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:
15,588
Reviews:
3,906
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
805
Gots:
4,644
For Trade:
34
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Dark amber color with a white pillow top head, leaving a stick white lace behind

S: Strong malts, with caramel, hops, and getting a hint of some sweet fruit

T: Hops and Malt galore. Like a Hop and malt candy popsicle. Hops jump out at you on the frontend followed by a strong malty backbone. Impressive

M: Medium body with a nice carbonation, hops sizzle on the tongue, very smooth finish

O: One of my favorites. Can drink over and over again. For me, being a hop head, this is one of the best

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Poured from a 12oz. brown bottle aggressively into a pint glass. No visible dates on the bottle.

A: Slightly cloudy golden yellowish light-orange color with 2 fingers of white head, very nice retention, good lacing. Still about a finger of head 5 minutes after the pour.

S: This brew is pretty aromatic, lots of floral and citrus, hops, hint of pine, the citrus smells like tropical and/or dark fruits - possibly pear and raisin, very pleasant.

T: I expected this to be another overwhelmingly piney, bitter, overpowering hoppy flavor IPA like drinking Pinesol (like it's younger brother 60 Min). I was wrong. I'm not even a big IPA fan, but this is a damn good brew.

Starts with just the right amount of hop and citrus bitterness, not overpowering, then switches to sweet and fruity on the mid palate, I'm tasting something similar to banana and raisin, maybe pear, grapefruit and/or orange too, with lots of lightly toasted malts. Finishes with a hoppy orange peel aftertaste, slightly bitter but not offensive. The high ABV is well masked, but there is a hint of astringent alcohol taste present here.

M: Nice and full bodied, medium carbonation, has a smoothness and creaminess that makes it feel silky, and it definitely has some gravity. Slightly sticky and chewy like a dark stout or porter, which is very pleasant.

O: Once again, I'm not historically an IPA fan at all. I generally dislike most IPAs, and despised the DFH 60 Minute IPA, but this one pleasantly surprised me. I fully expected this to be another expensive drain pour, but I will be easily enjoying all 4 bottles of this. I docked a point in the "overall" category because, while every other aspect of this beer is easily a solid 4.5, it does come at a high cost. I paid $12 for a 4-pack of this - it's a great beer, but not worth $3/bottle when there are great beers available for much less.

Regardless of the price though, it'll be nice to pick this up as a treat every once in a while, and I'll probably buy it again, but it's much too expensive to buy on a regular basis. For the price, I'd probably be more likely to buy HopDevil (the other IPA I really liked), at least when it comes to frequent buying.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Trinity Brewing in Colorado Springs...

Body was amber with a white head.

The aroma indicated citrus hop smells and malt notes.

The taste came across with a malt sweetness with a bitter bite. It finished clean and dry with a noticeable alcohol character.

Overall, this is highly respectable IPA.

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
4.24 out of 5 based on 15,588 ratings.
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