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: 15,268
Photo of DJChaseTheBase
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great IPA after a long days work. What an extremely smooth IPA with a such a nice finish (just enough bitter to top this off). Will be scooping up a 4 pack again. Awesome stuff right here.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Orange pour with a white head and tons of lacing. The nose is orange and pine with a lot of malt sweetness. The beer is really sweet and citrus, mainly orange, with a really pleasant pine bitterness at the end. This is a really nice beer but a little sweet.

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Photo of Tele
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: Bottle (Dated 1.7.16)
Consumed: 2.27.16

A: 4.5 Pours a crystal clear, reddish-gold with a large, light tan head. Good retention and lacing.

S: 4 Fairly strong malt on the aroma bringing honey and toffee. Hops are in the background with pine and orange. Nice aromas, but a bit muted.

T: 4.25 Flavors are more aggressive than the nose suggested. Still a pretty strong malt sweetness up front, but it’s nicely balanced by piney, bitter hops. Mild graininess on the finish lingers with some more bitterness.

M: 4.5 Good body and carbonation. Slight dryness on the finish is really nice and the 9% is hardly noticeable.

O: 4.25 This is definitely a very good beer, just not what I’m usually looking for in an IPA; it’s really more like an American strong ale.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear Amber color wit 2 inches of foamy white head that settles to a cap.
S - Aroma is malty and hoppy.
T - Flavor follows the nose. Just the right amount of bitterness.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - This is an outstanding IPA. Not the northeast citrus bomb or the piney west coast IPA. Carves out it's own niche in the IPA field.

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Photo of chupachups01
2.49/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I know this would have been a better beer but was only able to try it half across the world, 4 months after it was bottled.

Aroma: Caramel, sweet.
Flavor: Slightly sweet, thick mouthfeel for an IPA (albeit it being 9% IIPA)

Overall a surprisingly drinkable beer having it stand at 9%.

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Photo of thebeers
3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not quite clear, light amber color with a couple fingers of head. The malt profile stands out in the aroma, sweet, with corn and a touch of peach, coupled with an oily, resiny hop aroma. Similar taste, with a moderately high bitterness competing with the malt in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with a somewhat slick mouthfeel and good carbonation. Old school goodness.

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Photo of princessbay710
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled a month ago. Look is amber, quick diminishing head. It smells maltier that it tastes, my fiancé would disagree though. In fact besides the sweet finish, it doesn't taste malty at all to me. As I drink on I change my 3.50 for feel to a 4.00, it seems to have taken on a heavier body. Still really sweet.

All in all this seems pretty basic. So it's a pretty good beer, but it's not necessarily gonna be my go to when I'm looking for craft, then I remember that it's 7% abv and I file it back into the league. It's hard to figure out if I like it or not with this one.

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

Poured from a bottle dated 1/07/16, about a month and two weeks ago almost. Caramel copper color with a foamy white head, which drops down to a ring. Sweet faint malt dominant smell, and a strong malt forward taste that is refreshing going in. Leaves a sweet taste in your mouth, a little too sweet. I can see how this is the industry standard and would've once been groundbreaking, like a few others have said craft brews have come a long way leaving this offering behind in the pack IMO, that being said it is a commendable drink no matter what.

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

Poured from 12oz. bottle 5 weeks from bottling. Perfectly clear pale-amber with light khaki head. Thin film, dense ring and light lacing.

Smell is dank and piney, seems well balanced. Taste is also pine with grapefruit/citrus. Malty back comes forward later. Bitterness present throughout but extremely well balanced. Long finish with plenty of flavor.

Overall, this is a classic and it has earned it's praise. Fantastic DIPA.

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Photo of MACrist
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Very clear golden-amber, 2+ fingers foamy eggshell head that lasts a while. Moderate carbonation rising. Very thick lacing left down the glass.
AROMA: Caramel sweetness, Minor citrus and pine. Slight bit of astringency.
TASTE: Lots of beady malty caramel. Very mild bitterness up front that lingers and gets a bit more developed as you get down the glass. Mild citrus/grapefruit notes.
FEEL: Smooth. A little slick, dries up a little on finish. Low but adequate carbonation.
OVERALL: Pretty malty IPA. I think the hops are real mild in both the aroma and taste.

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Photo of HopfordBeerham
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great IPA. Good hop/malt balance, actually wish it had more of a hop bite; but that's just my preference. Very strong beer, alcohol is prominent in this one. I recommend aging them for a few months to a year like I do with the 120 minute. DogfishHead for the win! Salud!!

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Photo of vladdswrath
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep but crystal clear copper with a big 2 inch head that holds form like a memory foam mattress. Smell is rich and fruity, like juicy fruit gum layered under the usual citrus and pine. The flavor follows suit, with the malt being a little sweeter than most brews yet offset by the hops being a little harsher than most. Even so, they are balanced perfectly, leaving you with an easy drink. Mouthfeel is chewy, but not oily or sticky again, very well balanced. This is a delicious brew that lives up to its reputation, although I think the industry as a whole has caught up a little bit, which makes this beer seem a little less special than it once probably was.

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Photo of Amateurbrewmaster
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap from my brother in law's newest kegerator
Appearance: Orange brown thing going on. White head that held it's own
Aroma: a punch in the nose with citrusiness, pine, flowers
Taste: Sweeter than expected, but delicious. Balance of the hops and malt perfectly achieved
Overall: This beer sold me on IPAs and Double IPAs. Been brewing beers modeled after this. I've since had better, but definitely enjoyed it

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Photo of jeffreywt
3.1/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I expected more hop flavor from this beer. Like others, I don't understand the hype. This is a very well balanced beer and is of high quality, no doubt about that. However, it did not leave me wanting another.

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Photo of wasatchback
3.63/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amazing how far we've come.... What was supposed to be a top notch IIPA is now in my opinion middle of the road at best. Zero hop aroma or flavor and a total malt bomb. Alcohol isn't well hidden. Smooth and decent mouthfeel but so far from what a decent IIPA is nowadays.

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Photo of NateDyk47
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: transparent dark gold, thin white head
S: fruity, mostly citrus but more than that, possibly pine smell?
T: good bitter citrus taste, earthy, hops
F: pretty light, but heavily carbonated

Interesting IPA but a very good one. I'll be having this one again.

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Photo of NoZeFace
4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The mike drop for me in terms of IPAs. The first beer that made me think "Holy Shit!!!" It is the one I go to if I see it on draft, the one I recommend to people if they want to try something out of their comfort zone. Hoppy yet smooth. Bitter yet drinkable. And a nice feeling afterwards. Best with some fish and chips on a saturday afternoon watching some EPL.

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery - 90 Minute IPA. 9% ABV. 12oz bottle poured into snifter.

Look: Pours and settles a crystal clear orange color, with a thin amount of white lacing, resulting from non aggressive pour.

Smell: A lot of juicy tropical fruits up front, consisting of mangoes, and grapefruit, along with some strong notes of earth, and resiny pine along with the bitter hops.

Feel: Insanely light body, almost like air, and has a heavy amount of carbonation.

Taste: Actually seems like the opposite of the aroma. Very profound taste of the earthy resiny pine, along with some hop bitterness up front. About midway through, the juicy fruits appear, and blend into the aftertaste, along with one more bitter hop bite.

Overall: I usually steer away from the bitter beers, but do enjoy them sometimes, and I prefer the fruitier ones over the piney ones. This one seemed to be both at the same time, between the aroma and taste, along with the lightest mouthfeel of any beer I've had.

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Photo of dee4maine
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

in the world of hop laden, tropical and citrus fruit forward IPAs (I love those), 90 mins comes out as a wallflower. rich malty character balanced with the hops. its a treat of its own kind.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear amber orange with a fluffy one finger off white head with fantastic retention that leaves nice thick webbed sheets of lacing. Smell is bready malts with earthy, citrus and piney hops. Taste is the same with a nice bite of the bitterness, very balanced. Feel is medium with excellent carbination. The beer almost tickles your tongue. Overall a very good beer that I much prefer to 60 min. I can see how 10 years ago this could have been the best IPA in america, but as with the current trend, I'd prefer a hop bomb to balance.

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Photo of T-34-85
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A crystal clear look of copper color with a ring of head around the glass that lingers in the glass.

A biscuity note in the aroma along with a sense of sweetness, accompanying the solid hop nose that has an earthly character.

Initial taste is of caramel sweetness, followed by some mild bitterness and earthy hop flavors, rounded out by a distinct, yet moderate level of booziness.

The feel is above average with a nice carbonation level that seems to have a more delayed release, with minimal head on initial pour, but a good frothy mouth feel as it foams in the mouth.

Overall: This is a very good, malt-forward version of a double IPA, and a good break from the more common, bright and citrusy DIPAs that are hitting the market these days. The 90 min IPA has a good balance of flavors that leans a bit more in the malty caramel direction than a hop bomb.

Great beer.

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Photo of skeeterloveshops
3.26/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was certainly disappointed and I feel this beer did not live up to its hype. A great pour, but the smell is a very musty, strange scent. It tastes like it had sat on the shelf too long perhaps, but I asked the store and they said it came in last week. Almost no "hoppy" taste whatsoever. It didn't taste bad, just not even close to what I was expecting.

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Photo of Qbdoo
3.29/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Used to be one of my favorite beers years ago but now I think it sits on shelves too long and the result is a super malty taste: sweet fruit, apricot, brown sugar. So little hop flavor. I buy this every once in a while hoping it will taste like it did 10 years ago, but it's barely recognizable as an IPA. I love malty IPAs but this is a mess.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.33/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Cracked a new bottle open tonight.

There is a musty, raisiny, unidentifiable funk, almost like wet rug. There is so much hype surrounding this beer, but I don't get it. I'm not one of those people that thinks increasing the quantity of ingredients and boil time is the best route for IPAs.

60 minute is a simple, restrained, yet in your face aromatic IPA, and is much better than this.

Quantity does not equal quality, in any way.

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Photo of jaehongcho
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - More amber than gold even reddish. Thick head. Very good retention.
Aroma - Earthy tone predominant. Lots of hops. Slightly Piny.
Taste - It's a lot to take in. Earthy. Very very malty. hoppy. citrus. raisins. caramel. raisins. malty.
Aftertaste - more carbonation than expected. still smooth on the lips though. pleasant maltiness on the tongue

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90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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