90 Minute Imperial IPA – Dogfish Head (Milton, DE, USA)


90 Minute Imperial IPA – Dogfish Head, 9% ABV, 12 fl.oz., (Milton, Delaware, USA)

on the front label:

“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.”

  • Style: Imperial IPA
  • Taste: Nano creamy orange citrus toffee barley malt subtle hop zen balance
  • Where I got it : Uwajimaya / Seattle
  • How much: $13.14 USD / $17 CAD – 4×12 fl.oz., October 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: yes
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes, taste the zen

Visual: Pours clear deep orange without much head, very thin hazy layer of retention, scattered singular steady streams.

Nose: clean biscuity toffee malts. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: crisp-slick-thick, nano creamy mouthfeel

Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, tangy-light sour backbone, (MAIN) orange citrus , toffee barley malt

Finish: residual sweet barley malt, super subtle dry grassy citrus bitter hops, zen-like clean finish

Summary: Incredibly smooth transitions and outright ridiculously well hidden 9% ABV. After 800+ beer tastings I’ve never come across such a fluffy creamy mouthfeel! A must try for any beer connoisseur.