90 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
15,560
Reviews:
3,902
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
801
Gots:
4,619
For Trade:
35
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Photo of Redjoker15
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mantistobogganmd
4.78/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of davisrs
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

NOTE: I compare all other beers to Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale; there may be better out there, but many that are worse.
This gives a 2 finger aromatic head that lasts.
The color is a cloudy dark straw.
There is slight aroma from malt and hops.
There is a really nice balance of taste from malt and hops which is more citrusy than Sierra Nevada.
Bitterness is fully balanced throughout the palate with a hint of malt which offers a smooth finish. Very little bitter aftertaste. perfectly balanced flavor! Definitely not as bitter as Sierra Nevada 40 IBU or Torpedo 65 IBU. I really could not tell much difference between the 60 minute and the 90 minute IPA, except for the alcohol aftereffects, which were greater with the 90 minute. Wow, more like a wine!!!

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4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nace4
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rjkasper88
4.67/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jlee0810
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jack77
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trllte
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

a circus in my mouth, yum

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

Photo of varian7
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eddie729
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eammon1920
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abagri
4.8/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of takusan1000
4.79/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cmurphy7
3.77/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

crystal clear golden hue on the look. drinking this immediately after the 60 minute IPA and it is very similar in texture, but the taste is a little stronger but same general profile.

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Photo of Peaches13
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of D1noB
4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A malty caramely, thick, easy drinking beer, that has a slight bitter follow through. I had heard great things but I had trouble believing it. A must try.

Taste Rating in Words: When you wake up, go outside and the sun is out, there is a slight breeze, it's not to hot and you can just sit there all day enjoying the beauty.

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Photo of Dkf812
4.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

I had this about 2 years ago and didn't much care for it. I was headlong into west-coast IPAs and the maltiness of this beer turned me off.
I was foolish.
This is a much finer beer than I remember because, for one thing, I've learned to appreciate more malty notes; but mostly it's because Dogfish Head is a great brewery.
I would say the flavor is more like a (very) hoppy barleywine. Which, with my current palate, suits me just fine.
Piney hops provide a lingering dryness, but the real attraction here is the caramel dark fruit that hits, yet doesn't overstay its welcome like a lot of Belgium quads.
Highly, highly recommended.

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Photo of Rj-Pauley
4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StormAles
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ptat
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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