90 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
90 Minute IPA90 Minute IPA
15,782 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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 15,782 |  Reviews: 3,941
Photo of angrybabboon
3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 1/29/12 and 2/15/12

Appearance: Copper, with some lighter orange when held up to the light, extremely clear - pours with a fluffy head, retains a small cap for a while, nice lacing

Smell: Kind of strange, honestly, but good - unquestionably hoppy, with orange, grapefruit, and pine - but the malt profile is more interesting - sweetness, caramel malts, toasted grains, and something that smells roasted - some light fruits, herbal notes, and alcohol, too

Taste: Hoppy bitterness and malty sweetness, actually pretty balanced - very wet, with a touch of alcohol - grapefruit and orange rind, pith, and some herbal hops - a lingering bitterness - malts have a lot of depth, but they are touch too sweet for the hop profile - the lingering sweetness combined with the lingering sweetness prevents this from achieving greatness

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body, extremely smooth

Overall: Good, but it could be better

I remember first having this beer in the spring of 2008, courtesy of Goblinmunkey7. I thought it was the most extreme, ridiculous thing ever. I wasn't a big fan. Unfortunately, while my definition of "extreme beer" has changed... extremely... I still have some issues with this beer. Something about the combination of sweet, toasty malts and the hop profile just feels a little off. But this is still a very good beer.

 1,346 characters

Photo of wynnie211
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of hoops61176
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of danskyad
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of dvanhandel
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of ninner00
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of wertschy
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of BigTrubble
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of kradberg
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of r0gueleader
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The 90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head is simply fantastic. Having a pint of it, it was a very nice amber color with a thick head. The aroma is very complex, some definite citrus hops up front with a strong sweet caramel malt hint. Very smooth though. Easily one of the best IPAs I've ever had. Maltier than others I've had, but I found this to be a good thing. Warmed me up, highly recommend trying it on-tap.

 407 characters

Photo of agaloco9
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of sponger
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of theempire
3/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of LC86
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from 12 oz bottle to pint glass.

A- A brilliant copper color with nice 1.5 finger bright white head with gobs of bubbles and lacing as is slowly fades.

S- A lot of fruit aromas in the hops: grapefruit, oranges, other citrus aromas mix with a sweet malt character that's almost like honey on toast. A slight hint of alcohol.

T/M - The beer upfront is mildly sweet with a malty presence with a hint of honey. As it transitions the hop character evolves to a citrus/grassy character. It's extremely well balanced for an DIPA - not overloaded on hops. The malted character really balances out the hop bitterness for an extremely smooth flavor. Perfect carbonation for a medium-full bodied beer.

D- I have to say this is by far the most balanced DIPA I have yet to drink.

Overall, it's pricey so it might be a while for another purchase but it's a fantastic brew. I'd love to try it on draft through a Randall!!

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-28-2011 13:54:11

 1,111 characters

Photo of OleJohnnieAle
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a nice hazel brown that had nice head and left behind some nice sticky lacing down the whole glass.

S: Huge hops, some nice piney notes. Smells like it has a nice malty base that mixes in some sweet caramel.

T: Nice hops as the nose leads. Nice piney resin with great bitterness, nothing overpowering. extremely well balanced with the sweet malts and caramel.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated with execptional balance. Great bitterness and resin mouthfeel.

O: Great IPA, hard to believe this is 9% because there is no boozey taste to this. Nice blend of hops and malts. Great showing for the DIPA

 611 characters

Photo of lilnicky068
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jnaustxdom
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of nukem5
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a great orange amber color with nice tan cap of foam.

S: Aroma is of sweet malts and some really fantastic happy notes.

T: Taste is a wonderful sweet malty taste with a super blast of sweet,citrus and piney blast of hops, very well balanced.

M: Medium bodied some nice lacing on glass.

O: Overall a really well crafted beer and love to drink this often and surprisingly had not rated this offering from Sam and the great folks from Dogfish Head.

 458 characters

Photo of xrdsci
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of BlakeMatt
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of everlong353
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Kuges
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jeanphony
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of dandmc24
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 15,782 ratings