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
Ratings:
15,556
Reviews:
3,901
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
801
Gots:
4,617
For Trade:
35
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Ratings: 15,556 |  Reviews: 3,901
Photo of Themorganburke
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jetfanzee
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Bright amber with almost 2 inch head when poured straight down the middle of the glass. Head fades to coat the top of the beer, with a constant stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

S: Strong floral / hop smell raises out of the glass and meets your nose half way to your mouth. Definite citrus nose. Maybe a bit of pine?

T: The hops are definitely there, but not as strong as I had hoped. The bitterness is there but it is balanced by the alcohol. Not nearly as strong alcohol as you would expect for the ABV. Gets a little stronger as the beer warms.

M: Creamy feel that coats your whole mouth and lips. Hops stay on the roof of your mouth. Coating feeling keeps the aftertaste with you for a while and you are happy about that.

D: Overall very drinkable. Hops could be a little more agressive. Goes down a little too easily for the ABV so be careful! This one drinks like a good session beer, but at 9% it'll sneak up on you. I for one might be willing to take that chance, but not on a "school night"!! :)

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Photo of Ninjabrew
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. A nice looking beer not a huge head but the color you want an DIPA to be.

S. Slightly citrusy and very faintly spicy.

T. "off centered" I like this beer but it's got something very un IPA going for it while Maintaing it's status as a DIPA. Good job dfh at keeping their own thing going while still being true to the style.

O. Great beer in it's own right. I just don't know how they did it, but who cares.

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Photo of RutgersEng
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jabel9
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dogfish Head's motto is "Off centered ales for off centered people". The 90 minute IPA is a good beer, make no mistakes about it. I feel that it leaves the drinker wanting and expecting more. It pours a very nice copper, but with little head and lacing. It has a nice nose but is unfulfilled. Its taste is very good but not quite hoppy enough for an IPA with 9% abv. Mouthfeel and finish are both very good but could be better.

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Photo of jwc215
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One month after bottling date:

Pours reddish amber with a white head that thins, but has great lasting power. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of mango, apricot, citrus and pine. Some caramel and a whiff of alcohol blend in.

The taste is sweeter than it is bitter...quite a bit. Caramel and tropical fruits/resin, in an oily way, mix together. A bit soapy. Finishes with a juicy, slightly boozy, fruitiness.

Medium-to-full bodied, a bit oily.

Hops come across as juicy/oily more than bitter. An interesting DIPA that I enjoy smelling a bit more than drinking (though I enjoy that too!)

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Photo of allistermcg
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Timfromthemainland
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of youngblood
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a darkish amber. White head sits on top rather proudly. Great lace, looking a bit sticky.

Mostly pine coming off the nose, although there is a slight hint of citrus. The malt backbone is very prevalent as well though, asserting some welcome caramel and bread notes.

The taste tends to lean more towards the malt than the hops which really surprised me, but as the beer goes down the entire thing evens out very nicely. It becomes a very smooth transition from slightly dry pine/floral to caramel.

This is a well weighted beer, goes down smoothly without a hitch. Great all around.

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Photo of sethmeister
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz in OWG, slightly below room temp

This pours a sparkling clear copper hue, with a frothy white head which dissipates quickly but rings the glass with lace. The color is lustrous and glows like burnished brass.

Scent is a lovely hoppy grapefruit and pine which breaks free as soon the bottle is opened.

Grapefruit, sweetness, yeasty bread, peppery spice and resinous pine flavors. This beer is sticky sweet.

Thick, viscous almost syrupy mouthfeel (I'm licking my lips), definite boozy alcohol warming culminating in an astringent finish.

Bold and delicious; I really like this.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear orange to copper in color with some very light hints of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall off-white head that quickly reduces to a very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: The smell starts out with the sweetness of a caramel malt body and then the hop aromas kick in. The hop aromas are dominated by pine/resin and citrus.

T: Like the smell, the beer starts out with some caramel malt sweetness. After that the hop flavors take over with very dominant pine/resin and citrus. There is a moderate amount of hop bitterness that lingers in the finish. Other than the finish, the beer is pretty well balanced.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: The higher ABV in this beer is pretty well hidden. This beer is enjoyable but is not as good as some others in the style (at least in my humble opinion - though I perhaps like a different combination of hop flavors). This is a sipping beer rather than a session beer.

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Photo of collinsofa
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of projectflam86
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Clear amber/yellow color with a nice foamy head that leaves nice lacey rings all the way down the glass.

S- Strong hoppy nose with floral, citrus, pine and lots of caramel malt.

T- Mirrors the nose with lots of hops, pear, grapefruit, and pine flavors. A malt character can be easily found which help to balance the hops without taking away from them. A very hoppy AND malty DIPA.

M- Crisp and clean with a good amount of carbonation. Medium bodied but light enough to enjoy a few (watch that ABV).

D- Nice brew that is a fairly malty version of the style.

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Photo of Chuckeg15
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpcrump
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: A light amber color...a bit orange. Decent foamy white head that disappeared quickly. Lazy carbonation.

S: Citrus, grapefruit, sweet.

T: Very fruity. Citrus, grapefruit with a nice dry slightly bitter.

M: Medium bodied almost. Slight amount of sweetness. Light to moderate carbonization.

D: Good stuff. Sneaky ABV. Moderate carbonation. Sweet.

IPA's are not at the top of my list. This is a pretty good beer though.

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Photo of johnriley445
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PeterM
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich amber with light creamy 1 finger head that disappeared fairly quickly, leaving only minimal lacing. The aroma is sharp and piney - but in the best possible way, implying good things ahead. Alcohol is also evident in the smell. Mouthfeel is oh so smooth, slightly carbonated, with citrus, malt, and hop balance that puts it into the category of excellent imperial ipa's. One if my favorite ipa's with a lingering bitterness that reminds you how good it is.

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Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Dogfish Head snifter style glass. Has a nice honey color with white head. Some lacing on my glass. Smells great. It is richly hoppy with lots of grapefruit and other citrus. Sweet and malty flavor with lots of hops. Good bitter finish. Nice carbonation. Overall I think this is a good example of the style. Thanks BB!

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Photo of Gtwreck45
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexSenft
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of greeniedgator
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breakingbland
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Woodman70
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of winningwes91
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wildman
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a dark gold color and formed a nice foamy off white head that held and left some nice circular lace as it slowly subsided. A good deal of carbonation is present. An aroma of hops and a touch of citrus. A flavor of hops with some sweetness present. Also some of the alcohol is present. A touch astrigent in the finish with some bitterness. The sweetness of this one is offset by the presence of the alcohol. While not one of the hoppier IPAs, it is good and doesn't get offset to much with the sweetness. A good IPA.

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
4.24 out of 5 based on 15,556 ratings.
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