60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by Ralphus:
4.5/5 rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Dogfish's IPA is one that I'd been following a heated discussion on in a local forum. The provincial shipment was set to arrive in July but was late. By the end of July the forum was wondering where it was. By August there was debate about why it was late and experts had rounded in. The speculation, waiting and even bouts of anger lasted until the shipments came in late September and October. My sample was sold out across the city and required an hour round-trip drive into the country to acquire. But all of it was validated.. for within lies a beer worth caring about.
From the unassuming bottles pours a fairly unassuming looking beer. It settles to ring of foam and you might think.. what's all the fuss about? The smell gives you a hint.. pine, hops with a smooth caramel fruitiness. But it isn't until you've tasted it and gone through half your glass that the truth of it kicks in. Then you realize (or in my case blurt out), "This is a F'n good beer!". The rest of your drink is pure enjoyment and it all goes very fast. Smooth caramel malted vanilla like sweetness balanced perfectly with a dry pine and floral hoppy finish. If I didn't know better I'd swear there was MSG in here as well.
This is a reference beer. One which others of the style will be judged against whether they want to or not. Drink up friends.. there's plenty to enjoy here.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2008 23:47:25 | More by Ralphus
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