webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2006 (updated 05/1/2006) - Got this on a bottle for the 2006 Spring bottling. After having the 120 Minute a few weeks ago, I’m workign back down the scale. Almost as sweet as the 120 but without the kick. Plesantly candied and hoppy, just about right, although, I’d follow this up with a cold Shelter Pale Ale before downing another 90 Minute. (adjusted rating from 3.3 up to 3.8)
I’m not exactly a hophead, but this was a bit more pleasant than some IPA’s I’ve had. I had this as par tof a sampler at the DFH Gaithersbug Alehouse (2/4/2006). I thought, out of the five (5), this was #4 on my list. It finished a bit more bitter than I would have hoped given all the raves from friends. It did go extremely well with the spicy (and I do mean spicy) Jambalya for the evening.
kfarrnd (113) - Oldsmar, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Roy’s Restaurant. Poured a orangy-gold color with a small off white head. Aroma was intense with hops and pine. The flavor was initially malty with a touch of honey sweetness and then the ruby red grapefruit, pine and bitter hops flavor hits you. I had no clue it was 9.0% ABV, I would have thought it was in the 6.5% range, did a great job of hiding it. It was very full and even a bit syrupy on the palate. Really wonderful IIPA, definitely the best I’ve had thus far and my favorite Dogfish Head to date.
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Scored a Four pack at the local beer store that seems to be the only store in Jacksonville that carries this beer (7 ’til Late in San Marco). Poured a nice dark gold color with very little head. Wonderful aroma that really awakens your nose. The first sip I took, I said ’WOW’. Great tasting, with a little sting from the alcohol content. An oustanding beer.
tsgrayson (15) - Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Serve in a Sifter? Do you really want me to go there? Dont forget to put your pinky out! Dark clean beer...Intense flavor...good ABV. Nothing lacking in terms of taste, flavor, color, or appearnance. One of the best of the best with a great finish. Darn you four pack!
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy light amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is citrus with strong hops. Aroma alone is enough for me to know that this is going to be a good brew. The flavor is intense with the citrus and the hops blending well together and finishes off with a slight taste of alcohol. This is a very good IPA, probably one of the best I’ve had so far
nchurman (12) - USA - JAN 31, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a pint draft. It had a very bright amber color, a good deal of lively carbonation. The aroma was excellent, very hoppy. The taste was hoppy, but not too much; the malt and hops were well-balanced. Overall very tasty.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
See DFH 60 Minute rating. Add a few +’s on the description of aroma, body, taste in terms of more powerfuly distinctive. Therefore take a few points away cuz for me in this instance less is more. Pretty good, yet, a tad too much of this and spritz too much of that topped off with too high of an alcohol % to be called very good.
kickback98 (6) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle. Clear, beautiful amber color. Strong hop aroma, and the taste is as expected very hoppy. The large amount of malt used balaces the hoppy taste; this is a very good version of Double IPA’s. The prefect brew for your ’hop’ fix.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 27, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA pours to a beautiful, bright, deep orange color with a thick and creamy off white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose of this beer is stunning. Huge waves of piney/citric/spicy/resiny hop aromas flood the nose. I shouldn’t say aromas, it is more like intense hop vapors. The palate is firm, you can tell they did indeed use a "ridiculous" amount of malt in this beer, to stand up to the hop character. But this beer is all about hops, and they are in this beer big time. Slight flavors of pale malts pair with intense fruity/citric juicy hop flavors on the palate. 90 Mintue IPA finishes with more hop flavors up front, then ends with a long, dry, very zesty/piney/resiny hop bitterness coupled with a high octane burn that lingers for quite some time.
This beer is amazing. It is a very drinkable beer at 9% abv, so be careful with this one. I would suggest the 60 Minute IPA if you wanted more than a few, the 90 Minute is one you will want to drink sparingly. I can not put into words the depth of hop character in this beer, in flavor and aroma. It dominates this beer, but it isn’t a throat peeling, all out acid wash of hop bitterness. There is some real hop synergy and hop magic going on here, putting the hop character of this beer is a class by itself. Every bit of hop flavor, aroma, and character you could get out of the hop varieties used, are squeezed into this beer. You would have to taste this beer to understand what I mean. This beer could stand hop for hop with the best of the best from the PNW, and truly is one of the most exceptional "Imperial" IPA’s on the market. 90 Mintue IPA is a hop head’s dream come true. If you love hoppy beers, then this beer is a must try, and a holy grail of a beer. It is a bit pricey at $8 a 750ml bottle, or $12 a 4 pack of 12oz bottles, but worth every penny, and then some. A perfect aperitif beer, or a beer to enjoy and relax with after a brutal day at work.
masedawg (156) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden with a light head. Citrus aroma. Flavor is full of citrus and a slight bit of honey. Sits nicely on the palate but nothing incredible. Pretty good brew.