Monday, October 25, 2010

This Is What I Drink: 86

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

I've already raved about the 60 minute IPA, so it's time to rave about his stronger older brother, the 90 minute IPA. Weighing in at 9% alcohol instead of 6%, this guy certainly packs a lot more flavor and intensity into one 12 ounce bottle. As you would expect with an imperial IPA, it definitely packs a whole lot of hop flavor into one sip. You also get strong herbal, spicy, citrusy, and somewhat fruity kick in there. Of course the alcohol is there as well, but I'd say that it is pretty well hidden. I'm not sure it's fairly to directly compare this and the 60 minute because they end up being very different, but I'm going to go ahead and do it. On a purely sip per sip basis, I'd say that the 90 minute is the more interesting and intensely flavored beer. However, the still delicious 60 minute is probably more drinkable on a regular basis. The every once in a while king? 90 minute. My regular gal? The 60. But, the Dogfish Head Brewing Company wins either way, so who cares?


  1. K,F,M the Dogfish Head minute IPA series...(60, 90, & 120)....GO.

  2. K - 120...F - 90...M - 60? I'm guessing you'd marry the "regular gal".