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Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
Rating
7
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

Family Strong Beer Style Imperial IPA
Country USA (DE) ABV 9.0%
Price $$$$ Packaging 12oz/355ml bottle
Characteristics Hoppy, strong

Overview Dogfish Head’s Sam Caligione seems incapable of producing a beer that can be casually consumed. Each brew—and 90 Minute IPA is no exception—demands attention. Calling this an IPA is a bit misleading; at 9% alcohol, it’s clearly pushing into “Imperial” territory. But more to the point, this doesn’t really come off as an IPA so much as a strong ale or light barleywine.

Flavors and aromas There are plenty of hops in the nose, and the IBU numbers are nothing to scoff at, but the bitterness is subdued in the face of an onslaught of malty sweetness and a thick, full body. We like this beer, even if we probably couldn’t drink more than one or two in an evening.
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