90 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

3,879 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: 3,879 | Ratings: 15,439
Photo of Ferretferret
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A perfect amber IPA! It's imbued with that "hot caramel thickness" often found in high ABV beers. This is perfectly complimented by pine, citrus, and other features inherent to east coast IPA's.
Fantastic, albeit a little short on IBU's to cover up the ABV burn

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Photo of GHow
4.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I purchased a single Dog Fish Head 90 minute at local for a tasting.
Poured a super chilled bottle into a glass that presented a IIPA smokey orange red glow.
DFH 90 pours fine foam head and leaves a great lacing to my glass after each sip.
No over powering hop aroma that would register on anyone’s 'skunky beer meter. ' Its smooth malt hop flavor has no palate harsh biting after shock even for a 90 IBU. Somewhat sweet flavor that could disguise the alcohol kick that comes with this fine imperil. I would recommend this to anyone’s rotation pool.

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Photo of Bullyy56
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I probably shouldn't have had this one on the same night as Stone's Enjoy by, but at least I can tell the difference between these two imperial IPAs.
The look is a lovely Amber-orange, a very nice foamy head, not quite off white and rich looking
The smell is a bit subdued, but you still get all the notes of grapefruit, some other tropical fruits, and a slight sweetness from the malt.
The taste is almost exactly like the nose, the hops are also subdued initially, but as the beer warms up you can get more of the hop-bitterness on the back end, backed up by that lovely malt backbone.
The mouthfeel is what I call a rich lightness bordering on medium. Very smooth all the way through, a highly drinkable DIPA.
Overall, what I get from this beer is that its a subdued version of Stone's Enjoy By, which ain't such a bad thing. Since this is more readily available in my area, it probably would be my go to DIPA (Until I try more of Lagunitas' stuff, that is). It's definitely an enjoyable, outstanding beer.

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Photo of Stephenmheadley
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark coppery color from the rich malt in the beer, this is a serious double IPA. Strong hops and malt profile provide a bitter profile to match some of the sweeter sugars in the beer. It's a man's beer and is a great choice to have.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear dark honey amber color with a beautiful cloudy white head that dissipates to a small layer of lacy topping that clings to the glass. Aroma is grapefruit, pineapple, pine and caramel. The flavor is a very nice mixture of bitter and sweet. The feel of this beer is it's only weak point in my opinion, as I feel it needs a touch more carbonation. Overall a fantastic beer that I'm glad has finally found it's way into Minnesota.

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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 andrewh995
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This, in my opinion, is far different from your traditional DIPA. The bitterness to me is there but not too high, and the flavors include caramel and very ripe fruits. Interesting brew. I'm not sure what it is, but the taste on this one was kind of a let down for me. I much prefer the 60 minute.

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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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