90 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA
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From:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
 
Delaware, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #309
ABV:
9%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,633
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 11.01%
Ratings:
16,408
Status:
Active
Rated:
Monday at 12:42 AM
Added:
Nov 19, 2001
Wants:
  893
Gots:
  5,109
SCORE
95
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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
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Ratings by Milktoast75:
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4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Milktoast75 from Wisconsin

Poured into a Door Co. Brewing snifter from 12 oz btl. The perfect beautiful golden color. Thin white head disappears quickly leaving a ring around beer and glass.
Hoppish scent that was slightly more than a malty nose with a bit of alcohol.
Taste is truly one of a kind. As an imperial ipa you would think was piney or bitter. Not at all. Depending on your taste, great or disappointed. I enjoy the crispness of the hops with this smoothness of the malt. A very clean finish with a tingly carbonation at the end.
For an imperial this has a light mouth feel. Very drinkable with rich easy slight alcohol finish.
A true ipa fan will probably be dissatisfied with this but I found it to be a great, refreshing beer regardless of where it fits in the beer spectrum.
I was treated to this beer on tap in the Summer of 2016. With good friends and conversations, I lost track of the refills ( very generous friends) but I do remember how amazing this beer tasted on tap. Always on my tap radar!

Jan 20, 2019
More User Ratings:
 
4.52 by Jarrod_LC from Louisiana on Monday at 12:42 AM
 
4.47 by DavyDnIndy from Indiana on May 12, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Youvegotyourselfastew from New York

Tastes a bit like cream soda

May 10, 2022
 
3.5 by Jkolls from Ohio on May 07, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by whitro17 from Florida

Strong malt smell with some sweet chocolate. Taste is malt dominant with a mix of sweet chocolate, hops & some light citrus. There's not much bitterness or hop aftertaste. This is a quality brew that tastes great.

May 06, 2022
 
4.5 by strengthdoc from Connecticut on Apr 17, 2022
 
4.18 by beerrat from Virginia on Apr 03, 2022
 
4.25 by not2quick from Missouri on Mar 31, 2022
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3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by emilymcmillin from Colorado

1-2 of these and you'll be good! Great beer for all the hops lovers!

Mar 29, 2022
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4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

12oz can best by date June 2022 into a pint glass.
L: Pours almost crystal clear amber w/a 1" pock marked creamy off white head w/decent retention to a creamy skin. Random lacing and some sticky sheeting.
S: Caramelized malts, grassy hops, orange zest, a hint of bread. It is pungent, fruity & floral.
T: Citrus zest, black tea, caramelized roasty malts, grapefruit, fruit cake, grassy hops, lemon drop candy, a suggestion of brown bread, moderate alcohol. It is somewhat tart w/pine resin in a med-long linger. Powerful malts, bold hops and is full flavored.
F: Sharp, firm & smooth med-heavy bodied mouth feel that is lightly sticky and almost thick. It has a rather drying finish.
O: A full flavored American Imperial IPA that truly delivers an enthusiastic and unrestrained dense punch of malts & hops. It's taste is BIG and it is excellent in it's style.

Mar 28, 2022
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3.4/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Suthrncum4t from Tennessee

Wouldn’t turn it down but…I’ve had better

Mar 13, 2022
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4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Perioddicals from Texas

L - Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Dogfish Head IP Glass. Two finger off-white head. Pours golden and hazy. Decent lacing.

S - Bitter citrus and floral IPA scent

T - Taste is more complex than scent. Has some maltiness to balance the bitter floral and citrus. Very balanced for an IPA. Each taste goes back and forth between malt and hop.

F - Nice medium oily feel.

O - Top notch IPA. Drank the same night as 60 Min IPA. Both are wonderful beers that are definitely in my annual rotation. The 60 Minute is the IPA standard for me. This 90 Minute is a great premium version with more complexity.

Feb 26, 2022
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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Kiiz

Best by Jul 2022. Drinking feb 24 2022. Room temperature.

L: amber body, off white 2 finger head that becomes a ring. Good lacing.

S: mostly tropical fruit, some pine, a hint of malt.

T: a nice piney bitterness, grapefruit tartness, a touch of sweetness, and a bittersweet hoppy roasted malt finish.

F: a full viscous body, similar to a good barrel aged stout. Creamy and coats the tongue. Beautiful execution for a dipa.

O: an above average ipa in every aspect. The mouth feel was my favorite part, but there were no major weaknesses. Definitely a better ipa for malt centric beer lovers. Probably better options out there if you like pine sol flavored beer.

Feb 24, 2022
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4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by BigGinge from New York

Appearance: Gorgeous copper orange color with a very thin crackly white head.

Smell: Beautiful hop aroma. Mango, pineapple, fresh cut grass and a little bit of pine sap.

Taste: Grapefruit up front, plenty of herbal and grassy notes follow. Bitterness is there but it isn't unpleasant. Malt is doing a great job balancing all those hops. There's some bread crust and a really nice toasted note that lingers on.

Feel: Medium bodied. Plenty of carbonation. Chewy but refreshing. I can't feel any alcohol warmth at all.

Overall: This is one of the best Imperial IPA's I've had. Thank you, Dogfish Head.

Feb 11, 2022
 
4.07 by French_Brandon from Maine on Feb 09, 2022
 
4.3 by clm9 from North Carolina on Jan 29, 2022
 
4.32 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Jan 27, 2022
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2.67/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by BrewMaven from New York

Poured from a 19. 2 ounce can. Never mind the impressive for me off-white head and hazy deep golden hue, the aroma and taste were cursed by what I believe is some kind of malt extract. very artificial tasting which for me, ranks this beer below most Malt liquors. Maybe the Can recipe is different from the six pack recipe? Extremely disappointed.

Jan 21, 2022
 
3.83 by HighwayChile from Kansas on Jan 15, 2022
 
4.25 by Taenim from New Jersey on Jan 10, 2022
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by bobwm from Delaware

A great balance of hops with the sweet malt base. The warming nature of this beer just mellows you out. By far one of the the best beers by Dogfish Head. There is nothing better than working a hard day and chillin with a 90 minute.

Dec 22, 2021
 
4.24 by uncleotis from Illinois on Dec 16, 2021
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3.59/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by TheBrewsClues from California

I really wanted to like this, but just couldn't get into it. Taste was just a bit too weird. Something about the maltiness that didn't sit right. And a little too... syrupy. I have heard it needs to age, so storing a few and will check back later.

Dec 13, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by PathofChaos from Maryland

Appearance:
Dense yellow-gold with a humongous, off-white head that laces in oblong strands.

Bouquet:
Dry pine needles, dehydrated orange peel and a unique sweetness that hits like mild pineapple and lemon drops sunken in a deep pool of amber malts.

Feel:
Touches down like an American strong ale fortified with luscious hop oils. Low but unyielding carbonation whets the citrus and hop bitters present.

Taste:
A hard edge of bitter hops tempered by a thick quilt of malts sweetened with fructose and a few scant drops of table syrup. A length of dry, hoppy heat in the linger.

Dec 06, 2021
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4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by eatsluggs from Oregon

Bitter, hoppy and malty.
Really rare flavor profile in a IPA. Malt!
Steady rocky foam.
Orange peel color.
Long lasting acorn aftertaste.
Pure amazingness!

Dec 01, 2021
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4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by 1009 from Massachusetts

Never have been a big fan of the imperial IPA, but this is different. The flavor profile is that of a lighter IPA, but still kicks you in the teeth at 9%. For the high alcohol, it’s very drinkable and I think I like the smoother, more tropical taste this has over the 60min version. Probably don’t need more than one of those, but I’ll sip the hell out of the signal.

Nov 26, 2021
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3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

I really wanted to like this, but can’t get past the malty sweetness. Drank fresh although I couldn’t tell by the taste.

Nov 21, 2021
 
5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Nov 13, 2021
 
4.34 by rpw from New York on Nov 06, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Been drinking the 90 since at least 2003 and have never been disappointed, whether on tap or out of the bottle. From the appearance and aroma to the intense hop taste, it has been an affordable, reliable, exemplary model of the style. Could keep on gushing about it but I'll just sit back and continue guzzling instead.

Oct 22, 2021
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2.71/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by beercat11 from New York

I'll never understand this beer. I discovered it way back around the year 2000. Back then this beer actually tasted like fresh hops, that's why I was amazed by it. It was one of the first imperial IPAs that I tried. That version of this beer was very hoppy, fruity, and had bursts of citrus hop flavor. This current version is just too sweet and malty for my taste. Dog Fish Heads brewmaster at the time decided that this beer needed to be held back for a certain degree of time before it was actually distributed. That decision in my opinion was horrible. I have always had the impression that this brewmaster had no idea what a hop bomb was all about. I still feel that way now. This beer taste like more like an imperial Bluepoint toasted lager more than an imperial IPA. This beer is forever ruined even if it's only a week old, and I've actually had it that fresh. Malt bomb!

Oct 15, 2021
 
4.09 by hoppyhoppy from Pennsylvania on Oct 14, 2021
 
3.93 by vabeerguy from Virginia on Oct 12, 2021
 
4.09 by lsudduth from Ohio on Oct 10, 2021
 
3.83 by Daneve76 from Australia on Sep 27, 2021
 
4.38 by Calabash from Pennsylvania on Sep 25, 2021
 
4.59 by Jacob_Schneider616 from Michigan on Sep 25, 2021
90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 16408 ratings