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
Ranking:
#633
Reviews:
3,925
Ratings:
15,691
pDev:
11.01%
Bros Score:
4.32
 
 
Wants:
818
Gots:
4,726
Trade:
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Ratings: 15,691 |  Reviews: 3,925
Photo of -steve-
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a standard pint glass. Slight tinge of orange colour to this beer that I was not expecting (although there is no reason why it shouldn't have some orange in it). Nice citrus particularly orange comes through on the nose. Malt (caramel) sweetness also evident. Massive malt sweetness and orange comes up front on tasting. As the label suggests, the malt puts the hops in its place so to speak, making the hops seems rather subdued. Overall I find the malt bill to be cloying and overpowering. I can taste more alcohol than hops. An IPA? Where's the beef?

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Photo of ThePold
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Lord, thought I'd rated this year's ago. Fresh bottle in a DogFish Head IPA glass. Decent head, mild lacing, not as pillowy as a Bells Two Hearted. Golden yellow in color, regular IPA aroma. But the taste is so smooth. This is one of the best IPAs on earth. Good thing it comes in 4 packs cause it packs a kick. Nice job, DogFish Head!

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Photo of GreenBayBA
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Libeertarian
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From notes taken 05/05/17 (if I recall correctly, I have had this for over two years, and it's still quite good, will consider reviewing a more fresh one and using that rating):

Especially cloudy, multi-toned, enticing orange-amber. Foamy and almost creamy head of very light yellow, with excellent retention and sticky, chunky lacing. Opened bottle, first aroma was dough. After the pour, that gives way to a nose of dankness, aged fruit, toast, tropical fruit, white wine even, and resin or pine. Leathery and dank throughout to the taste, mostly short of perfumes or soaps which is definitely a positive, with orange and grapefruit and peach and mango as it warms and sloshes around, a medicinal booze finish, a bitter but toffee-like aftertaste, and rindy retro-olfaction. Medium-bodied, silky smooth at first with slowly-rising fine and tingly carbonation bringing the texture closer to cream. Less alcoholic heat than ABV would generally indicate.

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Photo of DougsBrother
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ian_osu
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Notasoxfan
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Santz
4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nyr94cup
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mousel
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Driftpunx
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of vikinggary28
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I finally found this one out here in California and I'm not disappointed. Pours a deep amber with a sticky white head. Aroma is of slightly fruity hops, very pleasant smell. Taste very well balanced between the floral/fruity hops and a little biscuity malt. Not much citrus. Goes down smooth. Very enjoyable. Prost!

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not too sure on this one. I know it's highly rated, but this isn't one of my favorite in this style. The sweetness is reminiscent of a paw paw... A flavor that can go either way for me.

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Photo of gangstabobangsta
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Claude-Irishman
3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Belgian beer glass a deep golden,orange,amber. 1 1/2 " creamy head, sticky white lacing on the glass. Tastes like a well balanced "east coast", or English imperial IPA. High quality caramel malt backbone. Somewhat floral. Mild hoppiness compared to West coast hop bombs. ( Which I also enjoy very much) Mild fresh baked bread, flowers. Feels smooth and quaffable for a 9% ABV. Not too slick, Not too dry. Delicious example. Again Kudos to DFH !! A little more hop bite to offset the malts and I think you would be solid 5.That is my opinion. But then again if it isn't broken don't fix it.Great brew! REVISED 11/22/17: After many months of drinking 90 minute I must say there is too much malt for my taste in a IPA either west or east coast style.

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Photo of DanEasley
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mandpasbury
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DMC43
4.96/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of BackAgain
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is my favorite IPA. It was my introduction to IPAs when I got into beers in '06, back when it wasn't in grocery stores and I had to scrounge out of the way to a specialty store.

I've had countless IPAs since, and it still tastes like the ultimate ambrosia of the gods to me even after all these years. There's no other IPA like it. 90 forever!

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Photo of aclockworkchris
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roozer69
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BoodahMoogle
4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of crawmcgraw
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RickStalzer
3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 15,691 ratings
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