90 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

3,870 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: 3,870 | Ratings: 15,409
Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A fantastic DIPA with great hoppy bitterness and plenty of bready malty sweetness to balance it out. Flavor is complex but not busy, and the layers are worth exploring as you sip. Subtle alcohol warmth does come in but does not detract. Feels smooth and resiny, mouth-coating. Everything you want in a DIPA.

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Photo of rw_0121
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look is very nice and coppery. Somewhat oily looking.

The smell is fairly decent, but not among the better qualities of this extremely good beer. It's somewhat like hay.

The taste is exceptional. I'm not generally a fan of IPAs, but this is top notch. There is a good deal of complexity; which is to say a nice mix of pine, malty sweetness, and perhaps a hint of "pale ale" instead of IPA in there. The aftertaste has a nice "bite" to it, but the flavor to me wasn't quite as good as the earlier part of a drink.

Overall, a solid 4.75 . Great beer, but I'm not going to inflate the score to perfect just based on reputation. The minor factors bringing it down just a shade for me were the aftertaste and that if you keep it in your mouth a little too long, it's not quite as pleasant.

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Photo of Bravo06
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Deep gold clear with a frothy head.
Mild complex aroma, subtle malts an sweetness mixed with the hoppy bite.
Starts sweet with malts then the hops take the next beat with a bitter kick that's well balanced.
Flavor is complex and worth savoring, the feel evolves as you sip and plays like a symphony.
Overall, worth your time if you appreciate a fine craft IPA.

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: The color of an almost new penny, eggshell colored head that lingers and leaves behind a nicely laced glass.
A: Malt, honey and bread.
T: Sweet, tropical fruit and bready.
F: Very smooth and creamy. This does not strike me as a big hop bomb because it goes down so easily. Easy to drink and dangerous.

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Photo of nick_perry
3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hoppy and malty aroma, which the taste generally mirrors. Good hops-malt balance. I detect slight notes of chocolate malt, which is unexpected in an IPA. Dry finish. Good East Coast IPA example. Much better than their 60 Minute.

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Photo of JayRock10678
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers. Pretty, light copper color with decent head and a light lacing. Smells hoppy and the taste is balanced nicely for people who like a strong IPA without that hoppy kick in the face. Feels just a little light. Overall, it's phenomenal. I think they got a little crazy with the malts... it has a weird kinda sweetness to it. Just a bit too much sweetness for me, but I love my hops more than I love my wife. Anyone who likes insane hops should check out the 120 minute. For an 18% (on average) ABV, it's very drinkable for everyone, not just the Hopheads.

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Photo of dogfish
4.89/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Average looking beer with an intense smell and taste that really grows on you. So much better than the somewhat bland Dogfish 60.
Actually i didnt like this beer at first but bought a case simply on Beer advocate ratings. With every bottle it tastes better and better ,its really intense flavors and aromas. Has to be good to keep going back at $60 a case. This is tied with Troegs Double Bock as my favorite beer! This is a truly outstanding beer! Its 90 IBU but just doesnt taste bitter to me for some reason.

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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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