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:
#681
Reviews:
3,950
Ratings:
15,835
pDev:
11.01%
Bros Score:
4.32
 
 
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4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of doowhat
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Gillbeaux91
3.06/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GunnerJim
3.74/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ahypercube
2.5/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

So for my 99th review, I have one of the most highly regarded brews in the world here. For number 100, I've got an even more special something, my first true whale beer, Pliny The Elder. Super excited to drink that. This one, on the other hand, I'm just trying to get out of the way.

I wanted to like this beer a lot. I've picked this up a few times. The first time I figured I must have gotten a bad batch. By the third time, I had had enough. It's been over a year since I've bothered with this brewery. Figured I'd review it though this trash though and say my piece:

This is the most overrated beer in the world.

L: The idea of it is very satisfying mathematically (90 minute boil, 90 ibu, 9% ABV, yada yada yada) and when poured into a glass, the perfectly clear viscous amber body and the persistence of that creamy beige head indicate that this could very well be an excellent beer.

S: Unfortunately the illusion breaks there. Almost no hop presence in this crap. 90 IBUs is probably a measurement from a pre-2010 batch that they still get to claim despite converting production toward a shit product with cheap ingredients. Sitting under my nose, it drags up whiffs of oxidized wheat crust, overcooked carrot, peach, some apricot, green apple peel, agave nectar, milk chocolate and honey. A touch of sage on the finish indicates that it does indeed contain some hops.

T: Tastes like a cheap imperial red ale. Tons of stale bread crust, canned peaches, canned mandarin, caramel, milk chocolate, and stale barley malt. Blechh. Can barely get through a bottle without chugging most of it.

F: What can be said about this beer is that it does not bother you with it's repulsive flavor for very long. On top of that, it has a very smooth and creamy texture.

O: From reading a few reviews on this site, I've noticed that those dating pre-2006 are, without a doubt, describing a completely different beer than those dating post-2010. That would be a great explanation for why this beer that deserves a rating closer to that of Shock Top has the world-class numbers it's working with. If you want to try a beer that tastes like this, I recommend you try Trader Joe's Drive-Thru Red Ale. About half the price and just as shitty.

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Photo of tem3175
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vincechan
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MO1978
3.57/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yuno
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mkbaskin
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ilovegunsnroses2017
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I love the fresh taste

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Photo of elohim
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Bottled 1/25/18, drank it 4/30/18.
The sliver I poured out was amber/gold, clear, but I didn't try for a head. Through the bottle neck, I can smell malty sweetness with some hops, not so much citrus but more earthy/piney (likely a bit too old for any citrus to remain). Sipping gives a touch of carbonation and the taste matches the smell, similar hop flavors, mainly malt. It starts piney, goes into malt fairly quickly and for a while, then after the malt fades a bit of bitterness and dryness rises to finish it off.

Deceptively smooth, I wouldn't get more than a glass of this around family or bosses.

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4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Simply, the best IPA I have ever had the pleasure of tasting.

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4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jripley97
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeyJellico
3.59/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dankabier1
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SunTzu
3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I would give it a 4+ but it just doesnt taste like an IPA to me. Great flavor, malt forward, low hop, low bitter. VERY smooth. Liked it but was expecting a bit more.

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Photo of MichialTanner1
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Brewsmcnasty
3.51/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Strong malt taste with a bite towards the end of your drink. A fine IPA with a kick.

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 15,835 ratings