In this beer blog, we are going to get another beer from the Dogfish Head Brewery. The beer is called 90 Minute Imperial IPA. If you have read my earlier blogs on their beers, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not read them, please, read those blogs to get to know this brewery. Dogfish Head Brewery is pretty well-known so you might be up to speed on this brewery. Let us get the beer.
It has a clear copper color with a white head on the beer. The smell is earthly. The taste is earthy with a touch of malts. The aftertaste has a dry with a touch of earthy notes. It is a pretty drinkable beer for being a big beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
What you have here is an Imperial India Pale Ale featuring a single, constant 90-minute hop addition. It’s balanced by a ridiculous amount of English Two-row Barley. Then we dry-hop it in every tank.
Here is a description from their website (www.dogfish.com):
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.
Since introducing the world to the continuous-hopping method with our 90 Minute IPA, we’ve since released the continuously hopped 60 Minute IPA, 120 Minute IPA and even a 75 Minute IPA (a cask-conditioned blend of 60 and 90 Minute IPAs).
In addition to the continuous hopping, 90 Minute IPA is also dry hopped with our ‘Me So Hoppy’ device during conditioning (check it out in the video below).
This beer is an excellent candidate for use with our Randall The Enamel Animal filter!
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In closing, I do enjoy this beer. This is a pretty good beer. I just feel like most of the beers from this brewery is overpriced. I am not saying this is a bad beer. It is a pretty good beer and for Imperial IPA it is a pretty drinkable beer. There are several Imperial India Pale Ale just feel like they are extremely over hopped. There are several that are not drinkable beer. This Imperial India Pale Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery is pretty balance and drinkable. The key is it makes the hop head pretty happy. This is good but I am a huge fan of Sixpoint Resin. I like this beer. Let me know what you think. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser