90 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA
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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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Ratings: 15,615 |  Reviews: 3,910
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4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Best served in a Snifter]

The aroma was of floral and grass hops, a grain malt and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit) and a mild alcohol tinge.

The taste started with a mild sweetness and a slight bitterness with a note of caramel and then finished quite a bit hoppier with an excellent bitter citrus taste and a slight alcohol presence at the end. The flavor lasted a really nice long time with the smooth hoppy citrus taste fading very slowly.

Mouthfeel was just a tad over light in body with the texture being a bit dry and having a slight oiliness to it with a nice strong carbonation.

Overall a nice strong hoppy brew that had such a good balance of a bitter citrus and caramel sweetness that the high ABV was hardly noticeable.

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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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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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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 91.9% out of 100 with 15,615 ratings
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