Saturday, March 3, 2012

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

I've had the Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA a few times on tap, but this is my first go-around with the 90 Minute. I was fully expecting it pack a knock-out hops punch to the face, and my expectations were, indeed, met.

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA is a beautiful bronze color with two fingers of thick, creamy head. Since this beer packed full of hops, the head retention and lacing are fantastic. The huge hops aroma invades your nose first and it is intense. It smells very spicy, but hidden in all the hops, there is a bit of citrus, pine and some bread malt.

As expected, the hops slam the palate right away. The hops bitterness is intense and lasting. There is a bit of malt in the middle with some herbal notes, but this beer is all about the hops. The alcohol really bites at the finish and lingers for a bit with the hops bitterness. It is extremely smooth and actually feels thicker than I would have expected.

If you are at all a fan of IPA's, Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA is an absolute must. This is not a beer you're going to be able to drink 2 or 3 of in one sitting due to its intensity (both in alcohol content and flavor), but it is a very rewarding brew. Cheers!

1 comment:

  1. Indeed, it is a staple beer for a hophead!