temp too - start cold and enjoy the changes as it warms up. It is the perfect ‘Goldilocks’ between a really good dogfish 60 and the over the top 120. Best of breed.

Nov 24, 2019
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Beer_Right_Back from Arizona

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An exquisitely balanced beer that combines the best of a rich and hoppy imperial IPA, with a good portion of booze heat, and some fruity sweet notes to finish it off. A standard of craft brewing.

Nov 22, 2019
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EJPA_0425 from California

4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow this IPA is strong and amazing. Pours a small thick head with a clean dark amber color. Smells of hops and pine. Tastes very bitter in a great way, with the same hop flavor from the 60 minute IPA but much better. Feels very heavy and good to drink in November when I'm posting this. Overall definitely one of the better Imperial IPAs out there.

Nov 17, 2019
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huthuty from Utah

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber with some amount of significant head
Smell is... Of an amber ale, a very well executed toasted malt element, if you dig deep enough there's some bright hops beneath that
Taste is of..... An amber ale, probably the best amber ale I ever tasted, that's the issue though, the labeling says "IPA" despite the fact it's an extremely good amber ale, so I have to grade this as if it was supposed to be an IPA, still gets 4.5 for being really good. RREEEAAAAALLLLY easy drinking for the percentage

Nov 15, 2019
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jernjawn

4.76/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Slightly hazy golden pour with a thick creamy off-white head that lingers and laces beautifully.
a real pleasure to the nose. rich, complex malt
the taste lives up to the billing. fresh, sweet and rich malt brings you to the big hops. I notice some smokiness and caramel in the aftertaste which is a nice reminder of this great beer.
medium mouthfeel gives way to some stickiness later.
deserving of its reputation as one of the best. this is not a hop showcase or show-off. Even with the high IBU this brew is about the balance and it never fails to satisfy.

Nov 14, 2019
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