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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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at a local college bar with a few slices of pepperoni pizza.

A - Two finger head that sticks well. Lovely amber, hazy color.

S - A pungent, bitter aroma. Hops are very up front.

T/M - Sweet and hoppy. This is the kind of feeling I have come to crave, and I tend to use Dogfish Head as an exemplar for other beers in its class. Wonderful mouthfeel; bitter and strong.

O - My foray into IPAs has been a promising one, and this beer has kept me interested. Order a glass, a slice, and some CCR on the jukebox, and you're living in bliss. Just take heed if you're a skinny guy. This beer will catch up fast.

Currently in search of the 120 Minute.

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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

Reviewing the 90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.
Score: 91

12 oz tap pour in a New Belgium globe glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, translucent dark amber color with a thin ring of foamy head around the edge of the glass. Below average lacing, but that's to be expected from a 9.0% ABV beer. 4/5

Smell: Huge citrus hops and honey. Roasted caramel malts and caramelized sugar. Mellow alcohol notes, and a touch of pine. Slightly floral. 4/5

Taste: Very balanced for an imperial IPA. Malty, bitter and smooth all at the same time. Sweet oranges hit first. The roasted caramel malts on the mid-palate. As the beer layers, honey sweetness gradually grow on the mid-palate too. Some spices and hints of leather at points. Detecting mango as well. Finishes with warming alcohol and a piney hops bitterness that really lingers. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied, medium-high carbonation. Oily and smooth. Finish is sticky, warming and bitter. 4/5

Overall: One of the best imperial IPAs on the market. Very balanced and smooth with robust flavors. Superior to both the 60 and 120 minute IPA of Dogfish Head.

Recommendation: A great imperial IPA for beginners, though flavors are probably be a little too intense for casual beer drinkers trying their first craft brew. Hop heads and beer geeks should seek this one out!

Pairings: Spicy Thai food and hamburgers.

Cost: $2.99 for a 12 oz bottle or $5.25 for a 12 oz pour at the bar.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I have tasted the 90 minute IPA on a couple different ocassions and it is always solid. A nice dark yellow pour with a head that does disappear but laces nicely down the glass. The reason I am finally doing a review in writing is because I had the 90 Minute IPA with sushi today for lunch. What a combo! The beer with its hoppiness, its clean palate, and citrus/pine finish following a spicy california roll and some raw tuna and salmon was phenomenal. I got nervous at first because I am a little crazy with the wasabi at times but noticed that the seafood and rice teamed up with the pickled ginger and wasabi was complimented completely with the beer. I love good beer and I love good food, the only thing better than both is to find something that goes incredibly together. This was one of those moments.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From 12 oz bottle

Appearance.- Dark orange amber, white head, slightly hazy.

Smell.- Sweet and hoppy.

Taste.- Malt precent, nice bittering, the piny citrus hops are very present.

Mouthfeel.- Well carbonated, Full body a bit heavy.

Overall.- Great beer!

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

DFH 90 minute IPA is a solid east coast style imperial IPA. This beer uses English Barley which gives it a relatively creamier and maltier flavor as compared to a citrusy west coast IPA. Upon first sip, one can easily appreciate the subtle balance and flavors and alcohol which enters the palate. This IPA has a substantial foamy head and smells of molasses and hops. It's hard to describe the 90 minute IPA besides just saying that it has a sophisticated and high quality taste.

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

A- Great head retention, bright beer with amber color, slightly dark amber color.

S- Biscuity malt on the nose, mellow alcohol smell. Hop aroma present, but hard to distinguish certain hop characterstics through the malt and alcohol.

T- Caramelly and slight biscuity. Perfect balance of malt and hops... tell ya that.

M- Perfect carbonation, full bodied mouth feel.

Very well balanced and easy drinking for 9%.

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 91.9% out of 100 with 15,616 ratings
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