90 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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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Reviews: 3,840 | Ratings: 15,267
Photo of Riff
3.56/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a tulip glass. Poured out a copper color with an off white head about two fingers thick that slowly dissolved. Smells primarily of bread from the malts with a hint of pine to it. Flavor follows being primarily malt heavy with a little pine from the hops following. Flavor lingered a little, again mostly the malt. Didn't notice much bitterness from the hops or really much hop flavor as is. Feel is light with no carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer but not one I think I'll pick up again, too heavy on the malt for this style.

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Photo of ronjohn
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

IF THERE IS A BETTER IPA - I BEG YOU TO TELL ME WHAT IT IS! if any beer I've tasted deserves a perfect score, it's this one. as perfect as an IPA gets. perfect balance of malt and hops, bitter and sweet. subtle and strong. "it's like a party in your mouth." There are many beers that I enjoy - this one puts most of those to shame. the only issue I can take w/ this beer is that it's a bit heavy so I'm full after 2 or 3 and I like to keep going!

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Photo of krbrevard
3.12/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I get to be one of those negative reviewers. This beer gets a ton of hype but it really does not live up to it when compared to other IIPAs/DIPAs. First off, it is not balanced. The malts overpower the hops in the smell, foretaste, and midtaste. Only in the aftertaste do I get anything that resembles the sweet stickey pineyness of hops. What does that mean in the grand scheme of things? The color is spectacular but it is just an unbalanced average beer, favoring the malt side of the scale which I do not prefer. After about 30 minutes sipping, smell resembles alcohol. It know it's a 9+ percenter but other DIPAs certainly mask it much better in the aromatics and taste.

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Photo of OldSwampy
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bronzy gold color with an abundant off-white head that leaves decent lacing on the glass. Nose of woodsy, resinous hops, but not too strong, with a definite malty presence as well. Taste: a double IPA that is malt-dominant? Hops emerge from the malt as the taste evolves, but this was not a "hops forward" IPA, even though the hops are obvious and tasty. The flavor is more of a back-and-forth duet between malt and hops, both making delightful contributions. Mouthfeel a little slick, moderatly sudsy as good IPAs often are. A great beer.

Bottled 3/30/2016, per the bottle stamp.

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Photo of jeffrx
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great aroma and a very strong, yet enjoyable beer. I can't find anything I don't like about it. The bitterness and high ABV are not that prominent. A few of these will really sneak up on you. A slow sipper for sure.

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Photo of PearlJam420
4.61/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I recently picked up a 4 pack at Somerset Liquors. It had been a while since I've had a 90. I'm not sure if the batch I had was super fresh or if DogFish changed something about this beer. Whatever it is, this was more delicious then I remembered. You can't go wrong with this one folks. Outstanding!

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Photo of Flickerdart
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Beer is translucent brilliant amber with half a finger of head, which quickly subsides.

Smell is malty with hints of rye. Hops are just a hint, evident only after vigorous swirling.

Taste is unexpected for something that calls itself an IPA - there is hop bitterness up front, but the lingering taste is almost biscuity. I wouldn't say malty - malts are sweeter, this is not exactly that. The mouthfeel is not very exciting - carbonation is average, it's neither chewy nor especially smooth. You can definitely taste the alcohol - there's something of a barleywine taste to it.

Overall, it's very interesting, but doesn't rise much above that for me.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

At 15k ratings and 10% above the #2 in a style, I'm not going to add much. Plus, I should add that this is hard style for senior citizens like me to get used to... or at least drink the whole thing by myself.
Bottom-line: too much hops and alcohol.

This is listed on the "1001 Beers To Taste Before You Die." You decide if it deserves to be there. I'm biased.

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Photo of ByronDBeer
4.72/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Copper, a little hazy
S: Orange/Lemon peels, Medium malts, caramel
T: So gooood. Floral hops, orange, perfectly balanced light-medium malts. No bitterness at all
F: Feels light, very refreshing, just disappears into your throat. No unwanted carbonation.

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Photo of detgfrsh
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From an undated bottle. Pours a bright orange color with a half finger of head. Smell is very malt heavy with a hint of hops. Light and well carbonated feel. Malt-forward taste with a finish of hop bitterness. Very good IPA, and the malt forward approach makes this one stand out from the crowded field of hop-dominated IPAs.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber with a one finger fluffy white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, caramel malt, and light bitterness with some alcohol. Mouthfeel is syrupy and almost chewy, but not all the way. Overall, this is a very nice imperial ipa that goes down easy for its strength, however it reminds you there is a good bit of alcohol there.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.22/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Comes in that dark gold color, 1/2" white head on the top. Aroma came off more barley than hops.

Taste, sweet. Its a pretty standard beer, which is a surprise for DFH. There's some hops and bitterness that clearly establish this as an ipa. There isn't a bunch of weird adjuncts. Some pine, a ton of malt and caramel.

I don't really know that bragging about a long hop boil is all that anyways.

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Photo of LagersAles
3.42/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle dated March 16 2016...finally some relatively fresh beer.
Copper orange in colour, well filtered, with a thin white head that dissipates in a few minutes.
Smells of simple malt and herbally earthy hops. No tropical and not much citrus to speak of. Easily distinguished as an imperial beer by its thick boozy, caramelly sweet feel. It's been a while since I've had 90min, and frankly I'm disappointed. It's good but not great. Spoiled by too many Vermont and west coast tropical fruity hop bombs I suppose. If you're not into that, and like the malty, potent ales, this may be the one for you

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Photo of Beertsipper
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my go to DIPA's. Pours a copper gold with beige head. Nose picks up in, malts, papaya, hops.. Taste follows the nose. Flavors are almost perfectly in balance. A little more malt presence. Boozy finish.
Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat sticky and oily. One of my favorite treats. Heads and shoulders above most DIPA's I've had. A plus is that it's easily available.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Much more drinkable than the average double IPA that puts an emphasis on a sweet malt flavor. Usually I'm not a fan of that style, but it all blends together pretty well here.

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Photo of Peepskp
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A full flavored powerhouse. This is truly a great beer and best of all it can be had almost anywhere. After having the the 60 and 120 minute I can say for sure this is the sweet spot.

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Photo of VashonGuy
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I've had this a few times, but not rated it. This time, I'm noticing the sweetness, the caramel character. Yes, it's plenty hoppy, of course, more piney than citrus. It's bitter, but not a bitterness bomb like some IPAs. It's very smooth.

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Photo of psycHOPathy
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dark ass pour
overripe mango, apricot, some cherry, hops, pine, honey
pine, hops, pineapple, booze, malt, spice
medium heavy body, a little abrasive
a bitter IPA that has some sweeter thicker tones but is mostly a laborious hoppy squeal

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Photo of portwood
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Orange, citrus oils, honey, phenolic. Sharp carbonation, bit boozy, syrupy, Orange peel. Slightly sour, grapefruit pith, resin dryness. (bottled 01/14/16)
no doubt a great beer (probably worth a higher score) but feels boozy/sharp & a bit too syrupy for my taste

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Photo of Jack98
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: A deep and pleasant looking red amber color.

S: Smells of hops and a strong floral and fruitiness that is quite unique.

T: Good hops flavor combined with fruit and maltiness, it has a bit of sweetness. It is very juicy to be sure, moderate grapefruit flavor. Very drinkable at 9.00% abv, this stuff is dangerous :)

F: Quite thick for an IPA, a bit more like an ale then a, "Clean," Ipa. Its is pretty smooth.

Very good beer, not a super hopped IPA but quite tasty.

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Photo of von_kaiser
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

the beer that started the journey for me. you really can't go wrong if this is the only thing at your disposal. although i hardly ever drink this anymore due to the absurd amount of goodness around me, my belly will always be open should it decide to venture this way again.

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Photo of AfricanPete14
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish brown color with an average head. has a strong malt smell with a with a subtle smell of hops. Taste is very smooth and delicious with a perfect blend of floral hops and malt, also you can get a solid alcoholic taste as well. Has a perfect amount of carbonation and goes down very nicely. definitely my favorite IPA.

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Photo of KatyBeerGuy
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into Tulip. Not much head to speak of. Light brown with orangish hue. Smells of hops, orange, and a little clover. Initial taste is hoppy, but not overpowering. Nice finish with a very pleasant aftertaste. Well carbonated. A nice lacing on the glass.

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Photo of Shippy
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into an IPA glass. Pours a deep, rustic orange with a big, off-white head. Aroma is strong and clean with piney, floral hop aromas. Lots of flavor: raisins, malt, caramel, citrus, and some wood/pine near the finish. Not much bitterness, especially considering the nose and IBU. Feel is full and moderately boozy. Overall, this is an excellent and well-balanced DIPA. Very flavorful and not overwhelming in any direction.

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Photo of Masonz223
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Just as balanced as 60 minute Ipa.
You get some Maltiness up front. Middle of the mouth alchool sweetness lots of orange flavor grapefruit citrus. Finishes with a piney grapefruit bitterness.some more sweetness at the end also.
Overall: it's an awesome beer you get more malt in this then in 60 minute but it's needed in this beer. Lots of orange flavor coming through along with citrus flavores. It's a very awesome beer.

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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