Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Dogfish Head - 90 Minute Imperial IPA
Not your father's IPA.
Dogfish Head Brewery has been crafting unusual beers since 1995 and they've gotten pretty good at it. Case in point is their 90 Minute Imperial IPA which at 9% alcohol by volume is not recommended for extended "quaffing"! Its a bit sweeter than many IPAs but still has a dry finish. It has an extremely floral nose. The hops are very predominant in the flavor but not as overpowering as you might think in such a high-alcohol brew because of the fruity sweetness balanced by the barley notes. For your first brew on a hot Summer afternoon or with a world-class Curried Chicken Salad sandwich, I can't think of a better choice.