90 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA

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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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look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours out with an ambery/coppery color. Pretty much translucent. One finger of white head with no lacing.

S: Caramel malt and some roasted malts. Orange citrus and some light floral notes. Even some bready notes. At one point, it even smelled like a honey glazed donut. Very complex.

T: Super sweet upfront followed by hoppy bitterness. A little boozy. Similar to the smell, malty prominence with just a hint of citrus and floral notes.

M: Medium body with medium carbonation with a bit of a sticky mouthfeel.

O: Sort of like their 60 minute IPA, I feel like their focus is too much on malts and not on hops. Neither the 60 or 90 minute are balanced properly. I would never believe this was 90 IBUs because it is so sweet. It makes them unique IPAs, but they seem a bit sickening to drink more than one or two in a sitting. The booziness was a bit offputting as well when there are plenty of other IIPAs that aren't that way.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is probably my favorite beer being produced right now. It falls right in my wheelhouse, since I am a fan of highly dark and malty beers that are medium hoppy and have a "bracing" level of ABV. It's easy to drink but not a guzzling beer by any means. It just happens to fall in that hard-to-reach spot that I personally like... where the beer has body and boldness without turning into a super bitter hop-fest. Only caveat is that it's on the edge of being too strong to be "refreshing", so like I say... don't guzzle. Sip.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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A - pours a beautiful amber, around 12 srm, with a two-finger off-white head; carbonation looks great, comes up in bubbles in almost perfectly straight lines; brew is clear

S - a complex nose of hops, get the semi-sweet citrus of the amarillo, also get floral and a bit of pine as well. some sweetness from the malt as well, with maybe a little caramel

T - starts with the sweet, getting some of the caramel and malt, then onto the citrus and floral of the hops, and moving on to the high 90 ibu bitterness with a boozy finish; . Nicely balanced with the hops and the malt backbone.

M - smooth body, with a syrupy, warming feel, the bitterness lingers with a medium-dry finish

O- a great IPA! certainly one of the best I've had. I can't get this in Indiana any longer, so it's a real treat when I pick them up while out of town. One or two of these a night and I am set...

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy pale golden color with a thin white head that disappears rather quickly. Aroma is of fruit, cherries and plums, yeast and citrus. Taste follows the aroma well, dark cherries and plums with a strong alcoholic characteristic. Well balanced with a nice malty, caramel, sweetness that fades to an earthy and citrus hop bitterness in the finish. Medium carbonation and a full body. The mouthfeel is pleasant, rich and thick. Overall a very nice beer for a special occasion, I don't think I could down these for just any reason. Very good beer to the style.

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Bottled 8/10/12 (So it's not really all that fresh.)

Appearance: Pours with a ridiculous head that just doesn't go away. The color is orange, and there's maybe a little tad of haziness. Surprisingly little lacing for the amount of head.

Smell: Oh mama... so subtle, but so nice. It's a really nice hop smell. Honestly, I don't think the beer tastes much like it smells, but that really doesn't even matter with this one.

Taste/feel: Has to be the most interesting IPA I've had up to this point. It's certainly loaded with hops, but it also has -- as the bottle puts it -- a ridiculous amount of barley. I absolutely love it. It's hop heavy up front and in the smell, but the malts come through on the finish. I love it. There's also a bit of warmth as well, making this a perfect Autumn beer. The feel of this one bothers me a tad, though. The whole beer itself is legendary, but I almost feel this beer to be a bit too syrupy to have more than one in a sitting. Regardless of all of that, 90 Minute IPA is an absolute must try. It may be $3 a bottle, but trust me -- there is a reason.

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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