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RATINGS: 4357   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Esquire Magazine calls our 90 Minute I.I.PA., "perhaps the best I.P.A. in America." An Imperial I.P.A. brewed to be savored from a snifter. A big beer with a great malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping rate. This beer is an excellent candidate for use with Randall The Enamel Animal! 90 ibu
Tasting Notes: Brandied fruitcake, raisiney, citrusy.
Food Pairing recommendations: Pork chops, beef, grilled fish, frites, focaccia, split pea soup, Stilton cheese & escargot.
Glassware recommendation: Snifter
Wine comparable: Sauvignon Blanc
In case you care... the average 12 oz. serving has 294 calories.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2004
I must admit that I love a good IPA. In this case this one qualifies on all fronts. The beer poors a nice orange color with a big frothy off white head. The araoma is full, foral hops with citrus nose and enticing. flavor is hugw with the incredible hops but nicely balanced by a stong and enjoyable malt backbone. Check this one out it is worth the hunt.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
UPDATED: APR 10, 2008 Bought a bottle at Hyde Park Express. Poured great. Smelled like chronic bud. No lie, this stuff smells like pot. Tastes like northern lights chronic. Maybe with some northern brewer hops thrown in. Bitter as a beer gets. It gives new meaning to the word bitter. Definitely intense, but highly offensive to my palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rogueman (19) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Sitting in Avalon, NJ, doing the vacation thing, and no better double IPA than DFH 90min. I have had the 60 and a pint of the 120, and I would say that the 90 is the perfect hoppiness for me. Smells great, as good as Exponential, which rates high with me! Between this, Oggi’s hopjuice and Alpine Exponential, I would have a hard time picking my favorite. I look forward to a blind taste test.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kosh (20) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2004
didn’t realize this was bottle conditioned until after the pour. a deep golden hazy pour. aroma was citrus and hops and something i just can’t place. was surprized at the smoothness of this beer, i assummed it would be hop overkill at 90 IBU but perhaps the smoothest ’big beer’ i’ve had in this style to date! A very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2698) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 12, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2004 Bottle pours a deep hazy golden with a very nice just off-white head that is reluctant to leave just yet. There is enough effervessing to maintain it and to support rich sticky lacing. Aroma is quite hopy (of course) but also somewhat fruity citrusy and floral. Like pumpkin bread or shortbread cookies. Tastes of strong hops but ballances well with the other, yeast, grain, butter and strangely... carbboard. Mouthfeel, this I think is its strong point. It feels full,, heavy, substantial and smooth. Before you swallow, as you draw it in you can tell that it is going to feel good going down. And it does. The bitter hops stays with you and is the calling card it leaves on your palate. Possibly my favorite of my non-favorite.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2004
As a Imperial IPA fan, I would have to rate this one in my top five. It really shows great signs of sweetness, citrus and bitterness throughout the palate. Impressive.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5340) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2004
Gravity cask at GBBF. Dogfish Head seem to like the GBBF - they’ve been here at least two years now with cask ales. This year the intention was to have this 90 Minute served through Randell and then it would be called 91 Minute - but the guys were unable to assemble Randell correctly, so we just had it served straight from the cask. Huge hop bitterness, like chewing hop pellets. Though more fragrance than pellets. And backed with malt sweetness. A hop monster for sure. Surprising soft aroma considering the big flavour. I thought this was good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 What an interesting beer.... First, it poured a radioactive orange color that seemed to glow. Beautifully colored pale orange/yellow head. My first whiff caught me totally off guard. This thing smelled more of chocolate than any beer I’ve ever smelled, including the Young’s. Also backed up with some nice aromatic hops. The taste was equally interesting. First, I tasted a huge amount of malt, then the hops shined through. It struck me as similar to the 120 in that it was very oily and sweet, though not as sweet. THere was a definite hop presence, though. Not until it warmed did the hop juice I expected show through.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
Amber gold body with a medium thick white sustaining head with great lace. Sweet and citrusy hop aroma. Superb aroma. Sweet and citrusy hop flavor well balanced with maltiness. The finish is strongly bitter and hoppy. Best IPA I’ve had to date. No overly strong alcohol presence. Great stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2005 Cask-conditioned (Gravity) at the Great British Beer Festival, Kensington Olympia, London. (Thursday Session). Massively herbally hoppy beer.


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