90 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA
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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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Photo of edzo22
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeadwatersFinest
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- perfect two finger head, amber color, generous carbonation. Lots of sticky lacing

Spicy, Floral aroma with an almost candy like sweetness and alcohol from the generous malt.

Very well balanced. Not what I expected at all (I guess I expected the hops to be much more assertive), but in a good way. Very malt forward, alcohol, sweetness, hops come at the end of the swallow and last until the next drink.

Scary drinkable at 9%ABV. Carbonation  stings the tip of the tongue each sip. Very refreshing. Alcohol is well hidden. Wouldn't hesitate to have a couple in one sitting.

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Photo of baggio
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm.

A: Golden colored with a small head.

S: Hops, grapefruit, tropical fruits, bread, wheat, apricot

T: Lemon, Orange, Pine, Caramel, Spices.

M: Supersmooth with lots of hops but a good doze of malts to balance it out. Impressive.

D: I could definitely have a few of those in one evening.

A classic brew and understandably so. A must try for anyone that's into IPA/DIPA's.

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Photo of nvbrew
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewskifan55
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Clear, golden, with a half finger white head that turns to bubbles. Billowy lacing.

S: Piney hops, biscuity malts, lots of citrus.

T: Smooth, sweet, an excellent balance of malts and hops. Low bitterness. So easy to drink. Nice citrus notes of lemon, oranges and a little mango. Higher alcohol is not even noticed.

M: Medium to heavy with medium to high carbonation. Very frothy on the tongue.

O: One of the best IPA's I've had. Highly recommended. Will seek out more.

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Photo of cozmohollis
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A dark orange amber color with a thick creamy white head and a good
amount of lace.

Smell: A full, bright, citric hops with a sweet caramel malt mixed in. A deep orange, grapefruit, and apricot smell.

Taste: A real good mix of citric hops, bitterness and sweet caramel malts. The flavor I get the most is caramel malt and pine.

Mouthfeel: Full body and creamy with a little carbonation. Mellow finish.

Overall: A very balanced and drinkable double IPA. More on the malt end. A good
anytime beer but maybe more of a winter beer because of its heavier body.

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Photo of CHenrie
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewmyster
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance-copper/amber color with a good head that dissipated to fine lace,leaving trace on the sides.
Smell-citrus,metallic(in a good way),with a sweet trace.
Taste-pine,grapefruit,hops,hops,tingle of sweetness,all followed by alcohol (a bit too much for me)
Mouth feel-effervescence,with very fine bubbles.
Drinkability-if I could handle the ABV this would be a nightly
house beer

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Photo of jmiah22
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jimmys
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from growler filled at the Rehoboth Beach brewpub.

A: clear body. rich amber. thick slightly off-white head with average retention.

S: very pungent american hop aroma. classic citrus with more of an emphasis on pine.

T: talk about some lip smacking hop goodness. bitterness is smooth and well balanced with a good amount of residual malty sweetness. drips with caramal towards the finish and then back to a refreshing bitterness.

M: a fine carbonation lets the flavor shine on this big bodied beer.

D: overall just a real easy drinking DIPA that doesnt taste like a 9%'er.

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Photo of Muss42
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bbeane
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured into a 16oz tumbler... 1/4 inch off white head recedes, but never completely. Copper colored beer with light to medium activity.

S- Very hoppy smell with some citrusy and alcohol overtones

T- More balanced than the 60 minute IMO. Starts out malty sweet, and finishes with a nice dose of hops... less alcohol taste than I expected. Gets a stronger hoppy and alcohol flavor as it warms

M- Pretty smooth start with hoppy bite aftertaste... lightly carbonated

D- Way to drinkable for 9% abv... dangerous


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Photo of barnzy78
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
A - amber body capped with a creamy persistent off-white head. Nice clarity, nice lacing.
S - bready caramel malt, pine, mango, grapefruit in the background
T - malty up front with loads of caramel, bread, toasted grain, semi-bitter grapefruit & mango come in at the end. Very well balanced flavors.
M - creamy & smooth, medium-fullish body, moderate carbonation
O - it's been a few years since I had this, and it's still a very reputable top-of-the-line DIPA.

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Photo of tectactoe
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dense, hazy, golden-yellow-copper color with a nice white head that shrunk but lasted and left excellent lacing on the glass. The nose is full of hops, hop oils, flowers, pines, roots, citrus, grapefruit, tangerines, earth, light malts, and alcohol. So inviting and very developed. Upon first taste, you are thrust into a hop explosion. Hops crowd your tongue, hop oils stretch out to every corner of your mouth. All sorts of things are going on here - pines, pinecones, herbs, spices, and floral tones nail you up front. As it warms in your mouth, out comes the earthy esters, grapefruit, orange zest, and sweet malt and yeast on the very back of the tongue. The alcohol provides a nice warming sensation without being overbearing. The mouth is a bit thick and chewy, leaving a sticky feeling in the mouth with a bit of a snap on the tip of your tongue from the carbonation.

One of the best "easy-to-find-year-round" DIPAs. Not only is it amazingly balanced and great tasting, it is easy to drink for a big 9%-er. Truly a great beer for the availability and price. An excellent "beginner" DIPA.

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Photo of wesbrownyeah
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very effective beer to repeat on. I try it every once in a while to test dogfish to please my craft beer taste...It does.
Bottle has a bottled on date 11-21-08

A- Off-typical medium burnt orange color with small white head that falls to a froth but leaves excellent patchy lacing up and down the glass.

S- Is of floral hops and mild grassy hues. Carmel malts are apparent. Very mild but present alcohol esters linger in the back of the nose.

T- The best part of this brew. Hop flavor is the first thing that hits me. Next, is a mix of malts and barley. The alcohol is there but not noticable for a hop head like myself.

M- Brew sits in my mouth like a wonderful mixture of well balanced flavor, mild carbonation, and a great mellow feel. A little tart ending as well.

I could have many without a doubt.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a beautiful gold with a slight red tint and a massive head from an aggressive center pour. That had slowly dissipates, leaving a light coating of foam and some spotty lacing on the glass.

The aroma is big and piney with a bit of underlying grass, citrus and spice. There is also a hint of alcohol hiding in the background.

Taste: Wow, a big hit of pine and spice, then some booziness. I also get booze in the aftertaste as well as some pine and onion and pepper. As it warms, I pick up more of the sweet malt. Good balance.

The mouthfeel is really nice, almost creamy with a nice amount of carbonation on the tongue.

Overall, a very well made and tasty IPA, if a little bit on boozy side.

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Photo of kaiyote
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjtiernan
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into an oversized tulip. Bottled on 8/17/12.

A: One finger off-white head sits on a clear copper body. Head didn’t stay for too long, but left a nice little coating on top.

S: Hops. Lots of hops. Mostly grapefruit, but also some other welcome tropical fruit. Real nice malt aroma too.

T: The sweetness from the tropical fruit I’m getting from the hops and the sweetness from the malt team-up to give this a very unique profile. It’s almost like fruit juice. There’s grapefruit, some lemon and a lot of pineapple...probably more fruits that I just can’t pick out. A dose of hop bitterness kicks in just between the middle and finish to remind you that this is an IPA.

M: Pretty easy to drink for such a full-flavored beer. Sneaky strong as I started to feel a warming presence midway through. On the oily side...even compared to other DIPAs.

O: Malt-heavy IPAs aren’t my favorite, but this has one of the best examples of how the hop and malt profiles can work together to create a unique experience. An easily recognizable beer that I occasionally crave.

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Photo of DruC4
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of augustgarage
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle (bottled on 1/30/09) into my Dogfish Head snifter.

Unique fruity/floral aroma escape from the bottle the moment you pop the cap. Liquid is a burnt orange, capped by a thin ivory head that settles into a small ring with persistent lacing.

The smell is redolent of hops, but not intensely concentrated. It is a sophisticated and unusual blend of fruit (citrus, persimmon, white grapes) and fresh cut flowers. It is sweet on the palate (all that barley?), a little wood, pine, grapefruit, and spirit show up as you move the beer around your mouth. Finish seems dry on the sides of your tongue, with a mild astringency, yet the sweetness persists as well (caramel, malt). Delicious. Medium bodied with modest but sufficient carbonation. Alcohol level is just right. Clean yet flavorful, maybe a little sweet for the style; not as hop-forward as I was expecting...still, a superior brew.

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Photo of Furbato
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmoraymond
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of PhantomVodoo
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy apple cider color with an off-white head. Laced nicely.
Nice aroma of floral and citrus hops.

Taste makes me think of an orange peel. Citrusy hops prevail. Big malt body. Smooth for a beer of this magnitude. Alcohol is well hidden.

Good mouthfeel. Medium to full body.
Very drinkable for a beer with it's high alcohol and hops content. Slight mouth puckering only at the finish.

Overall, a very good beer, but it just didn't wow me. I felt it was a little better than a 4.15, but I just couldn't bump the taste from 4.0 to 4.5.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a dark orange-copper with a thin micro-bubbly light beige head that quickly settled. Visible carbonation was very light.

S: rich with citrus and pine, alcohol and caramel.

T: The initial flavor was dry and spicy caramel, with a big citrus and pine hopping brought to live by the lively carbonation factor. The beer finishes spicy and dry with a floral hopping, a strong caramel presence as well some spicy alcohol fusels. The hopping and alcohol warming provide a nice lingering bitterness and warming to the finish.

M: A warm dry spicy alcohol gently warms up the mouthful with a puckering bitterness of dry floral.

D: A big hoppy treat balanced nicely against a huge sweet malty grain bill makes this a great drinking ipa with the abv% covered up rather nicely.

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Photo of PeatReek
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: medium-cool 12 oz bottle.

Appearance: Deep amber, nearly orange body yet crystal clear (quite an accomplishment for this quantity of hops). Nice thick rocky head with an orangey tinge.

Aroma: Collosal hop bouquet, positively electrical (really! smells a little like ozone). Bright, bright fruity hops with tinges of lemons, grapefruit, apricot, maybe some pear even. Do I smell any malts? Not likely!

Taste & Mouthfeel: The great part about the way 90 minute tastes is that it's a multi-sensory experience. All of the aromas I can smell on the beer come through double in the sip, and also this broad-based, full tingly sensation that really wakes up the tongue. Meaty? Savory? Those sound disgusting in relation to beer, but I don't know how else to communicate the substantiality of the flavor and mouthfeel of this beer. It's definitely heavy-bodied, but anything less would collapse under all these hops. Alcohol is prominent but not overwhelming; a pleasant warmth.

Drinkability: The only downfall of the 90 minute - the huge hop flavor, syrupy body and high alcohol definitely make this a 1-serving beer. But I savor every sip!

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 15,782 ratings