60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by weizenbob:
3.73/5 rDev -8.8%
12 ounce bottle purchased at Hamlin Grocery in Ludington, MI. Bottled on 8/4/11. According to the Dogfish Head website, 60 Minute IPA is brewed with more than 60 hop additions across an hour long boil. They also go on to call it a session IPA, though it contains 6% alcohol by volume. I popped the cap and poured into a tulip glass.
Tipping the bottle horizontally yields three fingers of head in the glass. The head is off-white. Retention is very good. Lacing glides down the glass as head disappears. The beer is lightly copper colored with just a touch of haze. Carbonation is not very active to the eye.
The aromatics are robust and lean heavily on hop aromas. There is a fine distribution and balance between citric, floral, and piney aromas. The citrus smells sweet and tangerine-like as opposed to grapefruit-like. There is a little breadiness in the aroma as well as a bit of alcohol. It is a pleasant mellow vibe.
The first sip reveals a beer that is maltier than the aroma would imply; that is not to undervalue the hop profile either. However, there is even a large contrast between the hop aromas and the hop flavors. Grapefruit bitterness hits the lips, coating the mouth in a resinous film that persists without overpowering. A little bit of pine manifests on the tongue. Biscuit malts rise above and mingle in some alcoholic sugary sweetness. For my tastes, the malt bill rests high in the balance and the blend of hop flavors is not my cup of tea. However, it appears to be deliberately crafted in that vein.
The body of this “session IPA” is on the lighter end of medium. Carbonation is moderate and appropriate. It feels surprisingly light, but the persistent grapefruit barb keeps it far from easy drinking. Though the continuous hopping does strike a fantastic balance between bittering hops and aromatic hops, I just didn’t care much for the taste. I don’t care if a beer is perfect in every other category; if I don’t like how it tastes, it’s not going to get far with me. I can’t imagine buying this one again.
The Two-Schlitz Scale: (see my profile for an explanation)
A lot of people are passionately for or against DFH. I feel that some of their beers are good and some are just misses. I don’t give a Schlitz for this particular brew.
10-17-2011 02:12:38 | More by weizenbob
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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