90 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

15,494 Ratings
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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4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip at cellar temperature.

L – Pale amber color with a 2-finger white bubbly head. Really nice retention and lacing. Clear with a great amount of carbonation bubbles for the style.

S – A big sweet caramel and toasty malt presence with a generous helping of hops with mostly floral and pine aromas, along with a nice undercurrent of grapefruit and peach.

T – Starts off sweet with caramel malts, honey, and peach flavors and steadily builds to a bitter crescendo with pine and floral hop notes with a touch of grapefruit. Very well balanced and very tasty.

F – Medium-bodied with good carbonation, a chewy and sticky mouthfeel, and a dry and bitter finish. Both fruity sweetness and floral hop bitterness linger for a great amount of time. A little bit of a throat-warming sensation from the alcohol appears at the finish.

O – This is a terrific DIPA and hands-down my favorite beer from DFH. It’s great across the board, but the thing that impresses me the most is how balanced the beer is between the sweet malt and bitter hops while still being bitter enough to please the biggest hop heads. Extremely drinkable. The fact that it’s widely available and relatively cheap is just icing on the cake. Great beer from DFH.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -41%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is the beer that introduced me to a world i never knew (craft beer as a whole) ever since I, for no reason other than curiosity (well maybe it was the Esquire review on the colorful 4-pack), purchased some one day around 4 years ago. Every time I've poured this (it's been many an occasion now) it's been a brief head that settles quickly, with a thin lacing. The first time i tried this I didn't like it I thought. Yet I was still somehow intrigued by it...Long story short, it turned out it was because I had no prior beer experience other than low abv. mass-made swill from my college years. The smell (due to its subtlety) was never what did it for me with this now go-to DIPA. A burnt malty grapefruit sensation upon tasting this. Boozy then smoothed out by a terrific malt backbone. Although a heavy hitter, I could easily have 2 in a row and they both go down ever so smoothly due to the mouthfeel alone. While my taste buds easily prefer several others of this style, this one will always be in regular rotation because it's just unique. There is a caramel aspect to it, syrupy, not as outright hoppy as what I prefer. But in the end it's got it's own complex character I seem to revisit with regularity.

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4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The appearance is a amber-red body with plentiful carbonation below a sizable white head. Good retention. The smell is strongly fruity with hops. It's a strong beer, lots of hops but it goes down fairly easy. You can tell it's a hard hitter in the alcohol department but it hides the booziness well. Mouthfeel is smooth if a little overwhelming. Certainly lives up to its reputation.

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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