60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by Dantes:
3.63/5 rDev -11.2%
Package: 12 oz. bottle. Label scored between 1 & 2; 6% ABV. Bottle-conditioned.
Cost: $8.49 a 6-pack @ King’s
Presentation: Imperial pint glass at ~45º
Appearance: A medium-vigorous pour resulted in ¾” of white head at best, which quickly receded to a thin film. Body was a lovely, rich golden yellow color. Apparently robust carbonation resulted in streams of medium-gauge bubbles. Mostly clear, with several “floaters.”
Smell: Hops assaulted my nose like the Allies on Omaha Beach. At first, the sensation was unpleasant; but as I acclimated, I could begin to differentiate the sensations of mentholated pine, citrus, and new-mown grass.
Taste: The taste was like the aroma squared. Unfortunately, this meant that the hops were even more dominant. Whatever elements of malt, grain, and fruitiness (other than grapefruit) present were lost on me. The immediate taste is pleasant, but it quickly turns overly bitter and medicinal. Even as it warmed further, not much developed in the middle of the palate or on the finish. Made me think of club soda with hop oil extract and a lemon twist.
Mouthfeel: The high level of carbonation apparent during the pour translated to a fairly coarse, rough texture in the mouth, unrelieved by any roundness from malt complexity. A bit watery and brittle.
Drinkability: I think this would benefit from being served older and colder. Not unpleasant, but not something for which I couldn’t find several better alternatives.
I overpaid for this because I like to patronize King’s so that they will continue to cater to me. If this were $6.99 like the HopDevil (as in other outlets), it would be more competitive. It is hoppier than the HopDevil, but not as complex or ultimately satisfying. I preferred the 90 Minute IPA, if only because it offered much more than a Hop Hit upfront, but is less drinkable because of its ABV. I will probably put 2 aside to test its aging potential.
Bottom Line: A one trick pony. The second bottle did pair well with pepperoni pizza however, which tamed its hoppy profile. Would probably make a very refreshing beer if served cold on a hot, summer day.
5/10/03: Much improved. Better head and smoother carbonation, with a much more harmonious flavor profile. Fruitier, maltier and much more enjoyable. As a bottle-conditioned ale, it'll probably be even better at 6 months. Obviously too green through initial 4 bottles.
03-24-2003 09:09:50 | More by Dantes
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -2.2%
Straight 4's on this one,nice hazy orange color with a light sticky head,aroma is fruity and and lightly carammely.The taste is nicely balanced witha nice caramell backbone with some definent fruity/grassy hop in the forfront.A real nice quafable ale very tasty.
09-28-2003 00:36:36 | More by oberon
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
Appearance This one is a deep but brilliant orange in color with a thick, creamy, retentive head that is slowly lacing the hell out of my Cottonwood glass.
Smell This nose has a full, huge biscuity character making it a strong East Coast IPA. Its almost nutty its so big. The hops are big and fruity.
Taste The malts here are gigantic and flavored with Macadamia nuts. The biscuit is like raw biscuit dough. Its almost tangy and very yeasty, not in a Hefe Weizen way but more like yeast in warm water after its foamed but before its mixed with dough. The hops are classic East Coast with lots of non-acidic grapefruit and a strong citrus balance.
Mouthfeel This one is on the big side of medium-bodied with some good carbonation but little drying on the tongue. Its creamy in the mouth like peanut butter.
Drinkability This is very different than other IPAs that Ive had. It doesnt follow the pattern of DFHs other IPAs, thats for sure. It is very smooth though and went down quite well.
Update I originally reviewed this with an 05 sample so thought Id revisit it with a 2006 vintage. Its not as big in the mouth as I initially noted, but a very solid East Coasty IPA.
02-05-2005 03:41:54 | More by RoyalT
4.5/5 rDev +10%
What can I say that hasn't been said so far, it's a great brew. Every bit as good as the 90 minute brew with just less of a kick.
I suggest starting off a session with a couple 90's and easing back a bit with a couple 60's.
Extremely well balanced, the hops, ABV%, etc. Other than being more costly, there are no real drawbacks to this fine brew.
08-07-2010 13:10:07 | More by ExtraStout
3.93/5 rDev -3.9%
Pale golden color, with sensational clarity and head retention. Bready malts up front in the nose, unusually so for an IPA. The taste is floral and grapefruity hops, hints of pine, with tones of chocolate malt, and a tingly bitter finish. This is more of a "session" IPA, for me. It's not gonna blow you away, unless you're one of the people it blows away.
06-06-2010 18:44:58 | More by brownbeer
3.9/5 rDev -4.6%
Well i'll be damned if i haven't reviewed this beer yet... after numerous 90 mins and countless 120's it a shame. Its like this.
A- Pours a sharp golden copper colored fluid with excellent half inch head containing tightly carbonated bubbles. Beautiful craft look of great cascading lacing on rim of Ommegang Goblet. Perfect clairity.
S- Smell is a musky malt tang with light hints of citrus and grassy hops in the nose. Smells of fresh cut grass and barley.
T-M- The kiss of the brew packs a nice upfront hop bitterness balanced with supurb malt backbone. Light citrus, carmel, and brown sugar is what comes to mind. Complex but simple flavors... get the job done. Mouthfeel is inpectable due to the perfect hop and malt balance it rolls over the tongue with ease leaving a mild bitter bite and ligering astringent feel.
D- Definitly a session beer that can and will take you where you want to be with a style that is untouched and perfect for any occation... pricey at 11 buck a twelve pack though.
11-08-2009 21:58:08 | More by wesbrownyeah
4.55/5 rDev +11.2%
This is one of those beers that you dont ever forget. As soon as i opened the bottle the first scent that i detected was not beer, but hops. it smelled like i had a handful of fresh Cascade hops, not a beer. And then came the first sip..it even tasted exactly like hops. This is by far the hoppiest beer that i have ever had and it isnt the regular type of hoppiness. its a fresh zesty hoppiness as opposed to the regular bitter undertone that other beers have. The maltiness was also at a careful balance, but nothing compares to those hops!
09-20-2010 16:46:18 | More by CBOLAND17
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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