Thursday, January 31, 2013

Beer Review - Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA.

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery - 90 Minute IPA

Beer Type: American Double / Imperial IPA

Appearance: Brown bottle with a red Dogfish Head style label. Beer poured a light straw color with a thick white head and plenty of lacing. 

Smell: Sweet toasted malt and bread aromas followed by a bit of floral hops spice.  

First Drink: Sweet malt up front like the nose, quickly followed by hops. Finish is a bit bitter but gains a dark fruit or chocolate flavor?   

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. Overall very smooth.   

Last Drink: More bitterness now and you can get just a hint of the alcohol.    

Drinkability: Great for sippin' and relaxin' and not a beer to be taken lightly. It's pretty damn good! 

Notes: Esquire Magazine calls the 90 Minute IPA "perhaps the best IPA in America." Not sure if I feel that strongly but I do like it!     

Verdict: 4.75 out of 5. Really well balanced IPA that brings out the "classic" IPA elements in a way that highlights each one.    

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