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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
Ranking:
#632
Reviews:
3,923
Ratings:
15,661
pDev:
11.01%
Bros Score:
4.32
 
 
Wants:
816
Gots:
4,702
Trade:
34
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4.61/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkblr
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 9/28/17 poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 9% ABV. The beer pours bright light honey amber in color with light tan head. Retention and lacing are above average. The aroma is faint caramel and faint citrus/pine. The taste is semisweet caramel with a citrus undertone that transitions to piney moderate bitterness with a touch of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. There is some residual hop oil and unfermented sugar that keep the feel sticky, but not cloying. Overall, very good. A classic east coast IPA. Still enjoyable, but not nearly best in class.

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Photo of KennyDerenbecker
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brian1357
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Marluc
2.76/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chikinhammr
3.4/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This boozy brew manages to power past the alcohol and smack your face in with a Hops-hammer. The aroma has a pleasant maltiness that compliments it’s east coast hazy look. For my pallet this beer is wayyyyyyy too bitter and any citrus notes are crushed by that bitterness. The aftertaste is quite pleasant though. Interesting beer. Good beer but I would not get this again.

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Photo of nbrady37
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SaltofOH
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 9/12/17. DFH Tulip. Perfect glassware!

A: pours a hazy dark copper with 1 finger of thick off-white head and a few lazy bubbles here and there. Thick cap retains well. Moderate lacing.

S: super resiny, sweet, candied citrus and a touch of pineapple. Navel oranges. A little boozy and syrupy on the nose. Behind the feel, the smell of this beer is perfect DIPA.

T: bitter, boozy arrival. Alcohol and hops. Malt across the middle stops just short of sweet. Lingering sweet but slightly unripe orange citrusy bitterness.

M: heavier end of midweight, moderately high carbonation. Surprisingly clean. Actually the mouthfeel may be the strongest part of this beer.

O: reminds me of sixpoint resin. Full hoppy citrusy sweet aroma and a malty but not sweet and powerful palate. Alcohol is slightly present, and the hop assault is in full effect, but this one is a real winner.

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Photo of johnvescovi
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites, when it’s available.

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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thecalmdrinker
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KLHBB
3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden tan jewel tone color, smells malty. Taste follows, I can’t believe its 90 ibu. I believe the 9% abv though. Nice balance, sweet malts, very good.

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Photo of WangFire
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hombo3
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BitterBetter
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ktrailz
4.99/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This does not taste like most IPA's, very malty and not really bitter hoppy but it is a premium good tasting beer...the first I had this beer I slammed all 4 of them before I realized the 90 meant 9 percent

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Super hopped. Love it! Filling as all get out.

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Photo of Moir1994CT
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A friend recommended dogfish brewery one of which I had not tried before, I have as of writing this only tried this beer of theirs. But it left an impression. A good one. I enjoyed it so. For the money you pay, you are defintely getting a quality beer. No two ways about that. Has good flavor, color, and "horsepower" for what it is as I call it.

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Photo of SpudsMackenzie1
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of -steve-
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a standard pint glass. Slight tinge of orange colour to this beer that I was not expecting (although there is no reason why it shouldn't have some orange in it). Nice citrus particularly orange comes through on the nose. Malt (caramel) sweetness also evident. Massive malt sweetness and orange comes up front on tasting. As the label suggests, the malt puts the hops in its place so to speak, making the hops seems rather subdued. Overall I find the malt bill to be cloying and overpowering. I can taste more alcohol than hops. An IPA? Where's the beef?

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Photo of ThePold
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Lord, thought I'd rated this year's ago. Fresh bottle in a DogFish Head IPA glass. Decent head, mild lacing, not as pillowy as a Bells Two Hearted. Golden yellow in color, regular IPA aroma. But the taste is so smooth. This is one of the best IPAs on earth. Good thing it comes in 4 packs cause it packs a kick. Nice job, DogFish Head!

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Photo of GreenBayBA
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Libeertarian
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From notes taken 05/05/17 (if I recall correctly, I have had this for over two years, and it's still quite good, will consider reviewing a more fresh one and using that rating):

Especially cloudy, multi-toned, enticing orange-amber. Foamy and almost creamy head of very light yellow, with excellent retention and sticky, chunky lacing. Opened bottle, first aroma was dough. After the pour, that gives way to a nose of dankness, aged fruit, toast, tropical fruit, white wine even, and resin or pine. Leathery and dank throughout to the taste, mostly short of perfumes or soaps which is definitely a positive, with orange and grapefruit and peach and mango as it warms and sloshes around, a medicinal booze finish, a bitter but toffee-like aftertaste, and rindy retro-olfaction. Medium-bodied, silky smooth at first with slowly-rising fine and tingly carbonation bringing the texture closer to cream. Less alcoholic heat than ABV would generally indicate.

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4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ian_osu
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 15,661 ratings
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